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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