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Thousands of people across the region are still without power after Thursday's storms.
Scottish Power confirmed that 2,000 people are without electricity in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
In Cumbria, 800 people are waiting for engineers to re-connect their homes after severe gales damaged power lines.
Electricity North West say it is mainly homes in coastal areas or on higher ground that are affected.
During the peak of the storms, 50,000 people in the south of Scotland and 3,000 people in Cumbria lost power.
Asked about the timing of E.ON's price rises announcement, which came amid media focus on the death of Nelson Mandela and the devastating storms across the UK, Downing Street said, "It is for them to explain their decisions."
The Environment Agency has reduced the number of severe flood alerts to 19. There are now far fewer warnings in the Anglian region and none in the North-East.
The Thames Barrier is in the process of being closed ahead of high tide. The process takes around 90 minutes.
We are just starting to close the #ThamesBarrier now. The falling radials are dropping into position.
A 37-year-old man accused of attempting to murder a police officer who was shot during a routine call has been remanded in custody.
James Leslie is accused of shooting PC Suzanne Hudson in Cardigan Road, Leeds, on Wednesday and also attempting to kill the officer she was with at the time, PC Richard Whiteley.
PC Hudson, 33, was left with serious injuries to her face, neck and hand while PC Whiteley was left uninjured.
Leslie appeared before District Judge David Kitson at Leeds Magistrates' Court for a brief hearing this morning.
Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander says Nelson Mandela's rejection of racism is one of his greatest legacies.
#dolphin update. The porpoises seem happy enough. They are surfacing regularly and are staying in the Westminster area. No good pics yet.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and icy conditions in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland.
It forecasts accumulations of up to 20cm (8 inches) on higher ground in Scotland.