700 homes in Oakham hit by Christmas Day power cut

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MORE than 700 homes in Oakham were left without power on Christmas Day.

Central Networks said a fault with an electricity pole caused the power to go out at about 4.15pm.

About 200 homes were restored by 5.50pm but the remaining homes didn’t have their electricity restored until 10.20pm.

A spokesman said engineers were sent out immediately and apologised for the inconvenience.

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