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By Chris Brown and Anna Browning

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That's all from BBC Local Live for Monday

We're heading off now to enjoy the warm, sunny, summer evening, and recommend you do too if you have the chance. 

But we'll be back bright and early from 08:00 tomorrow with all the news, sport, weather and travel for Oxfordshire. See you then.

And just before we go, some good news...

BBC Weather

The evening will be clear, sunny and warm. It will stay dry overnight with lows of 12C (54F)

Tomorrow morning will be warm and sunny again, but heavy, long-lasting showers are likely in the late afternoon as temperatures rise.

Oxford weather 6 June 2016
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Prosecutor praise for stabbing witnesses

The prosecutor in the case of Abingdon Poundland killer Trevor Joyce has issues a statement after he was sentenced to life for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

The witnesses were utterly unprepared for what they saw, some of them acted courageously in their efforts to save Justin's life and detain Joyce despite the obvious risks to themselves.

Tracey Johnson-BrownDistrict Crown prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern CPS

Abingdon Poundland killer: Shoppers stunned as Joyce ran amok

The court heard how shoppers appeared stunned and shocked as Trevor Joyce ran amok around the town centre after killing Justin Skrebowski with a carving knife.

Poundland is closed and officers remain at the scene
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Poundland is closed and officers remain at the scene

Before being brought down by police with stun guns, he yelled: "I have killed someone now. I hope you are satisfied. Shake my hand. Congratulate me."

BreakingPoundland victims family: 'Incomprehensible' killer was 'at large'

The family of Justin Skrebowksi have criticised the "catalogue of blunders" made by mental health services in their dealings with killer Trevor Joyce.

Speaking after Joyce was jailed for life, they said: "Given what was known by the authorities of the state of Joyce's mind at the time, it is incomprehensible to us that he was left at large in the community. 

"Justin died on his wife's birthday as a direct result of the minimally supervised release of a very sick man.

"The catalogue of blunders, missed opportunities and failed procedures defies belief."

How many more have to die before the mental health trusts accept their responsibilities to protect the general public?

Abingdon Poundland killer: Judge slams schizophrenic's illegal drug use

Sentencing Joyce to life in jail with a minimum term of nine years, Judge Zoe Smith said: the shock of Justin Skrebowski's killing hads traumatised his family and that the sheer random horror of his killing was proving very hard and painful for his family to cope with. 

Whilst it is said your psychotic state was becoming more difficult for you, it is clear at the time the amount of drugs you were consuming was also on the increase. And you knew that such drug-taking is going to exacerbate the symptoms you have.

Abingdon Poundland killing: Victim was 'extraordinarily generous man'

Father-of-two Justin Skrebowski, who ran a stall on London's Portobello Road, was buying balloons for his children when he was knifed in the back at 11:20 on 7 December.

Justin Skrebowski
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Justin Skrebowski

He was described by his family as an "extraordinarily generous man" with a "ready sense of humour" and a "love of life and learning".

Abingdon Poundland killer: Victim's widow breaks down in court

The widow of Justin Skrebowski broke down in tears as she described the emotional and financial burden of bringing up their four-year-old twins without their father. 

Gulsen Alkan
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Gulsen Alkan

The court heard Gulsen Alkan had struggled to keep her husband's business going and had received a "meagre" £10,000 in compensation for his death.

Abingdon Poundland killer: Drug abuse made schizophrenia worse

The court heard Joyce had a long history of drug abuse which made his schizophrenia symptoms worse. 

He was first diagnosed in 2003 and was prescribed anti-psychotic drugs and was also treated in hospital.

In October 2015, Joyce told a doctor that he was hearing voices and said he would have stabbed his neighbour when he went round to confront him about noise. This was reported to authorities, but a decision was taken not to section Joyce

The court heard that Joyce's past convictions included drink and drug-driving, possession of crack cocaine, battery, and possession of a weapon in a public place which led to the confiscation of a sword.

Abingdon Poundland killer: Court hears of terrifying rampage

Details of Trevor Joyce's terrifying rampage through Abingdon emerged at the Old Bailey.

A member of the public recorded a video that showed a man being restrained at the scene in Abingdon
Ross Coles
A member of the public recorded a video that showed a man being restrained at the scene in Abingdon

After Joyce fatally stabbed 61-year-old Justin Skrebowski, he brandished the carving knife, shouting at shoppers and staff: "This is what you get. I have done it. If I had my way you would be stabbed too." 

He then ran out of the shop and threatened elderly residents sitting on benches. 

He also threatened to stab a young child and mother in the street as he waved the knife in people's faces, the court heard.

Abingdon Poundland killer Trevor Joyce to serve minimum nine years

Trevor Joyce is to serve a minimum nine years.

The Old Bailey heard he had taken a large knife and carving fork from a display before launching his random attack in the celebrations aisle of Poundland and knifing father-of-two Justin Skrebowski in the back.

