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Summary

  1. Oxford researchers are within five years of new treatment for Duchenne muscular distrophy
  2. More major roadworks at Oxford's Botley interchange get under way
  3. Oxford United prepared to let Sam Slocombe and Max Crocombe leave

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By Chris Brown and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Oxfordshire Live for today

Many thanks for joining us today, and we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest, news, views, pictures and video from around the county. 

See you then.

Garden waste fee for green-fingered West Oxfordshire

People who get their garden waste recycled in West Oxfordshire are soon going to be hit with a fee. 

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The optional service will cost £30 a year from April 2017.

Weather: Dry and fresher tonight, before rain arrives tomorrow

BBC Weather Watchers

After a dry and sunny day it will be a fine evening across the county with some evening sunshine, leading to some clear spells overnight. 

Under the clear skies it will feel chilly, particularly in rural areas. Lows of 10C (50F). 

Tuesday will then start on a fresh note with some sunshine, but cloud will thicken from the west with some rain arriving by the early afternoon.

A view from Chinnor, from Weather Watcher 'jcm'
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A view from Chinnor, from Weather Watcher 'jcm'

Road works to start at Botley Interchange tonight

The second phase of major roadworks at the Botley Interchange in Oxford is set to start tonight. 

The work will be done at night between 9pm and 6am Monday to Sunday and a road closure will be in place.

Cameron to stay on as Witney MP

Bethan Phillips

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

David Cameron has said he will stay on as Witney MP, despite planning to step down as prime minister following his defeat in the EU referendum.

David Cameron
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I will continue with my duties as the MP for Witney. It is an enormous privilege to serve the people of West Oxfordshire.

David Cameron

Travel latest: Rush-hour traffic building 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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'Five years' for muscle waste treatment

Professor Kay Davies from Oxford University speaking about a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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Professor Kay Davies says she is determined to help sufferers retain their independence

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) affects about 2,500 boys and men in the UK, leaving them unable to move.  

Professor Kay Davies from Oxford University speaking about a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

'Five years' for muscle waste treatment

A new treatment for rare muscle wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy could be available within five years, an Oxford University researcher says.

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Witney council to spend £10,000 on new bus service

Witney Town Council has agreed to spend £10,000 on a town centre circular bus service. 

This will serve Madley Park, Smiths and Cogges estates and comes after the Stagecoach 213, 214 and 215 services were axed following the end of subsidies from Oxfordshire County Council.

We hope that both existing and new passengers will support the service, and recognise the wider benefits of public transport for reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

Cllr Suzanne BartingtonChair of the public transportation working party

Next stop the Olympics?

Council leader at Parliament for EU statement

Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth is at Parliament today to listen to one of the most dramatic statements in recent years.

Prime minister David Cameron has just got up to address MPs, saying the referendum was "one of the biggest democratic exercises" in the UK's history.

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Police wares for auction

And when they're not fighting crime, Thames Valley Police are looking to raise a bit of money on the side - all for a good cause. 

 In an effort to get rid of lost property items handed in at police stations, or seized during investigations and stored as evidence - the police force has launched its own charity Ebay page. 

Some of the wares on offer include a watch, a Russian coin from 1819, and a mobility scooter...

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Oxfordshire Greens call for EU laws to remain

The leader of the Green Party at Oxfordshire County Council wants the council to lobby central government to keep a range of European laws.

Councillor David Williams said the result of the EU referendum offered a "very serious challenge to economic, social and environmental progress of the UK".

He aims to present a motion to the county council meeting on 7 July, urging protection of laws that protect the rights of women and workers, as well as legislation covering habitats, coastlines, water, consumer standards and copyrights.

Oxford United release keepers

Oxford United goalkeepers Sam Slocombe and Max Crocombe look set to have played their final games for the club.

Max Crocombe
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Max Crocombe

Boss Michael Appleton has told the pair they can leave the club this summer. 

The U's signed Blackburn's Simon Eastwood last week and will also retain Liechtenstein international Benji Buchel, who finished as first choice towards the end of last season.

Criticism over Oxford referendum protest name change

Organisers of a protest due to take place in Oxford tomorrow against the EU referendum have come under fire after it called for the "genuine Leave vote" to be "engaged with".

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The 'Oxford Stays' in Broad Street, from 17:30, is one of a series of protests across the country, but its name has been changed to 'Stand Together'.

On the Oxford event's Facebook page, its 'About' section said "the genuine Leave vote needs to be respectfully listened to, understood, and engaged with. Division got us into this, and it probably won’t help get us out of it".

But this has drawn criticism on Facebook from those opposed to Brexit.

Nicola announces a new union

Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood has announced on Twitter she is to get married in September. 

She campaigned to remain part of the European Union, but in the aftermath of the referendum result she seems to be banking on a new union to secure her future.

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Heseltine says referendum result 'worst constitutional crisis in peacetime'

Michael Heseltine has described the decision to leave the European Union as the "worst constitutional crisis in peacetime". 

Former Oxfordshire MP says a second referendum or general election should be held

Speaking from his Banbury home, the former deputy prime minister - and ex-Oxfordshire MP - said Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage must be put in charge of negotiating a fresh deal for Britain because anyone else would "disown it".

Put the people who created this mess… in a place where they conduct the negotiations and do it fast. A couple of months ago, Nigel Farage explicitly said that if it was a 58-52 there'd need to be another referendum. He was expecting losing but the same facts remain - there will have to be another constitutional affirmation of the deal.

Michael Heseltine

Mother's hope

Oxford researchers say there could be a new treatment for a rare muscle wasting disease within five years.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) affects about 2,500 boys and men in the UK, leaving them unable to move.

Cathy Wedell, whose 12-year-old son Isaac has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is taking part in the trial, said taking part filled her "with hope".

Mother 'full of hope' over Duchenne trial

Life after Brexit

Oxfordshire's MPs have been taking to twitter in light of the UK's vote to leave the EU.  

The MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Nicola Blackwood, is chair of the Commons' science and technology select committee.

Contingency plans must include measures to protect UK science & innovation inc access to EU funding & collaboration twitter.com/skynews/status…

And, in response to a concerned constituent that the Brexit fallout will distract Wantage MP Ed Vaizey from saving the town's hospital, he tweeted:

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Weather: Dry today with sunny spells

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

It'll be a rather cloudy start to the day with some light rain. This will quickly clear though and sunny spells will develop. 

The rest of the day will remain dry and with light winds it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Highs of 20C (68F).

Bee Tucker brings you the forecast for today

Latest headlines: Treatment close for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Here are the top news and sport stories in Oxfordshire this morning:

  • Oxford researchers say they are within five years of a new treatment for the rare muscle-wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • More major roadworks at Oxford's Botley Interchange get under way today
  • And Oxford United are prepared to let Sam Slocombe and Max Crocombe leave the Kassam Stadium following the arrival of fellow keeper Simon Eastwood

Good morning and welcome to Oxfordshire Live

The start of another week, but it's not just any old week.

The ramifications of last week's EU referendum vote are beginning to be felt, and we'll have local reaction throughout the day. 

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