6 Dec 2021

Storm Arwen: Power outages ‘completely unacceptable’, says energy minister

The energy minister has admitted it’s “completely unacceptable” that 1,200 homes remain without power in the north east of England, 10 days after the damage caused by Storm Arwen.

Northern Power Grid has pledged to restore supplies by tomorrow as another bad storm heads for the UK.

But local politicians are demanding an inquiry into the fiasco, while Labour accused the government of treating people in Scotland and the North East as second class citizens.