Up to 10,000 homes across Wales have faced disruption to their power supply today following strong winds. A Western Power Distribution said tonight around 1,000 homes in south Wales were without power following the unsettled weather.
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Consumer prices have rocketed by 58% since 2003, with the UK industry paying the biggest bills in Europe.
Friday will be a much calmer day for many, with the weather set to remain dryer with sunny periods and much lighter winds than on Thursday.
Teachers and managers in particularly are putting in hundreds of hours of overtime free of charge.