Couple still being kept in the dark

KEPT in the dark – this candle-lit vigil may look like Halloween antics today.But instead it is proof of the living nightmare being endured by many families left without power since Sunday's storm.

By Tracey Sparling

KEPT in the dark – this candle-lit vigil may look like Halloween antics today.

But instead it is proof of the living nightmare being endured by many families left without power since Sunday's storm.

Adrian Burrows and Julie Cornforth have been told they and neighbours will be the last people to have electricity restored - and that might not be until the weekend.

Three families who live in Gulpher Road on the outskirts Felixstowe, can see the reason why they have no electricity – a tangle of wires whipped by the wind – but there is nothing they can do but wait.

Without light, without heat, the winter chill is cutting deep.

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At first the couple were understanding, as 24seven staff battled to restore supplies across Suffolk.

But as time goes on, their frustration is building and they worry it could be this end of this week before life can return to normal.

A spokeswoman for 24seven today apologised to every customer affected, and replied to questions which the Evening Star demanded answers to.

For full story see tonight's Evening Star…

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