Some people will have had trouble accessing the BBC website in the past few hours. We've had a network failure that has resulted in access to the site being slow and at some points inaccessible. Our network provider's engineers are working on restoring normal service as soon as possible. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Update, 11:07: I'm pleased to say the problems should now be fixed - we're not aware of any remaining issues.
Steve Herrmann is editor of the BBC News website.