#Arwen

Storm Arwen: Scottish Power boss admits communication errors as households left in dark

Storm Arwen: Scottish Power boss admits communication errors as households left in dark

An energy firm boss revealed he is "disappointed" customers were given inaccurate deadlines for getting electricity and gas restored after the devastation

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telegraph.co.uk 4 days ago
Electricity cables earned owners £3.5bn in dividends since 2016

Electricity cables earned owners £3.5bn in dividends since 2016

Operators are under scrutiny by MPs over lengthy power outages caused by Storm Arwen

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thesun.co.uk 6 days ago
We've had a huge hole in our roof for 6 WEEKS - a mummified RAT fell inside

We've had a huge hole in our roof for 6 WEEKS - a mummified RAT fell inside

A FAMILY were horrified when a mummified rat fell through their ceiling when they were left with a huge metre-long hole in the roof after Storm Arwen blew the [...]

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Storm Arwen one month on: What have we learned and how is the impact still being felt in the north-east?

Storm Arwen one month on: What have we learned and how is the impact still being felt in the north-east?

For one day Storm Arwen brought winds peaking at more than 100mph across the north-east. The devastation wrought by the extreme weather cut power to

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scotsman.com 29 days ago
Scottish SPCA appeals for donations after Storm Arwen destroys horse shelters in Aberdeenshire

Scottish SPCA appeals for donations after Storm Arwen destroys horse shelters in Aberdeenshire

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for donations to help rebuild a number of horse shelters in Aberdeenshire after they were destroyed by Storm Arwen last month.

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Will Anderson: Forestry industry takes stock after Storm Arwen

Will Anderson: Forestry industry takes stock after Storm Arwen

After 35 years working in forestry, I've seen plenty of storm damage. But Storm Arwen was something else. What made Arwen stand out was not just the speed

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thesun.co.uk 37 days ago
Joker who broke into I’m A Celeb castle says it was easy as 'going to Tesco'

Joker who broke into I’m A Celeb castle says it was easy as 'going to Tesco'

A PRANKSTER who broke into the I’m a Celebrity castle said it was as easy as “walking into Tesco”. Darryl “Taffy” Tipton, 33, strolled in through an open gate [...]

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scotsman.com 38 days ago
Scotland weather: New storm - even worse than Arwen - set to hit

Scotland weather: New storm - even worse than Arwen - set to hit

The strongest winds of the winter so far – even fiercer than Storm Arwen – could cause power cuts in the north of the country later this weekend.

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expressandstar.com 39 days ago
Working from home not possible in Staffordshire area left without internet for weeks

Working from home not possible in Staffordshire area left without internet for weeks

Dozens of people have been left unable to work from home despite new government guidance after being without internet since Storm Arwen.

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North-east MSP thanks local heroes who saved lives after Storms Arwen and Barra

North-east MSP thanks local heroes who "saved lives" after Storms Arwen and Barra

North-east MSP, Karen Adam has praised local heroes across the region for stepping in to help those in need in the wake of Storms Arwen and Barra which

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Electricity network review launched after worries over Storm Arwen power cuts

Electricity network review launched after worries over Storm Arwen power cuts

The Government will launch a review of the UK power grid’s ability to weather storms, after Labour called for it to “take charge” in the wake of Storm Arwen.

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dailymail.co.uk 40 days ago
Wrong kind of wind blamed for power cuts

Wrong kind of wind blamed for power cuts

Hundreds of homes and businesses were without electricity again yesterday in the wake of Storm Barra just as properties were finally reconnected 12 days after [...]

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kentonline.co.uk 42 days ago
Relief as electricity restored after 10 days following Storm Arwen

Relief as electricity restored after 10 days following Storm Arwen

Places in northern England have now got electricity after Northern Powergrid’s ‘final push’ to restore power after Storm Arwen as Storm Barra starts.

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Bennachie reopens to walkers for first time since Storm Arwen

Bennachie reopens to walkers for first time since Storm Arwen

One of Aberdeenshire's most popular routes for walkers has reopened for the first time since paths were blocked by trees torn down in Storm Arwen. The car

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The Prince of Wales did not respond when questioned about the sex scandal which  [...]

The Prince of Wales did not respond when questioned about the sex scandal which [...]

The Prince of Wales did not respond when questioned about the sex scandal which has engulfed his brother, during a visit to the north east of Scotland to meet [...]

