PEOPLE across the UK have been unable to access the internet since this morning as problems continue with Sky Broadband.

It appears outages were reported yesterday evening, Wednesday, and they still appear to be down this afternoon - affecting customers in Cheshire.

Sky confirmed yesterday evening that customers may not be able to get online or make and receive calls.

However the problem this afternoon seems to be with internet connection.

Independent website DownDetector, which tracks reports from customers across social media to monitor web services, have reported a huge outage this afternoon.

At its peak, nearly 2,000 customers have reported problems in the past hour and reports of internet outages in the north west are continuing to rise.