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Monday's weather forecast: Sunny intervals and blustery showers

Today will have sunny intervals and blustery showers.

Some of the showers will be heavy with even the chance of a few rumbles of thunder.

Winds will be brisk south to south-westerlies.

Maximum Temperature: 10 to 13°C (50 to 55°F).

Sunny intervals and blustery showers

Your pictures: Armistice 100

Many events are taking place across the UK and abroad to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

The south of England has been commemorating 100 years, starting with the transformation of a disused phonebox in Alverstoke, near Gosport, in Hampshire...

Phonebox memorial
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Schools in Sherborne, Dorset, including Sherborne Abbey School, have been crafting poppies of all shapes and sizes for an exhibition at the town's museum...

Poppies created by pupils at Sherborne Abbey School
Sherborne Museum

Meanwhile, fire crews in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, have created this bold tribute on the doors of an engine garage...

Armistice 100 tribute
Eynsham Fire Station

Send your pictures to us via our Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or on Twitter:@BBCBerkshire, @BBCDorset, @BBC_Hampshire and @BBCOxford.

Weather outlook: Wet with strong winds

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

Friday will start with a mixture of bright spells and showers.

But it will turn wet and very windy later, with gusts of up to 50mph.

Missing certificates in Oxfordshire Carillion projects

Building projects carried out by Carillion in Oxfordshire have missing certificates and fire safety issues, a new report has revealed.

It shows Oxfordshire County Council spent £123m on a total of 602 projects with the firm, which went into liquidation in January.

Sutton Courtenay Primary School saw workmen down tools when Carillion collapsed and headteacher Rachel Hornsey said after delays children are now in new classrooms, but there are still issues.

The council said it can't say what happened with Carillion would never happen again, but added it was prepared if another company providing services did collapse.

Workman
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The collapse of construction giant Carillion will cost UK taxpayers an estimated £148m, the National Audit Office has said

Screen time has little effect on sleep, says Oxford study

Child not sleeping
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Correlations between screen time and lack of sleep are "extremely modest", says the report

The amount of time children spend on devices has little effect on how long they sleep, a study from Oxford University suggests.

It runs counter to previous research that suggested excessive screen time was linked to children failing to get sufficient rest.

The survey concluded that the relationship between sleep and screen use in children was "extremely modest".

But one UK GP said the findings did not tally with his clinical experience.

Here's Tuesday's weather

Dan Downs - give us the slightly chilly good stuff.

David Cameron 'wants to be foreign secretary'

The Sun
BBC

The Sun newspaper has claimed former prime minister and Witney MP David Cameron is considering a return to frontline politics.

The 52-year-old, who stood down as an MP in 2016, has reportedly told friends he is hoping for a Cabinet recall as foreign secretary when a new Tory leader succeeds Theresa May.

Cameron quit after the UK voted to leave the European Union, despite him urging the country to remain.

Since then he has been writing a book in a designer garden shed that was installed at his family home in the Cotswolds, and which is believed to have cost £25,000.

'Forget deserving issues and focus on basics' - Sara Thornton

Sara Thornton
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The Thames Valley's former chief constable says forces should focus on catching thieves and violent criminals, and not incidents where no offence has been committed.

Sara Thornton said forces are too stretched to deal with "deserving" issues, such as logging gender-based hate incidents.

Claims against dead people was also taking resources from tackling "today's crime today", she told a conference.

She called for a "refocus on core policing".

Ms Thornton, who chairs the National Police Chiefs' Council, spoke out as statistics show arrests have halved in the past decade.

Weather: 'Largely fine and dry'

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

TVP officer "touched" by comments from Glen Hoddle's family

The man who helped saved Glenn Hoddle's life after he had a heart attack said he feels "very touched" by comments from the former England manager's family.

Sound engineer Simon Daniels used CPR treatment to keep the former England manager alive after he collapsed at BT Sport's studios on Saturday.

Daniels, who is also a special constable for Thames Valley Police, said his first-aid training "kicked in" leaving him no time to worry if Hoddle, 61, would survive.

Thames Valley Police said CPR skills are part of the force's training programme provided to officers in our Special Constabulary.

A spokesperson added: "The force is very proud of his actions."

Simon Daniels
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The 47-year-old said he did not know it was Hoddle who had collapsed when he first heard cries for help

Today's weather

It's going to be cool and rather cloudy across our patch.

Weather, Tuesday 30 October

Three taken to hospital after A40 collision

Three people have been taken to hospital after a collision which closed the A40 for several hours last night.

