A MAJOR power cut hit parts of Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester today - at precisely the moment scientists at CERN reported the first particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider.

We were following the progress of the experiments in Switzerland, where scientists are attempting to recreate the Big Bang, via Twitter - and then this happened:

Bournemouth Echo: Did CERN cause Dorset power cut?*

Image via Duck Orange on Twitpic

Southern Electric say the power may be out for several hours. For more on today's historic events at CERN click or here...

*Please note: we DO know the answer to this question is no.