Power Cut News in the UK

We are monitoring small outages and nationwide power blackouts in the UK and provide you breaking news about power cuts today. Our goal with this news feed is not to notify you about power cuts but to share power cut news near you or around the country together with possible tips on how to act during such power blackouts. For prompt power cut notifications to your mobile phone we have a better solution - iSocket for the UK.

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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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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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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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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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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.
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Thousands of homes without power after outage
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Thousands of homes without power after outage

Crawley, Horsham and East Grinstead were all affected by power cuts. A variety of reasons caused the outages, including faults in underground cables and emergency repair work. The northwest section of Horsham was affected by a separate power cut, with numerous homes seemingly without power.
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Power cut wipes electricity in Wrexham
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Power cut wipes electricity in Wrexham

Homes and businesses in Wrexham have been left without electricity after a power cut. The outage covers over 80 postcodes areas, hitting properties mostly in the LL11 area. Scottish Power said it is aware, and the outage was unexpected.
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Without electricity in Clydebank
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Without electricity in Clydebank

Hundreds of households across Clydebank have been plunged into darkness as power cut hit five regions. Crews were working to restore service and after a couple of hours later, service returned to customers.
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Power cut hits Worthing
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Power cut hits Worthing

Power cut hits Worthing, with almost 3,000 properties affected. Parts of Worthing have been hit by a power cut this evening. Crews were working and restored service a couple of hours later.
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Greater manchester power cut United Utilities water emergency bottle stations
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Greater manchester power cut United Utilities water emergency bottle stations

Parts of Greater Manchester were without running water, utilities firms have announced, with water bottle stations set up in areas across the city. The northern utility firm revealed the outage was first reported after 6pm, and caused "technical issues" at nearby water treatment works.
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Winter possible power cuts
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Winter possible power cuts

There could be power cuts in the UK this winter as an energy crisis escalates. The government is reportedly making plans for outages lasting up to seven days in the “worst case scenario”, according to official documents seen by the Guardian. Ministers will prioritise getting food, water, and shelter to the young and elderly people, as well as carers. If the crisis continues, it is possible the UK could face power outages over the coldest months.