HUNDREDS of homes and businesses in Worcester have been affected by a power cut.

Five hundred Western Power Distribution customers - including The Hive and Your Worcester News - were without power from 1.05pm.

Power was restored just before 2pm. 

A spokesman said the power cut was caused by an underground cable fault. 

"Engineers are on site investigating the cause of the fault," she said. "Appologies to anyone affected by the loss of power."