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Summary

  1. Thame man arrested in murder probe
  2. Bullingdon centre to get £500,000 revamp

Live Reporting

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  1. That's all from us.

    Alex Regan

    BBC South

    That's all from us for today. We will be back at 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the county. 

  2. City council waves child burial fees

    Bereaved parents who have lost children under the age of 12 will no longer have to pay burial fees in Oxford.

    The city council said it would scrap the charges for children and offer cemetery services to help support grieving parents. 

    Councillor Linda Smith said: "When parents are grieving it is not the time to expect them to apply for a grant or take out a loan to cover the bare essentials of a burial."

  3. Oxford prepare for Quidditch Cup

    Serena Martin

    BBC Radio Oxford

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    Video caption: Oxford prepare for Quidditch Cup

    A group of Oxford University students will be running around with a broom handle between their legs this weekend. 

    But this is not a strange university society initiation, it is the British Quidditch Cup.  

  4. Rowers prepare as 163rd Boat Race looms

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    Video caption: Oxford prepares for 163rd Boat Race

    It's that time of year again. Oxford and Cambridge will descend on the River Thames in one of the oldest sports rivalries in the world for the 163rd Boat Race. 

    Here's some archive footage from yesteryear. 

  5. Old Power Station squatters 'to move out by Sunday'

    Oxford University has released a statement, following a court decision to give it an interim possession order for Osney Power Station, where squatters are currently staying.

    "We requested the court to extend the time for serving the order so that the occupiers are given a few days to pack up their belongings without compromising our right to reclaim the property. 

    "The court agreed that this was “appropriate and proportionate” and extended the order until Sunday. 

    "We have been given to understand that the occupiers will be vacating over the weekend.

    "Homelessness is a serious issue in Oxford, and we will continue to work with local stakeholders on this matter. Osney Open House have made a serious point by drawing attention to this issue, and we hope to continue working with them. In particular, we would like to see how we can work with and support local homeless charities in the future."

  6. Budget 'boost' for South East's transport links

    Set out in the Budget is £84m of funding for the region's roads and transport, though not all the places of investment have been announced yet.

    Philip Hammond said: "This Budget helps us make the most of the opportunities ahead by laying the foundations of a stronger, fairer, better Britain outside the EU.

    "Part of that is about investing in making Britain’s infrastructure fit for the future and today we announced a multimillion-pound boost for transport links in the South East.

    "The region will also benefit from our major commitments on skills, health, education and social care."

  7. CCTV images released after purse theft

    Thames Valley Police has released images of three people after a woman had her purse stolen in Wantage last month.

    The payment card of the woman, who was in her 60s, was then used to buy expensive electrical goods in nearby shops.  

    It is thought that she was seen by a group of offenders typing her PIN before the theft.

    CCTV following Wantage fraud incident

    PC Oliver Adams, based at Didcot police station, said: "This was an organised offence which has resulted in the victim’s payment card being used to buy several high value items.

    "The people pictured in these images could have information vital to our investigation, and I am therefore appealing for them to come forward."

  8. Budget reaction: Beer industry 'struggling'

    Loddon Brewery in South Oxfordshire has described increases in beer duty in today's Budget  as a "kick in the teeth for publicans, brewers and beer drinkers".

    Budget being announced

    It added: "The beer industry is already struggling with falling cask ale prices, market saturation and hikes in business rates and the Chancellor has shown a complete disregard for the current situation. He hasn’t listened to the industry.

    "The brewing and hospitality industry in the UK supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and previous duty cuts have helped the industry thrive. Beer and pubs are at the heart of the British identity and need to be supported.

    "The UK is enjoying a huge beer boom at the moment but today’s announcement will do nothing to enhance this."

  9. University given permission to evict squatters

    Oxford University has been granted an interim possession order to evict squatters from a former power station it owns. 

    The group of 25, known as Iffley Open House, claimed squatters' rights in The Old Power Station owned by Said Business School on 26 February.

    They previously stayed at a car showroom owned by Wadham College.

    The university says the power station is not safe to live in.

    Recorder Yvette Genn at Oxford County Court listed the matter for a further hearing next Thursday.

    Furniture for squatters at Old Power Station
  10. New sports pitch at Leys Leisure Centre

    A £350,000 sports pitch is being installed at the Leys Pools & Leisure Centre and is expected to open later this month.

    Replacing the dilapidated hard court area, it will include high-level fencing and floodlights. As part of the project, 41 spaces are being added to the car park.

    Linda Smith, executive board member for leisure, parks and sport, said: "With a hi-tech all-weather surface, floodlights and its own designated changing rooms in the nearby sports pavilion this new addition... is yet another great example of the city council investing in our communities in order to improve the quality of life of residents."

  11. Large clearance of rubbish in north Oxfordshire

    Twenty-six tonnes of rubbish have been cleared away in north Oxfordshire this February. 

    Cherwell District Council workers cleared litter, flytips and graffiti as part of the Calthorpe and Easington blitz. 

    The street cleansing team collected waste equivalent to the weight of two double decker buses, while environmental enforcement officers took on a large flytip in Wykham Place.   

  12. Osney squatters case in court

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    A group of homeless people and volunteers who have been occupying vacant buildings in Oxford are in court today. 

    Osney Open House are camping out in the old Osney Power Station , owned by Said Business School.

    They're trying to get an interim possession order for the building lifted. 

    Osney Power Station
  13. Milton Park development bringing new jobs to South Oxfordshire

    The Herald

    A £24 million development at a science and business park will create 1,000 new jobs .