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Six homes in Weymouth without power after cable damaged

Six homes in Mount Pleasant Avenue in Weymouth are still without power. Credit: Google Street View

Six properties in Mount Pleasand Avenue in Weymouth are still without electricity after a power cable was damaged in the Dorset town.

Scottish and Southern Energy says thousands of homes and businesses across Dorset and Somerset were left without electricity just after 11am this morning, 24 November after a 'third party' damaged an underground cable.

The firm has reconnected most of its customers by diverting power from elsewhere but six homes in the street where the damage happened do not have power.

SSE says it believes the remaining properties will be connected by 4pm today. It apologises to all those affected.

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Survey finds more people support lower speed limits

A survey found 70% of adults support a 20mph speed limit on busy streets. Credit: ITV West Country

A survey analysed by professors at the University of the West of England has found that 70% of adults support an introduction of a 20 mile per hour speed limit on busy streets.

Although experts warn the speed limits will only become effective once they are properly enforced.

The main reasons for people supporting a change include road safety and child safety, as well as creating a more pleasant environment to live in.

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