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  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for reading, we'll be back tomorrow with more news, sport, weather and travel from across Oxfordshire from 08:00.

  2. DNA helps convict man of 1986 Oxford attempted rape

    A serial child abuser has been found guilty of the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1986 after new DNA evidence was discovered.

    Philip Spriggs

    Philip Spriggs, 52, formerly of Oxford, attacked his victim on 30 January as she was walking near Pullens Lane in Oxford at about 20:30 BST. 

    He pulled his victim to the ground and threatened her before she escaped. 

    In 2015 Spriggs was jailed for 17 years for a string of sex offences against two children.

  3. Woman racially abused on Oxford bus

    At 15:45 on Friday a 19-year-old woman was on the number 5 bus between Oxford City Centre and Blackbird Leys when another woman racially abused her.

    The woman threatened to hit the teenager and continued to shout racist abuse after getting off the bus at the junction of Balfour Road and Longlands Road.

    The suspect is white, about 40-years-old, 5ft 4ins and of large build. She had short hair and was wearing a khaki-coloured jacket and a red top.

  4. Teenager assaulted during street fight in Thame

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was assaulted in Thame.

    At about 16:30 on 26 April three teenage boys met near Lord Williams School.

    They were followed by a large group of teenagers towards the town centre and a confrontation took place in the area of Lower High Street on the corner of Bell Lane.

    A 16-year-old from the original group of three was spat at by others in the larger group and punched numerous times in the face causing cuts and bruising.

    After this assault the large group ran off in different directions, and their victim attended hospital for his injuries, but was later discharged.

  5. Firefighters Memorial Day marked in Oxfordshire

    Stations across Oxfordshire have been marking the first Firefighters Memorial Day in the UK.

    Firefighters at Banbury
    Image caption: Firefighters at Banbury held a minute's silence at midday

    Station manager Mark Ames said: “We must never forget our fallen colleagues from near or far and we must never stop making this career as safe as we possibly can."

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    Video caption: A charity trying to help some of the 17,000 children with mothers in prison is expanding.
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A41 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A41 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between Station Road and B4011.

    A41 Oxfordshire - A41 in Blackthorn closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Station Road junction and Thame Turn Off, because of an accident.

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

  8. 'Adopt' part of the Oxford Canal

    Stretches of the Oxford Canal through Oxfordshire are available for 'adoption' by local communities. 

    The Canal and River Trust, which cares for the nation's waterways, has published an online map showing the area in need of people's support. 

    The aim is for a quarter of them to be adopted by local residents. 

  9. 'Stoking the fires' at Brightwell Vineyard

    It's bad news for English winemakers who are reporting "catastrophic" crop damage after a bad frost wiped out at least half of this year's grape harvest. 

    Brightwell Vineyard, just outside Brightwell Cum Sotwell, is among them. Lilley MItchell went to visit them this morning.

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  10. Oxford Rugby League head for Toronto

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Oxford Rugby League set off for Canada today for one of the longest away trips in sport. 

    They'll become the first team in the UK to play a competitive match in the country, and take on Toronto Wolfpack on Saturday who were accepted into the National League Division 1 ahead of the new season.

    The team's general manager told BBC Oxford as a part-time team they've had to rely on their players being able to get the time off.

    Quote Message: A lot of companies understand the needs that they’ve got… there is a lot of reliance on players taking free days off work effectively, so we’re fully aware that’s another challenge. from Ryan Cousins
    Ryan Cousins
  11. Look what the cat dragged in...

    Radio Oxford producer Jamie had a little surprise when he came home to Wolvercote from holiday to find this "present" (or tarantula) from his cat on his bed  

    Tarantula
  12. Princess Leia and R2D2 in a kayak

    Star Wars Day gives us another excuse to post yesterday's video of a yarn-bombed Whitchurch Bridge.

    Among its delights is the bun-haired princess and everyone's favourite astromech droid. Who knew they were keen kayakers?

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    Video caption: Whitchurch Bridge was yarn-bombed as part of a community art project.

    I've always said Star Wars is a terrific yarn.  

  13. Weather: Cloudy with a few showers

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    Video caption: Dan Downs has the weather for the South of England
  14. Parents concerned about school's future

    Parents of pupils at Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common attended a meeting about its future last night. 

    The secondary school was put into special measures last month after Ofsted rated it inadequate. 

    It could become an academy, or as a last resort, close.

    Speaking outside the meeting, these parents told us how they're feeling. 

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    Video caption: Parents are concerned about Chiltern Edge School
  15. Travel update: A40 eastbound

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    It's very, very heavy from Eynsham to the Wolvercote traffic lights. The travel time is about 30 minutes. 

  16. Benson Stormtrooper running for children's charity

    Phil Mercer

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Star Wars Day will be marked by thousands of people around the world today. 

    The annual event celebrates the popular franchise loved by film fans worldwide. 

    Jez Allinson from Benson will be running 40 miles in a stormtrooper outfit to mark the day and raise money for Make A Wish. 

    His run will end at Pinewood Studios where some of the films were made. He previously ran the London marathon dressed as one of the Empire's sharpshooters.

    Jez Allinson running London marathon as stormtrooper

    Jez has been telling us why Star Wars has enduring appeal.  

    Quote Message: It was a series of films that captured the imagination... everyone can relate to it, I think it’s got some good messages through it, but it’s just fun. from Jez Allinson
    Jez Allinson