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Major #Outage On #Plusnet’s #Mobile #Network In Parts Of The #UK

PLusnet down mobile network not working

PLUSNET customers have been hit by a major issue this morning which has left many unable to make or receive calls.

The Plusnet issues that hit customers earlier today have now been resolved with the mobile network now back up and running.

Plusnet users are complaining about a major outage this morning which appears to have hit the firm’s mobile network

Trouble seems to have begun around 11.30am with hundreds of reports across the UK.

Downdector, which uses social mentions to map outages, is showing complaints coming in from areas including Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Ilford, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Mansfield, and Leeds

Users have also taken to the website’s forum to complain about the problems with one user saying: “What a load of rubbish” and another adding “Phone not able to get connection to make a call since 10.20. #Frustrated”

Along with customers posting on forums, there’s also a barrage of people heading to social media to find out what’s going wrong.

Posting on Twitter, one Plusnet user said: “@plusnethelp how long is Plusnet down for????? Cannot make or receive calls to mobiles. Are you aware of problems???????”

Whilst another added: “@Plusnet Having network problems since morning. Cannot send receive calls. Anyone else having this?”

There’s currently no word on what’s causing the problems or when they will be fixed.

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At least 47 people die in #landslides and #flooding after #monsoon #rains in #Nepal

Flood waters flowing through a residential area of Kathmandu

Floodwaters flowing through a residential area of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu

At least 47 people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by monsoon rains in Nepal, the country’s home ministry has said.

Another 29 are missing after being either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since the delayed annual downpours began hitting the region on Friday, the national emergency operation centre said.

Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 others rescued from flooded areas while more than 10,000 people are believed to have been displaced.

Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 others rescued
Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 rescued in Nepal

Continuing bad weather has grounded helicopter rescue flights.

Thousands of police and soldiers have been clearing roads and other workers repairing power and phone lines.

On Saturday, officials in India reported at least a dozen people had been killed and more than a million affected across the Himalayan border.

Men carry a fridge away from rising flood waters
Men carry a fridge away from rising floodwaters

Courtesy of Sky News

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#Vodafone services #worldwide hit by #internet failure

Vodafone

Vodafone customers worldwide have faced disruption to their mobile internet and broadband services because of a glitch.

Users in the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Greece and Italy took to social media – despite connectivity difficulties – to say there were problems just before 3pm UK time.

The company later confirmed the failure of an international link also meant disruption further afield – in Australia and India.

A spokesperson said: “We aware that some customers are experiencing issues with their mobile data and broadband services.

“Our engineers are working hard to fix the issue and services are now being restored.

“This could take some time before they are working as normal. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

It is understood the company was initially re-routing internet traffic to get around the problem.

Vodafone will be desperate to avoid PR disasters at a time when it is looking to recover from a big annual loss and invest in the 5G future at the same time.

The glitch happened just weeks before Vodafone in the UK is due to launch of its first 5G services.

The 5G fanfare – slated for 3 July – will be limited to seven cities initially.

Courtesy of Sky News

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#Trees and #Powerlines Down As #Storms Batter #Devon and #Cornwall, #UK

Storm Alert

Trees down on A379, A38, A380, B3344, B3417, A3052, B3391, Shaldon Road Newton Abbot near Centrax

#BritishTelecom lines down in #Plymouth.

Disruption to #ferries

More #trees down across #Devon and #Plymouth.

#PowerOutages across many parts of #Devon and #Plymouth

Roof blown off shop Charter Way Liskeard
Tree blocking Rd Old Carnon Hill, Carnon Downs

Record Snowfall In Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Snow Alert

The record snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan that continued on Thursday brought activities of daily life to a standstill in the region.

The region has been cut off from other parts of the country as Karakoram Highway and other roads have been blocked due to snowfall and landslide.

The officials said that upper parts of 10 districts received more than12 inches snowfall while lower areas received four to six inches snowfall during the last three days.

Liaquat Ali, a resident of Skardu, told Dawn that local people faced shortage of dialy use items due to continuous snowfall. The temperature in the areas has already dropped blow minus 12 centigrade.

Shafqat Ali, a resident of Astore, said that the record snowfall paralysed life in the district. He said that people were forced to remain indoors. “All roads have been blocked and traffic between Astore and other parts of the country has been suspended,” he added.

Shafqat said that the system of telephone and electricity was also disrupted. “Rate of firewood has been increased as 40-kilogram firewood is sold at Rs1,200,” he added.

The residents of Hunza, Nagar, Ghizer, Gilgit also face hardships due to heavy snowfall. Traffic between Gilgit and other parts of the country has been suspended for the last one week following blockade of Karakoram Highway. Thousands of passengers have been stranded in various areas.

However, the administration said that Karakoram Highway was reopened to light traffic though travelling on the road was still dangerous.

Courtesy of dawn.com

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Thunderstorms deliver more than 60,000 lightning strikes across UK

A streak of lightning illuminates London's Shard. Pic. Matthew Smith
A streak of lightning illuminates London’s Shard. Pic. Matthew Smith
Electric storms have swept through the UK, creating dramatic skyscapes worthy of a Hollywood film.
 
After a sunny start to the Bank Holiday weekend, with temperatures reaching 27C (80.6F), Saturday’s balmy evening eventually broke into a violent thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rain.
 
The UK was struck by lightning more than 60,000 times in 24 hours, according to the Met Office.
 
Temperatures overnight did not fall below 15C (59F), he said, adding: “For the end of May that’s a pretty hot and humid night, so everything was primed.
 
“We had some storms coming in from northern France and some building up in the Channel and they sort of spread out and have been working their way in.
 
“It looks like there just one huge area of thundery showers that worked across London just before midnight.”
 
 
London Fire Brigade said it received more than 500 weather-related calls, most of them due to flooding.
 
In Warwickshire, five properties were struck by lightning and in Dawlish, Devon, a phone box burst into flames after a telephone pole was also hit by lightning.
 
Flights from Stansted Airport were disrupted on Sunday after the fuelling system was damaged by a lightning strike.
 
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution posted a photo of the storm above the Thames, lighting up the water close to their rescue station.
 
A dramatic shot of lightning illuminating the Shard in the capital was captured by data journalist Matthew Smith.
 
Nearly 1,000 properties were left without power in the Midlands following the storm and 17 flood alerts have been issued for parts of the Thames Valley.
 
Sky News weather presenter Jo Edwards said: “Heavy thundery showers will be a feature of the weather over the next few days, developing over southern counties and the south-west.
 
“Some places will face a deluge, with torrential downpours bringing significant rainfall. There’ll also be frequent thunder and lightning with the risk of some large hail.
 
“Overnight the thunderstorms will move northwards to reach northern England, the Midlands and East Anglia by the end of the night.”
 
There is a Met Office warning of heavy thunderstorms until 6am Monday, covering much of England and Wales.
 
With the muggy weather set to continue through the start of the week, bringing with it cumulonimbus clouds, thunderstorms could last until Wednesday.
Courtesy of Sky News