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Summary

  1. 15:48 - Mental health problems spotted in ambulance training
  2. 12:47 - Police appeal after racist abuse in Didcot
  3. 10:57 - Oxford United signs defender Christian Ribeiro
  4. 09:52 - Oxfordshire schools sitting on £9m cash reserves
  5. 08:53 - Brexit vote could dry up flood relief funds
  6. 08:35 - Flood relief channel site plan revealed
  7. 08:21 - Town bids to reinstate medieval stocks

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EU supporters turn out for Stand Together event in Oxford

Lucy Bickerton

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Latest headlines: Police appeal after racist abuse in Didcot

Chris Brown

BBC News

Here are your top news and sport stories this evening:

Weather: Mostly dry overnight

BBC Weather

A few showers, and perhaps some longer spells of rain will continue into this evening, before clearing through the first half of the night. Turning drier with some clear spells by dawn, allowing some mist patches to develop. Lows of 10C (50F) 

It'll be a dry start with some brighter spells. However turning breezy, with mostly light rain spreading east by the afternoon. 

Oxford weather 28 June 2016
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Travel latest: Busy on Woodstock and Banbury roads in Oxford

Get up-to-the minute details on these incidents, and the rest of the county's travel news on the BBC Travel site or follow @BBCOxTravel.

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Police appeal after assault in Banbury

Police are investigating an assault at a set of traffic lights by Karcher House in Banbury at about 12:30 on Sunday.

A 51-year-old man got out of his car to speak to the driver of another vehicle. A third car pulled up, the driver got out and hit him. 

The man suffered a broken nose and a fractured cheek.

999 staff at risk of mental health problems spotted in first week of training

Emergency services workers who are more likely to suffer episodes of mental ill health later in their careers can be spotted in the first week of training, Oxford University researchers say.

Ambulance
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They studied 400 new ambulance staff through training, and found those who had a lower resilience to trauma and stress were more likely to experience PTSD and depression.

Those who are more at risk can be offered training to improve their mental resilience, they added.

Steady flow of interest in Oxford flood relief plan

Plenty of interest in the £120 million plans for a new flood relief channel in Oxford, which have been unveiled today.

Details of the scheme, which will need planning permission before construction can begin, are on public display at The Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall until 20:00.

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Helium discovery a 'game-changer', say Oxford scientists

Helen Briggs

BBC News

Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania.

Helium is used in science in microscopes
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Helium is used in science in microscopes

With world supplies running out, the find is a "game-changer", say geologists at Durham and Oxford universities.

Helium is used in hospitals in MRI scanners as well as in spacecraft, telescopes and radiation monitors.

Eight held over ATM thefts across UK

The men, aged between 27 and 41, were held on suspicion of carrying out raids, including in Woodstsock in May 2015.

ATM arrests

Eight held over ATM thefts across UK

Eight men are arrested in an investigation into a series of cash machine thefts in England and Scotland.

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Appeal after woman is racially abused in Didcot

Police in Didcot are appealing for witnesses after a woman was racially abused in the town yesterday.

They say a man aged in his 60s shouted abuse at her as she was driving towards lower Broadway at about 12:10.

He's described as white, with short grey hair and is about 6ft tall. He was wearing black jogging bottoms, black shoes and a dark blue jacket.

Waste plant hit by lightning offers free tours

Residents in West Oxfordshire are being invited to a free tour of the Agrivert food waste plant near Wallingford to find out what happens to your leftovers.

Best try to avoid visiting during thunderstorms though...

Food waste plant containing 450 cubic metres of methane gas was struck by lightning

Fancy a mocktail and a chat about council services?

Oxfordshire County Council is holding a series of market stall events, starting today in Didcot, and includes a quiz to test your knowledge on which council provides what service in the county.

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Oxford University company rebrands away from 'Isis'

An Oxford University company has changed its name from Isis Innovation after being linked with the so-called Islamic State group.

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Oxford University Innovations supports researchers, staff and students to turn their work into commercial enterprises - with five new spin-off companies raising £38 million in funding in the last month.

It changed its nameto make a "clearer definition of the link to the university" but added its former name had "caused occasional business issues such as emails being blocked".

BreakingPolice appeal after racist abuse in Didcot

Police in Didcot are appealing for witnesses after a woman was racially abused yesterday by a man in his 60s.

Weather: A wet afternoon, but becoming drier overnight

BBC Weather Watchers

Cloud will continue to build through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain arriving into western parts such as Chipping Norton by the mid afternoon, turning heavy at times as it continues to spread eastwards. Highs of 19C (66F).

