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Summary

  1. Mother pleads guilty to daughter's murder
  2. Man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after an eight-vehicle pile-up on A34
  3. Winter reserves used to plug Oxfordshire NHS black hole
  4. Rail trespassers cause GWR delays

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Football

Rotherham come from 3-1 down in an exciting game at the Kassam Stadium to salvage a point against Oxford United.

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Oxford hospital pipework

The underground link moves energy between the John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals to cut bills.

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Address were bodies were found in Newland Road

Adrian Fannon was the "ultimate loveable rogue who took a couple of wrong turns along the way".

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Oxbridge uncovered: Students on diversity
Data shows Oxbridge is moving backwards in elitism terms, so what do Oxford and Cambridge students feel?
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Welsh students are 'less likely' to reach Oxbridge than their English peers from wealthier boroughs.

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Oxford car fire

During a hearing the Crown Prosecution Service announced it was discontinuing the case.

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Betty, the hearing dog
A hearing dog and her owner have been recognised for their work at a nursing home in Banbury.
Plaque unveiling

A collection of bits and pieces from the last week.

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Oxford United midfielder Josh Ruffels

Oxford United midfielder Josh Ruffels signs a new long-term contract with the League One club.

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Men arrested after knife robbery

Two men have been arrested in Burghfield on suspicion of robbing a security office this morning in Oxford, 25 miles (40km) away .

Police said a quantity of cash was stolen from the office in Osney Lane after "threats were made with a knife".

No-one was injured.

Osney Lane, Oxford
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BBC News education reporter

The extent to which the Home Counties professional classes dominate Oxbridge admissions is revealed.

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Students to rename Suu Kyi common room

Students at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from its junior common room.

The JCR Committee at St Hugh's College said the de-facto leader of Myanmar's response to reports of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims was "inexcusable".

Aung San Suu Sky
Ben Stanstall

The college earlier removed a portrait of the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Tens of thousands of Muslims have fled their homes amid widespread reports of killing and sexual violence in the north of Myanmar.

South headlines: Search for missing father and sons

  • An "urgent" police search is under way for a man and his two sons who were reported missing from Arborfield, Berkshire, on 2 October
  • Dorset police have made a further arrest over the fatal shooting of businessman Guy Hedger at his home near Ringwood
  • Research has suggested Oxbridge universities are "moving backwards in terms of elitism"
  • An explosion which injured a binman in Portsmouth is thought to have been caused by a smouldering barbeque and a disused firework, police have said

Image released after Kidlington sexual assault

The e-fit
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Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit image of a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Kidlington.

It happened on 6 October at about 16:50 in the alleyway between Oxford Road and Crown Road.

A woman aged in her twenties was walking along the alleyway when she was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her arm. As the victim turned around he then exposed himself.

The man then left the scene.

A city wall section inside an Oxford college is inspected in a tradition dating from 1379
The inspection stems from an agreement William of Wykeham made when he founded New College in 1379.

Oxford's centuries-old wall inspection

A city wall section inside an Oxford college is inspected in a tradition dating from 1379
A section of city wall which sits in the grounds of New College, Oxford, is inspected, as part of a centuries-old tradition.

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J9 for A34 and J8A for A418.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound between J9, A34 (Bicester) and J8a, A418 (Oxford), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Malala Yousafzai targeted by trolls

Metro

Malala Yousafzai was targeted by trolls after she was spotted ‘wearing skinny jeans and heeled boots’ during her first week of studies at Oxford University.

Philip Pullman on his long-awaited new book
La Belle Sauvage returns to the story of Lyra Belacqua, and will begin when the heroine is a baby.
17 years after His Dark Materials, author Philip Pullman reads from its new "equel"
17 years after His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman reads from La Belle Sauvage: The Book Of Dust Volume One.
17 years after His Dark Materials, author Philip Pullman reads from its new "equel"
Finally... Philip Pullman's got a new instalment.

Philip Pullman on The Book of Dust

Philip Pullman on The Book of Dust

In pictures: Misty skyline, singing songbird and crashing waves

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers ziggy101, APM Farmoor and Celimac for their snaps of mist over Portsmouth, Hampshire, a goldfinch enjoying the sunshine in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, and waves crashing over the Cobb at Lyme Regis in Dorset.

Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower pictured from Gosport
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Goldfinch
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Waves crashing over the Cobb at Lyme Regis
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No one hurt in crash which closed A40

BMW involved in crash on A40
Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

An image been released of one the cars involved in crash which caused long delays on the A40 yesterday,

The road was shut in both directions after the BMW struck an oncoming vehicle between Eynsham roundabout and Wolvercote.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service says the occupants were "very lucky to only suffer minor cuts and bruises".

Bullingdon prison

Concerns about rising violence and staff shortages at HMP Bullingdon are raised in a report.

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BT told to clean up "scrappy" Cherwell phone boxes

BT is being be told to tidy up phone boxes in North Oxfordshire, after a councillor complained they were a "magnet for vandalism".

Cherwell District Council unanimously approved a motion to request BT clean up its phone boxes in the area last night.

Council leader Barry Wood said they did not want "scrappy" phone boxes littering the area and being used as "latrines or worse".

BT has expressed its "frustration" at the vandalism of phone boxes but accepts it is not checking them as often.

Cherwell phone boxes
Sean Gaul

Severe accident: A321 Berkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A321 Berkshire both ways severe accident, between A4130 White Hill and Kenton's Lane.

A321 Berkshire - A321 Wargrave Road in Henley-On-Thames closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the A4130 White Hill junction and the Kenton's Lane junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Damaged phone boxes

It comes after a councillor said neglected kiosks in Oxfordshire were a "magnet for vandalism".

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Christian Cole: Oxford University's first black student

In a salute to a "remarkable" man, the University of Oxford has paid tribute to its first black student.

A new plaque honouring Christian Cole can be seen in Logic Lane at University College.

Cole graduated with a fourth-class honours degree in classics in 1876.

Christian Cole plaque
University College

Latest headlines: Study into Alabama Rot the dog disease with no cure

  • New research into Alabama Rot the disease which causes kidney failure in dogs and was first detected in the New Forest in 2012 is underway
  • The University of Oxford pays tribute to its first black student Christian Cole
  • Portsmouth City Council has revealed plans to change the road system at the bottom of the M275
  • Swanage to Wareham rail line reconnection is deemed 'a success'
  • A new flag design for Southampton is revealed

Wednesday's weather forecast

Wednesday's weather forecast
Football

Charlton Athletic hold Oxford United to a 1-1 draw at the Kassam Stadium to deny the U's a fourth straight league win.

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