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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

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That's all from BBC Local Live for today

Alex Regan

South Online

In the words of the Looney Tunes (other cartoon franchises are available), "that's all folks". 

From everyone at Radio Oxford we wish you a pleasant weekend, but do remind you to have an umbrella handy. 

We'll be back with you on Monday at 08:00. 

Weekend weather: Damp and sustained showers

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

Tonight it's going to be a damp and muggy night with temperatures remaining in the double figures, but on Saturday we're going to see scattered showers. These will lead to more sustained rainfall on Sunday which will continue through to next week. 

Bee Tucker weather
BBC

Council to invest £250k in upgrading gym

The Ferry Leisure Centre in Summertown will receive a £250,000 facelift over the next week. 

Work began today to improve the equipment and decor of the gym, which is run by Oxford City Council. 

Work should finish on 18 June, but the gym will be closed for the whole time the improvements are being made. 

Ferry Leisure Centre
Google

We will try and keep disruption to a minimum but to complete the work we will have to close the gym from 10 to 18 June inclusive. The rest of the centre will be open as usual.

Adam KnightGeneral Manager, Ferry Leisure Centre

Travel latest: Hour-long delays after three-car crash

There are delays of an hour-and-a-half if you're travelling eastbound on the A40 around Little Barrington and Burford. There are 40-minute delays westbound also, due to a three-car collision. 

Latest headlines: Chippy man to cross three continents and two oceans

BBC Radio Oxford

Here are this evening's headlines from the team at Radio Oxford:

  • A man from Chipping Norton hopes to get back to Oxfordshire from China in 130 days by sailing the Pacific and Atlantic, as well as cycling across the United States
  • A £12.5m redesign of the road layout at Headington in Oxford was agreed at a meeting last night
  • Police are looking for a man who approached an 11-year-old girl in Blackbird Leys and asked to take a photo of her

Six HGV drivers charged nearly £4k for driving over weak bridges

Six lorry drivers have pleaded guilty to "breaching weight restrictions" on Oxfordshire roads. The county council found lorries as heavy as 44 tonnes were driving over weak bridges in Charlbury and Newbridge, which have a weight limit of 7.5 tonnes. 

Newbridge
Frank Smith

The six HGV drivers were fined £3,895 in total. 

The vast majority of drivers understand and obey weight restriction areas but, those who don't, not only pose a danger - but also gain a competitive advantage over those who follow the rules.

Jody KermanTrading Standards Operations Manager

Travel: Three-car crash closes A40

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

A three-car crash on the A40 between Northleach and Burford has led to a road closure. Police are currently on the scene, but it is putting a lot of pressure on traffic going through Burford. 

Travel latest: Crash on the A40 and slow exiting Oxford

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

Here's the latest travel on this Friday afternoon:

  • There are delays on the A34 northbound between J13 at Chieveley to Beedon. It is also very patchy further northbound from Hinksey to J9 for the M40
  • The A34 southbound from the Peartree roundabout to Wytham is very slow
  • There are delays of about 15 minutes on the A40 in both directions through the roadworks at Wolvercote and Cutteslowe
  • There seems to have been a collision on the A40 between Northleach and Burford at Little Barrington, it seems that several cars have been involved and the road is block in both directions

Police hunt man who 'tried to take photo of 11-year-old girl'

Extra police patrols are taking place in Blackbird Leys after a man approached an 11-year-old girl and "asked to take a photo of her". 

Thames Valley Police has asked parents in the area to be extra vigilant after the man approached the young girl in a park near Primrose Place.

Primrose Place
Google

The man is white, in his 30s or 40s and was wearing white overalls with paint on them. 

Man charged with GBH and sexual assault

A Witney man has been charged with sexual assault, inflicting grievous bodily harm and intent. 

Callum King, 24, of Priory Mill Lane, Witney, was arrested on Thursday and will appear at Oxford Magistrate's Court this afternoon. 

The charges are in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Langdale Common on Saturday morning. 

Police dog to be named after dead bomb disposal officer

An Oxfordshire-based bomb disposal officer who died trying to disarm a device in Afghanistan will be honoured by having a sniffer dog named after him. 

Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid was based at Vauxhall barracks in Didcot, but died in 2009. 

Olaf Schmid
BBC

Mr Schmid's family have given their permission for a German point-setter puppy being trained by Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset police to be called Ox, after the soldier.   

Weather: Cloudy but dry with lowering temperatures

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

We had some sunny spells in the morning but it is going to get cloudier towards the afternoon, with some risk of localised showers but nothing too dramatic. 

There will be highs of 20C. 

Weather 11 June
BBC

Afternoon headlines: Man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

  • A man from Witney has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in her 30s on Saturday in Langdale Common
  • An attempted burglary as an opticians in Chipping Norton was thwarted after the owners frightened the burglars away
  • Road closures will be in place on the Botley Interchange every evening from next Wednesday until 27 June

'Panini cheapskates' start Euro 2016 sticker album

A couple who create "awful" sticker album  have begun creating a Euro 2016 collection. 

The "Panini Cheapskates" - Alex and Sian Pratchett - intended to draw 800 stickers before the final of the Euros on 10 July. 