The cloud started to build over Bicester, as Weather Watcher 'Simon the ghosthunter' pictured
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The cloud started to build over Bicester, as Weather Watcher 'Simon the ghosthunter' pictured

Latest headlines: Brexit vote could dry up funds for Oxford flood relief plan

Chris Brown

BBC News

Here are your top news and sport stories this lunchtime:

Brexit: Children's views on Leave vote

Parents have been sharing stories of how their offspring reacted to the referendum result,

School children generic

Brexit: Children's views on Leave vote

"Do we have to leave home?" among children's questions as parents respond to Brexit vote.

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Exeter defender Ribeiro joins Oxford

Christian Ribeiro
Rex Features

The 26-year-old ex-Bristol City trainee scored six goals in 78 appearances over two seasons with the Grecians.  

Christian Ribeiro

Exeter defender Ribeiro joins Oxford

Newly-promoted League One side Oxford United sign Exeter right-back Christian Ribeiro on a two-year deal.

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School funding: From Whitehall to Windmill

Here's a quick guide to how schools such as Headington's Windmill Primary are funded:

  • The main source of income for state schools is the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) - in 2015-16 this was worth £40.1billion
  • Each local authority gets a chunk based on a formula. Councils then apply their own formula to decide how much each school gets
  • Local authorities, like Oxfordshire County Council, gives the money to them - which is recouped from the government - and keeps track of what's been spent
  • In principle, all DSG funding must be allocated to the schools budget in the year in which it's paid to the local authority
  • Last October, Oxfordshire County Council spoke to a number of schools about their reserves, and accepted it was justified 

'Down to local authority to fund expansion', school head insists

Windmill Primary School had reserves of £255,740 in 2014/15, and is facing expansion of pupil numbers.

Head teacher Lynn Knapp is in no doubt she is justified in holding on to cash reserves in the light of these pressures.  

Any expansion should be fully funded. I feel really strongly that it's a detrimental effect on our children not to fully-fund expansion. It's the local authority's decision to expand, not ours, therefore they should meet all those costs.

Lynn Knapp

School cash reserve prevents staff cuts, says head teacher

The head teacher of Windmill Primary School in Headington is one of the schools that has kept cash in reserve and was challenged by the county council.

Pupils at Windmill Primary School in Headington performed Christmas carols for BBC Radio Oxford
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Pupils at Windmill Primary School in Headington performed Christmas carols for BBC Radio Oxford

Lynn Knapp says without the money held back from the Dedicated Schools Grant, she would have to make staff cuts.

If we were just left with the budget we're given we would be making staff cuts. But because we've managed to be sensible with the money we've got, we're actually able to maintain the high level of staffing and quality of teaching.

Lynn Knapp

Schools sitting on £9m cash reserves

Some schools in Oxfordshire are sitting on nearly £9million that's been allocated for spending on teaching.

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The money comes from the Dedicated Schools Grant at the end of 2015/16, according to figures in an Oxfordshire County Council report.

Ed Vaizey to meet scientists

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey is arranging a meeting with European scientists working in Oxfordshire after the Brexit vote.

More than 4,500 people work at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot.

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Brexit vote could dry up funds for Oxford flood relief channel

The leader of Oxford City Council says the vote to leave the EU could make it harder to find the rest of the money for Oxford's flood relief channel

Oxford's two main arterial routes, Botley Road and Abingdon Road, have been hit by floods in recent years
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Oxford's two main arterial routes, Botley Road and Abingdon Road, have been hit by floods in recent years

Councillor Bob Price says the scheme is about £20million short of the £120m target. 

Because of the vote to leave [the EU], the impact on the local economy could be significant. So businesses which previously would have been able to contribute may have reservations because of their worries about the future.

Councillor Bob PriceLeader, Oxford City Council

Human error behind delayed cancer diagnoses

Human error was to blame for 10 women having a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer after assessments in Oxfordshire.

A review was triggered after five women developed "interval cancer" in between routine examinations.

Oxford University Hospitals Trust says the patients were screened by the same doctor between 2011 and 2014.

It said it was "extremely sorry" and that there are now "no concerns" over the screening service.

Flood relief channel site plan revealed

The Environment Agency said the planned channel would run from north of Botley Road to Munday's Bridge, Kennington.  

Flooding in Oxford

Flood relief channel site plan revealed

The proposed site of a £120m flood relief channel in Oxford is revealed.

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Town bids to reinstate medieval stocks

The Statute of Labours Act of 1405, which has never been abolished, requires every town to have a set of stocks.

Stocks in Woodstock

Town bids to reinstate medieval stocks

An Oxfordshire town is using a 15th Century law in a bid to reinstate medieval stocks.

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Traffic jam alert

Avoid the A34 southbound around Abingdon.

#A34 Southbound - congestion back to #Abingdon North due to broken down lorry south of #Marcham Interchange

It's stormy out there...

as this picture from Nigel Newberry shows.

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