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20 August 2014 Last updated at 09:32

Suspect 'still breathing at arrest'Police van outside covered market

A robber who died after an attempted raid on a jewellers did not need CPR as police believed he was still breathing, an inquest hears.

William De CroosChild completes charity 'triathlon'

A four-year-old from Didcot completes a "triathlon" to raise money for a hospital baby unit.

Police officer with mobile phoneForce electronics-loss number triples

The amount of electronic equipment lost by Thames Valley Police (TVP) more than triples in the last year.

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    Bye bye bookshops? 11:06: Malcolm Boyden Mid-morning presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    This morning on BBC Radio Oxford, we are talking about bookshops. Are eBooks and online retailers forcing them out of business?


    Nigel French owns Coles bookshop in Bicester. He said: "With eBooks, the music industry went through the same thing a few years ago but digital music sales plateaued. You are seeing a similar thing with eBooks - people will still come back to the real book - those books they want to own and read."

    In the news 10:57: Clare Woodling Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on the BBC Radio Oxford news at 11:00: Passengers of First Great Western services in Oxfordshire are experiencing delays of up to two hours on trains.

    The disruption's come after a freight train broke down at Reading. It's now been moved and lines have reopened.

    A man's world? 10:42: Phil Gayle Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Former Arsenal Ladies manager Shelley Kerr has made history by becoming the first female coach of a men's senior club. She will take charge of Lowland League club Stirling University.

    Shelley Kerr

    Are there any jobs left that have only been done by men or can only be done by men? Get in touch by email, Facebook or Twitter.

    Research campaign 10:31: Oxford Times

    Parents of a toddler who may have just weeks to live have criticised the lack of research into brain cancer in children.

    Andy and Sally Hall, from Abingdon, have set up the charity Blue Skye Thinking in honour of their five-year-old son Skye, who has been battling a brain tumour for a year.

    Load of rubbish 10:24: via Facebook

    On BBC Radio Oxford, we are talking about recycling. Oxford City Council says it will now only collect as much landfill waste as you have recycling with the remaining rubbish collected by a private firm - but who should pay? Landlords? Tenants?

    Some of you have got in touch on our Facebook page:

    Claire Ryman said: "We're in a flat in Chipping Norton different council but same problem 6 big bins for general waste, 2 recycling boxes between 6 flats (12 people) and no food waste bins:-("

    Ollie Perks said: "So you pay council tax for the council to be selective over what services they are willing to provide? Maybe we should start saying if rubbish isn't collected by 10am we won't pay a bit of that tax."

    Nil points 10:11: BBC Radio Oxford

    Morecambe maintained their 100% record in League Two as Kevin Ellison's header left Oxford United on zero points.

    Kevin Ellison

    The Shrimps took the lead when Jack Redshaw's shot was parried away by George Long and Ellison nodded in the rebound.

    On air 10:04: Malcolm Boyden Mid-morning presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford, we are asking - are the days of the local bookshop numbered? Do you ever head to the high street to pick up a paperback?

    We'll also be celebrating the Great British geek with the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford and we'll be asking you to step into our geek confessional booth.

    In the news 09:56: Clare Woodling Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford at 10:00: There are delays of up to two hours on First Great Western services from Oxfordshire to London.

    It's after an earlier broken down freight train in Reading. First Great Western services are affected between Didcot Parkway and Reading.

    There are delays of an hour on CrossCountry services from Oxford to Reading and Basingstoke.

    Traffic light crash 09:35:

    Earlier we told you about an accident at Seacourt Tower traffic lights. That's now cleared but Andrew tweeted this photo.

    Car crashyed

    He tweeted: "Someone driven into traffic light nr Macdonalds Oxford Botley Rd this morning. @BBCOxford."

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    Rubbish rules 'unjust' 09:26: Phil Gayle Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    This morning on BBC Radio Oxford we're talking about proposals by Oxford City Council to charge landlords if their tenants don't recycle enough.

    Gavin Dick of the National Landlords Association said: "I think the council's aims are laudable but they just haven't thought through the policy.

    "There are many people that live in flats. If one person doesn't do it, that means the whole block is being punished. It's unjust."

    Cricket victory 09:17: Oxford Mail

    Chad Keegan and Karl Penhale were the heroes as Oxfordshire recorded their first win of the Unicorns Counties Championship campaign in their final match after a eight-wicket success over Cheshire at Nantwich CC.

    A34 busy 09:07: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There's heavy traffic on the A34 Western By-Pass Road southbound in Botley between Botley Interchange and Hinksey Hill Interchange in the roadworks area.

    For the latest traffic and travel, visit the BBC website.

    In the news 08:56: Charles Nove Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on the BBC Radio Oxford news at 09:00: An armed robber, who was held down by a group of people as he tried to escape from a jewellers shop in Oxford, had a heart condition that meant he could have died at any time.

    Coroner Alison Thompson will deliver her verdict on what caused Clint Townsend's death this morning.

    How to save a life 08:43: Dave Gilyeat BBC News

    St John Ambulance will be providing free life-saving demonstrations in Oxfordshire shopping centres next month.

    St john's ambulance demonstration

    Chris Cook, regional training and community projects manager, said: "In the time it takes to do your weekly shop you could learn how to stop a friend choking or keep a loved one alive until an ambulance arrives. Find out more here.

    Load of rubbish 08:34: Phil Gayle Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    If you live in a blocks of flats in Oxford and you don't recycle enough - you now face having to bring in private bin collectors who will have to be paid.


    Oxford City Council has a target to recycle 50% of its waste and say it will now only collect as much landfill waste as you have recycling and if there's any rubbish left over, landlords will need to pay for a private firm to take it away.

    What do you think? Should landlords have to foot the bill? Get in touch.

    Broken down train 08:25: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There are delays of up to one hour on First Great Western between Reading and Newbury, between Didcot Parkway and Reading and between Reading and Basingstoke due to broken down train at Reading West.

    It's also causing disruption on CrossCountry between Oxford and Reading, and between Oxford and Basingstoke.

    For the latest traffic and travel, visit the BBC website.

    Isolated showers 08:16: Dan Downs BBC weather presenter

    Mainly dry in the morning with some good sunny spells.

    Dan Downs

    Isolated showers are expected to develop during the afternoon, though many areas should remain dry with further sunny spells. Highs of 17C (63F).

    A420 accident 08:06: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The A420 Botley Road in Oxford is partially blocked inbound at Seacourt Tower traffic lights, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    Traffic is also slow on the A40 eastbound in Cassington between Eynsham roundabout and Wolvercote roundabout.

    For the full traffic and travel, visit the BBC website.

    Good morning 08:00: Roz Tappenden BBC South

    Welcome to BBC Local Live. I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Oxfordshire today.

    You can get in touch throughout the day and tell us what you're up to via email, Facebook or Twitter.




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