Town centre power cut - shops close

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TOWN centre shops and businesses were plunged into chaos after a power failure.

A total of 32 properties in Standishgate and Mesnes Street lost power earlier today (Thursday), following an underground cable fault.

It wreaked havoc on one side of Standishgate, including four units in The Grand Arcade, as they lost partial power in the morning.

But at 1pm stores lost complete power, forcing them to close.

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