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Alex Regan

BBC South

Thanks for joining us today on Oxfordshire Live, we'll be back again on Monday at 08:00 with more news, sports, weather and travel updates.   

Woodstock Outdoor Pool reopens

Woodstock's outdoor heated swimming pool reopens for the summer tomorrow, and will remain open until September. 

About 11,000 people used the facility during the same period last year.

Paul Shearman, manager for leisure contractor GLL Better, which the runs it for West Oxfordshire District Council, said: "The fact the outdoor pool is heated means we get lots of visitors whatever the weather and have thousands of people coming along to swim or make the most of the surroundings every year."

Woodstock Outdoor Pool
Roger Templeman

Big crowds expected for May Day

Tens of thousands of people are expected in the centre of Oxford this coming May Day.

The morning will start at 06:00 with the traditional singing at the top of Magdalen College.

The city council is urging people to prepare for large crowds on Bank Holiday Monday.

Last year's event attracted about 25,000 people.

May Day crowds
BBC

Police hoping to bag a shoplifter...

Man exposes himself to Faringdon boy

Police want to catch a man who exposed himself to a 15-year-old boy in Faringdon.

It happened in Tuckers Park at about 20:45 on Wednesday.

The offender is described as "white, aged in his 20s, approximately 5ft 10in, slim build with scruffy hair and an ‘unkempt’ beard... wearing blue jeans and a dark coat with a collar."

PC Daniel Laurie, based at Wantage police station, said: "Officers are investigating and would like the public’s help to identify any other witnesses.

"We know that there were other people in the park when the exposure happened, and I am keen to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident."

Fallen tree removed from B481

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has removed a fallen tree from the B481.

The county council announced last month that crews would deal with the problem of trees on roads instead of council contractors as part of a new trial. 

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Train delays expected on marathon day

People travelling to London from Oxfordshire on Sunday for the London Marathon may face disruption on the trains.

Network Rail says passengers travelling between Reading and Paddington should leave after 09:00 where possible.

Before that time Great Western Railway will run replacement buses while electrification work is carried out on the line.

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Badgers affected by building developments

Jeremy Stern

BBC South Today

Building in our towns is destroying badger setts in Oxfordshire and forcing the animals onto roads, according to the Badger Trust.

It says 50,000 badgers end up as roadkill in the UK each year. 

Woodstock company receives Queen's Award

Howard Shannon

BBC Radio Oxford News

An Oxfordshire-based company has won the Queen's Award for Innovation 2017.

Owen Mumford is based in Woodstock and received the award in recognition of its new innovations in medical device designs, especially for diabetes sufferers, as well as helping to reduce health care costs.

The winners are chosen by the Queen, on the advice of the former Prime Minister David Cameron.

The announcement made today coincides with Her Majesty's birthday.

'Nasty' brick attack on elderly Banbury woman

A Banbury woman in her 70s was injured after youths threw bricks through her windows.

It happened between 18:35 on 18:45 on Wednesday in Balmoral Avenue. At first she heard banging noises at the front of her house. After approaching her front door via the hallway a large brick was thrown through a window and hit her on the leg, which caused swelling and bruising. 

The door and two windows were broken in the attack. 

PC George Dean, from Thames Valley Police, said: "This was a nasty attack on an elderly woman in her own home. It was fortunate that she was not more seriously injured.

"It is thought the bricks were thrown from the direction of a field at the top of Balmoral Road. We would be keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact us as a matter of urgency."

Travel update: Slow at temporary traffic lights on Oxford's Banbury Road

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

There are delays through the temporary traffic lights at the junction of Parks Road. It's slow from Park Town to the lights.  

Oxford United extending Sercombe's contract

Jerome Sale

BBC South Today

Oxford United are to trigger an extension clause in midfielder Liam Sercombe's contract, even though he may never play for the club again. 

Sercombe, who is 27 next week, has been kept away from the first team for for the last three matches and boss Michael Appleton says that situation hasn't changed. 

But he has confirmed it's the club's intention to activate an option for a further year on the player's contract to ensure United receive a transfer fee if Sercombe moves on. 

Liam Sercombe
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Man struck and killed by lorry on day of father's funeral

Oxford Mail

A man who died after being struck by a lorry had attended his father’s funeral earlier that day, an inquest heard.  

Travel update: Collision between Witney and Barnard Gate

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

A40 eastbound: There are reports of a collision between Witney and Barnard Gate at the end of the dual carriageway.  

Cyber security conference in Oxford

The importance of cyber security is being highlighted at a conference in Oxford this morning. 

Cyber Oxford is a series of events to raise awareness for the county's entrepreneurs. 

Stewart Benger, who is helping to run them, says small businesses need to learn more about the issue.

Magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen with binary code and the term Password in view
Reuters

Too many businesses are scared by it and always put it to the back of their minds rather than putting something in place.

Good morning

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Sunrise St Helen's Wharf Abingdon
Becca Collacott

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