A woman has been killed and at least two people have been seriously injured as Storm Doris brought winds of up to 94mph, snow and rain to the UK. West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman had suffered head injuries when a piece of debris fell on to a street in Wolverhampton. Strong winds have led to flight cancellations and road and rail disruption across much of the country. Thousands of homes have been left without power. Northern Powergrid says nearly 900 homes were left without power in Sheffield, but most now have their supply restored. More than 400 homes are without electricity in Cheshire and at least 960 homes are without power across Lincolnshire. A power cut which affected almost 2,000 properties in Huddersfield has been fixed, but about 5,000 people still have power problems in Essex.  UK Power Networks say 12,030 properties are without power in Suffolk and about 40,000 homes in total are without power across East Anglia.  Energy Company SSE said about 700 customers had experienced power cuts in Scotland, mainly in rural Perthshire, Kinross, Dunblane and Milnathort, as a result of heavy snow damaging its overhead network.

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