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Updated: Thursday 21 March 2013

BBC Weather Twitter account hacked

BBC Weather Twitter hacked

Chris Hamilton, Social Media Editor for BBC News, said:

http://twitter.com/Schafernaker/statuses/314737117412610048

BBC celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first ever TV weather forecast today. George Cowling – a 32-year-old Met Office forecaster – became the first TV weatherman to present the five-minute live broadcast on 11 January 1954 from the BBC studios in Lime Grove. Liz…

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