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  1. Updates on Monday 11 May 2015

Live Reporting

By Roz Tappenden

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all from Local Live this evening, the service will be back from 08:00 on Tuesday.

  2. Tonight's TV

    Geraldine Peers

    Presenter, BBC South Today

    Join me on BBC One at 18:30 for tonight's South Today: We'll have the latest on the Airbus military transport planes grounded at RAF Brize Norton following a crash in Spain.


    And we'll tell you why the Countess of Wessex was in the region today. All that and more at 18:30.

  3. Tonight's weather

    It should remain largely dry overnight with clear spells. Late in the night cloud will increase bringing some outbreaks of light rain which will continue into the early morning.

    Weather chart

    For a full 10-day forecast for Oxfordshire visit the BBC weather pages.

  4. Palace's Indian room restoration

    Blenheim Palace's iconic Indian Room has begun a 12-month restoration project beginning with removing the 189-year-old wallpaper for conservation.

    Wallpaper restoration

    The decoration of the Indian Room was commissioned by the 5th Duke in 1826 and the restoration, estimated to cost in excess of £50,000, will restore the unique room to its former glory.

  5. Bob the air ambulance

    Martin Eastaugh

    BBC Radio Oxford

    The Countess of Wessex inspects Bob, the Thames Valley Air Ambulance helicopter at RAF Benson.

    Countess of Wessex at RAF Benson

    She has been meeting volunteers, paramedics and people who have been helped by the service.

  6. Latest headlines

    Today's top stories on Local Live:

    • The Countess of Wessex is visiting Thames Valley Air Ambulance's new base at RAF Benson
    • All A400M aircraft, including two at RAF Brize Norton, have been grounded after a fatal crash in Spain
    • Disruption has returned to Headington as a result of new lane closures on the A40 Northern Bypass
  7. Fatal crash arrest

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a pedestrian was run over and killed while walking along a main road.

    Cutteslowe roundabout

    The 29-year-old woman was struck by a grey Toyota Avensis as she walked along the A40 Northern Bypass in Oxford just before midnight on 1 May.

    Police believe she may have got out of a silver Mercedes just before she was hit. She died at the scene.

    A 38-year-old man, from Chipping Norton, has been bailed until 29 May.

  8. Charity hair cut

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Last week, Emily Teagle cut off her 10-inch ponytail to raise money for her uncle who is being treated for two brain tumours.

    Emily Teagle cuts off her hair

    If you missed her interview with David Prever on BBC Radio Oxford, you can listen again.

  9. Touch rugby season starts

    Chinnor RFC say Friday 6.30pm is the start of their touch rugby season. They say all are welcome, any age or gender, with barbecue and beers afterwards.

  10. Teenager flies glider

    The Herald

    A 14-year-old took full advantage of new EU rules to fly a glider on his birthday.

    Oliver Dudley-Heidkamp, from Thame, flew the ASK-13 glider solo at the Upward Bound Trust's Haddenham Airfield after new EU rules changed the legal age to fly a glider from 16 to 14.

  11. Countess opens air ambulance base

    Martin Eastaugh

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Spot The Royal!

    Countess of Wessex at RAF Benson

    Look who's arrived to inspect the new Thames Valley Air Ambulance building at RAF Benson.

  12. Latest headlines

    Today's top stories on Local Live:

    • The Countess of Wessex is visiting Thames Valley Air Ambulance's new base at RAF Benson
    • Two new military aircraft based at RAF Brize Norton are being grounded after an A400M crashed in Spain
    • Interviews are taking place this week for the new Bishop of Oxford
  13. Shops and bank to use BHS building

    Oxford Mail

    A former BHS store has moved closer to being revamped after a bank proposed using its first floor as office space.

    The Queen Street shop was finally closed in March this year after staff were told 12 months earlier that the store would shut.

  14. Apprenticeship ambassadors

    @ApprenticesROx tweeted this picture of Apprenticeship Ambassadors Luke Mullan and Emily Joyce in the BBC Radio Oxford studio earlier.

    Apprenticeship Ambassadors in BBC Oxford studio

    Did you miss the show? Listen again.

  15. Second art festival

    Oxford Times

    The first South Oxford art festival was such a success organisers have said they could hold another one this year.

    More than 100 adults and children went to the inaugural Lake Street Festival of Art over the Bank Holiday weekend.

  16. Deal extended for U's Rose

    Robyn Cowen

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford United have taken up a one-year extension on midfielder Danny Rose's (pictured) contract and a two-year option on young goalkeeper Max Crocombe.

    Danny Rose

    The club are still in talks with experienced goalie Jamie Ashdown as well as veteran midfielder Andy Whing who is discussing a new role at the club, but he won't be offered a new playing contract.

    But United have informed Jon Meades, Will Hoskins, John Campbell, Josh Shama, Matt Bevans, and Jeremy Balmy that they will not be offered new deals and they have played their last games for the U's.

  17. Post-election blues?

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Earlier we asked how you felt about the election result and some of you have replied on our Facebook page.

    Andrew King said: "Proof positive that we need some form of proportional representation. 63% of the voting public did not vote conservative."

    Lesley Hennessyl said: " hope for the future."

  18. 'Best bus driver' loses route

    The Herald

    Just weeks after passengers voted her the best bus driver in her company, Zek Mustafa is having to wave them goodbye.

    Her company has said it will no longer be running the route where she is so well loved.

  19. Lunchtime TV

    BBC South Today

    Join Roger Finn on BBC One just after 13:30 for all the news in the South.

