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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Gatwick puts on additional staff to minimise 'disruption'

Gatwick Airport says it has "additional teams of engineers, electrical staff and volunteers at the airport to minimise the risk of disruption from potential further flooding" ahead of the high winds forecast over the next 24 hours.

The airport advises passengers to check with their airlines before travelling and leave extra time to reach the airport.

"Replacement bus services and diversions could add up to two hours to journey times, so we're advising passengers to plan their route carefully, check before they travel and allow extra time to get to the airport," the airport said.

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