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3,000 homes and businesses in Crawley lose power after cable fault

The issue was rectified just after 9am.



UK Power Networks have apologised after a power cut saw around 3,000 of their customers lose power.

A fault on an underground cable at 7:04am saw homes and businesses across the town.

Engineers were called and worked quickly to safely restore power but as this was done in stages initially all customers except around 300 had this done within 30 minutes.

At 8:45am UKPN had reduied this number to just one final customer who was reconnected at 9:14am.

A spokesperson for Uk Power Networks said:

We appreciate how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”


Crawley school honoured to be visited by Holocaust survivor



Students from The Gatwick School were fascinated to hear from a survior from the Holocaust when he made a visit to the school earlier this week.

Survivor John Hajdu, who was born in 1937, came to the school to speak about his experience of the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary.

His forty minute talk fascinated the students who were clearing moved by what he had to ssay.

The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the holocaust and to explore it’s lessons in more depth. 

The visit was part of the Holocaust Educational Trust Outreach Program

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