Dorset, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire homes have power restored

Reading station Network Rail said it was running a "near-normal" service between Reading and London

Thousands of homes in the south of England have had their power restored following storms over the weekend.

About 1,500 homes were still without power in Dorset, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire on Monday morning, Southern Electric said.

Power cuts affected 180,000 homes in the south of England.

Train services are now returning to normal between Reading and London and Didcot and Oxford following major disruption last week due to flooding.

Network Rail said it was running a "near-normal" service between Reading and London.

Rail engineers worked over the weekend to solve problems caused by the flooding of the signalling system in Maidenhead last week.

On Monday morning more than 75% of trains were running, rail operators said.

Meanwhile, flood and storm damage to roads in Dorset will result in a £7m repair bill, according to the county council.

Road repairs, blocked ditches and fallen trees has already cost Dorset £700,000 since Christmas Eve.

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