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Engineers forced to abandon repairs as Storm Arwen blasted Aberdeenshire, new report on chaos reveals

Engineers forced to abandon repairs as Storm Arwen blasted Aberdeenshire, new report on chaos reveals

Hopes of restoring power within 48 hours of Storm Arwen carnage were dashed as emergency responders were forced to flee deadly gales, a top official has

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independent.co.uk 17 days ago
Public warned not to take selfies with seal pups as it could endanger them

Public warned not to take selfies with seal pups as it could endanger them

Conservation groups concerned after storms Arwen and Barra killed or injured hundreds of seals during pupping season

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'It was like a dream': Mr Yule's Haddo House Christmas Day proposal defies Storm Arwen damage

'It was like a dream': Mr Yule's Haddo House Christmas Day proposal defies Storm Arwen damage

After 12 years together with girlfriend Nikki Barrie, Colin Yule wanted his proposal to be perfect. He had the date, Christmas Day, and the venue, Haddo

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newstatesman.com 28 days ago

Energy and Climate Change

As mayors we are taking urgent action to address the issue, but we cannot do it alone.... The impact of Storm Arwen and coming climate risks to infrastructure [...]

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On the Beat: Kindness and selflessness in the wake of Storm Arwen

On the Beat: Kindness and selflessness in the wake of Storm Arwen

When significant events or incidents occur, often a multi-agency response will be activated in order to deal with what has happened. This was the case

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express.co.uk 34 days ago
SP Energy Networks to review response in wake of Storm Arwen

SP Energy Networks to review response in wake of Storm Arwen

The scale of the damage caused by Storm Arwen was some of the worst the UK's power networks have experienced in 25 years, bringing down power lines and disrupt [...]

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Readers' letters: No political football but SSEN played a stormer

Readers' letters: No political football but SSEN played a stormer

Sir – I am disappointed by recent correspondence politicising the recovery of the electricity grid following Storm Arwen. It was a very severe storm which

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Storm Arwen inquiry call in bid to avoid repeat of power cut chaos

Storm Arwen inquiry call in bid to avoid repeat of power cut chaos

Regulators are being urged to turn a review of Storm Arwen into a full inquiry to ensure the north-east is better equipped to deal with the "next

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Readers' letters - Scotland quicker to respond after Storm Arwen

Readers' letters - Scotland quicker to respond after Storm Arwen

Sir, – I am amazed at the barrel dredging of the unionists whereby Dr Gillanders suggests the response of the Scottish Government to storm Arwen

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Power giant SSEN increases Storm Arwen compensation by 20% as 'goodwill' gesture

Power giant SSEN increases Storm Arwen compensation by 20% as 'goodwill' gesture

Power giant Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has increased the compensation it is paying homes hit by power cuts during Storm Arwen –

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scotsman.com 40 days ago
ScotRail's lack of Inter7City trains makes rail travel to Highlands a dismal prospect – Alastair Dalton

ScotRail's lack of Inter7City trains makes rail travel to Highlands a dismal prospect – Alastair Dalton

Had we not been focused on preventing Storm Arwen from blowing us off the road, our first experience of driving the new section of A9 dual carriageway between [...]

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thesun.co.uk 40 days ago
Britain to be battered by SIX more storms this winter after Arwen and Barra

Britain to be battered by SIX more storms this winter after Arwen and Barra

BRITS are braced to be battered by SIX more major storms through winter as the aftermath of Storm Barra sweeps the country.  Forecasters are warning that the n [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 41 days ago
Stagecoach passenger numbers blown off course by Storm Arwen

Stagecoach passenger numbers blown off course by Storm Arwen

The recovery in passenger numbers on buses has been blown off course by the storms in Scotland and the north of England and the government’s tightening of rest [...]

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Storm Arwen power cut allowed family to ‘connect in a meaningful way’

Storm Arwen power cut allowed family to ‘connect in a meaningful way’

A family left without electricity for more than a week have said the power cut has helped them to “connect in a meaningful way”.

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Rosemary Goring: If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise

Rosemary Goring: If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise

THE forests around Hoolet are not in a good way. Two months after Storm Arwen, the devastation remains shocking. Deep in the pinewoods, trees are…

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Prince Charles surveys damage left by extreme weather at Haddo House during Storm Arwen

Prince Charles surveys damage left by extreme weather at Haddo House during Storm Arwen

The Duke of Rothesay met people involved in the recovery from Storm Arwen on a visit to an Aberdeenshire country park that was left devastated by extreme

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scotsman.com 12 days ago
How Scotland can become a green industrial powerhouse on a global scale – Sian Lloyd-Rees

How Scotland can become a green industrial powerhouse on a global scale – Sian Lloyd-Rees

The power cut caused by Storm Arwen in November resulted in nearly four days of power outage where I live in Aberdeenshire.

