25 July 2014
Matt Hancock has been appointed the new Minister for Portsmouth - but how long will the job last?
The Environment Agency is investigating what caused the death of about 250 fish in Oxfordshire.
The charge against a 22-year-old man accused of raping a teenage girl in Carterton last year are dropped.
Police make four arrests during a demonstration in Oxford city centre by a group claiming to be aligned to the National Front.
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for her murder.
Local Live has finished for the day. We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday.
Tonight from 18:30, work on a £6m scheme to create a hamburger roundabout at Kennington caused traffic misery for motorists this morning.
And hundreds of people lined the roads of Bicester to witness the last ever parade by 23 Pioneer Regiment.
This evening and tonight there is still the risk of heavy, thundery showers although these will tend to ease and most places will become dry through the night with lows of 14 to 15C. (59F).
Motorists were stuck in traffic for up to three hours this morning after a new contraflow system began on the A423 between Hinksey Hill and Heyford Hill interchanges. The system will remain in place until November 2014.
Oxfordshire County Council's deputy leader Rodney Rose said: "If you are not used to using public transport perhaps for this period it would be useful.
"One bus can take 70 cars off the road for example and a train can take an awful lot more. So if a train journey is possible, even if it is until the end of November, perhaps you would think about it."
Becca Collacott from Abingdon has emailed in these pictures of colourful flowers.
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Mel Gigg has sent in this great image of Didcot Power Station taken from the ridgeway to the south of Didcot.
Mel said: This was a few hours before the demolition but to me is a far more personal and fitting reminder of them as the shadow of the floodlights point the way to the sky.
Do you have a picture you would like to share? Email us now.
Drivers are being warned to expect more congestion tonight - because of roadworks that caused delays of up to three hours this morning on Oxford's southern bypass.
We will hear from transport boss Rodney Rose after 17:00.
Today Kat Orman asked whether the RSPCA spending more than £320,000 on fighting a court case is an acceptable use of charity money? Should there be more transparency from charities about how donated money is spent?
Sarah Needle wrote: £326k is a lot of money to spend prosecuting one group. Surely that money could be better spent else where, helping more animals...?!
Rosie Wilkins wrote: People donate to the RSPCA because they are animal lovers. I don't think many of them would mind too much that their donation was being used to protect animals.
Healthwatch Oxfordshire has appointed Rachel Coney as its new chief executive officer.
She joins the watchdog after nine years spent working within the NHS.
Her last role was as assistant director at the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG).
Ms Coney said: "I look forward to working with patients, social care recipients, carers, commissioners, providers and the voluntary sector, to make a significant difference to the quality of health and social care in the county."
A 22-year-old man who dumped several rubbish bags at the end of his own street was fined after council officers found his address among the waste.
Mitchell Brash, of Deacon Way, Banbury, was ordered to pay a total of £370 in fines and legal costs after pleading guilty to one charge of flytipping at Banbury Magistrates' Court.
A 22-year-old man accused of raping a teenage girl in an Oxfordshire town last year has had the charge against him dropped.
The 15-year-old girl reported that she was attacked while walking in Shilton Park in Carterton after a night out on 21 September.
The redevelopment of the Didcot cooling towers site is set to bring jobs to the area, according to the company behind the plans.
We'll hear from Neil Harvey from Clowes Development UK limited on BBC Radio Oxford after 16:00.
Oxfordshire 1500m runner Hannah England has qualified for the final on Tuesday after finishing 4th in the semi-final.
The Environment Agency is investigating what caused the deaths of about 250 fish in Oxfordshire.
The fish were found at the Moor Ditch in Didcot on Saturday.
Architects ADP tweets: Didcot's cooling towers are down. Didn't go for our conversion ideas then... http://goo.gl/aX2yyR via @BBCOxford
Drivers are being warned to avoid the southern bypass in Oxford - after roadworks caused chaos there this morning.
A contraflow has been set up on the A423, reducing it to one lane in each direction.
Deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council Rodney Rose says people should think about other means of travel.
A library is calling for the donation of First World War photographs.
Abingdon library is working with the Abingdon Area Archaeological and History Society to build up a photographic display of the town's soldiers.
A review of the prosecution has provoked fierce criticism. Is this an acceptable use of charity money? Would you be happy for your monetary donations to be spent on fighting court cases?
Should there be more transparency from charities about how donated money is spent?
Join the discussion on our Facebook page.
A fundraising event will be held at a city nightclub tomorrow night for a campaign over the death of a teenager at an NHS facility.
Major roadworks on Oxford's southern bypass have caused delays of up to two hours on the A34.
