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Summary

  1. A40 partially blocked after Headington Roundabout crash
  2. Work to start on next phase of Oxford's Access to Headington scheme
  3. Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver makes it into the Oxford English Dictionaries

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Alex Regan

BBC South

Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with more news, sport, weather and travel updates from around the county. 

As a special Easter treat, here's a picture of some lovely lambs at Blenheim Palace. 

Lambs at Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

Drunk driver, 18, jailed after motorcycle death

Alex Regan

BBC South

Daniel Beaumont
TVP

An 18-year-old boy drunk driver has been sentenced for killing a 27-year-old motorcyclist. 

Daniel Beaumont of Springfield, Ipsden, near Wallingford, was sentenced to four years and eight months after crashing into Michael Dix, from Reading. 

Beaumont hit the father - who died at the scene - on the A4074 near Ipsden, Oxfordshire, on 29 November 2016. 

Michael Dix
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Michael Dix died at the scene of the crash in November 2016

Police said Beaumont's driving "could easily have caused greater loss of life that night".

He was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday for causing death by dangerous driving. 

He was disqualified from driving for five years and needs to take an extended driving test. 

Westgate development takes shape

Police probe after boy, 15, 'attacked by gang'

Police are investigating an alleged attack on a 15-year-old boy by a group of 10 youths, aged between 10 and 15 years, in Abingdon.

The victim was left the with minor injuries to his face following the alleged attack in Abbey Meadows on 10 April.

Officers are appealing for witnesses.

Haddenham fire: Two boys arrested

Jane Killick

BBC Three Counties Radio

Two 15-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of setting bales of hay on fire in the village of Haddenham near Aylesbury.  

Station Road was closed because of the bales of hay on fire at Manor Farm. 

One boy from Aylesbury and another from Thame have been released while investigations continue.

Haddenham fire
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue

Man arrested after nightclub face bite

Alex Regan

BBC South

The Bridge Club CCTV
TVP/Google

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH after someone was bitten on the face in a nightclub in Oxford. 

The victim, a 36-year-old man, required surgery after the attack at The Bridge club in Hythe Bridge Street on Saturday at about 02:20 BST. 

Thames Valley Police has released a CCTV image of someone who might have witnessed the incident. 

Det Const James Macaro said: "If you are the man in the image or if you know who he is please contact police as soon as possible."

The suspect, from Abingdon, has been released under investigation. 

Banbury MP's reaction to snap election result

'Lucky escape' for man and dog after 'microwave meal fire'

Your pictures: One man and his dogs...

Thanks to Paul Anderson for his picture of hunting hounds at Thame Country Fair, taken on Easter Monday.

Thame Country Fair
Paul Anderson

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'Stuck lorry' causes delays

Snap election plan: 'Brave decision', says Cameron

Former Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron has described Theresa May's plan to call a snap general election on 8 June "brave".

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Can the PM call a snap election?

The introduction of the Fixed Term Parliament Act by former prime minister David Cameron means that UK parliaments last for five years. 

As a result, the next general election is not scheduled to happen until 2020.

However, the Prime Minister can call an election early if she gets the agreement of two-thirds of MPs in the House of Commons. 

Theresa May only has a small minority as the governing party. 

However, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has previously indicated he would support the vote. 

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UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June.

She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.

Watch the Downing Street announcement here

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Oxford University's St Catherine's College lodges plans to develop final piece of land

Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver makes it into the Oxford English Dictionaries

BBC Newsbeat

The sonic screwdriver from the BBC's long-running TV series Doctor Who has made it into the dictionary.

Peter Capaldi with a Sonic Screwdriver
BBC

It first appeared in the show in 1968 during Fury from the Deep with second doctor, Patrick Troughton, when he used it to open a hatch on a gas pipeline.

The phrase will be published in the Oxford English Dictionary in June.

The new blog entry on the OED website says it's an "electronic device which uses sound waves to perform various mechanical and technical functions".

E-fit released after sexual assault in Bicester

Headington Roundabout crash 'causing commuter problems'

Driver crashes into Oxford chartered surveyor

Severe accident: A40 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A40 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, at A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road.

A40 Oxfordshire - A40 London Road in Oxford partially blocked at Headington Roundabout, because of an accident. On the roundabout.

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

Weather outlook: Plenty of sunshine

Holly Green

BBC Weather

Latest news headlines: More adoptive parents needed for 'harder to place' children

  • More adoptive parents are needed to give forever homes to the thousands of so-called "harder to place" children, according to an adoption charity working in Oxfordshire
  • Work on the next phase of Oxford's Access to Headington transport improvement scheme is due to start this week
  • Thousands of parents in Oxfordshire will find out if their child has a place in their chosen primary school - last year more than 91% of children in the county were offered their first choice school 
  • Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver has made it into the Oxford English Dictionaries

Oxford seal victory over Port Vale

BBC Sport

Oxford sealed victory eight minutes from time against Port Vale on Bank Holiday Monday when forward Maguire hammered the ball home from 14 yards to cap a swift counter-attack. 

Football
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Port Vale's League One relegation fears increased as they lost at the Kassam Stadium.

Needing a win to climb out of the bottom four, Vale created few clear chances and were beaten by goals either side of half-time from Josh Ruffels and Chris Maguire.

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