20,000 customers remain without power and 25,000 Eircom customers remain cut off from phone lines and broadband

20,000 still without power supplies

16 Feb Thousands of ESB and Eircom workers have been working around the clock to reconnect customers who were cut off by last Wednesday's storm.

A volunteer stands by with a spade as he joins others in filling sandbags to be distributed to combat flooding in Egham, west of London,

Two killed as Britain battered by storm

15 Feb Two people have died and Britain's coastal communities have been battered by high winds and huge waves as widespread flooding continues to bring misery to thousands.

A car drives through flood waters in the village of Datchet in Berkshire (Pic: EPA)

UK braced for further storms

12 Feb Tens of thousands of homes remain without power after Britain was battered by more treacherous weather conditions.