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After Arwen: how to think positive about the UK’s storm-devastated trees

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Storm Arwen came hurtling down from the north at the end of November, causing a tsunami of trees to crash to the ground across Scotland, northern England and parts of Wales. Winds of 100mph flattened conifer plantatio...

Weatherwatch: 18-hour rescue of fishing boat amid Storm Arwen

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Storm Arwen will be chiefly remembered for the time it took electricity companies to restore power. But for the crew of the Tynemouth lifeboat, who reached a stricken fishing vessel drifting 70 miles off the coast, 26...

Official inquiry opens into energy firms’ Storm Arwen response

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Energy companies face deepening scrutiny over their response to Storm Arwen after the opening of an official investigation into their handling of the crisis, which left almost a million homes without power for up to 1...

Homes left without power by Storm Arwen ‘to be reconnected by Tuesday’

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Homes still without power following Storm Arwen will be reconnected by Tuesday at the latest, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister said he spoke to the chief executive of Northern Powergrid on Monday, and that h...

Storm Arwen: over 9,000 UK homes still without power after eight days

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Thousands of people are still without power eight days after Storm Arwen caused major damage to parts of the UK network. The latest figures from the Energy Networks Association (ENA), the national industry body, show ...

‘No romance to reading by candlelight’: in the dark after Storm Arwen

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“Anyone who thinks there is romanticism to reading by candlelight needs their head examined,” said 69-year-old Fran Marshall as she braced herself for a sixth night without power. “There is no romance. None whatsoever...

Army brought in to help people left without power by Storm Arwen

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The army has been deployed to help residents in northern England and Scotland who have been without power for a week since Storm Arwen caused “catastrophic damage” to the electricity network. Durham county council sai...

Storm Arwen shows the power grid isn’t resilient enough for a changing climate

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Kwasi Kwarteng may claim that Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” (Prepare for more extreme weather, Britons warned in wake of Storm Arwen, 1 December), but year in, year out we ...

Storm Arwen fallout: soldiers arrive to help Scottish communities

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Military personnel have arrived in Aberdeenshire to assist with welfare checks on remote communities still affected by Storm Arwen, as Downing Street confirmed that across the UK about 19,500 homes remained without po...

Prepare for more extreme weather, Britons warned in wake of Storm Arwen

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Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” and the UK needs to be prepared for more extreme weather due to the climate crisis, according to the business secretary, as more than 30,000 h...

How have you been affected by Storm Arwen?

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For thousands of residents across the UK, Wednesday marks the sixth day without power due to damage caused by Storm Arwen. Fallen trees and electricity lines have leftmany residents without power, and it is thought th...

Storm Arwen: homes in north of England without power for third night

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Tens of thousands of homes in the north of England had a third night without power after Storm Arwen wreaked havoc, bringing down trees and electricity lines across the UK. Parts of northern England had their coldest ...

Thousands still without power as Storm Arwen rages on

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Storm Arwen continues to rage over the UK, leaving thousands of people without power. Three people have been killed by falling trees as wind speeds of nearly 100mph were recorded in some parts of the country. Yellow ...

Storm Arwen: winds reach almost 100mph as wild weather batters UK

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The UK has felt the full force of Storm Arwen with gusts of almost 100 miles per hour battering some areas, leaving one man dead, buildings damaged and trees blown down in the ferocious winds. While the red weather wa...