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  1. Traffic chaos continues around Woodstock as Countryfile Live gets underway for day two
  2. Oxford is one of the most unaffordable places to live in the country
  3. An overturned caravan caused four-mile queues on the M40 this morning
  4. The county should remain dry for the weekend with sunny intervals in parts

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That's all for today

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

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

Utah wants life-sized dinosaur model

The US state of Utah and a church are among the new homes suggested for a life-sized dinosaur model being given away by a museum.

The raptor

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has offered the four-metre long utahraptor predator free to whoever makes the most convincing case.

Staff said they were "bowled over" by the response to their appeal and have received 199 requests so far.

Schools, museums, science centres and a church have made submissions.

Half-hour delays on the A40 this afternoon

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

Oxfordshire's Big Picture

Portentous skies over Longworth, Oxfordshire.
Anthony P Morris
Portentous skies over Longworth, Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire's Big Picture

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Driver and passenger escape serious injuries after car crash

Apology over Countryfile traffic delays

Surrounding roads were gridlocked by mid-morning on Thursday

After organisers promised the situation would improve, hundreds continue to complain of hour-long delays getting into the venue.  


Apology over Countryfile traffic delays

Blenheim Palace has apologised for traffic delays after a second day of "traffic chaos" at Countryfile Live.

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Swan pedalo Thames challenge to start north of Oxford

Three scout leaders are about to set off down the Thames from Fiddlers Island just north of Oxford in a Swan-shaped pedalo in a bid to travel 125 miles.

The team talking to a reporter from BBC Surrey
The team talking to a reporter from BBC Surrey

The team hopes to ride the Thames up to Brentford and then divert onto the canal system to end up at the Isle of Dogs.

They are raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind and Young Epilepsy.

Look out behind you...

Radio Oxford celebrates Rio Olympics

If you were listening to Radio Oxford this morning, you were probably wondering what this thing called capoeira is.

Well, it's a Brazilian dance martial art, and BBC Oxford's Lilley Mitchell had a go at it outside our Summertown studios.   

Sport update: One day left until Oxford's first League One match in 15 years

Ross Heaton

BBC Oxford Sport

The waiting is nearly over for Oxford United fans. There is just one more day to go until the U's begin a campaign in League One for the first time in 15 years. 

Michael Appleton
Rex Features

United start the season at home to Chesterfield, could they do the unthinkable this year and go straight from League One to the Championship?   

Hiding from the sun this weekend? Here's what's on at the cinema

Alex Regan

South Online

If, like me, you have pale Irish skin that burns even in moonlight, you'll likely be looking for a darkened, air-conditioned refuge this weekend.

Well have no fear, Radio Oxford's movie reviews are here. 

James Luxford from the Radio Times reviews Up For Love and previews Suicide Squad.

'Moving to Banbury so I can afford to enjoy life'

Trainee teacher Sophie Mogridge moved to Oxford last year and lives in a three-bedroom house with two friends

She says half of her £18,000-a-year salary goes on accommodation

Sophie Mogridge
Sophie Mogridge

My rent is incredibly high but my salary isn't as high. That means I'm not able to do all the social things that all my friends [outside of Oxford] can do.

Sophie MogridgeTrainee teacher

'I'm beating the housing crisis by moving to a boat'

Alex Regan

South Online

We all know too well that Oxford is the most unaffordable place to live in the country. With the average house costing 16 times the average annual wage, it's no wonder people are taking extreme measures to get on the housing ladder.

Matt winkworth
Matt Winkworth

Freelance composer and musician Matt Winkworth is moving to a boat. He said: "I've thought about getting a mortgage, but I would have to move out of the area that I work [in], it's impossible to buy anywhere in the South East.

"[Living in the boat] will be the first time I have lived on my own."

Irate listener rants at Kat Orman over Countryfile Live delays

Wildlife enthusiasts have been stuck in hour-long queues for a second day to get to Woodstock for the BBC's first Countryfile Live event. 

With mercury rising and tensions high, some people just can't contain their frustration, like BBC Oxford listener Simon. 

The irate driver got, shall we say, animated about it with presenter Kat Orman, going as far as to blame her for the queues. 

Traffic update: Crash on A34

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

One lane is closed on the A34 northbound between the Milton Interchange and Marcham due to a crash. 

More updates once we have them.

Bringing Rio to Summertown

The sleepy pavements outside BBC Oxford were transformed into a Brazilian carnival this morning on the David Prever breakfast show, in celebration of the Rio Olympics this evening. 

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Radio Oxford's Lilley Mitchell even had a go at the Brazilian dance martial art capoeira, although she was no match for 10-year-old Douglas. 

Will it be traffic chaos for a second day at Countryfile Live?

Yesterday wildlife lovers going to Blenheim Palace spent up-to two hours in traffic jams trying to get to Countryfile Live, and it seems like the queues are continuing today.

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Chief Executive of the estate John How said: "We know where we can improve, we have made some signage and some routing and some lane changes for this morning, and we are confident things will run much smoother today."

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But it didn't stop some Countryfile fans having a great time yesterday. Visitors today are advised to not follow satnav directions to Blenheim Palace, but instead use the signage which has been posted on the A44. 

Just when you thought the traffic couldn't get any worse...

Reports of a swan waddling along the #A34 southbound near exit slip at #Peartree Interchange. Traffic slow from #Kidlington jct to #Wytham

One of the most expensive places to rent a room

Oxfordshire's been picked out as one of the priciest places to rent a room in the South East, in a BBC investigation.

Across large swathes of England, it also found people are spending more than a third of their disposable income on rent.

Oxford view
An average studio flat in Oxford costs £681 a month

Travel update: More than 40-minute delays on M40

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

It's not looking good on Friday morning unfortunately, especially on the M40 where there's four-mile queues after a caravan overturned in between junction 6 Watlington and junction 4 High Wycombe, closing two lanes. 

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Also across the county:

  • Traffic is slow between Aston Hill and Stokenchurch with people travelling to Countryfile live. If you're going to the show avoid using the Blenheim Palacepostcode and follow the event signage

Weather update: Sunny spells and light wind

We've had a veritable smorgasbord of weather this week, with the British summer being cruel and unforgiving on Monday and Tuesday. 

But what does today and the weekend have in store? Well here's the ever fragrant Bee Tucker to talk you some weather. 

M40 crash

There's motorway gridlock this morning.

#M40 southbound nr #J5. Traffic released in 1 lane. 2 lanes closed as @tvprp and @Bucksfire deal with a collision.

#M40 southbound nr #J5. Traffic released in 1 lane. 2 lanes closed as @tvprp and @Bucksfire deal with a collision.

Welcome to BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire

Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire this sunny Friday morning. 

We'll be bringing you the headlines as they break across the county, including the latest from day two of BBC Countryfile Live.

Hopefully there'll be no repeat of the traffic jams which affected many visitors yesterday.

Church and blue sky
Nigel Fairford
Nigel Fairford sent us this picture taken whilst walking his dog near Wallingford

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