National Rail and hundreds of other websites down in major internet outage

The National Rail website and hundreds of other sites are experienced a widespread outage, leaving thousands of users unable to access essential services on their favourite websites.

The internet provider Cloudflare, which hosts the websites of many different businesses, is currently experiencing a widespread global outage which is affecting some of the most popular pages online.

Twitter, Discord, Betfred and even Google have reportedly been affected by the outage, according to Downdetector.

On top of that, Roblox, Skype, Amazon and Google Meet have also faced issues, says Twitter user IconJen.

Faulty websites are issuing users with 'Error 500' messages, leaving them unable to login.

Cloudflare said: "Cloudflare is investigating wide-spread issues with our services and/or network.

"Users may experience errors or timeouts reaching Cloudflare’s network or services."

The tech company claims to have now identified the issue and is working on a fix.

UPDATE 08:21: Cloudflare says it has now issued a fix for the problem and is 'monitoring the results'. It is unclear how long it will take to have an effect on the broken websites.

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