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Summary

  1. Oxfordshire GPs write to health secretary over 'funding crisis'
  2. Oxford's Balliol College wins University Challenge

Live Reporting

By Alex Regan and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

That's all for today

Thanks for reading today. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from across Oxfordshire from 08:00 tomorrow.

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Manor F1 team to auction off 4,000 parts

Manor, the now defunct British-based Formula One team, will auction off more than 4,000 of their redundant parts next month.

The team, which employed 200 staff and operated out of Banbury in Oxfordshire, ceased trading in January.

A manor F1 car
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It was hoped that new investment would be found ahead of the new season. 

But Manor's employees were made redundant after Just Racing Services - the team's operating company - closed its doors. 

The items going under the hammer include a rolling chassis, pit lane equipment, and parts - such as the front and rear wings - and will be made available to the public over a four-day action in May.

City street cleaner creating 3D maps
Data will be collected in Oxford to help the development of driverless vehicles.

Oxford street cleaner will create 3D city maps

A new street mapping project has been launched by Oxford City Council in collaboration with Oxford University's Robotics Institute.

Sensors have been attached to a street cleaner in the city centre to create 3D maps that can be used to trial the development of driverless vehicles

A street cleaner
OCC

The project will be trialled over the next few months, and is also hoping to collect data that can help record road and pavement surface damage, air quality, people numbers and movement, litter and fly-tipping, parked vehicles, broken streetlights and signs, and heat loss from buildings.

Prof Paul Newman from the university said: “This trial will help us with our own research for autonomous vehicles and will help the council and other partners gather data that can improve the management and maintenance of the city."

Man arrested in rape investigation released without charge

Alex Regan

BBC South

A 35-year-old man arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in Banbury on Sunday has been released without charge. 

Thames Valley Police said that it had concluded the investigation and "the woman who made the report" had been provided with appropriate support. 

Investigating officers were called to Horse Fair, where the alleged incident took place. 

Detective Inspector Richard Pickering said the force would always treat reports of sexual offences seriously.

Autistic boy and his dog raise £30,000

Lucy Bickerton

BBC Radio Oxford

Joel Sayer and his dog Caddie warmed the hearts of the nation after becoming finalists at Crufts. 

The boy, who has autism, has come out of his shell since having a dog to play with. 

Now the 13 year old, from Cornwall, has raised £30,000 for Banbury-based Dogs for Good, which trains assistance dogs like Caddie.  

Severe accident: A34 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A34 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, at B4027 affecting Wytham Lane.

A34 Oxfordshire - A34 in Islip blocked, delays and heavier than usual traffic northbound at Islip Turn Off, because of an accident. Congestion to Wytham Turn Off.

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Travel latest: Delays in Henley

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

Good morning, here's the latest on the roads from the Oxfordshire Travel Control Centre:

  • In Henley expect delays on all routes as Hart Street is closed in both directions. There is queuing traffic on Wargrave Road, Reading Road and along Fairmile.
  • The A34 southbound is running well from junction 9 M40 to Weston-on-the-Green, but it's patchy between Peartree and Wytham. 
  • From Oxford city centre it is busier inbound along Marsh Lane from the A40 northern bypass to the Cherwell Drive. 

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Collar-out sensation Monkman loses out on University Challenge gong

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It's the story that has captivated a nation. 

A man who dared to take on the incredulous sarcasm of Paxman, who flagrantly disregarded the rules of sartorial elegance and wore his collar outside his jumper.

Eric 'the tornado' Monkman had the chance to enter University Challenge folklore last night and lift the 2016/17 cup for Wolfson College, Cambridge. 

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But unfortunately the intense Canadian could not captain Cambridge to the win, losing out to the might of Oxford. 

Joey Goldman, the cool-headed turtle neck-wearing captain steered the good ship Balliol to 190 points, against Wolfson's 140. 

You can watch the grand final here

Fears that Oxfordshire GP surgeries face 'funding crisis'

Deer Park Medical Centre
BBC

There are "grave concerns" about the future of GP surgeries in Oxfordshire because of a reported lack of funding .

A committee of councillors has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt warning two practices have been forced to close and others could follow.

It also said county health bosses were granted £2m of the £50m they asked for to expand and maintain surgeries.

The Department of Health said it was increasing GPs' pay to attract more people into the profession.

The Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee wrote to Mr Hunt raising concerns about "the under-funding of primary care both nationally and locally".

Today's weather: Sunny but chilly to start

We're in for a pretty good day, plenty of sunshine but a chilly start to the morning. 

There will be highs of 15C but it will end up cloudy tomorrow morning. 

Hello Ruby Tuesday

Alex Regan

BBC South

Blenheim Palace
Anthony Morris

Welcome to today's Oxfordshire Live page. 

As always we're going to add a little spice to your day with latest news dansak, if you're a fan of the hot stuff we've got a helping of sport vindaloo, and for those who like their curry mild we've got a cooling weather korma on the stove too. 

As always keep your pictures from across the county coming in for this week's Oxfordshire's Big Picture

Anthony Morris has again outdone himself with this picture from Blenheim Palace. 

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