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Could football fan fever be real?

A study into football fans' behaviour suggests the stress they endure could be dangerous
How stressed do you get watching the team you love?

Researchers at the University of Oxford here in the UK have found that the most passionate football fans are more likely to experience potentially dangerous levels of stress whilst watching the game they love. 

When we get stressed, cortisol levels in our blood rise. Too much of this hormone over time can lead to all kinds of health issues like heart attacks. 

Dr Martha Newson from the University of Oxford led the research, which studied Brazil fans during the men's World Cup in 2014.

Photo: A Brazil supporter shows his frustration after their 7-1 defeat to Germany in the 2014 semi-final (Getty Images)
Gold and ivory false teeth found by detectorists
The gold and ivory gnashers were uncovered while enthusiasts were scouring land in Waterstock.
Brexit explained: Can I still bring back booze from the EU?
BBC reporter Tom Hepworth explains what rules will change for people bringing alcohol back from the EU after Brexit.
Brexit explained: Can I still get healthcare in the EU?
BBC reporter Tom Hepworth takes a look at what Brexit could mean for how we access healthcare in the EU.

Severe accident: A420 Oxfordshire eastbound

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A420 Oxfordshire eastbound severe accident, from Fernham Road to A417 Park Road.

A420 Oxfordshire - A420 in Faringdon blocked and stationary eastbound from Little Coxwell turn-off to the A417 Park Road junction, because of an accident involving three cars.

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BBC political correspondent analyses what happened in the region

Peter Henley with a round-up of election news from the south of England
The University of Reading app helping children to eat the sprouts
University doctors are trying to help parents encourage their children to eat their greens using a mobile app.
Dino Visser was making only his second appearance in English football

Dino Visser saves all three penalties to help Exeter reach the EFL Trophy last 16, while Ipswich, Bristol Rovers, Tranmere and Leicester's Under-21s also progress.

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Serious crash on A34 in Oxfordshire

Police are at the scene of a serious crash on the A34 in Oxfordshire, which happened in the early hours of this morning.

The northbound carriageway is closed between Hinksey Hill and Peartree.

Diversions are in place but Highways England have stated there are long queues and to avoid the area.

The official diversion route can be found here.

A34 in Oxfordshire