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Roz Tappenden

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  1. Good evening

    That's all for today from BBC Local Live in Oxfordshire.

    We'll be back again from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county.

  2. Tonight's TV

    BBC South Today

    Coming up on South Today this evening: People in Didcot speak of their shock and sorrow after a triple murder in the town.

    And Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton launches a new initiative to get girls into sport.

    Victoria Pendleton
  3. New striker for U's

    Oxford United have confirmed the signing of Portsmouth striker Ryan Taylor on a two-year deal.

    Ryan Taylor

    Taylor, who turned 27 earlier this month, has been a known target of Michael Appleton for several weeks and formally rejected a new contract at Pompey a week ago.

  4. Chance of frost

    Alexis Green

    Weather presenter, BBC South Today

    Tonight will remain dry with clear spells. The odd mist or fog patch is a possibility.

    Weather chart

    The winds will be light so there is the chance of a frost in the countryside. Temperatures in urban areas will drop to around 4C (39F).

    For the full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC weather pages.

  5. More tributes laid at murder scene

    Paul Jenner

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Toys, flowers and cards are continuing to be laid at Vicarage Road in Didcot, near the home of six-year-old girl Derrin Jordon, her mother Janet and her partner Philip Howard, 44, who were stabbed to death at the weekend.

    Tributes and flowers left in Vicarage Road

    The murder suspect Jed Allen was later found dead in woodland in Oxford.

    Ribbons have also been tied to lampposts in remembrance of the victims.

  6. New college building named

    The Oxford University building created by Zaha Hadid has been unveiled and named the Investcorp Building.

    Investcorp Building

    The £11m structure was commissioned by St Antony's College to provide much-needed space for its Middle East Centre.

  7. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this afternoon include:

    • Police investigating a triple murder in Didcot are looking to obtain CCTV from local businesses close to where the incident took place
    • An adult social care service in Oxfordshire has been found to "require improvement" after a report by the Care Quality Commission
    • Val Smith's funeral has taken place this morning, the former Blackbird Leys councillor
  8. Handy punter

    Nick Piercey

    Afternoon presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Dom Jolly has been in the studio, reminiscing about his first year of living in Oxford in the late 1970s, describing it as an idyllic summer of picnics and watching cricket.

    He said: "I've never taken my kids punting and I'm quite a handy punter, so to speak. If there's any sun this summer, I will taken them down the Cherwell Boathouse."

    Did you miss the show? You can listen again.

  9. What's wrong with a onesie?

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Earlier we asked whether certain items of clothing should be banned in the workplace? This is after the Australian civil service banned onesies.

    Montage image showing what David Cameron and Nick Clegg might look like in onesies

    David Stimpson replied on our Facebook page: "It depends on where you work ...Have to design a onesie for us Butchers ...but i cannot see us wearing them .."

    Kimberley Gann said: "Clothes are clothes... Shouldn't matter what you wear as long as your wearing something..."

  10. Bank holiday blooms

    Becca Collacott in Headington sent us this photo of some beautiful pink flowers she spotted over the bank holiday weekend.

    Flowers

    Were you out and about at the weekend? Send us your photos.

  11. Payout for asbestos worker

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Compensation of £68,000 from British Steel has been given to a Didcot man after he suffered extensive asbestos exposure at work and went on to be diagnosed with cancer.

    John Rowlatt was an electrician working for Stewart and Lloyds - a company which later became British Steel in 1967.

    He had been tasked with cutting large numbers of asbestos sheets during his work on boilers and pipes.

    X-rays later showed a thickening of the lungs as a consequence of the exposure.

  12. Ribbons of remembrance

    Paul Jenner

    BBC Radio Oxford

    People have begun decorating the town of Didcot with coloured ribbons to remember the victims found dead in their home on Saturday.

    Ribbons on lampposts
  13. Severe delays on M40

    BBC Travel

    On the M40, there's a lane blocked on the exit slip road to the roundabout and slow traffic southbound at junction 9, for the A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down coach.

