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Thousands left without power after storms hit UK

Around 10,000 people in Wales, Northern Ireland and Cumbria were left without power after the UK was hit by powerful storms. A search will resume for a sailor who fell overboard from a small ship on the River Trent amid 'very poor' weather conditions

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Man rushed to hospital as tree smashes car windscreen in storm

A man was rushed to hospital with head and chest injuries after a large tree was brought down on top of a car by the strong winds.

The falling tree smashed the windscreen and left the front seat passenger, a 19-year-old man, with facial wounds, according to West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The driver of the car was also taken to the same hospital as a precaution.

– An ambulance spokesman

He was anaesthetised at the scene and taken to hospital. Another passenger, a man in his 50s, and the male driver suffered minor injuries in the accident which happened at about 6pm on the A45, between Stretton-on-Dunsmore and Rugby, in Warwickshire.

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