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Twitter reacts to Facebook crash

We think this stampeding duck video might have broken the internet...

Well, not really, but Facebook seems to have crashed and some of you have been using Twitter to let us know how it will affect your day:

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@itvcalendar Actually the opposite. Working on a rush & need/use Facebook for my job. 1am my time. Might as well call it a night.

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@itvcalendar Looks like i'll have to spend the day on twitter or poke a few people in the street ! ;)

Bikers raise money for hit and run girl

Have you seen these men? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Following the news that three bikers allegedly hit three-year-old Olivia Pollard, who suffered serious head and eye injuries in Rotherham, a group called 'Facebook Bikers' has so far raised more than £1,000 for her family.

"The general feeling of the thousands of motorcyclists in the UK is that we do not condone the actions nor can we sit by and allow an atrocity such as this to happen without making our best efforts to offer comfort and support for the family," said David Allain, a biker.

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Prison bosses shut down Wakefield prisoners' illicit Facebook accounts

Prison bosses have shut down illicit Facebook accounts for inmates at Wakefield's maximum security jail.

The prison houses some of the country's most infamous sex offenders and killers and up to five accounts in the names of serving prisoners have been closed down after they were found to have had regular updates posted on them - which is in breach of prison service rules.

Community order for man who posted offensive Facebook message

Azhar Ahmed arrives at court

Azhar Ahmed, wrote on Facebook that "all soldiers should die and go to hell" following the death of six servicemen in Afghanistan. 20-year-old Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire said he did not think his comments were offensive.

District Judge Jane Goodwin disagreed, branding his remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".

He will now do two hundred and forty hours of community service over a two year period and has been fined £300.

Video: Man guilty over soldier comments on Facebook

A man who posted a Facebook message following the deaths of six British troops which said "all soldiers should die and go to hell" has been found guilty of sending a grossly offensive communication.

Azhar Ahmed admitted posting the message in March but told Huddersfield Magistrates Court he thought it was distressing but not offensive. The judge said the remarks were "derogatory, disrespectful and inflammatory".

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Teenager in court over Facebook comments on dead soldiers

A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six members of the 3rd Yorkshire battalion is appearing in court today.

Azhar Ahmed, from Ravensthorpe in West Yorkshire, seen here arriving at Kirkless magistrates court, denies the charge. It's alleged he commented on the level of attention given to the soldiers who died, compared to Afghan civilians who've died in the war.

Questions over Facebook use at York Council

There are questions about computer use at City of York Council after it was revealed council staff and councillors in the city spend thousands of hours logged on at work to the social networking site Facebook. The authority says staff and members used Facebook for more than 15,700 hours last year.

One councillor claims that equates to the hours worked by eight full-time staff in a year. But the council says staff are allowed to use computers for personal use during their own time, and sites such as Facebook are "legitimate business tools" for some departments.

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