Power to be restored to all homes today

Engineers are expected to restore power today to homes still cut off from electricity following the Christmas storms, the Energy Networks Association has said.

Some 4,000 homes were without power across the south east of England, north Wales and Cumbria yesterday, but the number had fallen to just 130 this afternoon.

Thousands of homes in the south-east were without power over Christmas. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

It comes as another band of persistent rain and heavy wind heads towards the UK, bringing the risk of further flood misery.

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Residents along Thames prepare for more flooding

The Environment Agency has warned communities along the River Thames throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire of the risk of further flooding, after it burst its banks. There are currently more than 70 flood warnings in place.