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Summary

  1. Man beaten and stabbed by gang near children's playground
  2. Woman arrested over murder of boy, 5, held under mental health act
  3. Railway trespasses at 'all-time high'
  4. £21m funding for nuclear fusion research

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all from us

    Alex Regan

    BBC South

    Thanks for joining us, our Local Live stream won't run over Easter but we will be back on Tuesday at 08:00 with the county's latest news, sports, weather and travel. 

  2. Fairies fight back after homes destroyed

    Fairies in an Oxfordshire wood have started fighting back after evil-doers vandalised their homes. 

    Doors to fairy homes began popping up near Kidlington last year - but then they were destroyed. 

    They have since begun appearing again, this time with warning signs.

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    Video caption: Kidlington fairies fight back after homes destroyed
  3. Police appeal for missing man

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    Police have launched an appeal to trace an Oxfordshire man, with links to north Wales. 

    Colin Read has a Welsh accent, is between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 10ins tall, has short grey hair, a goatee and chinstrap sideburns. 

    He has links to South Wrexham.

  4. Oxford United chairman to buy away fans a pint

    Darryl Eales

    Oxford United fans travelling to tomorrow's game in Bradford will be bought a pint by the club's chairman. 

    Darryl Eales said the drinks were to thank away fans for their support. 

    He said: "The fans have been amazing, home and away, in this, our first season back in League One  and I just wanted to offer them a small token of my appreciation."

    The drinks will be served to away fans at the Bradford Arms between midday and 14:00. 

  5. Horse accidents: Your comments on Facebook

    There's been a dramatic rise in incidents involving horses and vehicles on the UK's roads, the British Horse Society says. You shared a range of views on the BBC Oxford Facebook page.

    Simon Hall said: "I always take care passing horses, but I cannot help but think that they should be in fields or bridleways and not on busy roads."

    Emma Turner replied: "Thank you for taking care when passing horses but believe me we would rather be in fields or on bridleways but this is not always an option and we have to negotiate roads to get to them."

    Ray Taylor said: "In Somerset they have the opposite problem - drivers are so used to overtaking horses, they treat cyclists the same way... and overtake ridiculously slowly on blind bends in summer."

    Lesley Jeal said she had an accident involving a horse that wasn't her fault and added: "I'm afraid I feel that they should pay road tax & be insured as the majority of vehicles are that use any roads, be they in town or in the countryside!"

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A34 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at A423 Southern By-Pass Road affecting A4183 Oxford Road.

    A34 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked on A34 northbound at Hinksey Hill Interchange, because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to Abingdon North.

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

  7. A birds-eye view of Oxford's flood alleviation scheme

    Oxford City Council has tweeted this birds-eye view behind the hoardings at Northway and Marston flood alleviation scheme this week.  

    A birds-eye view of Oxford's flood alleviation scheme
  8. Temporary closure order granted in Wheatley

    Alex Regan

    BBC South

    Windows Court

    A closure order has been granted after reports of criminal behaviour and disorder at 9 Windows Court, Wheatley. 

    Thames Valley Police were granted the closure order - which prevents all-bar three people from entering the property - on 27 March. 

    The order will last for three months and only the resident, a friend and professional dog walkers are permitted in the property.  

  9. Man stabbed by gang near children's playground

    Alex Regan

    BBC South

    A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital after being stabbed by a gang of four men near a children's playground. 

    The victim was attacked in Gillians Park in Blackbird Leys at 20:48 yesterday. 

    He sustained serious injuries to his arms and remains in hospital. 

    Thames Valley Police are looking for suspects. 

    One offender is described as black, tall, around 24 years old, large build and short hair. 

    Another suspect is thought to be mixed race, short, about 25 years old with a braided ponytail and a beard. 

    Police are appealing for witnesses. 

  10. Number of trespasses on railway tracks at 'all-time high'

    Sarah Lee

    BBC South

    Across Britain, one person trespasses on the railway every hour, according to new data.

    Figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police show an increase in the number of people risking their lives on the rail network by trespassing on the tracks in the south-east region.

    The data, which looks at trends over the last five years, shows trespass incidents are at all-time high in the region, while nationally one person trespasses every hour:

    Tresspass

    Number of trespass incidents in the last five years:

    Reading: 

    2012: 98

    2013: 94

    2014: 94

    2015: 109

    2016: 127

    Number of young people under the age of 18 who came to the attention of BTP in 2016 while trespassing: 

    Berkshire: 7

    Buckinghamshire: 4

    Hampshire: 14

    Oxfordshire: 2

  11. New funding for Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

    Nuclear fusion research in Culham is to get £21m of funding over the next five years towards an equipment upgrade.

    Culham research

    Martin Cox, project sponsor, said he was "delighted" with the funding from EUROfusion "despite the perturbation caused by Brexit". 

    "This shows tremendous confidence in our facilities and people, and demonstrates that we have a very important role to play," he added.

  12. BreakingWoman detained under mental health act following boy's stabbing

    A woman arrested on suspicion of the murder of a five-year-old boy in Oxfordshire has been detained under the mental health act. 

    Police launched a murder investigation after Tyler Warmington was found at Bromsgrove Cottages in Faringdon on 14 March. 

    A post-mortem examination found he had been stabbed in the chest. 

    The 40-year-old woman who was arrested is also from Faringdon.

    Police in Faringdon following boy's stabbing
  13. No confirmation on disciplined Oxford United player's future

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Liam Sercombe will not be included in the Oxford United squad for their next two matches and boss Michael Appleton has refused to confirm whether the midfielder will play again for the club. 

    Sercombe was left out of the U's squad at Walsall due to "disciplinary reasons", the circumstances of which Appleton has declined to elaborate on. 

    United's head coach told BBC Radio Oxford that Sercombe's future with the U's is uncertain. 

    Liam Sercombe
    Quote Message: We do things a certain way and we've got a certain type of culture, and there's certain things we can accept and certain things we don't accept. I'm speaking on behalf of the whole group... and I'll be absolutely amazed if anybody feels differently. from Michael Appleton
    Michael Appleton
  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A34 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at A423 Southern By-Pass Road affecting A4144 Abingdon Road.

    A34 Oxfordshire - A34 in South Hinksey entry slip road closed and slow traffic southbound at Hinksey Hill Interchange, because of a vehicle fire. Congestion on A423 Southern By-Pass Road to Kennington Roundabout.

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