25 July 2014
Matt Hancock has been appointed the new Minister for Portsmouth - but how long will the job last?
Lord Heseltine opens a facility that simulates sea conditions for structures such as oil rigs and wind turbines.
A 15-year-old boy is banned from attending Banbury United Football Club after a bottle was thrown onto the pitch at a match.
A major painting by John Constable is donated to the nation to settle a £1m inheritance tax bill and will be displayed at the Ashmolean Museum.
A debate on the mounting costs of funerals is being held as part of the Kicking the Bucket Festival.
The new Fast Flow sea simulation centre at Wallingford has been described as a unique facility.
Technical director Prof Richard Whitehouse said: "What makes the Fast Flow Facility unique is the way we can simulate sediment movement, big waves and fast tidal currents at the same time. No-one else can do this, certainly not at such a large scale."
A facility that simulates sea conditions has opened in Oxfordshire.
The Fast Flow Facility, in Wallingford, has been built to help engineers improve the design of sea structures such as oil rigs and wind turbines.
A nine-year-old schoolboy has petitioned Tesco for safe crossing at Oxford's Old Marston Road.
He said: "For whatever reason I found myself out of the team and I'm looking forward to getting some games."
He said the prospect of working with former U's boss Chris Wilder helped him make the decision: "It's something I jumped at, my time under Chris went very well. We were doing well last season and you could feel the effect of him leaving with the way the results went."
There is slow traffic on the A4155 Henley Road in Play Hatch at the B478 Playhatch Road junction in both directions. It's due to roadworks in the area.
Oxford United fans have been urged to attend in numbers this weekend as the U's take on Wycombe at the Kassam Stadium.
The match has been designated as Yellow Army Day with a number of activities going on throughout the afternoon.
Joe Nicholls from the Yellow Army supporters group says its a good sign that the new owners are committed to improving the atmosphere at the Kassam.
He said: "People have been complaining about the match day experience but the club are certainly doing their bit and we as the fans want to do our bit as well."
We will have exclusive coverage of the game on Saturday from 14:00.
More than 40 buildings in Oxford are being transformed into free Wifi hotspots.
Where I live in South Oxfordshire, Red Kites are an ever-present feature.
Personally I enjoy watching them, and the only shooting I'm interesting in is taking pictures like this one with my camera.
But I know some people view them as pests, and have had one attack the leftovers from a bbq.
Birds of prey are being "persecuted" according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
It says it confirmed 55 incidents of wild bird crime in 2013 in the Midlands. Five of those were in Oxfordshire.
Fen Gerry told Phil Gayle: "These birds are protected by law, and no one has the right to persecute them. They are being trapped, poisoned, shot and having their eggs stolen.
She also said: "We fear that populations that are endangered are not being protected, and these incredible birds are still being persecuted."
One in three children are living in poverty in areas of the city, a charity has found.
Nicole Wilson wrote on Facebook: Halloween is so fun, the decorating and the costumes, wish we were more like Americans with it.
Darren Grant posted on Facebook: Not too bothered by trick or treaters but I do think halloween is pathetic American nonsense.
And Lilley tweeted this picture of a pumpkin, asking if it was "An uncanny resemblance?"
The RSPB is concerned about the number of birds of prey being "persecuted" in Oxfordshire.
For more on that and the other headlines join me at 11:00.
Ambulances responding to emergencies in north Oxfordshire were told to take patients direct to Banbury's Horton General Hospital and avoid calling at the John Radcliffe in Oxford because the A&E department was too busy and there were no beds available.
A facility that simulates sea conditions has opened in Oxfordshire.
The Fast Flow Facility, in Wallingford, has a 75 metre-long, eight metre-wide flume, which holds a million litres of water and can generate metre-high waves.
It has been built to help engineers improve the design of sea structures such as oil rigs and wind turbines.
On the Malcolm Boyden show this morning: Have you seen Laura's love rocket?
A couple who got married in Marston last June are appealing for help to find a rocket that they fired the day before their wedding day.
The rocket had their vows attached to it, and was supposed to float back to earth with a parachute but it disappeared into the heavens.
Malcolm will be speaking to Laura after 10:30.
A Home Office study of different drug policies across the world suggests there's no link between how "tough" penalties are and the levels of drug use.
The mother of Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback, who died in Hinksey Park in July last year after taking ecstasy, has called for decriminalisation.
She said: "I would like an approach based on safety first. It's not about the moral argument, it is looking at what is going on and if young people are going to dabble you need to keep them as safe as you can."
The mother of a Oxford schoolgirl who died after taking ecstasy in July last year has called for drugs to be legalised and regulated.
At Middleton Stoney there are reports that the Heyford Road is closed due to overturned car between B430 Ardley Road and Port Way.
After ongoing problems with the synching of the traffic lights at the M40 junction 9 the Wendlebury Interchange, the traffic lights at the A41 and M40 junction 9 have been turned off at the request of the police to get the roundabout flowing more freely and traffic is now moving at a very good pace on all approaches to and through the junction.
It's now going to be closely monitored during the day and in the lead up to this evening to see if it continues to improve the problem.
Former All Black Piri Weepu says he doesn't regret his move to London Welsh, despite the side's difficult start to the season.
The Exiles have lost every single match in all competitions so far and are now preparing for a game at Bath in the LV Cup on Saturday.
Weepu says he has experienced this sort of adversity before: "I've been in a situation where I've been with a team that have lost lots of games, you've just got to keep working and hopefully at some stage we'll get the result that we want."
Eighty-one young people were caught watching TV without a licence in Oxfordshire in the past year, new figures have revealed.
Oxfam says it has only 10% of the £22m it needs to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Ian Bray from Oxford is in Liberia for the charity and has urged people to donate, he told Phil Gayle: "This is a huge crisis here in West Africa, what we need to do is stop the spread of this disease, and we can only do that if we have enough money."
Oxford-based Oxfam says it is "desperate" for more funds to tackle the Ebola outbreak.
The Disasters Emergency Committee is launching an appeal in response to the outbreak of the disease and Oxfam will be one of 13 recipients.
For the latest on the traffic light failure on the A41 in Wendlebury at Bicester, go to the BBC Travel pages.
I have now managed to confirm with Oxfordshire County Council that at the request of the police last night the lights were purposefully turned off to try to relieve the gridlock that we had at junction 9 and actually now we're seeing the benefits of that as traffic is getting through.
After ongoing problems with the synching of the traffic lights at the M40 junction 9 the Wendlebury Interchange, the traffic lights are out this morning on the A41 approach to the junction from Bicester - and callers are telling me traffic's actually moving much better.
The sensors haven't been working correctly - messing up the entire junction light cycles - it caused severe congestion yesterday evening - so this could well be a purposeful switch off overnight to protect the rest of the junction. We're still trying to contact the Highways Agency to confirm this is the case.
A lot of cloud, with some bright spells and a risk of the odd stray shower here and there.
Where you do have the sunshine temperatures will do nicely, reaching 17C (63F).
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