Bristol

Bristol power cut affects 38,000 houses

Western Power engineers have restored power to 38,600 homes in Bristol after a earlier power cut.

The "major fault" happened at 18:05 GMT affecting homes in Fishponds, Speedwell and Soundwell areas of the city.

Engineers have been working on the problem since the fault was reported and supplies have been restored to all but 1,574 customers.

Western Power has said it was confident the remaining customers will get their power during the evening.

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