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Storms cut power to 100,000 homes

High winds and stormy conditions have left 100,000 properties in the East of England without power.

UK Power Networks said its engineers had been working through the night and were continuing today to try to repair the damage and restore electricity as quickly as possible.

The company is carrying out helicopter patrols in the region to check overhead power lines and staff are working with volunteers from the British Red Cross to support people in the worst affected areas.