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  1. Appeal after Oxford street robbery
  2. Weather: Dull, humid, warm spells later

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The BBC Local Live service for Oxfordshire will resume on Monday at 08:00.

Documentary about troubled NHS trust on BBC One tomorrow

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Oxford City signs Oxford United players

Banbury office block housing development 'a win-win'

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A vacant office block in a town centre redeveloped into 39 affordable flats is ready to accept its first tenants.

Town Centre House, built in Banbury in the 1980s, had lain empty for 10 years.

Town Centre House
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Cherwell District Council secured more than £1m in grants from the Homes and Community Agency to fund the refurbishment.

A councillor said the project, which has been backed by Banbury Young Homelessness Project, was a "win-win situation for everyone concerned".

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South Today TV reporter Peter Cooke is leaving his "stamp" on the day with some very colourful tie wear.

It's the viewers we feel sorry for.

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Appleton: 'Week off ahead of derby will be easier'

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton says he's grateful to have a full week with his squad ahead of the derby game against Swindon Town at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday. 

United have played midweek games as well as their Saturday fixtures every week since the season started amounting to eight games during August. 

Appleton told BBC Oxford having a blank week as they prepare for the biggest game of the campaign so far is timely.

It will make it a little bit easier for us - there'll be no talk of Swindon in the early part of the week, it'll be just about what we do, and then obviously we'll focus harder on Swindon come Thursday and Friday.

Michael Appleton

Becky Godden murder trial: Christopher Halliwell 'led police to body'

A taxi driver accused of murdering a woman missing since 2003 confessed to her killing and led police to her body, a court has been told.

Christopher Halliwell denies murdering Becky Godden between 1 January 2003 and 3 April 2008.

The court heard that her body was found "hidden in the middle of nowhere" in 2011 near Eastleach, Gloucestershire.

Becky Godden
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Jurors were told Mr Halliwell, 52, is serving a life sentence for murdering Sian O'Callaghan in 2011.

Miss O'Callaghan went missing after a night out with friends in Swindon. Her body was later discovered in undergrowth in Uffington, Oxfordshire.

Picture released of cyclist who died after RaceLondon event

A picture has been released of the Abingdon cyclist who died after suffering a head injury during the RideLondon cycling event.

Richard Kell
Chris Chambers
Richard Kell

Richard Kell, 71, was airlifted to hospital on 31 July after hitting a tree, but died on 23 August.

He was a member of the Outdoor Traders Cycling Club, which said its autumn series will now be known as the Richard Kell Memorial Series.

Richard showed great interest in Outdoor Traders Race Team and would often attend races where he would offer words of encouragement to the team. Him passing will leave a void... which will not be filled. We look forward to seeing you next week for the first race of the series for some great racing in memory of a great man.

Outdoor Traders Cycling Club

Headteacher: 'Safety is priority at evacuated school'

Headteacher Simon Isherwood said his priority was making West Kidlington Primary School safe. 

West Kidlington Primary School entrance
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Mr Isherwood, who started in the post on Monday, added: "Everyone connected with the school is doing everything they can to put the school in the right position. 

"The last thing I wanted to do was close."

Problems were first noticed on Monday when water started leaking through the roof. But a structural survey over the holidays passed the roof as fit for purpose, Mr Isherwood said.

BreakingWest Kidlington Primary School closed until further notice

West Kidlington Primary School & Nursery has announced it is closing until further notice because of "structural issues" with the building's roof.

It has released a statement saying: "Unfortunately, the school has been closed... due to issues with the roof which have a significant impact on a large proportion of the building."

Earlier it asked parents to "come to school to collect your children immediately".

St Giles' Fair: 400 years of fun

St Giles' Fair in the heart of Oxford winds up tonight, but did you know the first fair was held nearly 400 years ago?

The key event on Oxford's calendar is nearly 400 years old

Shakespeare to come alive at libraries

Junior doctor speaks of 'tragedy' over dispute

A junior doctor in Oxford has spoken of the "tragedy" of colleagues who have left the profession in the last year due to the stress of the last year's dispute over new contracts.

Rachel Clarke said she was relieved the five-day strike in England next week had been suspended amid concerns about patient safety.

But she said the ongoing dispute had made the last year the "most miserable in her professional career".

The British Medical Association said it was not backing down in the fight over a new contract and further strikes would go ahead unless the government negotiates a new deal.  

Friends of mine who were doctors in Oxford have left the profession because they can't stomach it any longer... That's a tragedy because we're losing young doctors that the NHS can ill-afford to lose.

Rachel ClarkeJunior doctor

Son of Oxford bus driver who died in Wantage crash pays tribute to his hero

Oxford Mail

The son of a popular Oxford bus driver who died when his car overturned has paid tribute to his "hero" dad.  

Parents fear for children's safety as free school bus travel ends

Parents in the north Oxfordshire village of Wootton say they fear for their children's safety after they were told free school bus travel has ended.

School bus
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Free school transport in Oxfordshire was cut for pupils living within three miles of their school after a decision by the county council's cabinet in 2014.

Adam Jeffrey's daughter Corali started at Marlborough School this week and says she will be forced to walk through fields and woods unless they pay £325 a year to use the school bus.

The council says it reviews walking routes using nationally recognised Road Safety GB Guidance.

It said it has used this guidance to find a walking route between Wootton and Marlborough School which is safe to walk, and anyone refused free travel or who has it withdrawn has a right of appeal.

Travel latest: Car fire causing delays in Abingdon

Weather: Dull, humid start, very warm sunny spells later

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It'll be a cloudy start to the day with mist and fog patches at first, but these should gradually clear. 

Some bright or sunny spells will develop through this afternoon and it will feel very warm and humid, particularly in the sunshine. Highs of 23C (73F).

Sky over Stonesfield yesterday evening from BBC Weather Watcher 'Farmer M'
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Sky over Stonesfield yesterday evening from BBC Weather Watcher 'Farmer M'

Appeal after man robbed near Oxford Town Hall

Police have made an appeal for witnesses after a man was robbed in Oxford near the Town Hall on Sunday morning.

A group of seven people targeted the 18-year-old man and took his wallet from his back pocket, which contained bank cards and cash.

They then tripped him over and assaulted him before fleeing the scene, with some heading along Blue Boar Street and some along St Aldate's.

Travel latest: Traffic building at Hinksey Hill, Oxford city centre and M40

Get up-to-the minute details on these incidents, and the rest of the county's travel news on the BBC Travel site or follow @BBCOxTravel.

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A resident of the butterfly garden at Blenheim Palace, by BBC reader Vinayak Upadhyay
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A resident of the butterfly garden at Blenheim Palace, by BBC reader Vinayak Upadhyay