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Sunday, 5 February 2012

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Site of Mr Disraeli's wossnames' loss.

A local man is threatening to sue the Meteorological Office and the BBC over the accuracy of their weather forecasts.

His action follows the heavy snowfalls that hit much of the country this weekend.

Mr Benjamin Disraeli, 48, of Alamein Terrace, who says he is no relation to the celebrated Victorian prime minister, was caught out when the snow started yesterday evening.

"I'd been up the football and then went for a couple of jars on the way home. When I came out of the pub blow me down if it wasn't flipping snowing!

"Well I'd seen the weather forecast and they said was going to snow. So I took them at their word - if they say something's going to happen, you can usually count on it being anwhere between six and 24 hours later.

"Well, it started just when they said it would and I was proper caught out - froze me wossnames off, I did."

A spokesman for the BBC said: "We and the Met office would like to apologise to Mr Disraeli and anyone else who was caught out by the accuracy of our snow forecasts. We make every effort to ensure this is a rare occurrence."

Mr Disraeli added that he intends to sue the BBC and the Met Office for the cost of having his wossnames reattached.

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