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Government in regular contact with Ghoncheh's family

ITV News has just spoken to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the case of Ghoncheh Ghavami - the woman who was imprisoned in an Iranian jail for watching volleyball and has today been released.

They were unable to comment on whether she was free to return to the UK or whether she was in good health.

We are aware Miss Ghoncheh Ghavami has been released on bail in Iran. We remain in regular contact with her family.

– Spokesperson, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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London graduate jailed in Iran is released on bail

Ghoncheh Ghavami was jailed in Iran for watching a volleyball match. Credit: Facebook

The fiancee of a University of London graduate who's been sentenced to a year in an Iranian prison has told ITV news she's been released on bail.

Ghoncheh Ghavami was part of a group of women arrested after trying to watch a men's volleyball match in Tehran in June. They were later freed, but Ms Ghavami was rearrested and put on trial.

At the beginning of November, her lawyer said the 25-year-old from Shepherd's Bush had been found guilty of 'propagating against the ruling system.'

Stars brave the rain for Paddington premiere

Nicole Kidman with husband Keith Urban Credit: PA

Nicole Kidman was among the stars to brave the pouring rain at the premiere of Paddington the movie today.

The actress was joined by her husband Keith Urban and actors Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent on the red carpet, in London's Leicester Square. She portrays a villainous taxidermist in the film.

Well obviously, I was the kid that loved the wicked witch in The Wizard Of Oz, so of course I grew up to be the girl who wants to play the villain in a movie...I know all about Paddington. I had a teddy bear but I also had a Paddington Bear.

I remember being about six or seven and just hoping I would find my own little Paddington stranded on the street.

– Nicole Kidman, actress
Ben Wishaw is the voice of Paddington Credit: PA
Actress Nicole Kidman Credit: PA
Actor Hugh Bonneville who plays Mr Brown, with his wife Lulu Williams Credit: PA

Met to support London Ambulance Service during strikes

The Metropolitan Police Service is working with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to support its contingency plan for industrial action on Monday.

NHS workers in London will be staging a four hour walkout, along with colleagues across the country, in a dispute with the government over pay.

Police resources will be made available including 150 officers driving or crewing LAS ambulances, accompanied by LAS personnel including medically-trained professionals.

Commander Peter Terry, head of the police operation, said: "The Met is often called upon to offer help to people of London, and this is one of those times. We ask for support from the public."

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Met chief says we all have part to play in combating terror threat

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says everyone has a part to play Credit: Met Police

The whole country has a part to play in combating the threat from terrorism, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said today.

Speaking ahead of of the launch of a national Counter Terrorism Awareness Week on Monday, Commissioner said that the public throughout the country can make a difference and help to keep each other safe.

"As a member of the public we want to keep each other safe and if you look right throughout this country 60 million people working together will notice a difference. They will notice when something is unusual, they will notice a change in behaviour of a young person perhaps who is thinking of going to Syria. Well, tell the police. The best time to stop these young people becoming radicalised is before they go."

– Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, speaking on The Andrew Marr Show
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Mercedes hail Hamilton F1 title win

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes team have joined a flurry of Twitter tributes after the British driver won his second world Formula 1 world title.

Big names from around the sporting world also paid tribute to Hamilton on Twitter, including tennis star Andy Murray, former England striker Ian Wright and golf legend Greg Norman.

Passengers describe initial fear that train fire was bomb

Eileen Harris, 60 was on the train to travel to Tunbridge Wells in Kent when the fire started.

She described the chaos when the fire broke out and how some of those on board initially feared it was a bomb.

Suddenly the doors burst open and a woman ran through shouting there's a bomb on the train, everybody get off. We ran away towards the opposite end of the station because I thought that if there was a bomb, they'd probably take out the concourse. But the staff kept saying to us come back in and we really didn't want to come back through the station, because by then there was thick smoke.

Where the fire was there were big bangs and pops and flashes. And the smoke, the smoke was the worst thing.

– Eileen Harris, passenger

Mrs Harris' 26-year-old son Daniel was travelling with her on the train:

There was fire and lots of thick smoke, so we assumed that there was a bomb ripping through the train. People were running through the train, and my first thought was the reason they're running down the train is because they can't get off. No-one really knew what was going on.

– Daniel Harris, passenger
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