A NUMBER of homes are without power this morning because of a fault at a sub-station. 

Southern Electric said it had received several calls from people in Lewis Close and Kiln Lane, Risinghurst. 

A spokeswoman said she didn't have a number of properties affected but said it was "less than 50". 

She added: "We are currently on the scene working to resolve the issue. We believe it is due to a fault at the sub-station in Risinghurst.

"We expect that power will be restored in a couple of hours."