Firefighters cut both drivers out of two cars after they collided near the Asthall junction at about 17:15 GMT - one car overturned.

South Central Ambulance Service said three people, including an elderly couple in the vehicle which overturned, were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The ambulance service added no people involved sustained serious injuries.

Chief constable enters crashed car to help driver

The chief constable of Thames Valley Police climbed into an overturned car to support the driver, after spotting the vehicle near Kidlington, Oxfordshire, this morning.

Francis Hapgood was first on the scene of the crash at Middle Street, Islip, at about 07:50 GMT, the force said.

Police said the car was only vehicle involved and the driver was not injured.

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Police call waiting times surge

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Police inquiry office on a 101 phone call
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Average waiting times for 101 calls to Thames Valley Police (TVP) to be answered have gone up by more than 400% in the last year.

Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum, which obtained the figure through a Freedom of Information request, said the system was "breaking down".

Chairman Peter Bowyer said: "It has become very difficult to report things on 101. I think it is demand for 999 that is causing it."

Ch Supt Christian Bunt, head of contact management for TVP, said: "I am sure the public would appreciate that we have to prioritise emergency calls."

Weather: Dry and sunny after a frosty start

Dan Downs

Weather Forecaster

Temperatures will struggle to reach 10C on Monday, despite the sunshine.

Tomorrow will be mainly dry with similar temperatures.

Weather: Turning much colder

Alex Osborne

BBC Weather

It's time to dig out your hats and scarves as a brisk north-westerly wind brings a chill to Friday and the weekend.

Today will be sunny after any early showers clear away. Tonight there's a chance of frost in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Debenhams 'seeks to close 50 stores'

Debenhams
Reuters

Debenhams is understood to be seeking to close 50 of its 166 stores in a radical overhaul as it prepares to reveal a record £500m loss.

The struggling department store chain has previously said 10 stores were earmarked for closure over the next five years but has raised that target.

It is not known which stores will be affected but branches in the south include Southampton, Bournemouth, Reading, Oxford, Winchester, Weymouth, Thatcham, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Witney.

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600 Oxfordshire music students to sing at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall
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A total of 600 students from the Oxfordshire County Music service will be performing at the BBC Proms this year.

The event at the Royal Albert Hall in November will celebrate the best young musicians from across the UK.

Conductor John Lubbock said it was a "brilliant idea" to have children from all over the county sing together.

Amputee PC told public how to save his life after car crash
PC Tom Dorman aims to return to policing "within a year, to catch criminals and look after people".

Tuesday's weather

It looks like it's going to be a lovely day today.

Monday's weather forecast: Dry with plenty of sunshine

After a chilly start, today will be dry with plenty of blue sky and sunshine.

There may be just a few patches of cloud around. Cooler than it was yesterday. Maximum temperature: 10 to 13C.

Monday's weather forecast
'I carry my heart in a rucksack'
Becca Henderson carries her mechanical heart with her after having her own heart removed due to cancer.

Weather outlook: Dry and sunny after a misty start

Alex Osborne

BBC Weather

Large stash of illegal cigarettes seized

Twenty-four thousand smuggled cigarettes were seized in Witney, Oxfordshire, yesterday.

Trading Standards and Thames Valley Police officers raided a property in Highworth Place with sniffer dogs and found the suspected counterfeit cigarettes which have a market value of £12,000.

Jody Kerman, Oxfordshire County Council’s operations manager for trading standards, said: "Illegal tobacco poses an additional threat to our children and communities, because it is sold at pocket money prices by criminals who may not be interested in asking for proof of age.

"We’re committed to helping people live safe, healthy lives; cracking down on the illegal tobacco trade is one of our top priorities."

Prince William visits nuclear fusion experiment

Prince William has been in Oxfordshire to see the latest research in the search for nuclear fusion.

Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority site, at Culham, are building a type of reactor which could produce almost unlimited supplies of clean energy.

The Duke of Cambridge's visit marked the end of construction of the Mast (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) Upgrade Fusion Experiment that aims to bring the power source a step closer.

It has taken five years to make the new instrument.

Fusion is the process which powers stars and fuses hydrogen, the most abundant element in the Universe, to produce huge amounts of energy.

Prince William
BBC

Oxford's public spaces to be tidied up in anti-drugs push

A new task force which uses creative methods to tackle drug crime in Oxford is launching today.

The Oxford Public Spaces Drugs Task Force is a joint project by Thames Valley Police, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.

The team aims to transform public spaces by trimming hedgerows, clearing paths, installing cameras, and removing needles and knives from parks to deter dealers and give a rapid response to those who report drug crime.

discarded needles
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