Websites crash the whole time, but it has been with a certain amount of glee that journos have reported the problems for Prime Minister Gordon Brown's own site.

Apparently the PM's new website has been hit by teething troubles, Downing Street has confirmed.

But anyone trying to access Number 10 TV was met with a "404 page not found" error message.

However, a Downing Street spokeswoman, speaking to the BBC, denied the site had crashed.

But she said users on some servers might experience glitches "for the next 48 hours" so for the rest of today at least.

"It is just what happens when you launch a new website," she added.

The website - Number 10 TV - was officially launched as part of the PM's efforts "to reach out to a wider public".

The site will feature exclusive video coverage of the prime minister's speeches and media appearances.

It is part of the newly relaunched Downing Street website, which includes news, guided tours of Number 10 and official reports.