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  1. Oxford man jailed in presenter case
  2. Search continues for remaining bodies after Didcot collapse
  3. Oxford City avoid winding up order
  4. Second man from Oxfordshire dies after RideLondon cycle event

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Didcot drug dealer jailed

A 20-year-old man from Didcot has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison after admitting to dealing Class A drugs.

Joseph Ball
Thames Valley Police
Joseph Ball

Joseph Ball - who has no fixed address - was arrested on Tamar Way in Didcot following a suspected drug deal in July.

He had drugs with him, and while remanded at HMP Bullingdon, more drugs were discovered on him - which Ball admitted to having swallowed when he was initially detained by police.

Joseph Ball’s early guilty plea is indicative of the strength of the investigation and his sentence should send a warning to drug dealers that dealing in our communities will not be tolerated

Sergeant Graham PinkInvestigating officer, Thames Valley Police

'Anyone can fall victim to cyber crime'

Thames Valley Police is encouraging residents and businesses to protect themselves as part of a new cyber crime campaign.

The force has issued advice for staying safe online which includes:

  • Using a strong password, which contains upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Never using sites that aren't secure or require personal information, if you're using public WiFi.
  • Never giving out personal details online.


Officers are also running a competition asking under-18s to submit a short film, video blog, painting, story, poem or something similar with their ideas for staying safe online.  

Anyone can fall victim to cyber crime, but the #ProtectYourWorld campaign will focus on three key audiences that we know are vulnerable: young people, older people and small businesses

Nick JohnDetective superintendent, Thames Valley Police

New Healthwatch chief

Campaign group Healthwatch Oxfordshire has appointed a new executive director.

Rosalind Pearce has previously worked for other Healthwatch organisations, including Oxfordshire, in a number of senior and consultative roles.

I am looking forward to helping the organisation continue its work, influencing the providers of health and social care in Oxfordshire, as well as informing the public and hearing their experiences.”

Rosalind Pearce

BBC South Weather

BBC South Weather on Monday 5 September 2016

St Giles' Fair's helter skelter history

Man's "unshakeable obsession" over TV news presenter

Edward Vines, 46 has been jailed for three years after being convicted of breaching restraining orders not to contact BBC presenter Emily Maitlis and her family.

Oxford Crown Court he had string of convictions dating back to 2002 as a result of his actions towards the presenter.

You never had any reasonable excuse to contact Ms Maitlis. You have an unshakeable obsession underpinned by a delusion that a relationship existed. You have known that for 25 years this woman wanted nothing to do with you,"

Judge Peter Ross

Oxford University recognised for 'championing brilliant architecture'

University of Oxford Estates has made it onto the shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architect's Client of the Year (RIBA) award.

RIBA says gong was created to highlight the role "a good client plays in the creation of fine architecture"

Weston Library
Bodleian Libraries
Weston Library

Oxford University was nominated by WilkinsonEyre - the firm it appointed to oversee the Weston Library's, a project that was nominated for the 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize. The University's Blavatnik School of Government is also on this year's shortlist.

Science centre 'world first'

A new science centre - boasting two electron microscopes - has opened.The centre for the study of nanoscale materials at Harwell boasts two electron microscopes, allowing scientists to view materials at an atomic level.It is hoped the technology could help scientists create undiscovered materials. Andrew Harrison is chief executive of Diamond Light Source - which is hosting the centre, and Peter Ash is Analytical Manager at Johnson Matthey which is providing one of the microscopes.  

Harwell centre to discover new materials opens

BreakingMan jailed for three years in presenter case

Edward Vines, from Oxford, has been sentenced to three years in jail for breaching a restraining order connected to BBC presenter Emily Maitlis.

Police investigate Oxford robbery

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was punched when he refused to give somebody a lift to a night shelter.

It happened outside the Westgate Hotel in Oxford at around 5.30 yesterday afternoon.

The victim had been in his car when the suspect approached him. 

Police say he become irate after being refused a lift, got into the car, and then punched the man and stole his tobacco - before walking away on Botley Road.

A 30-year-old man, with no fixed address, has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Man 'obsessed' with presenter broke order

BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis met Edward Vines while a student at Cambridge University
BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis met Edward Vines while a student at Cambridge University

Vines, 46, of Grosvenor Road, Oxford, had always admitted breaching the order, but said he was left with "no alternative".

BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis met Edward Vines while a student at Cambridge University

Man 'obsessed' with TV presenter jailed

A man is jailed for three years breaching restraining orders not to contact BBC presenter Emily Maitlis and her family.

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BreakingMan guilty in Maitlis case

A man from Oxford has been convicted of two counts of breaching a restraining order connected to the BBC presenter Emily Maitlis.

