Thousands without power after storms

More than 2,000 homes are without power after gusts of up to 70mph battered the North East.

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North East braces itself for another storm

Storms have been battering the coasts of northern England. Credit: ITV news

The region's preparing for more bad weather today with gale force winds forecast for this afternoon and snow on higher ground.

Over the last few days, tens of thousands of homes lost power because of the bad weather.

Engineers have been working around the clock and most are now back to normal.

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Animal sanctuary wrecked by storms

All the animals escaped unharmed after storm battered sanctuary. Credit: Kays Hall animal sanctuary

An animal sanctuary in West Auckland is appealing for help to repair damage caused by last night's storms.

Strong winds, up to 70mph, battered the region, tearing down electricity pylons and trees.

All the animals at Kays Hill animal sanctuary are safe but the site bore the full brunt of the weather.

Storm damages animal sanctuary in West Auckland. Credit: Kays Hill animal sanctuary
Strong winds caused damage at West Auckland animal sanctuary. Credit: Kays Hall animal sanctuary
Owners are appealing for help to repair the damage. Credit: Kays Hill animal sanctuary

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