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Flights start to depart from Bristol Airport

Flights have started to depart from Bristol Airport this morning after a power cut grounded all planes. Some passengers say they arrived this morning to the airport being in total darkness. A spokesperson for the airport say they experienced a power cut at 3am.

Three planes are reported to have now taken off from the airport without bags. The luggage is due to follow later.

"Engineers are on site and working to fix the problem as soon as possible."

"Additional airport staff have been called in to assist passengers in the terminal and bottled water is being provided.

"The power failure impacted check-in, baggage and lighting systems in the terminal but all airside and air traffic systems remained operating as normal.

"Power has been restored, but some systems remain affected. Airport staff are now working on to check in delayed flights in order of scheduled departure time.

"Passengers with hand baggage only are being processed through security search.

"Bristol Airport apologises for the inconvenience to passengers and flight disruption.

"Passengers are advised to check in as normal and to be prepared for some flight delays."

– Bristol Airport Spokesperson

Bristol Airport passengers have been venting their frustration at the delays

Passengers at Bristol Airport have taken to social media to vent their frustration at the delays caused by a power cut.

Power failure causes long delays at Bristol Airport

Passengers at Bristol Airport have been told to expect long delays Credit: ITV News

Flights have been grounded at Bristol Airport following a power failure at the terminal.

The airport has apologised to passengers for the delays. Engineers are on site attempting to fix the problem.

Passengers with hand baggage have been told they can proceed through security while staff check flights in order of their departure time.

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Airport's lost teddy to be reunited with its family

The owner of a 100-year-old teddy bear abandoned at Bristol Airport has finally been tracked down.

The battered toy was left at the terminal along with a photo of two children.

Robert Baker, who lives in Cyprus, came forward after being sent a newspaper cutting of the story.

Jacqui Mills is from Bristol Airport:

Lost teddy's owner tracked down

The bear belongs to Robert Baker, who lives in Cyprus. Credit: ITV News West Country

The owner of a century-old teddy bear found abandoned at Bristol Airport two years ago has finally been tracked down.

The battered toy was left at the terminal along with a photo of two children.

He belongs to Robert Baker, who lives in Cyprus. Mr Baker came forward after being sent a newspaper cutting featuring the story.

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