Facebook seems to be undergoing a temporary fault in some parts of Europe, with many users reporting a 'total blackout' and the site's homepage refusing to load.

Indeed, that's the case for us - the page just brings us to a blank 'This site can't be reached' error message and Downrightnow confirms that there's a widespread issue for some users.

If you're experiencing issues and like us, aren't the most technically-minded, there's good news - it's easily fixable.

By doing a 'forced refresh' - holding down shift and clicking refresh - it brings the site back to life.

It's not a permanent solution, but it worked for us, anyway.

Now, go forth and procrastinate.