Panini Cheapskates
Panini Cheapskates

Mr Pratchett, who drew a 2014 World Cup sticker album with his wife, said that the task would likely take six hours a day.

He also described the pair's first efforts as a "dreadful mess". 

Archeological dig nominated for award

An dig around the Westgate Centre has been nominated for best archaeological project of the year. 

The dig around the site for a new shopping centre in Oxford discovered a 13th century tile pavement.

tile pavement
Oxford City Council

All of the items discovered in the dig were exhibited at the Museum of Oxford, which saw 5,500 visitors in six weeks.     

Buns to be thrown in Abingdon for Queen's birthday

Thousands of buns will be thrown off the roof of Abingdon county hall on Saturday evening to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. 

The tradition, which occurs on royal occasions, began when King George III was coronated in 1761. 

Bun throwing
BBC

At the royal wedding in 2011, 6,000 buns were thrown to Oxfordshire crowds. 

The event will begin at 7pm. 

Latest headlines: Bun throwing, violet lights and the Botley Interchange

  • Different colours of lights can affect your sleep, according to a new Oxford University study which looked at how lights affected mice's sleep. 
  • Thousands of buns will be thrown off of the roof of Abingdon County Hall to celebrate The Queen's 90th Birthday
  • A £260,000 resurfacing project on the Botley Interchange will begin next week 

Man arrested in Witney sexual assault inquiry

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Witney. 

The man was arrested yesterday and remains in police custody. 

It comes after a woman was sexually assaulted in Langdale Common in last Saturday. 

Thames Valley Police
BBC

Botley Interchange to undergo resurfacing

One of Oxford's busiest roundabouts will undergo resurfacing and drainage repairs work next week. 

Work on the Botley Interchange will begin on 15 June, with road closures in place on between 9pm and 6am, and lane closures while the work takes place. 

The work will cost £260,000 and is expected to be completed by 27 June. 

Botley Interchange
Google

The work is being done at nights so that traffic is disrupted as little as possible. For many people all they will notice is the improved state of the roads as work progresses.

David Nimmo-SmithOxfordshire County councillor

Oxfordshire pictures: Buttercups melting in the sun

We've been asking you to send us your pictures of the county, and the responses have been flooding in. So a big thank you :)

Radio Oxford listener Ian Jones sent us this impressive picture of buttercups, taken on Thursday evening near Bicester. 

Buttercups
Ian Jones

Sports news: Striker Maguire gets extra time to decide Oxford United future

Ross Heaton

BBC Oxford Sport

Oxford United say they're not rushing Scottish forward Chris Maguire into a decision over a new deal at the club. 

The 27 year old, who spent six months at the club last season, has been offered a fresh deal ahead of the new campaign in League One. 

Chris Maguire
Getty Images

It's now been three weeks since Maguire was given the offer, but boss Michael Appleton says he's willing to keep waiting.    

Radio catch-up: Film review with David Prever

BBC Oxford's talked to James Luxford yesterday about this week's latest cinema releases, which includes a documentary from American film maker Michael Moore, a new comedy starring actress Melissa McCarthy, and the latest economy of diminishing returns that is Mother's Day. 

The Guardian did a suitable hatchet job on the film, only giving it one star. 

Time for a manicure?

Our roving reporter Lilley Mitchell spent time with members of Team GB's Olympic rowing team yesterday, but got quite a shock when she saw the calluses on Constantine Louloudis's hands.

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Sports headlines: Striker Maguire given more time over U's contract

Ross Heaton

BBC Oxford Sport

  • Oxford United has given Scottish striker Chris Maguire more time to decide whether to accept a new deal with The U's for next season
  • Oxfordshire rower Frances Houston has said she is proud to have been selected to be part of Team GB's women's eight team
  • In golf, Banbury's Gary Boyd started his secpmd rpimd at tje Lyoness Open this afternoon. He is currently tied at 16th place

Oxfordshire pictures: Cheeky cow!

What picture do you think best illustrates the bucolic delights of Oxfordshire? For listener David Cockram it's this cheeky friesian cow poking its tongue out. 

Fresian cow picture
David Cockram

If you have any pictures you'd like to share with us please get in touch by  emailFacebook or Twitter.

Travel latest: Steady congestion coming into Oxford

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

  • Traffic is building steadily on the A40 eastbound from Cassington to Wolvercote, as well as around Cutteslowe and along Sunderland Avenue
  • Feeder roads into Oxford are moving slowly this morning, with the most heavily affected including Marsh Lane, Cherwell Drive and Botley Road
  • The eastern bypass road is busy between the Cowley junction and Littlemore roundabout

Today's weather: Cloudy but mostly dry

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

We're in for a fairly cloudy day today but for most of us it will be dry.

There's a chance of a few isolated showers but largely a dry day with highs of 20C across the county. 

Bee Tucker weather
BBC

This evening it will be a mild, muggy night with temperatures continuing to be around 20C.  

Morning headlines: Family paid £80k compensation after son drowned in hospital bath

BBC Radio Oxford

Welcome to BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire

Alex Regan

South Online

Good morning Oxfordshire. It's a cloudy start, so let us brighten your day by bringing you the latest news, sports and weather updates from the county on this Friday.

Don't forget to let us know what's happening in your part of the county via emailFacebook or Twitter.