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Power cut hit dozens in Abergele
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Power cut hit dozens in Abergele

Abergele was hit by a power cut affecting scores of homes and businesses. Scottish Power engineers were working to get electricity restored and were aiming to get it back on.
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 Power cut left hundreds of homes without electricity
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Power cut left hundreds of homes without electricity

Hundreds of homes without electricity after a power cut in one part of Merseyside. Crews were working to restore service a couple of hours later.
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More than 1,300 homes in Chorley hit by power cut
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More than 1,300 homes in Chorley hit by power cut

Electricity North West was investigating the issue, with a spokesman saying that they aware of a power cut in Chorley PR7 affecting 1,361 customers. Crews were working to restore service soon.
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Power cut hits 40 properties in Hovingham
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Power cut hits 40 properties in Hovingham

Northern Powergrid said 40 properties were affected by a power cut in Hovingham. It said the cut was causeed by an unexpected problem with cables or equipment serving the area. Crews were working and restored service a couple hours later.
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Major cities without electricity after grid breakdown
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Major cities without electricity after grid breakdown

Pakistan suffered a huge power cut following a breakdown in its national grid, leaving millions of people without electricity. Power minister Khurrum Dastagir said the grid failure followed a frequency variation in southern Pakistan. Pakistan often suffers from power cuts, which are blamed on mismanagement and a lack of investment in infrastructure.
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Power cut hits hundreds of homes
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Power cut hits hundreds of homes

Homes and businesses in L1 were without electricity after a power cut. SP Energy Networks said they had no advance warning of the blackout. Crews were working to restored service a couple of hours later.
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Into darkness after new power cut
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Into darkness after new power cut

The unplanned power cuts have affected thousands of homes across the UK, but engineers were trying to rectify the problem. More than 2,000 homes across 14 regions in the UK were hit with power cuts, according to the UK Power Networks. The power cuts, which were localized and unrelated, covered the South East England
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Plymouth homes plunged into darkness
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Plymouth homes plunged into darkness

More than 2,000 Plymouth homes have been hit by a power cut. Residents in the Lipson and St Judes areas have reported outages. Crewa were working to restore service
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Hundreds of homes plunged into darkness across England and Wales
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Hundreds of homes plunged into darkness across England and Wales

Power cuts on the national grid plunged hundreds of households across England and Wales into darkness. Affecting homes in Worksop, in the East Midlands; Newport, Wales; and Newquay in Cornwall. In these cases, power was restored to the affected areas within a few hours of it being acknowledged.
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Huge power cut hits in Stockport
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Huge power cut hits in Stockport

A widespread power cut hit more than 1,000 properties in Stockport, Electricity North West has revealed. They said the outage was reported in the SK6 postcode area as well as surrounding areas. The cause was an unexpected incident on the high voltage cable.

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Power cuts due to equipment failure
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Power cuts due to equipment failure

A number of power cuts in part of East Belfast were affecting over 3,000 customers. The first of the faults were reported in the Sydenham area, with Northern Ireland Electricity saying the outage is due to an "equipment failure.
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Powe cut in Old Town Neighbourhood
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Powe cut in Old Town Neighbourhood

Scottish and Southern Energy Network restored service. The cut affects households in the Avenue Road, Ripley Road and Bradford Road area.
An SSEN spokesperson said that they would like to apologize to their customers who experienced a loss of power, and thank them for their patience while engineers work to restore power.
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Thousands stranded at Philippines int'l airport after power outage
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Thousands stranded at Philippines int'l airport after power outage

Chaos erupted at the Philippines’ main gateway, after it faced a severe power outage, paralysing the country’s air traffic control and disrupting over 300 flights causing misery for over 65,000 passengers, the Associated Press reported.
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Hundreds of homes without electricity for more than six hours
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Hundreds of homes without electricity for more than six hours

Hundreds of homes and businesses were left without electricity for more than six hours in Leicester overnight and this morning. The utility firm, which operates and maintains the electricity supply in the East Midlands, said that a total of 1,755 properties were affected by the sudden outage.
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Almost 2000 customers without electricity
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Almost 2000 customers without electricity

More than 1,500 households across the northwest of England were without electricity over the Christmas holidays, according to data of power outage. Across Greater Manchester, 29 households were affected, while 13 homes in Lancashire have also reportedly been plunged into darkness amid the power outages as temperatures drop.
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More than 1,300 properties without power
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More than 1,300 properties without power

Hundreds of homes in a Gloucestershire town were without power after a power outage. The energy company said that 1,363 properties in the Nailsworth area were off the grid. This is a high voltage incident meaning these incidents tend to be larger, crews repaired services a couple of hours later.
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Power cut hits thousands on Christmas
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Power cut hits thousands on Christmas

Northern Powergrid says almost 2,000 homes were affected. They include addresses in Hexham, Corbridge and several small villages and hamlets nearby. Northern Powergrid were working to restore electricity in the area.
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Plan for power cuts in Sussex
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Plan for power cuts in Sussex

People across Sussex have been encouraged to be prepared with a personal power cut plan this winter. A spokeswoman said the view of National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) remained that there would be adequate electricity supplies across the UK this winter. “Purely as a precaution, UK Power Networks is contacting the most vulnerable customers with support and advice, and urging them to make a personal plan so that they know what do in a power cut.
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Eskom fault leaves Overstrand residents without electricity
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Eskom fault leaves Overstrand residents without electricity

Residents from Gansbaai, Stanford and Hermanus were left without any power supply following a power outage. The power failure were the result of the increasing pressure on the municipality's water and sanitation infrastructure. The power supply failure comes hot on the heels of Eskom announcing stage 6 load shedding.
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Thousands without electricity in Shetland
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Thousands without electricity in Shetland

The Scottish Government declared a major incident for Shetland after thousands of homes were left without power amid plummeting temperatures. The company said conditions were among the worst its engineers had seen in 20 years.
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2,000 UK homes left without power
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2,000 UK homes left without power

More than 2,000 UK homes left without power after power cut hits during freezing weather. Thousands of homes in the South East of England have been experiencing power cuts, as the cold Arctic wave sends temperatures plummeting across the UK.
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Parts of Paris left into darkness
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Parts of Paris left into darkness

Several districts of southern Paris were plunged into darkness on Thursday night due to a power outage tied to a technical glitch on an electrical transformer of energy supplier Enedis.
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New power cut fears as wind drops and cold bites
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New power cut fears as wind drops and cold bites

Households could be told to cut electricity usage within days amid rising energy costs and low wind levels. The shortages could result in UK blackouts, “probably between 4pm and 7pm in the evenings on those weekdays when it's really, really cold in January and February”.
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Number of areas affected in widespread fault
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Number of areas affected in widespread fault

There was a power cut in a number of areas in Northern Ireland. NIE Networks say that it was due to faulty equipment onsite and that the fault was quite widespread. NIE Networks said that they were aware of a power cut in the Lisburn, Hillsborough, Dromore, Donacloney and Moira areas. Service was later restored.
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Braced for long power cuts
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Braced for long power cuts

Three-hour-long power cuts are on the cards for Kirklees following a warning issued by the National Grid. This comes as the UK struggles with an increasing demand for energy.