Edward Vines is accused of breaching a restraining order by sending letters to Ms Maitlis and her mother.

In the letters, Mr Vines said the Newsnight presenter acted "scornfully" towards him after he told her he loved her.

He denies two charges of breaching the restraining order, imposed in 2009.

Emily Maitlis

Sign up and become an organ donor to save a life

Oxford Times

Mum Vicki Luker is lucky to be alive after she blacked out and crashed her car on the A34. Now she is hoping for a pancreas transplant which could change her life by stabilising her diabetes.

The mum-of-one is among 76 people in Oxfordshire waiting for a transplant, and she is calling for more people to sign up as organ donors as part of NHS Blood and Transplant's Organ Donation Week starting today.

New lab allows scientists to see atoms and create new materials

A new science centre which could help scientists create new materials has opened today in Oxfordshire.

The JEOL ARM200CF - an atomic resolution analytical electron microscope - at ePSIC
Diamond Light Source
The JEOL ARM200CF - an atomic resolution analytical electron microscope - at ePSIC

The electron Physical Sciences Imaging Centre (ePSIC) at the Harwell Campus, near Didcot, boasts two electron microscopes.

These will allow scientists to 'see' and analyse individual atoms in real time.

Andrew Harrison, chief executive of Diamond Light Sourc,e where the centre's home is, said the centre would provide "valuable insight into the electronic structure of materials, their strength and much more".

BreakingLondon Welsh avoid liquidation

London Welsh who spent three years playing at Oxford's Kassam Stadium, returning to the Richmond home last season.

London Welsh

London Welsh winding-up dismissed

London Welsh avoid a winding-up petition at the High Court and are set to be taken over by USA-based investors.

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Sewer repairs in Headington

Temporary four way lights have been placed on the Windmill Road/Old Road junction in Headington while Thames Water repairs a collapsed sewer.

The company says it will be trying to keep traffic flowing as best it can, and hopes to be finished by the end of the week.

Colleagues name train after A34 road crash victim

Staff at Network Rail have named a train after one of their colleagues who died in a car crash on the A34 at East Ilsley

Meg Williamson unveils the plaque to Gavin Roberts
Meg Williamson unveils the plaque to Gavin Roberts

A plaque dedicated to 28-year-old Gavin Roberts was unveiled at a ceremony in Swindon. 

His girlfriend Meg Williamson also presented a cheque for £1,500 to Thames Valley Air Ambulance in Gavin's memory.

Gavin Roberts died in June following the collision on the A34 near East Ilsley
Meg Williamson
Gavin Roberts died in June following the collision on the A34 near East Ilsley

'Last straw' for milk producer, as plummeting prices force dairy farm to sell off cows

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The tumbling price of milk has forced an Oxfordshire farm to auction off its herd of cows ending a century of dairy production.

Muslim veil a sign Muslim women want to integrate

Oxford University researchers say strongly-religious Muslim women wearing the veil is a sign they are attempting to engage more - rather than less - with the modern world.

A Muslim woman wearing a niqab veil
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The team from Oxford and the European University Institute says wearing the veil shows they want to engage with Western, secular societies - without losing their Muslim identity.

The team adds that attempts to ban the veil might be counterproductive, by forcing Muslim women to stay at home.

Contrary to the populist cant that seems now dominant in Europe, veiling could be a sign of more rather than less integration. Banning or shunning veiling would deprive them of a means that allow them more opportunity for integration rather than marking their differences.

Professor Diego GambettaFellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and professor of social theory at the European University Institute

Oxford man makes final cut for Van Gogh lookalike contest

A man from Oxford has made it onto the final shortlist in an international competition to find the best Vincent Van Gogh lookalike.

Steve Monk-Chipman has an uncanny resemblance to Van Gogh (left)
Steve Monk-Chipman has an uncanny resemblance to Van Gogh (left)

Steve Monk-Chipman, with nearly 14,000 votes, is one of two British men to make the top 20 in the I Am Vincent competition.

The competition's being organised by the artist - and author of Generation X - Douglas Copeland - who wants to make an enormous sculpture of Van Gogh's head. 

He will make a final decision on the winner by the end of this month.  

Ice dancer from Oxfordshire one step closer to Olympics after United States move

Oxford Mail

A teenage ice dancer is one step closer to realising her Olympic dream after uprooting her life to train in the United States.

Did you witness this bank card theft?

Police have released pictures of two shoppers who may have seen a 63-year-old women's purse being stolen in Banbury.

It happened at the town's Aldi on Sunday 14 August at 1.30.