Trevor Joyce
Thames Valley Police
Trevor Joyce

The 36-year-old, of Franklyn Close, Abingdon, was a schizophrenic drug addict.

Joyce was charged with murder, but admitted the lesser charge on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of making threats to kill, one count of causing actual bodily harm and one count of making threats with offensive weapons.  

BreakingAbingdon Poundland killer jailed for life

A 36-year-old man has been jailed for life for stabbing a man to death in Abingdon's Poundland store. 

Justin Skrebowski was killed in December. Trevor Joyce, of Franklyn Close in Abingdon, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Veterans pay tribute to Major John Howard who led glider raid on Pegasus Bridge for D-Day landings

Banbury Cake

Veterans gathered today to pay tribute to Major John Howard, who masterminded the daring glider raid on Pegasus Bridge for soldiers in the D-Day landings.

Over and out for Oxfordshire in Cornwall

Robyn Cowen

Presenter, Radio Oxford Sport

Oxfordshire's minor counties campaign has started with a defeat. 

They've been beaten by an innings and 59 runs by Cornwall inside two days at St Austell. 

It means they're yet to win in any format of the game so far this season.

Oxford blooms in the summer sun

The sun is shining and temperatures are hitting 24C (75F) in Oxford this afternoon. 

Beware though, the Met Office is warning of possible thunder storms and heavy showers tomorrow afternoon. 

So (unless you're trapped in an exam hall) make the most of the summer loveliness while you can...

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Witney car park travellers served legal notice to move on

Travellers who've set up camp in a Witney car park have been served with a legal notice by the county council demanding they move on.

Caravans take up space in the Woodford Way car park in Witney
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Caravans take up space in the Woodford Way car park in Witney

Up to 20 caravans moved into the Woodford Way car park at the end of last week - barely a month after they had already moved on from the site.

An Oxfordshire County Council spokesman said the authority had visited the site today and served the legal notice "informing them they are trespassing".

"Should they remain, a court order will be sought requiring them to leave,” the spokesman added.

Two women arrested after armed robberies

Two women from Didcot have been arrested after two armed robberies in south Oxfordshire over the weekend.

Co-op stores in Didcot and Wootton were targeted on Friday and Saturday night.

During the attack in Wootton, a man carrying a hammer entered the store on Besselsleigh Road at about 19:35, went behind the counter and took tobacco before demanding cash from till.

Two women, aged 37 and 28, both from Didcot were arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbery and were bailed until 18 July.

A 36-year-old man from Didcot was arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbery and is currently in custody. A second man, aged 27, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery has been released without charge.

Eales increases Oxford shareholding

Eales has purchased the balance of shares previously held by former U's owner Ian Lenagan.  

Darryl Eales

Eales increases Oxford shareholding

Oxford United chairman Darryl Eales increases his shareholding in the club to 84% after buying Ian Lenagan's shares.

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Latest headlines: Oxford study finds self-belief key to getting disadvantaged students to university

Chris Brown

BBC News

Let us rouse you from your sun-induced siesta with the top stories this afternoon:

Oxford United to play Brighton in pre-season friendly

Self-belief and positive thinking key to inspiring students

High aspirations and self-belief are a key factor in helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds getting to university, according to an Oxford study.

University graduates
BBC

The university studied 3,000 young people throughout their school life.

The team says that while students’ belief in themselves and their aspirations are shaped by their background, lower self-esteem and aspirations had a significant effect on carrying on in education past GCSE level.

Man armed with meat cleaver arrested in Wheatley

Sport headlines: Fight to keep hold of Oxford United stars

Ross Heaton

BBC Oxford Sport

Chelsea FC employ Oxford Portuguese swearing expert at Eva Carneiro tribunal

According to BBC sport correspondent Richard Conway, Chelsea Football Club have employed an Oxford expert in Portuguese swearing at the Eva Carneiro employment tribunal.

It's over whether former manager Jose Mourinho, now at Manchester United, used an offensive Portuguese term towards the Chelsea doctor during a match last season.

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Hundreds of objections raised as consultation closes on Fullamoor Quarry at Clifton Hampden

Bicester Advertiser

More than 500 objections have been raised in the hope that an application for a 160-hectare quarry will be thrown out.

Weather: Warm sunshine this afternoon, this evening and tomorrow

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be very warm and sunny with the highest temperatures in Oxford city centre. Highs of 24C (75F).

Oxford weather 6 June 2016
BBC

Travel update: Lane closed on Oxford's southern bypass

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there's slow traffic on the A423 Southern Bypass eastbound at Kennington Roundabout, because of roadworks. Congestion to Hinksey Hill Interchange.

For more details, visit the BBC Travel site or follow @BBCOxTravel.  

Latest headlines: Oxford professor backs landmark breast cancer study

Chris Brown

BBC News

Lunchtime... so time for the latest news stories from our county:

Kitchen fire leaves Kidlington woman unable to return home

Witney Gazette

A kitchen fire in Kidlington has left a woman unable to return home due to the extent of the damage.

