Western Power: '3,000 customers without power after floods'

Western Power has said that 2,500 customers in the South West and 500 in Wales are currently without power, after high winds brought down power lines.

Some 1,000 properties in Gloucestershire were without power earlier today, the energy distributor said, but added that it was working to reconnect them as soon as possible.

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Wet weekend for rain-soaked UK

Britain is bracing itself for more flooding this weekend as forecasters predict further heavy downpours. The Environment Agency says nearly 300 properties have already flooded across the UK since Tuesday.