HOMES in Reading and Newbury are currently without power after a number of outages have affected the area.

Homes in the Newbury RG14 area to the outskirts of Thatcham in RG20 Thatcham have reported power cuts throughout the morning.

Scottish and Southern Electric reported that roughly 50 homes in the area had been affected, with estimated times for power returning varying.

Power has been lost in the Newbury area at around 7.30am this morning and is expected to go back up at 2pm.

SSE said: "We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed. Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.

"If you need more information, please call us on 105 or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote reference 'GF8934'."