    Congestion is stretching back to junction 10, for the A43 (Brackley).

    For the latest, tune in or visit the BBC travel pages.

  14. Messy kitchen

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Here's a shot of the damage caused in the kitchen at Barefoot Books in Summertown.

    Damaged kitchen

    The cookers were pushed away from the wall when a car reversed into the building.

  15. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this afternoon include:

    • The community in Didcot is in shock after a triple murder and the discovery of the suspected killer's body in Oxford
    • The funeral is taking place for Val Smith, former Blackbird Leys councillor and wife of Oxford East MP Andrew Smith
    • There's traffic disruption in Oxford as major works near the main railway station are stepped up
  16. Car mishap closes building

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A book publisher in Oxford has been forced to close after a car reversed into the building, leaving it unsafe.

    Car reversed into building

    The incident, at Barefoot Books in Summertown, caused damage to the building's kitchen.

  17. Councillor's funeral

    BBC Radio Oxford

    The funeral has been taking place of long-standing city and county councillor Val Smith, who died last week.

    Funeral of Val Smith

    Mrs Smith, the wife of Oxford East MP Andrew Smith, had been battling cancer. The pair met when Andrew was a student in the city and they have one son.

    Mrs Smith, who was councillor for Blackbird Leys, was a long time campaigner for affordable housing and local sport.

    Cuddesdon Way has been closed for the funeral.

  18. Hedgehog champions

    @firebird_pr tweeted: More #hedgehog champions on @BBCOxford radio this morning talking about Hedgehog Street and hog-friendly #gardens @PTES @hedgehogsociety

    Did you miss the show? Listen again.

  19. Foodies descend on Woodstock

    Oxford Times

    Foodies descended on the stately home of Blenheim Palace over the bank holiday weekend.

    The Blenheim Palace Food Festival saw the Woodstock estate host a three-day celebration of the best regional food and drink.

  20. Lunchtime TV

    BBC South Today

    Coming up on South Today this lunchtime: In Oxford last night, the massive hunt for the man suspected of murdering his young half-sister, his mother and her boyfriend finally came to an end.

    Jed Allen

    The body of 21-year-old Jed Allen was found in woodland.

    Today, the people of Didcot have been paying tribute to the victims.

  21. Coming up on air

    Nick Piercey

    Afternoon presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford after 13:00, I'll be chatting to comedian Dom Jolly about his career and love for Oxfordshire's music festivals.

    Plus, Charlotte Tomlinson talks about managing nerves and stage fright for performers.

    And, Dr John Runions looks at the week's science stories.

  22. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live today include:

    • Didcot is grieving for a murdered family - as police have found the body of the suspected killer in Oxford
    • The life of longstanding Oxford city and county councillor Val Smith, who died earlier this month, is being remembered in Blackbird Leys
    • Action will not be taken against the now-defunct Oxfordshire Formula One team Marussia, after a serious crash in which a test driver lost an eye in 2012
  23. Onesies at work

    BBC Radio Oxford

    What clothing should be banned from the workplace? The Australian civil service has outlawed staff wearing Ugg Boots, onesies and flip-flops.

    Presenter wearing a onesie

    Where would you would draw the line? What clothing, or haircut would you ban from the office? Get in touch.

  24. Traffic delays

    BBC Travel

    Traffic is still queuing on the A420 Botley Road into Oxford at Royal Oxford Lights.

    Cuddesdon Way in Cowley is closed in both directions between the Balfour Road junction and the Blackbird Leys Road junction, because of large funeral service.

    While one lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the A34 Western By-Pass Road southbound in Botley at Botley Interchange, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

    There's also slow traffic on the A40 London Road southbound in Wheatley at the B4027 junction, because of an obstruction on the road.

    For the latest, tune in or visit the BBC travel pages.

