When I do:
sudo apt-get install ssh
I get errors such as:
Could not connect to it.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (188.8.131.52) - connection timed out
I get similar errors for all other
apt-get calls. This is with Ubuntu installed using virtual box on my Windows PC.
I'm working in the UK. Maybe these calls are going to the USA instead of UK (just a shot in the dark there).