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An estimated 7,000 properties are currently without electricity in Northern Ireland as a result of high winds, energy company NIE said.
– Northern Ireland Electricity spokeswoman
Damage has been caused by flying debris and high winds, including broken electricity lines and damage to poles and other equipment.
There may also be further faults which have not yet been reported to Northern Ireland Electricity and adverse weather conditions, which could cause additional faults, are due to continue for the next few hours.
Nigella Lawson said she objected to stories "peddled" by her ex-husband Charles Saatchi, including that he was checking her nose for cocaine when he was photographed gripping her throat outside Scott's restaurant in central London.
– Nigella Lawson
The fact is, I would rather be honest and ashamed... I wasn't going to be bullied with lies.
Mr Saatchi was not examining me for cocaine. That's a story he made up afterwards to clear his name.
The TV cook was continuing her evidence in the fraud trial of two of her former personal assistants.
Motorists in the Lothians, Edinburgh, Borders, Fife and Forth Valley have been warned not to drive until the high winds subside.
here we go - Autumn Statement and Osborne gets up: first words "Britain's economic plan is working but the job is not done"
"WE need a government that lives within its means in a country that pays its way in the world" Osborne saying his plan has worked
Delivering his Autumn Statement, George Osborne has told MPs: "Britain's economic plan is working but the job is not done."
Virgin Trains has suspended all services north of Preston, and reported delays between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly:
UPDATE: Due to the severe weather, all Virgin Trains services are suspended north of Preston until further notice. ^RM
#UKStorm - delays expected between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly because of an obstruction on the overhead wires
Nigella Lawson told a court today she would rather be "honest and ashamed" than "bullied with lies" after revealing details of her past drug use.
The TV cook said she was "not proud" after admitting she has taken cocaine and cannabis but denied her admission was "damage limitation".
"I'm not proud of the fact I have taken drugs but that does not make me a drug addict or a habitual drug user," she said.
Snow has started falling the Cairngorms and Highlands of Scotland, the AA reports.
The Met Office has issued yellow snow warnings for the entire northern half of Scotland.
The shooting of an injured Afghan insurgent was filmed by a camera mounted on the helmet of Marine B.
Marines B and C were alleged to have been ''party to the killing'' and ''encouraged and assisted'' Marine A in committing the murder, but they were cleared.
The sentencing hearing in relation to Marine A, who has been named as Sergeant Alexander Blackman, is due to take place tomorrow.
David Cameron has called a meeting of the government's emergency committee, Cobra, as high winds hit the UK and flooding is predicted for eastern England later.
I've asked Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to chair a COBRA this morning on the storm disruption - ensuring everything is being done.