  25. Fire at Oxford United

    BBC Oxford's Sinead Carroll tweets: Small signs of scorching after fire @OUFCOfficial earlier. Police treating as arson @BBCSouthToday @BBCOxford

    Oxford United
  26. Justice for abuse victim

    Oxford Times

    A victim of child abuse said justice had been achieved after a pensioner was sentenced to 10 years in prison for historical sex offences.

    Joseph Armotrading, 78, was found guilty by a jury of four counts of indecent assault on a child under 13 years old after a five-day trial.

  27. School staff praised

    Didcot mayor Des Healy has praised the head teacher and staff of All Saints Primary School in Didcot, where murdered six-year-old Derrin Jordon was a pupil.

    The community centre next to the school in Tamar Way opened to allow families to pay tribute to the little girl.

    Candles for victims of the Didcot stabbings

    Mr Healey said: "I'm glad to see what the head teacher of the school did yesterday. It was a focal point, but it was much needed.

    "There was an area where you could light a candle and have your thoughts for a few minutes."

  28. Hedge row

    Oxford Mail

    The owner of a futuristic-looking house near Oxford has been accused of breaking a planning condition by cutting down a hedge.

    Former Oxford Covered Market trader Richard Alden is building the four-bedroom property in Boars Hill, which will have a garage and gardens.

    He said a hedge bordering the south side of the property was in poor condition and needed to be cut down.

  29. Jed Allen post-mortem test results due

    Adam Williams

    BBC News

    Police are expecting to find out later how a triple-murder suspect, whose body was found in woodland, died.

    Jed Allen

    The body of Jed Allen, 21, was discovered in a wooded area of Oxford on Monday after his half-sister, mother and her partner had been killed.

    Results from a post-mortem examination are expected later.

  30. Station hold-ups

    BBC Travel

    The works in the Oxford Station area at Frideswide Square are causing problems. Traffic is queuing eastbound on the A420 from the Botley Interchange to the Oxford Station traffic lights.

    There's also a lane blocked on the A34 southbound in Abingdon, between Abingdon North and Marcham Interchange, because of a broken-down vehicle.

    For the latest, tune in or visit the BBC travel pages.

  31. Police to stay in Didcot

    Phil Mercer

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Police expect to stay at the Didcot triple murder crime scene for another two days to continue investigations.

    Flowers on Vicarage Road in Didcot

    For the latest, tune in.

  32. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this morning include:

    • There's a profound sense of shock in Didcot after the murder of a family and the discovery of the suspect's body in Oxford
    • The funeral of long-serving city councillor Val Smith takes place this morning. The wife of Oxford East MP Andrew Smith died after a long battle with cancer
    • A former Oxfordshire resident is hoping to reunite the family of a soldier who died in World War One with his memorial plaque
  33. A boost to conservation

    @Natures_Voice tweeted: Tuneinto @BBCOxford 10.45am to hear #RSPB's @J__me talking about impact of #Springwatch on interest in conservation: http://bbc.in/1dukKeF

  34. No action over F1 crash

    David Keller

    BBC News

    No action is to be taken against a former Formula 1 team after test driver Maria de Villota suffered a severe crash in Cambridgeshire in 2012, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said.

    Maria de Villota

    De Villota lost her right eye at Duxford Airfield while testing for the Oxfordshire-based team Marussia.

    She died a year later, aged 33.

  35. 'Little town with a big heart'

    BBC Radio Oxford

    The Mayor of Didcot Des Healy has spoken of the community's bewilderment after the murder of a family and the discovery of suspect Jed Allen's body.

    Floral tributes

    He said: "Didcot is a little town with a big heart and that was proved yesterday with people turning up to support people.

    "It's only been a week since I've been mayor, but yesterday made me very proud to see the support in the community."

  36. Station works stepped up

    Sara Dumbell

    Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Major works in the Oxford station area at Frideswide Square are being stepped up from this morning - Hythe Bridge Street will be closed at its junction with Rewley Road.

