17 July 2014
Rob Wilson has told the Prime Minister he could not accept a post as a government minister because he's about to publish a book
A former teacher is charged with sexually abusing pupils at boarding school in Oxfordshire over a 20-year period.
Students in Oxford hold a vigil for a former student who is in intensive care in Gaza, after six members of his family died in an Israeli strike.
That's all from the Local Live team.
Join us for all your news, sport, travel and weather again from 08:00 on Thursday.
On tonight's programme from 18:30, a construction company has been fined for its part in the death of an Oxfordshire man on a building site.
Plus, Adina Campbell gets a sneak preview of a new exhibition of previously unseen artefacts taken from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
This evening and tonight will be dry with clear spells. Feeling humid once again with lows of only 16 to 19C (64F).
There should be another clear evening's sunset over Didcot Power Station.
Many thanks to Jill Timms for sharing this picture with us before the view disappears forever on Sunday.
Four-way traffic lights are causing delays on the A361 approaching Lechlade from Little Faringdon and on the A417 from Buscot to Lechlade.
Delays of up to 40 minutes on Cross Country trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth due to an earlier signalling problem.
An Oxfordshire village cricket team found themselves bowled out for just nine runs in a weekend league match.
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Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news with Sarah Hicks at 17:00:
The next walk BBC Radio Oxford Get Active Walk takes place on Saturday in the area around Stratton Audley.
The circular route is almost five miles long. It goes east towards Poodle Gorse Woods and links up with the Cross Bucks Way.
The route is mostly on footpaths and tracks across farmland. Meet in front of the church at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
The first day of major roadworks along the A420 have been described as a "nightmare" by locals in Shrivenham.
The family of an Oxfordshire forklift driver who was killed at a building site in Berkshire say they will fight for compensation.
Developer Costain has been fined £525,000 for health and safety breaches that led to the death of Mark Williams, 41, from Nuneham Courtenay, in July 2011.
His family say they will pursue a claim against the company after the six-week appeal period lapses.
Many thanks to Lou Owen-Jones who shared this stunning shot of Didcot Power Station's soon-to-be-demolished southern cooling towers.
Ahead of Sunday's demolition, we are showcasing the best of your pictures on the BBC Radio Oxford Facebook Page.
Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news with Sarah Hicks at 16:00:
A royal well believed to have been built by King Henry II for his mistress to bathe in is undergoing restoration work at Blenheim Palace.
Fair Rosamund's Well is named after Rosamund Clifford, reputedly one of the great beauties of the 12th Century who inspired poems, stories and paintings.
Henry II's royal manor at Woodstock was near to where the palace is today.
An Oxfordshire man who died on a Berkshire building site had complained of cramped working conditions the day before he died.
Developer Costain has been fined £525,000 in connection with the death of Mark Williams, from Nuneham Courtenay, in July 2011.
During the trial in March, Reading Crown Court heard Mr Williams had complained about a small, crowded working area on the site in Newbury.
He said he had to make "too many short turns" with the Telehandler machine he was using.
It's often said that mums rule the world, but it's harder than it looks to run a business and cope with kids, reports the Didcot Herald.
There's just four days to go until the demolition of Didcot Power Station's southern cooling towers.
On the BBC Radio Oxford Facebook Page we're showcasing your pictures of the towers before they disappear from view.
Patrick Cannon, from Wittenham Clumps, sent us this wonderful painting.
Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 14:00:
Students in Oxford have held a vigil for a former student who is in intensive care in Gaza, after nine members of his family died in a bomb attack.
Hassan Hallaq lived with his family in the city while he studied for a business course at Oxford Brookes University.
His pregnant wife and two young sons were among the dead.
The alleged offences on six pupils took place between 1968 and 1988 while Trevor Bolton, 77, of Kestrel Way, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, Bolton, was working at Carmel College. The college has since closed.
Mr Bolton was charged with the offences last Thursday and released on bail to to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 1 August.
Speakers are set to gather tonight to campaign against the UK Independence Party.
A man has been charged with a number of sexual offences in Wallingford.
Trevor Bolton, 77, of Kestrel Way, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, was arrested on 6 June last year on suspicion of four counts of indecency with a child and five counts of indecent assault on a male.
