ITV News Meridian cancels 6pm broadcast over fire concerns

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The fire engine outside the broadcasting tower. Picture by Adam Clark/Twitter
The fire engine outside the broadcasting tower. Picture by Adam Clark/Twitter

THE regular evening broadcast of ITV News Meridian was cancelled at 6pm this evening (10) due to a fire alarm.

The system went off about five minutes before the show, which is filmed in Whiteley, Hampshire, was due to start.

Presenters had to leave the tower and stand outside while Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service checked the building was safe to re-enter.

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In a statement on Twitter, ITV News Meridian said: “Due to technical problems, ITV Meridian viewers in the south, south east and Thames Valley will receive ITV London at 6pm this evening.

“We apologise for any inconvenience. Tune in for the late news tonight - when ITV Meridian will be back with our regional programming.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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