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Reports: Thousands of drivers stranded in French Alps

At least 15,000 drivers have been left stranded in the French Alps because of heavy snowfall, AFP reports.

The snow hit as a rush of holidaymakers were heading to and leaving from ski resorts in the Savoie region in southeastern France, where authorities set up emergency shelters in at least 12 towns according to the news agency.

France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve urged drivers "to exercise the utmost caution" and asked people to delay their trips if possible.

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Idris Elba jokes about new James Bond rumours

Idris Elba has jokingly responded to rumours which emerged from the Sony hacking story putting him in the frame as the new James Bond.

The leaked Sony Pictures Entertainment emails sparked speculation as one message reportedly from chairman Amy Pascal read: "Idris should be the next Bond."

Elba has previously not commented on the story or the views of some commentators that Bond should not be played by a black actor.

Passenger group: 'Everyone affected should claim compensation'

Huge crowds waited outside Finsbury Park station in north London this morning. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Independent watchdog Passenger Focus has launched a stinging attack on train companies following today's severe disruptions.

Chief executive Anthony Smith said everyone affected by the problems should seek compensation.

There will be thousands of passengers who have been left angry and frustrated by today's events. We have heard and seen passengers standing for hours on trains, locked outside stations and left to find out what to do by themselves.

Passengers booked tickets and made travel plans based on the promises made by the industry. That trust has been broken today.

In the meantime every single passenger affected should claim compensation. Send a clear message to the industry and make sure your voice is heard.

– Anthony Smith


A salute to honour fallen NY policeman Rafael Ramos

New York police were out in force for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, who was shot dead in his patrol car last week.

The US Vice-president, Joe Biden, also attended and offered his sympathies to the families of Mr Ramos and fellow officer Wenjian Liu, who also died in the attack.

ITV News Correspondent Sejal Karia reports.

Network Rail apologises after travel chaos

The Government is demanding an explanation from Network Rail as thousands of passengers were left stranded far from home and family.

All rail services in and out of King's Cross were cancelled because engineering work was not finished on time.

ITV News' Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports on the travel nightmare for thousands of commuters.

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