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Thanks for joining us today on Oxfordshire Live.

Tomorrow we will once again bring you news, sport, travel and weather from around the county from 08:00.

Police officers threatened with knife in Oxford

A taser was used in Oxford after police were threatened with a knife who barricaded himself inside a property on Sunday.

Officers had been investigating an assault on a 71-year-old man, who's currently in a serious condition at the John Radcliffe Hospital, when it happened.

A 39-year-old man from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

A second man, aged 48-years-old, and also from Oxford, was arrested on suspicion of common assault: both have been released on police bail until 2nd October.

Charlton's 'last green field' at risk

Residents in Charlton fear the village will lose its last green field if plans for 81 homes are approved.

1,500 homes are already planned for land surrounding Charlton as part of the new Crab Hill estate - and campaigners say they'll be no green space left if Tom's Field goes.

Launch
Camille romaine
Campaigners say 30 residents attended the launch of a bid to have the application rejected

The Stanley Thomas Pinnel Estate is behind in the application.

Documents submitted by the estate to Vale of White Horse District Council by the estate said the plan had been carefully considered to take existing residents into account, and that it will include an area of open green space.

Thieves target chuch hall roof in Abingdon

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man after lead was stolen from a church hall in Abingdon.

It happened on Ock Street between 4.45am and 5.15am on Saturday morning.

If you don't ask, you don't get

Playing alongside your musical heroes in front of thousands, it's the stuff of dreams if you're in a band.

And it's what happened to Oxford based band, The Fusion Project.

Rahat Feteh Ali Khan has been described as Pakistan's most famous Qawwali singer, and the band would have been happy just see him play.

But after contacting his management they managed to go one better that.....

Fusion project

'The holy grail of microscopy'

Local researchers have been trying to improve the power of microscopes - a task that's been described as a "holy grail" by Oxford University.

They've developed a technique using the dragline silk of the golden web spider.

They found it acted like an extra superlens when it added to the material that's being viewed.

Spider
Oxford University

The university says these lenses could be used for seeing and viewing previously 'invisible' structures, including engineered nano-structures and biological micro-structures.

It is very exciting to find yet another cutting-edge and totally novel use for a spider silk, which we have been studying for over two decades in my laboratory

Professor Fritz VollrathOxford University's Department of Zoology

Didcot drug dealer jailed

A 21-year-old from London has been jailed for three years for being involved in drug dealing and possessing Class A drugs.

Driss Dekhissi from Linacre Road was seen attempting "to conceal an item to his person" when officers approached his car in Didcot on 14th July.

He was arrested and - five days later - passed what appeared to be a cellophane package and some other warps whilst using the evidential toilet at Loddon Valley police station. 

Analysis showed they contained cocaine and heroin.

Driss Dekhissi
Thames Valley Police
21-year-old Driss Dekhissi was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court

This case shows that drug dealing offences can happen outside of city centres, and that we are committed to stopping this happening wherever it takes place.

Detective constable, Charles BoshellThames Valley Police

Frideswide repairs begin

Two weeks of works have started to fix kerb stones on Frideswide Square after cracks caused by lorries and coaches started appearing.

The problem emerged in May less than six months after a £6.7m revamp for the junction finished in December.

Frideswide Squre kerb damage
BBC
Coach bosses have said the turn from Hythe Bridge Street is "impossible" without striking the kerb

Oxfordshire County Council said it is laying a reinforced concrete base to support the granite kerbs, and that some disruption is to be expected.

Hythe Bridge Street and Park End Street will be open to one way traffic only as part of the works.

Traffic management plans
OCC
Oxfordshire County Council says the work has been timed for the quietest time of year

Will Oxfordshire's record be broken?

Did you know the hottest temperature recorded in the UK this year was right here in Oxfordshire?

It was seen on 19 July when the temperature hit 33.5C (92.3F).

But will it be beaten before 2016 ends?

Well, there's some sunny weather on the way this week, and bookmakers Coral set the odds of it being bettered at 5-1.

No swimming at Woodgreen today

It's not really a day for an open air swim anyway but in case you were thinking about it, Woodgreen pool is temporarily out of action.

We apologise but Woodgreen Open Air #Pool will be closed today (Mon) for repair work on the pumps. We apologise for any inconvenience caused

Lifeline handed to Oxfordshire foodbank

Oxford Mail

The Oxford Mail's reporting that a food bank in Witney, which was started in its founder's kitchen, has been given a six-month extension on its lease.

Normal service resumes

M40 - SOUTHBOUND Traffic returned to normal and road cleared, broken down van removed on M40 Southbound between J10 and J9

'Game changing' dementia research

Alzheimer's research is beginning in Oxford which hopes to detect markers for the disease even when a person has no obvious symptoms.

A team from Oxford University is heading up the 6.9-million pound project.

Patient with Alzheimer's
Thinkstock

Dr Rob Buckle, director of science programmes at the Medical Research Council, said: "The results could be game changing for dementia research".

The university experts think existing trials have failed because therapies are being tried on people who already have irreparable damage to the brain.

Lane blocked on the M40

M40 S/B One lane blocked due to broken down van between J10 Cherwell Valley Services and J9 Bicester. Stuck in lane three,

Millions to be invested in tech apprentices

12-million-pounds are to be spent on providing training at Culham Science Centre, in a bid to solve a serious skill shortage.

It’s hoping to take on 125 new apprentices each year.

Culham
BBC
The Joint European Torus is based at Culham Science Centre

David Martin Chief operating officer of the UK Atomic Authority, started his career as an apprentice and told BBC Radio Oxford that doing the job is the best way to learn.

Adding that growth will be hit if more skilled young people don’t come into the industry.

Sewer works close Broadway

The Broadway in Didcot will be closed for three weeks from today for essential sewer works.

Human chain to protect the Horton

Around five thousand campaigners turned out to protest against proposed changes at the Horton hospital in Banbury.

It's struggling to recruit staff and is considering suspending obstetric services.

Human chain
BBC
Campaigners were praised for 'turning out in droves' to support Horton General Hospital

"We still have a number of obstetrician vacancies unfilled so we wouldn't be able to run a safe rota...We have no alternative but to look at contingency plans.

Dr Tony BerendtMedical Director, Oxford University Hospitals Trust

Oxford University Hospitals Trust's board will discuss the move on August 31st.

Good morning

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