Around 8,000 homes without power in Oxford

Around 8,000 homes without power in Oxford

Around 8,000 homes without power in Oxford

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ALMOST 8,000 homes are without power this morning.

Power cuts affected areas across Oxford, including Cowley and Marston, as well as Wallingford, just after 7am.

Scottish and Southern Electric said it was thought to have been caused by an underground fault, not due to adverse weather.

A spokesman added that extra resources had been brought into the area to cope with the expected bad weather.

Investigations are ongoing to identify the cause of this morning’s power failure.

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9:01am Thu 6 Feb 14

Sophia says...

In the wonderful world of privatisation, not only do you have no choice who runs the electricity infrastructure - a private company enjoying a perpetual monopoly which it bought from Government - but that company suffers no financial penalties whatsoever when the power goes down.

Labour, Tories and their pals in big business have a message for you all: screw you, losers!
In the wonderful world of privatisation, not only do you have no choice who runs the electricity infrastructure - a private company enjoying a perpetual monopoly which it bought from Government - but that company suffers no financial penalties whatsoever when the power goes down. Labour, Tories and their pals in big business have a message for you all: screw you, losers! Sophia
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12:21pm Thu 6 Feb 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

Sophia wrote:
In the wonderful world of privatisation, not only do you have no choice who runs the electricity infrastructure - a private company enjoying a perpetual monopoly which it bought from Government - but that company suffers no financial penalties whatsoever when the power goes down.

Labour, Tories and their pals in big business have a message for you all: screw you, losers!
and with the miniscule levels of investment in the infrastructure as well with some areas still operating on wooden poles and 40yr old transformers it does make u wonder
[quote][p][bold]Sophia[/bold] wrote: In the wonderful world of privatisation, not only do you have no choice who runs the electricity infrastructure - a private company enjoying a perpetual monopoly which it bought from Government - but that company suffers no financial penalties whatsoever when the power goes down. Labour, Tories and their pals in big business have a message for you all: screw you, losers![/p][/quote]and with the miniscule levels of investment in the infrastructure as well with some areas still operating on wooden poles and 40yr old transformers it does make u wonder yabbadabbadoo256
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