Oxford professor backs landmark breast cancer study

An Oxford professor has backed a landmark study which shows taking hormonal drugs for up to 15 years reduces the risk of breast cancers coming back by a third.

Breast screening
Science Photo Library

Dame Valerie Beral, professor of epidemiology at the University of Oxford, says the new trial "adds further evidence to support the view that women with hormone sensitive breast cancer should continue to take hormone blocking drugs for at least 10 years, or as long as is feasible".

BreakingMan arrested at Banbury supermarket

A man has been arrested at the Sainsbury's store on Oxford Road in Banbury. Thames Valley Police says it followed a "fear for welfare incident".

Council promises 'appropriate action' against travellers in Witney car park

"Appropriate action" will be taken against a group of travellers who have set up camp in a Witney car park.

More than 20 caravans are said to be in the Woodford Way car park, having arrived last week, and taking up three quarters of the spaces.

West Oxfordshire District Council says drivers unable to find a space for all-day parking can use levels 7 and 8 of Marriotts Walk, or Zone G of the Woolgate Car Park.

Ali's fight against Parkinson's 'gave me courage and inspiration'

A Parkinson's disease sufferer from Oxfordshire has paid tribute to Mohammad Ali's "inspirational" battle with the condition. 

Mohammad Ali tributes
AP

Ali died on Friday night. His body has now been flown to his home city of Louisville, Kentucky where his funeral will take place on Friday.

He was the most powerful man on the planet as far as I was concerned. When I was diagnosed with Parkinson's, to know that someone as great as he was battling the same fight gave me courage and inspiration.

Alex FlynnFrom Goring and diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2008

Seventh heaven for World Pooh Sticks champion Charlie

A seven-year-old boy from Stonesfield has triumphed at the World Pooh Sticks Championships. 

Charlie Roman with Tigger, Pooh and Rotary Club district governor Fred King
Lesley Adams
Charlie Roman with Tigger, Pooh and Rotary Club district governor Fred King

Charlie Roman beat about 400 other players on Witney's Langel Common yesterday to be named Individual World Pooh Sticks Champion 2016. 

Charlie came third last year and has been playing it with his mum since he was a toddler by the river in his village.

Cutting benefits hits incentive to look for work, Oxford study says

Cutting benefits makes it less likely that unemployed people will find work, contradicting government claims that taking money from claimants acts as a job-seeking incentive, according to an Oxford University study.

Job Centre
PA

The study was into a year-long Oxford City Council and the Department for Work and Pensions scheme to help the unemployed cope with the bedroom tax and benefits caps.

Mahima Mitra, a DPhil in social policy at the University of Oxford, said in her evaluation of the scheme that for "every pound increase in a customer’s weekly loss, the odds of getting employed at the end of the project reduced by 2%".

The study did show, however, that the odds of finding work for those in the scheme who had been unemployed for between six months and a year were more than six times higher than for those with any other duration of unemployment.

The government insists that applying benefit caps to workless claimants acts as a “powerful incentive” for them get a job.

Pub manager becomes an internet star after a video of him gyrating in the beer garden in just his boxers goes viral

The Daily Mail

A pub worker has become an instant celebrity after footage of him dancing topless to Justin Timberlake swept Facebook. Nathan Swift, assistant manager at the James Figg in Thame, Oxfordshire, recorded the hilarious one-and-a-half minute clip on Facebook to promote the pub's bank holiday festivities last weekend.

Nathan Swift, assistant manager at the James Figg in Thame, Oxfordshire
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Nathan Swift, assistant manager at the James Figg in Thame, Oxfordshire

Latest headlines: Rise in violent crimes reported in schools

Chris Brown

BBC News

Here are your mid-morning top stories:

Toddler left with head injuries after attack by Bird Of Prey trying to steal cupcake at birthday party

Daily Mirror

A toddler was left with deep cuts to the back of her head after being attacked by a Red Kite at an outdoor birthday party. The petrified three-year-old was clawed by the large bird of prey as it swooped down over her head, attempting to take a cupcake from a picnic bench at Watlington Park, near Stokenchurch.

Warning as passengers are rescued from stranded boat

Two people were rescued from a boat that ran aground near Wallingford at the weekend.

A rescue worker looks on at the cruiser which ran aground near Wallingford
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
A rescue worker looks on at the cruiser which ran aground near Wallingford

Fire and rescue crews were alerted by a passenger who swam ashore from the 60ft, 30-tonne cruiser which got stranded just up from Shillingford Bridge on Saturday.

They rescued another two passengers who were left aboard. 

None of the three were injured, but rescue teams are warning that the water is still cold and can be dangerous.

Bus diversions in place as five-month Queen Street closure begins in Oxford City Centre

Oxford Times

Queen Street has closed to buses and taxis this morning as part of the £440m Westgate redevelopment.