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BBC admits some town names on UK weather map are ‘made up’

The Director General of the BBC has been forced to admit that the map used in the channel’s weather forecasts frequently contain names of towns that don’t exist. The practice came to light after Conservative MP Toby Booth asked a question at PMQs in which he referenced recent levels of rainfall in the Hampshire village of ‘Lower Spangle’.

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Posted: Mar 5th, 2014
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Michael Fish caught siphoning off favourable weather for personal use

Weather guru and role model for millions, Michael Fish has been accused of siphoning off the most favourable weather for his own personal use, according to a Guardian exposé today. ‘I couldn’t believe it’, said a neighbour yesterday. ‘I was getting a proper soaking and Fish was just sitting there in his sunglasses drinking Pims!’

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Posted: Jun 22nd, 2012
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Debut of ‘Michael Fish : The Musical’ takes the West End by storm

critics predicted a flop, and got it wrongA musical depicting the story of Michael Fish, the notoriously inaccurate television weather forecaster, opened to critical acclaim yesterday. The musical, written by Victoria Wood, (who later told reporters that the idea had come to her ‘in a flash, like a bolt from the blue’), charts his career from the Drought of 1976 to his retirement in misty obscurity focussing on his infamy as the nation’s leading hurricane denier following the Great Storm of 1987.

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Posted: Jan 2nd, 2010
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