He was charged with the offences last Thursday and released on bail to to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 1 August.
Building developer Costain has been fined £525,000 for health and safety breaches that led to the death of a supervisor on one of its building sites.
Mark Williams, 41, from Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, was killed when a Telehandler machine toppled on him while lifting tiles on to a roof.
He died at the scene of the Parkway Shopping Centre development in Newbury, Berkshire in July 2011.
Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 14:00:
A former Oxford Brookes Gaza scholar is in intensive care after six members of his family were killed when their home was bombed by Israeli forces.
In cricket, Oxfordshire were just one wicket away from their first Minor Counties victory of the season away to Dorset.
After declaring on 329 for 8 in their second innings, Dorset needed 312 runs to win.
The match ended in a draw after Dorset finished on 281 for 9.
This morning I visited the No Two Things craft shop in Didcot.
The team there is running a series of special events ahead of Sunday's demolition of the town's power station's southern cooling towers.
Check out a selection of pictures on the BBC Radio Oxford Facebook page.
Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 13:00:
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A major bypass in Oxfordshire has closed for seven weeks as resurfacing work costing £3.5m is carried out.
The A420 Shrivenham bypass has shut between Watchfield and Lower Bourton.
Oxfordshire County Council's warned drivers to expect "severe delays" but said crews would work extra shifts to finish the job as quickly as possible.
Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 12:00:
A developer's told people they're no longer invited to watch the demolition of Didcot power station cooling towers from a nearby housing estate.
Will it generate the same sort of excitement as London 2012? Will you be switching on or switching off?
I'll be joined by the father of a Wantage cyclist who'll be competing for Scotland.
Power has been restored to about 2,000 properties in Witney following earlier disruption.
A fault in a switch which had tripped at a sub-station caused the 40-minute outage, according to Southern Electric.
The top stories on BBC Radio Oxford at 11:00 include:
Large groups of foreign language students have turned a local park into a hub of anti-social behaviour and vandalism, residents have claimed.
Southern Electric tweets: Apologies to those affected by the #Powercut in #Witney engineers working to restore power & further updates due at 11:00 if power still off
Campaigners in west Oxfordshire say they've have gained a partial victory after an appeal overturned plans to end a free school bus service.
Oxford United boss Michael Appleton says the departure of Dave Kitson has put more pressure on the club to recruit attacking players ahead of the new campaign.
The U's confirmed Kitson had retired yesterday, leaving Danny Hylton as the only senior striker in the squad.
Appleton says while Kitson will be a loss, it's important they move on quickly.
The top stories on BBC Radio Oxford at 10:00:
Three people were arrested after a brawl on Cowley Road on Tuesday evening.
A former Oxford student, now living in Gaza, is fighting for his life after his house was destroyed in a bomb attack which killed his wife and two young sons on Sunday.
Hassan Hallaq lived with his family in the city while he studied for a business course at Oxford Brookes.
They returned to the Middle East last year.
A woman convicted for her part in the death of two children in an Oxford house fire in 1997 will now be sentenced on Friday.
Fiaz Munshi, 38, from Oldham, was yesterday found guilty of two counts of manslaughter following a seven-week trial at Oxford Crown Court.
She was originally due to be sentenced on Thursday.
Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 09:00:
A barn fire near Thame has been brought under control after starting on Monday.
Four fire appliances and a water carrier were involved in tackling the blaze.
Damping down at Abbey Farm in North Weston involved using hay, farm machinery and about 20 tonnes of manure. One appliance remains on the scene this morning as a precaution.
On the breakfast show this morning, we've been discussing table manners and etiquette.
Why is it important to take your elbows off the table? Is it wrong to tip your soup or cereal bowl?
Good morning, any travel updates across the county, please give me a ring please 03459 311 666.
Diversions are in place on the A420 around Shrivenham. Traffic from Oxford to Swindon should travel westbound via the A417 east, the A4185 south, the A34 and the M4.
Eastbound is the same route.
Today's continuing to bring plenty of very warm and very humid conditions.
We'll see good long spells of sunshine, but also the chance of one or two isolated showers.
A high across the county of 27C (80F).
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