Hundreds hit by city power cuts

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Hundreds of homes in the Capital were left without electricity by two separate power cuts.

Homes in the north of Edinburgh lost electricity for about half an hour following a cable fault in Telford Road at around midday yesterday.

At 8pm, fire crews were called to a smoking manhole cover when fuses in an underground linkbox blew, with 80 customers cut off in Gorgie.

A ScottishPower spokeswoman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience.”