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Five things in Oxfordshire

Five stories from Oxfordshire which people have been clicking on this week

1. Sorry we missed each other

It was one of the most-read stories on the BBC website on Monday.

But in case you missed it, you can still see the note Thames Valley Police officers left after discovering a cannabis plantation near Oxford.

The force said the drugs were "seized and destroyed".

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Image caption Thames Valley Police left the light-hearted note in woodland near Oxford

2. Happy Birthday 101 Squadron

101 Squadron celebrated its 100th birthday this week.

While these days they carry out air-to-air refuelling from their base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, that not always been the case, as BBC South Today's Brennan Nicholls explained.

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Media caption101 Squadron which provides air-to-air refuelling is celebrating its 100th birthday.

3. Stormzy surprises students

Grime artist Stormzy surprised students at Oxford University on Tuesday when he turned up to collect an award.

He arrived at a conference arranged by the university's African and Caribbean Society after he was selected as its Person Of The Year.

The musician tweeted: "Standing proud in a room full of young black Kings & Queens."

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Image caption Stormzy collected the prize at a conference arranged by the society to encourage students of African Caribbean heritage to apply to Oxford.

4. Oxford fans invited on to the pitch

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Media captionOxford United fans were invited onto the pitch during the pre-season tour in Portugal

It's not often football fans are encouraged to invade the pitch after a game.

But that is what took place following Oxford United's game against Middlesbrough on tour in Portugal.

It first happened on Oxford's 2015 summer tour in Austria and has now become something of a pre-season tradition.

5. The King and Queen of Spain visit Oxford

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Image caption King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the Weston Library

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia came to Oxford on the last day of their three-day state visit to the UK.

The royals saw some of the treasures held in the Bodleian Library's collections at the Weston Library, including a first edition copy Don Quixote.

They later went on to Divinity School, before stopping at Exeter College, where the king's mother Queen Sofia has been a fellow since 1987.

It seems the visit caught a few people by surprise.

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