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Summary

  1. Commemorations marking 100 years since the Somme begin
  2. Henley Regatta kicks off
  3. Oxford University open day - traffic warnings
  4. Car used by Sir Winston Churchill for campaigning to be auctioned at Blenheim Palace

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St Mary and St John in Cowley Road

A man is robbed and repeatedly stabbed in an attack by a group of people as he walked through an Oxford churchyard.

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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.

Oxford from the air

The amount of attempted fraud by people trying to buy council houses in Oxford increases from £385k in 2014/15 to £2.7m, council officials reveal.

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Hugh Laurie to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie, who's originally from Oxford, has been named among a list of celebrities who'll get their own star on the the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Hugh Laurie
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Hugh Laurie

He'll honoured at the famous landmark in Los Angeles next year.  

Andrew Smith calls on Jeremy Corbyn to stand down as Labour leader

Oxford Mail

Andrew Smith has called on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down, despite opposing a vote of no-confidence against him.

Demonstration to express fears over EU referendum result
Hundreds gather in Oxford to "Stand Together" over Brexit.

Weather: Turning cloudier through Thursday with showers

BBC Weather Watchers

Much of the evening will remain wet with heavy rain at times and strong winds. Through the night, it will turn drier and clearer from the north with winds gradually easing. Lows of 12C (54F) 

After a bright start tomorrow with some sunshine, cloud will thicken through the day with showery outbreaks of rain through the afternoon.

Cloudy skies in Chinnor, from Weather Watcher 'jcm'
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Cloudy skies in Chinnor, from Weather Watcher 'jcm'

Oxford United squad returns for pre-season workout

The Oxford United squad returned for pre-season training today, and were put through their paces at Oxford Brookes University. 

Oxford United player in pre-season training at Oxford Brookes University
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The VO2 max test was on today's agenda where the players have to sprint on a treadmill for as long as possible.

Wantage Hospital inpatient admissions to end

Wantage Hospital will close to inpatient admissions from the start of next month, Oxford Health NHS Trust fhas confirmed

Wantage Hospital
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Wantage Hospital

Plans to close an the hospital completely because of an increased risk of Legionnaires' disease were shelved after pressure from campaigners.

The trust agreed to keep its midwifery and physiotherapy services open. 

Travel latest: Very busy on all routes out of 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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Cat food man 'mistaken for drug dealer'

Oxford Mail

A man buying cat food said he felt "embarrassed and humiliated" after police handcuffed him when they suspected he was a drug dealer.  

Soggy start to Henley Royal Regatta

Visitors watch the rowing from the bank of the Thames during day one of the Henley Royal Regatta
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Soggy start to Henley Royal Regatta

Umbrellas and Wellington boots may be order of the day as five-day rowing spectacular kicks off, but the wet weather hasn't dampened spirits.

More than 3,000 petrol thefts in Thames Valley

More than 3,000 people in the Thames Valley region drove off without paying for fuel in the last year. 

Petrol pump
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The figure is the third highest in the country in a survey of police forces by the consumer site confused.com.

Labour 'needs two leaders' says Oxfordshire MEP

Oxfordshire's Labour MEP Anneliese Dodds says there needs to be two Labour leaders - one for the Parliamentary party and one for members.

Anneliese Dodds
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Anneliese Dodds

Her call comes as David Cameron told Jeremy Corbyn to resign as Labour leader, claiming it is not in the national interest for him to continue.

But Corbyn says quitting would betray all the members that back him. 

Yes of course there would be conflict between them, but at least it would mean we would have a functioning Parliamentary party and a functioning party outside Parliament.

Annaliese DoddsMEP for the South East England region

Man stabbed and robbed in graveyard

The victim, 34, was approached by a group of men and a woman and kicked to the floor. He had his wallet and phone stolen, received stab wounds to his arms and bruising to his face and body.  

St Mary and St John in Cowley Road

Man stabbed and robbed in churchyard

A man is robbed and repeatedly stabbed in an attack by a group of people as he walked through an Oxford churchyard.

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LISTEN: Radio Oxford visits the Somme

BBC Radio Oxford visits the graves of those killed in the Battle of the Somme

Wet in Henley

It's the first day of this year's Henley Regatta and it's not only the rowers getting wet. 

Because of course it's raining and is forecast to stay that way for much of the day.

Tomorrow's looking a little more positive, however, for day two.

Henley regatta
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Churchill's campaign car to be auctioned

It's the last of its kind and has an estimated price tag of around £250,000.  

Only eight of the planned 23 Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupes were ever built

Churchill's campaign car to be auctioned

A Daimler DB18 Drophead used by Britain's wartime leader for campaigning, and the only surviving example of its kind, is to be auctioned.

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Fixture changes for Oxford United matches

Dog attacks on Thames swans 'more than I can describe'

Swans on the River Thames are increasing under attack from dogs, according to the man in charge of keeping tabs on them.

The Queen's swan marker, David Barber, is preparing for the annual swan upping
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The Queen's swan marker, David Barber, is preparing for the annual swan upping

David Barber is swan marker to Her Majesty the Queen and is preparing for the annual swan upping - where his team count the birds from Sunbury, in Surrey, up to Abingdon.

It's about people letting dogs off the lead. Swans nest near towpaths and very vulnerable places. They sit on the nest, the dogs then attack the swans, the swans then desert the nest and we lose cygnets and eggs.

David BarberSwan Marker to Her Majesty the Queen

Doreen Lawrence: 'Build memorial to slaves'

Creating a national memorial to slaves would help ease the controversy around statues like the one of Cecil Rhodes in Oxford, says Labour peer Baroness Doreen Lawrence, mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. 

The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oxford's Oriel College
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The statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oxford's Oriel College

Referring to the figure of imperialist Rhodes which stands at Oriel College, she says it's important memorials truly reflect the history of UK communities.

Oxford event over Brexit

An event to show solidarity with the rest of Europe drew hundreds of people to Oxford city centre last night. 

The Stand Together event was one of several which took place across the country.

Demonstration to express fears over EU referendum result

Churchill's campaign car to be auctioned

Chris Brown

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A one-of-a kind classic car used by Sir Winston Churchill for campaigning in the 1940s is to be auctioned at his Blenheim Palace birthplace this weekend. 

The Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe, built in 1939 and one of eight built, is the last of its kind left and has an estimated price tag of around £250,000.

The Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe to be sold on Saturday
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The Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe to be sold on Saturday
Sir Winston Churchill used the Daimler for political campaigning in the 1940s
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Sir Winston Churchill used the Daimler for political campaigning in the 1940s

Very slow on all inbound routes to the City, #Abingdon rd, #Botley rd and #MarstonFerryRd extra busy - Oxford University Open Days

At the Somme

The grave of Raymond Asquith, son of the PM who led us into war in 1914, is here in Guillemont Road Cemetery.

The grave of Raymond Asquith, son of the PM who led us into war in 1914, is here in Guillemont Road Cemetery.

And talking of poppies...

It's nearly the centenary of the start of World War One's bloodiest battle at the Somme. 

By the time the battle in northern France finished four months later, more than a million soldiers had been killed and wounded on both sides of the fighting. 

Today, the Radio Oxford Breakfast team are broadcasting live from northern France.

Howard Bentham (right) with historian John Cooksey
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Here's presenter Howard Bentham (right) with historian John Cooksey

Poppies

We've been sent this stunning photo by Mike Weir of poppies at East Hagbourne.

Poppies
Mike Weir

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