Blackberry users see "significant improvement" to service

The maker of BlackBerry announced "significant improvement" to its services today after an 'outage' which has crippled emails.

Research in Motion (RIM) has suffered problems since Monday, with millions of people unable to access email or web.

The company previously insisted it was working "around the clock" to return the service to normal.

In a statement this morning it said: "From 6am BST today, all services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as India, have been operating with significant improvement.