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'Power restored' in North East

Northern Powergrid engineers have now restored power to all storm hit customers in the North East of England where access to their properties has been possible, said the company.

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No mainline trains to run between Newcastle and Edinburgh because of flooding

Due to the extent of the landslip caused by flooding near Spittal, just south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, services will still not run between Edinburgh and Newcastle on Friday.

"We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and are ensuring engineers are working to fix the line quickly, but it is unlikely to re-open until Saturday morning."

– An East Coast spokesman

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