Officers say one of the suspects appeared to inspecting a blanket, which shielded the victim from other shoppers.

They think the man and women in these pictures could help with the investigation

Picture of possible witnesses
Thames Valley Police

Demonstrators march to support EU in Oxford

Demonstrators in support of Britain staying in the European Union have marched through Oxford, 10 weeks after the referendum. 

Demonstrators call for second referendum

About 70% of voters in Oxford wanted to stay part of the EU, despite 51.9% of voters nationally choosing to leave. 

March organisers say they want a second referendum to agree the terms of Britain's exit deal. 

But pro-Brexit onlookers said the protesters were just "poor losers". 

'There has to be answers'

The MP for Swansea East has been speaking after a body recovered from Didcot Power Station on Thursday morning was identified as Christopher Huxtable.

The 34-year-old came from Swansea, and Carolyn Harris has been supporting his family.

The MP says she felt relief when she learned the news because the family "needed closure".

Debris following Didcot collapse
Thames Valley Police
Part of the boiler house at Didcot A collapsed on February 23rd

Searches for the bodies of John Shaw and Ken Cresswell, who remain missing, are continuing.

Once all the bodies are recovered...there has to be answers to this dreadful, dreadful, tragedy

Carolyn HarrisLabour MP for Swansea East

Oxford United: Boss heaps praise on new signing

Oxford United again left it late, but a goal two minutes from time by Liam Sercombe earned the U's their second league win of the season.  

Marvin Johnson joined the U's from Motherwell last week
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Marvin Johnson joined the U's from Motherwell last week

New signing Marvin Johnson made his debut for the club as a second-half substitute and was involved in the build-up.

Boss Michael Appleton heaped praise on Johnson, who joined from Motherwell last week.

Marvin's going to be a big player for us, let's not mess about. People have seen enough in 45 minutes to see he'll be a top talent for us.

Michael AppletonHead coach, Oxford United

Oxford City avoid winding up order

Oxford City Football Club says a High Court hearing they had faced has been called off after the club paid an outstanding tax bill.

Oxford City FC
BBC Sport

City chairman Brian Cox says the club had been facing a winding up petition at the High Court today, but the matter has been dealt with.

A payment for the late tax bill has been received.

St Giles prepares

The final preparations are being made ahead of Oxford's St Giles Fair - dubbed by poet John Betjeman as "about England's biggest" - which opens at 11:00 this morning.

It's moved on, however, from its medieval origins.

Anyone for a cuddly Pikachu?

St Giles
St Giles

Problems on the M40

County's Greens leader would consider second bid for the top job

Cllr David Williams hasn't been put off from finishing last in the recent Green party leadership contest.

He's told us that he enjoyed the campaign and would be ready to launch a second bid, if the top job came available.

Green Party leadership result
Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas will be sharing the party leadership

David Williams picked up 527 votes in the Green Party Leadership contest which finished last week - with Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley being elected joint leaders.  

He thinks his low profiled counted against him

A lot of people in the Green Party don't know who I I think that was a major reason why people backed the people who they know and trust.

Cllr David WilliamsLeader of the Green Party on Oxfordshire County Council

'Unbelieving bishop' dies aged 91

Former fellow and chaplain of Queens College, Oxford, Dr David Jenkins has died.

He was fairly unorthodox, in fact, he was dubbed the "unbelieving bishop" after saying he didn't believe God would have arranged a virgin birth and the resurrection.

Dr David Jenkins
Dr David Jenkins

His views led to him being satirised in the television puppet show Spitting Image.

After leaving Oxford he was the Bishop of Durham, his most senior role, from 1984 until 1994.

All the fun of the fair

Several bus routes are diverted due to road closures for St Giles Fair - which gets under way in Oxford today. 

Oxford Bus Company says buses that normally use Magdalen St will instead be stopping at Broad Street. 

A number of Stagecoach routes are also affected.

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Brexit Britain

It's more than two months since the EU Referendum, and throughout today BBC News will be taking the most detailed look yet at the result and what it's going to mean for us.

Over the weekend pro-EU protesters marched through several cities including Oxford. 

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We’re hoping to challenge the Brexit negotiations, the government's going to be going ahead with the negotiations and there needs to be some challenge to those.

Tessa ClaytonOxford Stands Together, march organiser

Good morning

Hello and welcome to Oxfordshire Live on a rather grey and wet Monday morning.

We'll be bringing you the latest news and sport throughout today. It's back to school for many today as well, so we'll be on hand to flag up any travel problems on the county's roads.

Thank you also to 12-year-old Tom Melvin who sent us this lovely picture of Witney Lake over the weekend.

Witney Lake
Tom Melvin
Witney Lake

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