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Hundreds of homes without power in Cornwall

Strong winds in Cornwall have left around 500 homes without power after cables were blown down by winds of up to 70mph.

The main areas affected are Penzance, Mousehole, Newlyn and St Buryan.

A spokesman for Western Power says they were prepared for the bad weather and brought in extra engineers to cope. They have multiple teams out dealing with around eighty separate incidents and say they will continue working until they get everyone back on.

At one point electricity supplies to the Isles of Scilly were cut but they are back on after their standby kicked in.

The weather front has now moved on but the company is now getting reports of lightning in the area, which could cause further problems.

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Behind the manger: spotlight on school nativity

It is that time of year when thousands of primary school children dress up in all sorts of outfits to take part in their nativity plays. An exciting time for all those involved, including teachers, parents and of the little stars themselves.

We wanted to experience one school's play, to capture all the tension and drama of a production that always lives long in the memory. We sent Claire Manning to Chaddlewood Primary School near Plymouth. If you're still not in the festive mood yet, then this will definitely put a smile on your face.

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