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  1. That's all from us

    Alex Regan

    BBC South

    Thanks very much for joining us today. We'll be back the same time tomorrow for more travel, news, sports and weather from across the county. 

  2. Universities minister breaks ground on Oxford Science Park building

    Work has officially started on a £13m facility at Oxford Science Park.

    The new facility - named after Magdalen College alumnus Erwin Schrodinger - will house new laboratories and offices in the 26-year-old science park.  

    Artists impression of the Schrodinger building

    The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by universities minister Jo Johnson. 

    He said: "The new Schrödinger Building will be another important addition to Oxford, supporting the relationship between academics and businesses to foster the development of pioneering start-ups."  

  3. BreakingNorthbound lane on A34 to be closed all evening

    Lorry blaze

    One lane on the A34 northbound remains closed after a lorry fire between Lodge Hill and South Hinksey. 

    Emergency services are attempting to recover the vehicle, which has now been put out. 

    Queues on the busy road are currently going back as far as Marcham. 

    Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes. 

  4. More picture's from today's lorry blaze on the A34

    Lorry blaze
    Lorry blaze
  5. Man wanted on suspicion of drug dealing

    Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help to trace a man wanted in connection with conspiracy to supply drugs.

    Hamza Hussain Said

    Hamza Hussain Said is wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between 26 January 2016 and 6 January 2017 in Oxford and Abingdon.  

    The 23-year-old, is 5ft 11ins, with a heavy build, collar-length curly black hair, often worn tied back, and a black beard. He has connections with Ilford, Oxford and Abingdon.

  6. Fire out on the A34 northbound


    Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed the lorry fire on the A34 northbound has been put out. 

    One carriage has been reopened intermittently, but has been closed sporadically as emergency service continue to deal with the situation. 

    Highways England has closed the northbound carriageway between Lodge Hill and South Hinksey, with diversions in place on the A404 northbound and the M40. 

  7. One lane to be reopened on A34

    One lane on the A34 is being reopened by Thames Valley Police after a lorry fire on the A34. 

    A spokesman for Highways England has said that no-one was injured. 

    A34 fire

    Listeners are reporting that the fire is now out. 

    Readers have been sending in dramatic photos of the fire, you can send  yours to us by email

  8. Picture of lorry on fire on A34

    This dramatic picture of a lorry on fire on the A34 has been sent to us by Charles Sawyer. The dual carriageway has been closed northbound between Lodge Hill and South Hinksey.

    The lorry
  9. Police called after Horton changes intimidation claim

    Researchers surveying changes to Oxfordshire's NHS have refused to return to Banbury after alleging intimidation by campaigners. 

    The county's Clinical Commissioning Group said the police were called after concerns were raised by Qa Research.

    The Horton

    The firm was asked to interview people in Banbury about proposals that could see services moved away from the town. 

    Campaign group Keep the Horton General has denied using "heavy-handed tactics" or being confrontational. 

    Oxfordshire CCG said staff from Qa Research was carrying out a consultation in the town centre on 11 March when they were allegedly spoken to by campaigners. 

    Chief executive David Smith said one of the researchers reported never having faced intimidation like it in their 20-year career.

  10. Happy birthday Exeter College!

    Oxford University's Exeter College was founded on this day 703 years ago - 4 April 1314 - by Bishop Walter de Stapeldon. 

    Someone has kindly made it quite an impressive cake....   

    Exeter College
  11. Inquest of stabbed Faringdon five-year-old to open today

    The inquest of a five-year-old boy found stabbed to death in his Faringdon home is scheduled to open today.

    The scene in Faringdon

    Police launched a murder investigation after Tyler Warmington was found at Bromsgrove Cottages in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, at about 13:20 GMT on 14 March.

    Police said his next-of-kin had been informed.

    A 40-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail until 12 April.

  12. Today's Oxford Mail front and back pages

    Oxford Mail
  13. This morning's headlines

    BBC Radio Oxford

    • A research team claims its members have been intimidated while carrying out a health survey in Banbury
    • Drivers of electric cars could be entitled to cheaper car parking in a bid to cut air pollution. It's one idea being considered by Oxford City Council
    • Exactly 50 years since it began, the Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Mind says more still needs to be done to reduce the stigma around mental health
  14. Travel update: Slow traffic in Oxford city centre

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    In Oxford city centre traffic is slow inbound along Marsh Lane to the Cherwell Drive and Headley Way junction. Travel time is currently more than 10 minutes.