Western Power say around 2,000 homes across the South West have been left without power after strong winds and rain overnight. Teams are currently being sent to the worst affected areas to try and repair damaged lines and restore electricity.
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Patients across the region have had operations and appointments cancelled despite a strike by junior doctors being called off.
Avon and Somerset Police are beginning a campaign to stop drink and drug driving over Christmas by publicly naming offenders.
The Staying Well Service is being launched by South West Ambulance Service to help its employees deal with traumatic and dangerous events.