The Daily Express reports that homes in the Queens Park area of north west London were without radio or television for three hours because of an electricity breakdown. The Ladbroke telephone exchange switched to emergency batteries.
The Post Office’s quarterly return of broadcast receiving licenses is reported by The Times which notes that 4,676,422 television licenses were in force at the end of June – 4,187,051 in England, 207,282 in Wales and Monmouthshire, 256,639 in Scotland and 25,450 in Northern Ireland. In England London has 589,465 and, in the English counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire lead with 596,896 and 469,496 respectively.
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