Energy boss: 'More could have been done'

The boss of UK Power Networks, which supplies eight million homes in the South East, said more could have been done in response to the storms that hit Britain over Christmas, leaving many without power.

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Estimated 100,000 homes without power across UK

An estimated 100,000 homes are without power across the UK, with the South of England facing the brunt of the disruption, according to the Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents power companies across the UK.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex are the worst-affected areas, while an ENA spokesman said engineers are facing "very difficult and challenging conditions" as they work to reconnect homes.

UK Power Networks said around 70,000 customers are without power in the South East and East of England after strong winds and heavy rain damaged power lines.

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