Power returns following blackouts
Electricity supplies have returned to normal following countrywide blackouts on Tuesday, the National Grid has said. Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across London, Cheshire, Merseyside and East Anglia lost power. Blackouts were caused by Sizewell B nuclear plant in Suffolk and Longannet coal-fired station in Fife going off-line within minutes of each other. Storms overnight have left some people still without power but operators have said they are working to restore it.
Units at Longannet were operating again on Wednesday morning and at about 2000 BST Sizewell B nuclear power station was brought back online.