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18 September 2014 Last updated at 08:55

Unfinished Austen manuscript on showJane Austen portrait, circa 1790

Pages of an unfinished novel by Jane Austen, bought by the Bodleian Libraries, will go on display at her Hampshire home later.


Bantham beach, DevonBeach estate sale beats £11m tag

A 750-acre (303 hectare) seaside estate is bought by an Oxfordshire landowner, the estate agents confirm.

Michael RotheryAbsconded prisoner is arrested

A 43-year-old inmate who absconded from a Buckinghamshire prison is found and arrested in Oxfordshire.

Peter Henley Article written by Peter Henley Peter Henley Political editor, South of England

Is Minister for Portsmouth a job for life?

Matt Hancock has been appointed the new Minister for Portsmouth - but how long will the job last?

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    On air 09:05: Phil Gayle Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The Thame Show opens today, and it's back to its original September date. We'll find out what's in store on today's show.

    And a new charity which helps disadvantaged children get into sport is starting work in Oxford.

     
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    News on the hour 08:58: Charles Nove Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Thousands of people are expected to visit the Thame Show today.

    The event, which celebrates agricultural and rural life in Oxfordshire, has moved back to its traditional September date rather than July.

    More headlines with me at 09:00.

     
  3.  
    School's centenary 08:42: Oxford Mail

    A 92-year-old ex-pupil joins in the celebrations at Headington School marking its 100th year.

     
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    'Culture and identity' 08:31: Robyn Cowen Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford United's boss Michael Appleton said Tuesday night's win over Accrington gave supporters a glimpse of the team he's trying to assemble, and the club that the new owners are trying to build.

    Michael Appleton

    Ahead of Saturday's game at home to Stevenage, Appleton said no-one was getting carried away, but at least fans were seeing his players deliver.

    He added: "We're trying to create a culture and identity at this football club, so when people come to watch Oxford United they know what we're about."

     
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    Delays on A34 08:18: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The Oxford Ring Road Southern Bypass contraflow congestion at Hinskey is continuing to cause delays on the A34. Southbound's queued from Peartree to Hinskey.

    The block up at Botley is causing A420 congestion from Cumnor into Oxford city.

    And the congestion at Peartree itself is causing queues from Wolvercote to Yarnton.

     
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    Warm, perhaps humid 08:08: Dan Downs BBC Spotlight weather presenter

    There's some mist and low cloud at first but that will quickly thin and break, and then it's another dry and bright day with some good spells of sunshine.

    This afternoon there is the risk of some heavy, thundery showers developing.

    There are mainly light easterly winds so those showers could be slow moving when they do occur, but most of us should get by with a dry day and it will feel warm, perhaps humid, with temperatures reaching highs of 24C (75F).

     
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    Good morning 08:00: Dave Gilyeat BBC News

    Welcome to BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire this Thursday morning.

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    To get in touch, send us an email or leave a message on Twitter or Facebook.

     

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