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Thanks for joining us for all of the news from across Oxfordshire today.

We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow morning, so be sure to join us.

Accident causes A40 delays

Man cut free from car in hedgerow

A man was cut free from the mangled wreckage of a car that was embedded in a hedgerow following a collision on the B480 Stadhampton road yesterday.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Slade Park, Didcot and Watlington as well as a specialist rescue crew from Kidlington to deal with a three-vehicle collision.

Crashed car on B480 Stadhampton road
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

The occupants of the other two cars had managed to get out, but crews had to cut the roof off the third car to get the man out safely. 

Watch manager Alan Hutchinson said: "The fact that the occupants were all wearing seatbelts most definitely helped protect the occupants of all the vehicles involved."

Wahoo nightclub set to close by end of the year

Oxford Mail

The nightclub and bar in Hythe Bridge Street - a popular venue for students - will be shutting.  

Railworks in numbers

Network Rail is raising the track at Hinksey, south of Oxford, to prevent the line being flooded. 

It's a massive project...

The statistics behind the 24 hour-a-day project

Witty little knitters at Radcliffe Camera

Allison on Twitter has sent us this picture of a "huge yarnbombing" around the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford. 

She said it went up on Sunday, and is still there.

'Yarnbomb' at Radcliffe Camera
Allison

Yarnbombing is a sort of decorative graffiti where knitted installations are placed around public places and features.

Residents warned to be 'extra vigilant' after Bicester burglary

Burglars broke into a house in Lyneham Road, Bicester, yesterday between 14:00 and 19:00 BST.

Lyneham Road
Google

Police said they stole car keys and a car parked outside and warned people to "alert neighbors and remain extra vigilant".

Travel latest: Delays in Burford

There are delays on the A361 High Street in both directions in Burford around the Church Lane junction.

There's congestion on Burford Bridge to Fulbrook.

Giant organ causes mirth

Naturally our story about a big organ got big laughs... you naughty lot ;)

Tracy Hope said: Sorry, you had me at "giant organ"...

@uu_ant tweeted: I wish someone would fund my 'worn out' giant organ

Investigation into fatal Berinsfield collision

Police are investigating a fatal road collision that happened on Sunday and are looking for witnesses to come forward.

The driver of a black Renault Clio, a 37-year-old man from Oxfordshire, died when it came off the road and hit a tree on the A4074 near Berinsfield.

Thames Valley Police was called to the scene at 07:04 but does not know how long the car had been at the side of the road.

A spokesman said: "Officers would like to speak to anyone who has any information about the collision, including anyone who saw the vehicle... before it left the road or as it came off the road."

Oxford nominees at AIM awards

Artists including Adele, Stormzy and Oxford's Radiohead and ShaoDow are up for the AIM awards, which recognise music released on independent labels.  

Adele and Thom Yorke
PA / AP

Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool is nominated for album of the year.   

It's up against Brian Eno, Field Music, Lapsley, Roots Manuva, Skepta and more. 

Also included on the list of nominees is Oxford rapper ShaoDow. It's a big break for the independent musician who's made the shortlist for "Hardest working band or artist". 

View more on twitter

ShaoDow has toured the country for years, and has sold thousands of his CDs in person to high street shoppers across the land. 

He also gives workshops to schools, has his own headphone brand, and will appear in his own Manga comic! We're not surprised his hard work is turning heads.

Alison Wenham, who leads the Association of Independent Music, said this year's shortlist represented the huge diversity in genre, gender and ethnicity within the independent sector.

It highlighted the fact that the "best place to be in the music industry right now is the independent sector", she added.  

Millie's Dream founder up for Hero Award

Henley Standard

A woman who launched an appeal to buy defibrillators for schools in and around Henley has been shortlisted for an award.  

Blenheim Palace organ 'entertained kings and emperors'

We've been finding out more about the giant organ at Blenheim Palace that is in need of restoration.

It was commissioned by the 8th Duke of Marlborough George Charles Spencer-Churchill - who was Winston Churchill's uncle - and his wife Lillian. He died a year after its installation.

The inscription above it reads: "We leave thy voice to speak within these walls in years to come when ours are still."

It was built in 1891 by "Father" Henry Willis and took two and a half years to transport in sections to the estate in Woodstock, Oxfordshire from Camden in London.  

A spokeswoman said during its illustrious history it had "entertained kings, emperors and wounded World War One soldiers".

Travel latest: M4 Eastbound blockage causing problems

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

There are problems to the south of the county because of the M4 Eastbound being blocked.

There's queuing traffic due to a multi-vehicle accident between Junction 15 Swindon East and Junction 14 A338 Hungerford. 

Investigation into police handling of Ellis Downes disappearance 'making good progress'

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has released a statement following yesterday's inquest into the death of Ellis Downes.

The inquest recorded that the 16-year-old's death was accidental after he drowned in a river while swimming with friends.

Ellis went missing after swimming near Donkey Bridge between Culham and Abingdon, on 7 May. His body was found two days later. 

Ellis Downes
DOWNES FAMILY

The police handling of the case is being investigated after Ellis's family said they had to hire a boat and private divers to find his body.

IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori, who is overseeing the investigation, said: "Our thoughts remain with Ellis’s family and friends. 

"Our investigation is making good progress and we hope it will help answer the many questions asked about the police response, as well as identifying any lessons which can be learned."

Pokemon sighting at Benson

The latest sighting of Pokemon in Oxfordshire comes courtesy of the police helicopter team at Benson.

This little fella has wings but has obviously decided to fly in style.

View more on twitter

We think this one is called Pidgey. Hello Pidgey.  

Oxford United orders new digital scoreboard

Oxford Mail

Oxford United is placing an order for a new scoreboard, after the Kassam Stadium's original technology broke during last season.

Travel latest: M40 Southbound 'patchy'

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

The M40 Southbound is looking patchy between Junction 10 for Brackley and Junction 9 for the A34 /A41 at Wendlebury.

And there's delays of 12 minutes in the A40 Eastbound from Cassington to the roadworks at Wolvercote.

Recitals to fund restoration of Blenheim Palace organ

The restoration of a giant 125-year-old organ at Blenheim Palace could be funded through a series of concerts. 

More than £400,000 is needed towards repairing the instrument, which is the largest in a private house in Europe. 

Blenheim Palace organ
BBC

It has 2,300 pipes and 52 speaking stops, but several no longer work, while broken pistons mean there are several missing notes. 

It is now being played in twice-weekly recitals to raise money through donations.

British man 'killed fighting Islamic State'

The death of a British man who reportedly died fighting with Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State in Syria has been confirmed by his Oxford father.

Dean Carl Evans, 22, from Reading, died on 21 July during fighting in the city of Manbij, Kurdish reports suggest.

Dean Carl Evans
RAGIHANDINA YPG

His father, John, posted a statement on social media confirming the death and added: "He was loved and will be missed by all his family and friends".

The Foreign Office is looking into reports of the death - the second involving a Briton fighting against IS.

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