UPDATED: Fault fixed after blackout in Boscombe

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HUNDREDS of people were left in the dark on Thursday night after a power cut in Bournemouth.

A total of 1700 homes and businesses were left without electricity in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth just before 7pm on Thursday.

SSE engineers investigating the problem said there was a fault on the main network.

They apologised for the inconvenience.

Some homes had power restored by 8.30pm although the fault was not completely fixed until nearly 11pm.

The Urban Reef restaurant had 120 customers arriving for a meal and quiz when the power cut started but they were among those who had electricity restored before 8pm.

Traffic lights along Owls Road at the junctions with Sea Road and St John's Road were also out.

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8:22pm Thu 31 Jan 13

jimmy saville says...

its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol
its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol jimmy saville
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8:43pm Thu 31 Jan 13

boscombewizard says...

Good job you're dead then.
Good job you're dead then. boscombewizard
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8:49pm Thu 31 Jan 13

beachcomber1 says...

so why is this Bournemouth and not Boscombe in the headline? when the story was about the derelict hotel in East Cliff that was headlined as Boscombe, even though it actually isn't in Boscombe at all. but i suppose "derelict hotel" pushes more buttons when paired with Boscombe than "power cut" does.
so why is this Bournemouth and not Boscombe in the headline? when the story was about the derelict hotel in East Cliff that was headlined as Boscombe, even though it actually isn't in Boscombe at all. but i suppose "derelict hotel" pushes more buttons when paired with Boscombe than "power cut" does. beachcomber1
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9:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

jimmy saville wrote:
its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol
make a new account :)
[quote][p][bold]jimmy saville[/bold] wrote: its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol[/p][/quote]make a new account :) Afcbpete
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9:25pm Thu 31 Jan 13

bosco1 says...

Lights went out in The Christopher creek nearly had to drink my Pint quickly.!! Then back home sitting nice watching "Eastenders" I know its sad !! the light went out twice.! BUt I dont live in Boscombe very near it Wellington Road, so I guess it was a power cut widespread in Bournemouth.? Still not the end of the world lights all back to normal.
Lights went out in The Christopher creek nearly had to drink my Pint quickly.!! Then back home sitting nice watching "Eastenders" I know its sad !! the light went out twice.! BUt I dont live in Boscombe very near it Wellington Road, so I guess it was a power cut widespread in Bournemouth.? Still not the end of the world lights all back to normal. bosco1
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11:13pm Thu 31 Jan 13

verityvita says...

yeah well, all those who 'say' they support Boscombe won't be affected any way will they cos they don't even live there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yeah well, all those who 'say' they support Boscombe won't be affected any way will they cos they don't even live there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! verityvita
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11:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

Why are power cuts happening much more frequently in the conurbation these days? Are the lights about to go out permanently?
Why are power cuts happening much more frequently in the conurbation these days? Are the lights about to go out permanently? The-Bleeding-Obvious
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12:22am Fri 1 Feb 13

cherrylightning says...

I did wonder what was happening..!
I did wonder what was happening..! cherrylightning
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3:29am Fri 1 Feb 13

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones says...

Great to see an article about urban reef...
Great to see an article about urban reef... Tom 'Boscombe' Jones
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7:42am Fri 1 Feb 13

OLD MAN MICK says...

its annoying its happened 3 times and everytime it happens it resets my pc AND TV
its annoying its happened 3 times and everytime it happens it resets my pc AND TV OLD MAN MICK
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8:19am Fri 1 Feb 13

spooki says...

Oh, there was a fault. Duh. Some expert said that I suppose? The Echo could have gone to my friend who lives on Sea Road and gotten that quote.
Oh, there was a fault. Duh. Some expert said that I suppose? The Echo could have gone to my friend who lives on Sea Road and gotten that quote. spooki
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11:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

elite50 says...

It appears that the second most used language in the U.K. (after swearing) is Polish, more people speak it than any other.
I am not sure what "lights out" means in Polish but get ready to hear it!
I mean, Boscombe has to keep up its image!
It appears that the second most used language in the U.K. (after swearing) is Polish, more people speak it than any other. I am not sure what "lights out" means in Polish but get ready to hear it! I mean, Boscombe has to keep up its image! elite50
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2:42pm Fri 1 Feb 13

TheBigBee says...

Afcbpete wrote:
jimmy saville wrote:
its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol
make a new account :)
Yeah - not exactly rocket science is it?

Then again jimmy saville can't even spell his hero's name properly, use capital letters of have a grasp at basic English and grammar.

He's like a groping child..
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy saville[/bold] wrote: its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol[/p][/quote]make a new account :)[/p][/quote]Yeah - not exactly rocket science is it? Then again jimmy saville can't even spell his hero's name properly, use capital letters of have a grasp at basic English and grammar. He's like a groping child.. TheBigBee
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4:48pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Rikaroony says...

TheBigBee wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
jimmy saville wrote:
its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol
make a new account :)
Yeah - not exactly rocket science is it?

Then again jimmy saville can't even spell his hero's name properly, use capital letters of have a grasp at basic English and grammar.

He's like a groping child..
"of have a grasp of the English language" HA HA HA, FAIL!!
[quote][p][bold]TheBigBee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy saville[/bold] wrote: its annoying coz its happened 3 times tonight and everytime it happens it resets my pc......btw i cant change my username unfortunately it wont let me sorry lol[/p][/quote]make a new account :)[/p][/quote]Yeah - not exactly rocket science is it? Then again jimmy saville can't even spell his hero's name properly, use capital letters of have a grasp at basic English and grammar. He's like a groping child..[/p][/quote]"of have a grasp of the English language" HA HA HA, FAIL!! Rikaroony
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