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Southerners evoke blitz spirit to defy horrific centimetre thick blanket of snow

London’s chirpy cockneys, chinless hoorays, plucky ethnic types and evil middle class do-gooders united as one yesterday to send a defiant message – ‘mustn’t grumble’.

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Posted: Dec 1st, 2010
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Council worker not interested in talking about weather

Clerical staff at Manchester City Council were left dumbstruck yesterday when one of their colleagues failed to enter into a conversation about the weather. Dave Hampton, 29, has been an employee of the council for two years and has never previously refused to discuss weather conditions, according to his colleagues.

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Posted: Jul 13th, 2010
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Met Office to launch new ‘Volcano’ weather symbol

There was excitement amongst meteorologists today as the Met Office announced the introduction of a new ‘Volcano’ weather symbol. The graphic, a giant ash cloud surrounded by a halo of molten lava, is the first new weather symbol in over seventy years – the last being the ‘Pea Souper’ which was introduced in the 1940s and appeared frequently for the next two decades, before fading into obscurity.

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Posted: Apr 21st, 2010
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Scientists baffled by ‘glowing thing in the sky’

The unidentified object first appeared over the weekend causing hysteria, as well as a surge in sales of frappuccinos and newspapers, although the Independent’s circulation remained largely unaffected.

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Posted: Apr 15th, 2010
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Met Office recalls spring

‘We are recalling spring and reverting to the previous season, winter. This change will take effect immediately and remain in operation over the bank holiday weekend.’

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Posted: Apr 1st, 2010
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