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  1. That's all for today!

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    The BBC Local Live service for Oxfordshire will resume on Tuesday at 08:00.

    You can still get in touch by  email , on our BBC Oxford Facebook page or on Twitter @BBCOxford .

    Have a good evening!

  2. Thames Valley Police deny they 'don't investigate shoplifting'

    Adina Campbell

    BBC South Today

    Thames Valley Police have issued a statement denying reports that they do not investigate shoplifting offences where goods stolen are worth less than £100.

    The force says despite some reports in the media, they do look into all reports of shoplifting - regardless of the value of the theft.

    It said: "In cases in which there is an immediate threat, such as a shoplifter becoming violent, the public can be assured that officers will be there for who need help.

    "Our neighbourhood officers continue to work closely with businesses across our communities to help owners keep their businesses safe from all types of crime."

  3. Patients urged to re-register before GP surgery shuts its doors

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    Patients at the Deer Park GP surgery in Witney, which is due to close, are being advised to register with a new practice. 

    Deer Park Medical Centre

    Healthwatch Oxfordshire says it's concerned that up to 3,000 people registered there have yet to find a new GP and may need trips to Accident and Emergency Departments.

    The surgery is due to close at the end of the month. 

  4. Changing skyline as Westgate takes place among dreaming spires

    Oxford Mail

    The dramatic change in Oxford's skyline is shown in these aerial photos of the new Westgate Centre .

    Builders are on track to complete the city's biggest construction job in time for its October 24 reopening and the huge structure has taken its place among the city's iconic dreaming spires.

  5. Emaciated horse found abandoned in field

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    An emaciated horse has been rescued after being found abandoned in knee-deep mud.

    Denny the horse

    The Blue Cross in Burford is now caring for three year old Denny who was riddled with worms had sores on his legs , a rotten tooth and an abcess on his face. 

    Vicki Alford, from Blue Cross Burford, said: “We have given Denny worming treatment and he's been prescribed antibiotics to clear up infection, it must be so sore. But he will soon need surgery to remove his rotten tooth. He’s been put on a specialist feeding regime to introduce proper nutrition to his diet and he'll require around the clock monitoring during his recovery." 

  6. Fridge for hungry people in need opens in Oxfordshire

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A community fridge has opened today in Botley.

    Anybody can put fresh food into the fridge in the Church of St Peter & St Paul for those who are most in need.

    However, raw meat, cooked rice and food past its use by date is not permitted. 

  7. Man arrested in connection with flat fire is bailed

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    A man arrested in connection with a severe fire in a block of flats in Didco t has been released on police bail.

    All of the residents of the flats in Harrier Drive - including many children - managed to escape the fire on Friday night.

    Officers had been questioning the 21-year-old on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. 

  8. Homeless squatters vacate 'unsafe' University building

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A group of homeless people who have been occupying the empty Osney Power Station in Oxford have moved out.

    Iffley Open House first took over an old car showroom on Iffley Road on New Year's Eve before being evicted by Wadham College. 

    About 20 people then moved into the power station last month. Last week, Oxford University won a court order to evict the group.

  9. Heavily pregnant woman 'constantly shaking' since Didcot fire

    A family woken by a neighbour's shouting and banging during a fire in their block of flats have thanked her for saving their lives.  

    Jodie Spiers
    Didcot Fire

    Jodie Spiers - who's baby is due in seven weeks - and her partner and daughter were among residents who escaped the flats on Harrier Drive on Friday night.

    She's been telling  BBC South Today  that doctors have warned she could go into pre-term labour because of the stress the fire has caused.

    "If it wasn't for their (neighbours') fast acting, who knows what would've happened. That scares me as a mother, there are so many children in these flats and it's truly terrifying how many people could've been hurt."

  10. Woman helps flat residents escape 'traumatic' fire

    Claire Hawke

    BBC Local Live

    A woman has been describing the horrific moment she realised a flat in her block in Didcot was on fire. 

    Rachel Tyler

    Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the fire in Harrier Driver on Friday night, describing it as "severe".

    Rachel Tyler, a mum of two, said she went outside with her cousin after hearing an alarm: "We both came back in and started shouting. My cousin and partner went to get the children and I just started banging on everyone's doors." 

    A 21-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life. 

  11. 'Mysterious posh sign' appears on Sonning Roundabout

    Sarah Lee

    BBC South

    A sign labelled posh/even posher has been spotted on an Oxfordshire roundabout.

    The meaning of the sign at Playhatch Roundabout on the A4155 Reading to Henley road is not yet known - but we can assume it's the latest in a line of work by a local artist .

    In November, a mannequin with its head down a toilet appeared on the Roundabout.

  12. 'Guardian Angel' who's wowing the judges at Crufts

    A "guardian angel" dog has reached the finals of Crufts for helping transform the life of a boy with autism. 

    Caddie is a specially-trained autism assistance Labrador from Oxfordshire's Dogs for Good charity and helps calm anxiety. 

    He was given to 13-year-old Joel Sayer from Newquay and has helped him carry out everyday tasks like brushing his teeth and walking to the shops. 

    Joel said: "Caddie is my special friend, my super dog. This world we live in I find hard, I find everything hard, but Caddie keeps me calm and keeps me safe." 

    The pair are finalists in the Crufts Friends for Life hero dog competition which celebrates dogs providing a "lifetime service, support, love and devotion".

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    Video caption: A dog has reached the finals of Crufts for helping transform an autistic boys' life.
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    Video caption: Oxford chairman's message of suport

    Oxford chairman's message of suport

  14. U's close in on playoffs after beating Peterborough United

    BBC Sport

    Oxford closed to within six points of a Sky Bet League One play-off place with victory at Peterborough - and all but ended the hosts' top-six hopes in the process.


    Michael Appleton's men hit the front on 23 minutes at the ABAX Stadium when Phil Edwards headed in a Rob Hall corner.

    And they doubled their advantage when Conor McAleny tucked away a slick Chris Maguire pass with 19 minutes to go.

    The goalscorer was fortunate to still be on the pitch after escaping with a yellow card from referee Mark Heywood when throwing Jack Baldwin to the floor in first-half stoppage time.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J8A for A418 and J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J8a, A418 (Oxford) and J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  16. Oxford academics warn of 'enormous damage' over Brexit

    Academics are planning to leave the UK in the face of uncertainty on their rights after Brexit, university leaders have claimed.

    The leaders of 35 Oxford University colleges have warned that the institution will suffer "enormous damage" if European Union staff lost their right to work in Britain.  


    They urged the government to back a House of Lords amendment to the Brexit Bill which guarantees protections for EU nationals living in the UK.

    In a letter to The Times, signed by vice-chancellor Professor Louise Richardson and all but three Oxford college heads, they said the government's promises had not provided reassurance.

     "Oxford University relies on EU citizens as lecturers, researchers and support staff. If they lost their right to work here, our university would suffer enormous damage which, given our role in research, would have reverberations across the UK," they wrote.

    Today MPs are expected to throw out the changes to the Brexit Bill made by peers when it returns to the House of Commons.

  17. Weather for the South of England

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for the South of England on Monday 13 March 2017

    Not the warmest of starts but it should be a mild day.