The BBC’s main news website has gone offline, with users reporting that the site is totally inaccessible.
The outage has also affected the BBC iPlayer. Currently when visitors try to log on to the site they are presented with an Internal Server 500 error.
Visitors wishing to view any BBC Content will discover content pages not loading or delayed loading in other sub-category sections. Mobile users have also reported problems.
It is unclear what has caused the sudden outage of one of the world’s largest news sites, which became inaccessible around 11am local time. Users on Twitter in the UK and France have so far reported not being able to access the BBC.
There is no official word from any of the corporation’s Twitter accounts about the issue.
The BBC’s error 500 pages are now offline as well.
The site was briefly online at 11.57am with broken page elements
BBC News has become accessible, with most content pages back online, however the main BBC homepage is still down. (11.59am)
The BBC Press office has released a statement regarding the outage of the iPlayer and BBC News sites – 9.48pm
Is the #BBC Website down or is it me? @BBCNews
— Complete Forensics (@Com_Forensics) July 19, 2014
BBC website down? Surely this is a sign of the coming apocalypse?
— Kevin McIntyre (@mcintyrekev) July 19, 2014
DoS attack on BBC news site? never witnessed it down before in last 15 yrs
— Roy & Tanya (@GotaLottie) July 19, 2014
Wanted to check the news… BBC website not working. Wanted to check the weather, then realised again, BBC website down. #firstworldproblems
— Stephen Hughes (@sdifo) July 19, 2014
The BBC weather website is down! Who can tell me if I need an umbrella or sunglasses or both? pic.twitter.com/UCjFGeux9m
— Rosamund Dean (@RosamundDean) July 19, 2014
Hmm, BBC website is down. Assumed it was my router, never seen that happen before.
— Ben Dawson (@Ben_Dawson_) July 19, 2014
This is a developing story. We will have more information later in the day