Today there was a report in the Herald with the title Cables cut: CBD phone and internet services lost. This referred to fibre optic and copper cables being cut on the corner of York and Erskine Streets last night. This has caused loss of Internet and telephone communications to many people in the affected area. When there are local interest stories like this, the Herald calls for readers in or near the area to send SMS or email with additional pictures, news, comment etc. The request of this assistance today was priceless:
Have you been affected? If you can … text 0424 SMS SMH (+61 424 767 764), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message on Twitter @smh_news or send a carrier pigeon!
Someone has a sense of humour at the Herald!