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Pensioner claims Aberdeen council 'aren't interested' in clearing up Storm Arwen tree damage

Pensioner claims Aberdeen council 'aren't interested' in clearing up Storm Arwen tree damage

An Aberdeen pensioner is scared the city council may never come and remove a huge tree that fell onto her shed in recent extreme weather. Joyce Watt, who

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dailymail.co.uk 22 days ago
Freak weather patterns threaten UK nature, National Trust warns 

Freak weather patterns threaten UK nature, National Trust warns 

The National Trust's annual review highlights the damage from more extreme and intense weather events like Storm Arwen as well as listing this year's wildlife [...]

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WATCH: Episode 22 of Highland League Weekly – Clach v Wick highlights, plus Keith count blessings in wake of Storm Arwen

WATCH: Episode 22 of Highland League Weekly – Clach v Wick highlights, plus Keith count blessings in wake of Storm Arwen

This week the Highland League Weekly cameras were at Grant Street Park for Clachnacuddin's tussle with fellow north side Wick Academy. 

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Storm Arwen: Investigation findings to be published by Scottish ministers next month

Storm Arwen: Investigation findings to be published by Scottish ministers next month

A national review into the response to the widespread destruction caused by Storm Arwen will be published by the Scottish Government next month. The

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The Big Christmas Food Appeal: Cfine boss explains there is so much more to the social enterprise than just food parcels

The Big Christmas Food Appeal: Cfine boss explains there is so much more to the social enterprise than just food parcels

Throughout the pandemic, Cfine has been supporting people dealing with financial difficulties, food poverty and more recently during Storm Arwen. Hundreds

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express.co.uk 35 days ago
Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen left with no power for days after Storm Arwen wreckage

Our Yorkshire Farm star Amanda Owen left with no power for days after Storm Arwen wreckage

OUR YORKSHIRE FARM'S Amanda Owen was forced to endure "sub-zero temperatures" after the wreckage of Storm Arwen caused the star to hit a "low point".

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thetimes.co.uk 37 days ago
Pick a side in the battle of the cheeseboard

Pick a side in the battle of the cheeseboard

The idea of Arwen destroying ancient trees would have horrified Tolkien, and our pictures of giants felled by the storm of that name were upsetting, though the [...]

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heraldscotland.com 39 days ago
Energy firm promises extra compensation for Scots hit by Storm Arwen powercuts

Energy firm promises extra compensation for Scots hit by Storm Arwen powercuts

SCOTS left without power due to Storm Arwen are set to get more compensation as a goodwill payment.

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Storm Arwen: Around 800,000 trees lost at National Trust for Scotland sites

Storm Arwen: Around 800,000 trees lost at National Trust for Scotland sites

An estimated 800,000 trees were blown over or damaged by Storm Arwen at National Trust for Scotland sites, with the worst damage in the north-east.

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heraldscotland.com 40 days ago
Power grid review launched after Storm Arwen power cuts as government urged to 'take charge'

Power grid review launched after Storm Arwen power cuts as government urged to 'take charge'

A REVIEW of the UK power grid’s ability to endure storms is set to be launched by the Government in the wake of Storm Arwen.

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express.co.uk 40 days ago
Clear-up after Storm Barra leaves homes without power - just days after 'havoc' of Arwen

Clear-up after Storm Barra leaves homes without power - just days after 'havoc' of Arwen

HOUSEHOLDERS were mopping up yesterday after Storm Barra brought heavy rain and 80mph winds just days after Arwen wreaked havoc.

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thetimes.co.uk 41 days ago
Wrong kind of wind made Storm Arwen worse — expect better from Barra

Wrong kind of wind made Storm Arwen worse — expect better from Barra

Power cuts during Storm Arwen were partly exacerbated by wind blowing from the northeast, a representative of the trade body for energy networks has said.Paul [...]

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heraldscotland.com 42 days ago
Rosemary Goring: The devastation left by Storm Arwen highlights the fragility of our wild places

Rosemary Goring: The devastation left by Storm Arwen highlights the fragility of our wild places

With Storm Arwen on the way, we decided to go for a walk before battening down the hatches. By the time we set out the sky was turning purple, and…

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