Power returns to Wasdale Head

It's taken ten months and cost seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds but today the residents in a remote Lake District were finally re-connected to the national grid.

Mains electricity in Wasdale was lost on Christmas Eve last year when a underwater cable in Wast Water developed a fault.

Since then residents and businesses in the area have relied on large and often noisy generators.

ITV Border's reporter Andy Burn sent this report.

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Wasdale switched back on

The remote village of Wasdale Head in the Lake District will have its power switched back on today. It has been relying on generator power since December 2011 when a cable under Wastwater (England's deepest lake) was damaged.