    Access to and from Rewley Road, Upper Fisher Row and Hythe Bridge Street will be via Park End Street and Worcester Street.

    Botley Road is also heavily queued into the city station area, and Beaumont Street leading on to Worcester Street is queued, approaching Hythe Bridge Street.

    For the latest traffic and travel, tune in or visit the BBC travel pages.

  37. Coming up on air

    Kat Orman

    Mid-morning presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford after 10:00, I catch up with Richard Taylor from Cowley after his marathon in the Sahara.

    And, we'll be discussing whether programmes like Springwatch have changed our view of wildlife in the UK.

    Tune in.

  38. Vicarage Road reopened

    Thames Valley Police tweeted: "Vicarage Road in Didcot is now open again following Saturday's incident. A cordon remains in place at the scene of the crime."

    The road had been closed while officers investigated the deaths of Janet Jordon, 48, her six-year-old daughter Derrin and Philip Howard, 44.

  39. New Oxford signings?

    Jerome Sale

    Sports editor, BBC Radio Oxford

    After a two-week pause, Oxford United are expected to start signing new players again this week with Portsmouth striker Ryan Taylor thought to have been in talks about a move to the club.

    Ryan Taylor

    Taylor, who turned 27 earlier this month, has been a known target of Michael Appleton for several weeks and he formally rejected the new contract he was offered at Pompey a week ago.

    Oxford have already brought in midfielder Liam Sercombe from Exeter and West Brom forward Kemar Roofe but, at 6ft 2in, Taylor would provide something different.

  40. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this morning include:

    • Police investigating a triple murder in Didcot on Saturday shift their focus after the only suspect is found dead
    • 90% of planning applications, for work that's already been carried out, are granted permission by councils in Oxfordshire
    • There's a bid to find the family of a soldier killed in World War One after a memorial plaque dedicated to him was found in a garden
  41. Ribbons tied for victims

    Phil Mercer

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    People in Didcot have been putting ribbons around the town, remembering the family stabbed to death on Saturday.

    Ribbons tied to lampposts in Vicarage Road in Didcot

    The three colours - purple, blue and pink - are said to represent the three victims.

  42. Didcot deaths 'tragic'

    BBC Radio Oxford

    After the shocking deaths in Didcot over the weekend, lots of you have been getting in touch on our Facebook page.

    Candles in front of a photo of murdered Derrin Jordon

    Margaret Beesley said: "Very tragic. Must have been a very sad 'back story'."

    Glenis Lester said: "Such a shame, it's sad when lives end like this."

    Julian Calcutt said: "Very sad ending to this weekend now we will never know why."

  43. Police search Didcot killings for clues

    Detectives looking for triple murder suspect Jed Allen will shift their attention to the circumstances of the killings after the 21-year-old was found dead in a wooded area of Oxford.

    Police officer laying flowers in Didcot

    Police had been searching for him since his six-year-old half-sister, his mother and her partner were found dead at their home in Didcot on Saturday.

  44. 'Pleasant sunny spells'

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry, although with cloud increasing at times. Some cloud breaks are likely with some pleasant sunny spells expected.

    Holly Green

    Winds will be mainly light north-westerly. Highs of 16C (61F). For the full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC weather pages.

  45. Busy on the A40

    Sara Dumbell

    Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    It's busy on the A40 eastbound from Witney into Oxford and the M40 is getting busier southbound from junction 10 at Brackley to 9 at the Wendlebury Interchange.

    The A34 is busy on approaches to the Milton Interchange in the roadworks area.

    And, in Didcot, Vicarage Road remains closed between Broadway and Wessex Road for police investigation works.

    For the latest traffic and travel, tune in or visit the BBC travel pages.

  46. Post update

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire.

    It's Tuesday and we'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather across the county until 18:00.

    Do let us know what's happening where you are. You can contact us by email, Facebook or Twitter.