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Break in service

Steve Herrmann Steve Herrmann | 23:08 UK time, Wednesday, 22 October 2008

BBC websites have been experiencing some major technical difficulties which have been preventing us from updating our News, Sport and some other pages.

This is due to a serious network failure, which has resulted in a loss of connectivity between our publishing systems and the BBC's webservers.

We are doing everything we can to remedy these problems as soon as possible. We apologise for the interruption to our service and we hope to restore it soon.

UPDATE 2351 BST: We are able to publish again and pages are updating. It seems our problems were caused by some damaged fibre optic cables linking our London buildings.

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