    It's the first day at work in Westminster for the region's MPs, including new faces like Flick Drummond (pictured) and Royston Smith.

    Flick Drummond

    Join Roger for more on this and all the other local headlines.

  20. Wright renews contract

    Robyn Cowen

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford United captain Jake Wright has agreed a new two-year deal at the club, ending uncertainty over the 29-year-old's future.

    Jake Wright

    The centre-back has been at the club for more than five years and his current contract was about to expire.

  21. Latest headlines

    Today's top stories on Local Live:

  22. A PM for Witney

    BBC Radio Oxford

    BBC Radio Oxford's Lilley Mitchell was in Witney this morning, asking people how they feel about having the prime minister as their MP. Some of you have responded on our Facebook page.

    Laura Edney Grainger said: "In some ways it should be a positive thing to have the PM as our MP. But I do feel that, because of this, we don't really have someone fighting Witney's corner."

    Steve Payne said: "Witney is the greatest place I've ever lived, and I've lived a lot of places. Streets are clean, shops are full, people are nice. He's doing a great job for Witney."

  23. Oxon in quarters finals

    Robyn Cowen

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    In cricket, Oxfordshire have guaranteed themselves a place in the Minor Counties Trophy quarter-finals after a 50-run win over Staffordshire.

    Ball hitting stumps

    It means last year's finalists have a 100% record in the first three matches of the season.

  24. Lane closed on the A40

    BBC Radio Oxford

    There's one lane closed on the A40 London Road in both directions in Wheatley between the Park Hill junction and the M40 junction 8 spur junction, because of repairs.

    Traffic is still slow on the A34 in both directions at Milton Interchange. In the roadworks area.

    Travel map

    The A40 in Cassington is busy but moving eastbound between Eynsham roundabout and Wolvercote roundabout.

    For the latest travel updates, visit the BBC website travel pages.

  25. Cyclist injured

    Oxford Mail

    A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision in Cowley Road.

    No other vehicles were thought to be involved when a cyclist came off a bike near Morrisons.

  26. Victory for U's Women

    Robyn Cowen

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A goal six minutes before half-time from Kat Nutman was enough to earn Oxford United Women a 1-0 win over Durham in Women's Super League 2.

    United are up to seventh after the victory at Northcourt Road.

  27. New Bishop of Oxford

    Interviews are taking place today and tomorrow for the new Bishop of Oxford.

    The position has been vacant since the Right Reverend John Pritchard retired at the end of October.

    The Right Reverend John Pritchard

    The Bishop of Dorchester Colin Fletcher has taken on the role in the meantime.

    Many have called on the new bishop to be a woman. Any potential successor has to be put to the prime minister and the Queen before being appointed.

  28. Food intolerance

    @ONbroadcast tweeted: Founder @GeniusFoods Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne & Becky @gfcuppatea live now @BBCOxford talking about how to get to grips with food intolerance.

    Tune in.

  29. Roadworks congestion

    BBC Radio Oxford

    There's heavy traffic on the A34 southbound at Milton Interchange in the roadworks area. The congestion is stretching to the Marcham Interchange.

    Traffic map

    The A40 London Road in Oxford is also busy but moving around the Thornhill Park and Ride.

    For the latest traffic and travel, visit the BBC travel pages.

  30. On Air

    Ali Jones

    Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford, we'll be talking to Radio 1's Edith Bowman about festivals.

    Edith Bowman

    She has been going to festivals for over 20 years and has written a book about them. Tune in to hear what she has to say.

  31. Apprenticeships ambassadors

    @ApprenticesROx ‏tweeted: Tune in to @BBCOxford 11am today to hear Luke & Emily talking to @KatOrman about being #Apprenticeship Ambassadors :D

  32. Town & Gown run

    Adam Williams

    BBC News

    Nearly 4,000 runners pounded the streets of Oxford yesterday as they took part in the annual Town and Gown 10k.

    Town and Gown run

    The road race, which takes in the city's historic streets and the university parks, raises money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

  33. Second win for Oxford RL

    Robyn Cowen

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford Rugby League secured their second win of the season beating London Scholars 38-24 at Iffley Road.

    Rugby ball
  34. Your views on the election

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Speaking of last Thursday's general election, BBC Radio Oxford's Lilley Mitchell was in Witney this morning finding out about how residents feel about their MP being prime minister.

    David Cameron

    Now the dust has started to settle, how do you feel about the result of the election? Get in touch.

  35. Roadworks warning

    Sara Dumbell

    Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Later this morning you'll spot some new roadworks - a lane will be closed eastbound on the A40 between Marston and the Headington roundabout.

    The work, due to start from 09:30, is to provide temporary entry to the new Barton housing development.

  36. Train delays

    Sara Dumbell

    Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There's disruption on First Great Western services between Slough and London Paddington due to congestion - there are cancellations and delays of up to half an hour.

  37. Lamb price fears

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Farmers in Oxfordshire are losing money rearing sheep as the price of lamb has fallen by nearly 20% in the past two weeks, according to the National Farmers' Union (NFU).

    Sheep and lamb

    There are concerns supermarkets are not stocking enough local produce, choosing to import instead.

    Chairman of the NFU for Berks, Bucks and Oxon, farmer Ian Waller said making ends meet was proving "incredibly difficult".

    The British Retail Consortium said retailers were "British sheep farmers' biggest customers and continue to promote British lamb in their stores".

  38. Weather

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    It will be a mainly dry and very warm day with sunny spells for most..

    Weather map

    Some low cloud and perhaps mist creep into some southern parts of the county, lingering through the day.

    Highs of 19C (66F) in Oxford.

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