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Power cut affects BBC South West services

BBC Broadcasting House, Plymouth
Image caption The power outage affected the corporation's building in Plymouth

A power cut has affected broadcasts by BBC South West.

The outage, which affected the corporation's building in Plymouth, hit its television and radio services.

BBC Spotlight was unable to broadcast its lunchtime bulletin on Tuesday and BBC Radio Devon's FM transmissions were briefly affected.

The BBC said: "We can confirm a problem with the power supply at BBC Plymouth. We are working to resolve the problem and have contingency plans in place."

It added: "The contingency plans are to ensure our services to audiences in the South West are only minimally disrupted.

"BBC Points West will be a joint programme with Spotlight this evening."

BBC Spotlight broadcasts to Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset.

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