Power cut hits 1,000 Berkshire properties

More than 1,000 homes and businesses in Berkshire were left without electricity for several hours due to a power cut.

The breakdown affected properties in Kintbury near Hungerford from about 0400 BST.

Southern Energy said the power outage had been caused by a problem with an underground cable.

A spokesperson said engineers restored supplies using mobile generators at 1250 BST.

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