Restaurants and bars were among those central London businesses hit by power cuts for the second day in a row on Friday. Some lost an entire lunchtime’s takings because they could not heat food or accept payment via electronic tills and chip-and-pin systems. Fridges and freezers also lost power. EDF Energy warned of more cuts, caused by increased usage of air conditioning in the current heatwave putting pressure on the network. The Daily Telegraph 29/6/06 page 4 (Business)

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