A contraflow has been set up on the A423, reducing it to one lane in each direction.
We'll hear from Emma Wilberforce from Stagecoach at 14:00, who says buses have been experiencing problems as a result.
A lone quarterstaffer is trying to teach Oxford about the little-known British tradition, despite the fact no one showed up to his first training session this week.
Coming up from 13:30, with Tom Hepworth, after dominating the landscape for more than forty years three cooling towers at Didcot A power station are no more and troops from 23 Pioneer Regiment - the Royal Logistic Corps - have marched through Bicester for the final time ahead of the unit being disbanded.
Roadworks on the A423 that caused severe traffic delays this morning are expected to last until November.
We'll hear more from the deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council, Rodney Rose, after 13:00.
He says they've been trying to work outside of rush hour as much as possible.
Didcot shooter Dan Rivers has missed out on place in the final of the 50m prone event after finishing 20th in today's qualifying event.
Stagecoach Oxford tweets: SERVICE UPDATE:A34 is heavily congested due to Kennington r/works. S5's experiencing delays of up to 35 mins.
Bicester's 23 Pioneer Regiment passed through the town on Sunday for the last time.
A contraflow system installed on Oxford's southern bypass has been causing huge problems on the A34 this morning.
The A423 was down to one lane in each direction between Hinksey Hill Interchange and Heyford Hill Interchange.
We'll hear from the county's transport boss Rodney Rose after 12:00.
A 48-year-old man who dishonestly claimed more than £8,800 in benefits has been given a 12-month community order of 120 hours unpaid work.
Yawahab Badmus, of Hockmore Tower, Cowley, who was also told to pay £120 costs, will have to pay back the overpaid benefit to Oxford City Council.
Oxford United have signed defender Joe Riley on loan from Bolton Wanderers.
Riley 22, joins the team until January after passing his medical this morning.
Head coach Michael Appleton said: "He is 6ft tall, he has pace and he uses the ball well.
"A lot of clubs have been monitoring his career and he has a chance to come here, play games and show everyone what a good player he is."
A tyre business owner has spoken out after his workshop was destroyed in a suspected arson attack at Faringdon Business Park in the early hours of Saturday.
Thanks to Damien Dyer who emailed these fantastic aerial shots of where the Didcot cooling towers once stood.
We want to hear from you if you've been stuck on the A34 this morning. Give us a call on 03459 311666.
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I'll be talking to Ian Nolan, a relative of Chipping Norton 18-year-old Emma Curtis-Smith, who died while watching her boyfriend on his first parade as an officer cadet at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurt in Surrey in 2005. Ian will be talking about the charity launched in her memory, Emma's Trust.
I'll also be meeting Witney man Mike Leahy who's sold his house and possessions to live in a double decker bus with a load of scorpions and leeches.
There is queuing traffic on the exit slip road on M40 southbound at J9, A34 (Bicester).
Roadworks have caused severe traffic delays in Oxford this morning.
We will be talking to those caught up in the jams on BBC Radio Oxford after 10:00.
A £130,000 toddler playground has been officially opened in Henley.
Edith Smith wrote: Didcot has nothing special in Didcot for kids. Take a leaf out of Cholsey and make a special play area.
Carol Kenny wrote: Out door/indoor leisure centre, with a Glamping site.
Stephen Shephard suggested a theme park.
What do you think? Join the debate now.
Stop-start traffic has been reported on the M40 London-bound between J6, B4009 (Watlington) and J3, A40 (Loudwater).
Opponents of Israel's bombardment of the Gaza strip took to the streets of Oxford on Saturday in support of victims of the conflict.
A man was hit by a car following an argument with at least one woman yesterday, police have said.
The argument happened near the Evenlode Tower in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, at about 01:00.
The man was then hit by a silver car while he was on the pavement near the tower and the woman got into the car, which drove off.
He suffered heavy bruising to his leg and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.
There is a new contraflow system in place between the A4074 and A34 with traffic reduced to one lane due to junction improvements at the Kennington Roundabout and Hinksey Hill Interchange.
There will be sunny intervals and showers today, which will be locally very heavy and thundery.
Generally it will feel warm or very warm in the light winds. Highs of 23C (73F).
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A420 Oxfordshire - A420 Shrivenham Bypass in Shrivenham closed and expected delays in both directions between the B4508 Majors Road junction and the the Bourton turnoff junction, because of major roadworks. Diversion in operation - Westbound via A417 East, A4185 South, A34 and M4. Eastbound via M4 and A34. HGVs over 7.5 tons via A34 and M4.
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