Major power cut across country as London goes dark after National Grid failure – latest news 

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Large parts of the UK are without electricity following a large scale power cut.

Blackouts have been reported in London and the South East, as well as the Midlands and the North East.

UK Power Networks, who control power lines for London and the South East, and Western Power Distribution in Midlands, the South West and Wales both confirmed widespread outages.

Also around 26,000 homes affected in the north-west, with Stockport and Cumbria among the worst hit. 

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) said in a statement: “A number of trains have broken down between London and Stevenage. We suspect this has been caused by an electrical supply problem.

“Grand Central, Hull Trains and LNER services to and from London Kings Cross may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

“We don’t have an estimate yet for when the problem will be resolved, however disruption is expected to continue until at least 8pm.”

Northern Power Grid has posted a list of postcodes affected by the power cut. They said they are “aware of an unexpected issue affecting the above postcodes and are working hard to restore power by 1830”. 

Kingsbridge Police wrote on Facebook: “There are significant power cuts in Kingsbridge and many surrounding villages. Western Power are aware. Please view their website for up to date information.” 

Radio Clyde News said that “at least 30 sets of traffic lights are out across Glasgow after a number of power spikes caused by the bad weather.” 



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