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Roof repairs black out Emmerdale fan’s TV

Denise Lamb angry over damaged TV aerial caused by scaffolding

Denise Lamb angry over damaged TV aerial caused by scaffolding

A CHEESED-off soap fan is fed up after housing repairs left her without a television signal.

Denise Lamb, of Stoddart Street, Tyne Dock, South Shields, has spent more than a week without being able to see her favourite TV shows.

Problems began on Monday, January 20, when South Tyneside Homes put up scaffolding outside Miss Lamb’s downstairs flat to carry out roofing repairs on the flat above.

The 59-year-old said: “As soon as the scaffolding went up, my television went on the blink.

“It said weak signal and no picture would show, so I thought ‘that’s just great’.”

The following day Miss Lamb visited customer services at South Shields Town Hall and was told that someone would be out to fix the problem.

On Friday, the picture was restored and Miss Lamb spent the weekend happily catching up on her soaps.

However, on Monday, when the scaffolding was removed, the television went on the blink again, and a drainpipe also came down.

Miss Lamb said: “I couldn’t believe it. At about 4.30pm the television went off.

“It wouldn’t have been so bad, but I was quite looking forward to see what happened next in Emmerdale. It was getting exciting.”

A spokesman for South Tyneside Homes said: “We are currently carrying out a
roofing replacement programme in the area as part of the Decent Homes improvements.

“It is a normal part of the roofing replacement process that cables and telecommunications equipment may have to be moved temporarily.

“The issue with the aerial has now been resolved.”

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