Viewers of tonight’s 6pm edition of STV News were greeted by black screens at the start of the programme.
The first three-and-a-half minutes of the programme was blacked out as a result of a technical fault.
The programme eventually made it on air during the latter stages of the package for the top story.
A short time later, the presenter apologised for the problems, and the top story was replayed.
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