25 July 2014
Matt Hancock has been appointed the new Minister for Portsmouth - but how long will the job last?
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.
The amount of electronic equipment lost by Thames Valley Police (TVP) more than triples in the last year.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Earlier we told you about an accident at Seacourt Tower traffic lights. That's now cleared but Andrew tweeted this photo.
He tweeted: "Someone driven into traffic light nr Macdonalds Oxford Botley Rd this morning. @BBCOxford."
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."
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.
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.
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.
St John Ambulance will be providing free life-saving demonstrations in Oxfordshire shopping centres next month.
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.
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.
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.
Mainly dry in the morning with some good sunny spells.
Isolated showers are expected to develop during the afternoon, though many areas should remain dry with further sunny spells. Highs of 17C (63F).
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.
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