Driver dies in two-car crash on A329 at Great Milton

A woman has died from her injuries following a crash involving two cars on the A329 in Oxfordshire.

The 27-year-old, who has not been named, was driving a Ford Focus when it collided with a VW Golf at Great Milton shortly before 10:00 BST on Monday.

The woman, from High Wycombe, was taken to hospital in Oxford but died on Tuesday.

The other driver, a 47-year-old woman and her two 12-year-old passengers, were treated and discharged.

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    Tonight's TV 17:55: Geraldine Peers Presenter, BBC South Today

    Coming up on South Today this evening: Four people are arrested after letter bombs were sent to army careers offices in Oxford and other parts of the country.

     
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    Tonight's weather 17:50: Alexis Green Weather presenter, BBC South Today

    This evening and tonight any showers will fade away and it will stay dry.

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    Temperatures will drop to around 8C (46F) in built-up areas but will fall to around 4C (40F) in the countryside.

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    Beer festival cancelled 17:39: BBC Radio Oxford

    The Wantage Beer Festival has been cancelled - because drink can't be served at the venue.

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    For the last two years it's been held at Wantage Civic Hall. Organisers say that now it's been renamed The Beacon they have been told they can't bring their own beer or food.

     
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    Crime funds windfall 17:30:

    Thames Valley's Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable have awarded over £187,000 to charities and community groups.

    The Fund, which is jointly managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable, is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, which includes seizures from criminals.

     
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    MoD sale complete 17:22:

    The sale of Bicester's Graven Hill site has been completed with Cherwell District Council, through a company limited by shares, taking ownership of the site from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

    Graven Hill plans

    In February councillors voted to buy the land from the MoD to enable the delivery of the UK's first large-scale self-build community of up to 1,900 homes.

     
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    Becca Collacott sent us this photo of trees in the park in Abingdon.

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    A40 reopened 17:08: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The A40 has reopened following an earlier accident.

    On the M40 there's a lane blocked on the exit slip road northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of a broken down car.

    Temporary traffic lights and electricity work is causing congestion on the A44 Banbury Road in Chipping Norton at the Banbury Road Crossing junction.

    There's also heavy traffic on A423 Southern Bypass in Oxford between Hinksey Hill Interchange and Kennington roundabout.

    For the latest, visit the BBC website.

     
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    In the news 16:56: Phil Mercer Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on the BBC Radio Oxford news at 17:00: A man has suffered serious leg injuries after a crash on the A40 near Witney earlier.

    He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital after the accident which closed the road at Barnard Gate just after 13:00. The road reopened in the last half an hour.

     
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    Driver escapes jail 16:46: BBC Radio Oxford

    A man banned from driving after killing a teenager from Thame in a car crash has avoided being sent to jail after being caught behind the wheel of a car.

    Greg Stiles and Abigail Dowdy

    Sam Edwards was sentenced in 2010 to five years in jail and banned from driving for eight years for causing death by dangerous driving after the crash which killed Greg Stiles (pictured) in 2009 and seriously injured his girlfriend.

    Edwards was caught driving on the A41 near Bicester despite being disqualified.

     
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    Big Feastival 16:35:

    There are just ten days to go until the Big Feastival, Alex James and Jamie Oliver's the food and music festival.

    Alex James and Jamie Oliver

    The event, in Kingham, opens early this year for an extra day on 29 August. Headline acts include Kelis and Jamie Cullum, with chef demos from Gennaro Contaldo and Monica Galetti.

     
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    A40 chaos 16:23: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The A40 remains closed in both directions between Witney East and Eynsham roundabout because of an accident involving at least three vehicles. One man had to be cut free from a car and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious leg injuries.

    There are diversions in place but there is serious congestion in the area. Full the latest updates listen in to BBC Radio Oxford or visit the BBC website.

     
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    Bridge concern 16:14: Oxford Times

    Traffic cameras to catch lorries flouting weight restrictions on a 14th century bridge have been broken for months.

     
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    In the news 15:55: Phil Mercer Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on the BBC Radio Oxford news at 16:00: Following attempted letter bomb attacks in Oxford and seven other locations earlier this year, police have arrested four people in Northern Ireland.

    The two men and two women are being questioned at Antrim police station.

     
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    Re-re-wind 15:39: Kat Orman Afternoon presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford, we'll be reliving some of the best moments from the Rewind Festival in Henley.

    Kat Orman with Mike and the Mechanics

    We'll be hearing from Mike and the Mechanics, one of the headliners of the event. Tune in to hear more.

     
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    Village traffic 15:23: BBC Radio Oxford

    Wendy from Long Hanborough has contacted BBC Radio Oxford to say her village is looking more like the M25 this afternoon as vehicles look for alternative routes following the closure of the A40.

    The A34 is also looking busy after a broken down lorry blocked one of the lanes.

     
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    The one and only 15:10: Kat Orman Afternoon presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    I bumped into Chesney Hawkes at last weekend's Rewind Festival in Henley.

    Chesney Hawkes

    He wasn't performing this year but we had a chat about catching up with old friends. Listen in to hear what he said.

     
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    In the news 15:00: BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on the BBC Radio Oxford news at 15:00: A verdict of misadventure has been reached at the inquest into the death of an armed robber in Oxford.

    Clint Townsend from Headington was trying to escape from a raid of John Gowing Jewellers in the Covered Market, when he was restrained by members of the public, in March last year.

     
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    A40 diversion 14:40: BBC Radio Oxford

    There's a diversion in operation following the closure of the A40 at Barnard Gate due to an accident - Westbound by the Evenlode Pub via cuckoo lane into Freeland and then the A4095 Witney Road.

    There's congestion to Witney East and to Eynsham roundabout.

    There's also one lane blocked and queuing traffic on the A34 Western Bypass northbound in Oxford at Wytham turn off, because of a broken down lorry. Travel time is around 40 minutes. The congestion goes back to Abingdon North.

    Listen to BBC Radio Oxford for the latest or visit the BBC website.

     
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    Controlled explosions 14:29:

    Suspected historic explosive devices believed to be from World War Two, were discovered in London Road, Bicester, last night.

    Thames Valley Police officers worked with the Army to dispose of the devices and today a controlled detonation took place at a safe location nearby.

     
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    A40 accident 14:16:

    The A40 in Barnard Gate is closed in both directions because of an accident at the Barnard Gate junction.

    There is a diversion in place.

     
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    Bin collections 14:05: Dave Gilyeat BBC News

    Landlords must pay for their own bin collectors if residents in blocks of flats do not recycle more, a city authority has warned.

    Full bins

    John Tanner, board member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford, said some landlords were not providing the right bins, and called it a "disgrace".

     
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    News on the hour 13:59: Phil Mercer Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    I'll have more on that verdict of misadventure at the inquest into the death of an Oxford robber, involved in an armed raid at a jewellers in the city.

    Jon me at 14:00 on BBC Radio Oxford.

     
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    'Not enough bins' 13:50: BBC Radio Oxford

    Speaking to BBC Radio Oxford, resident Laura Farley said the problem was that there was not enough recycle bins.

    She said: "I share one blue large house-style bin with three other family flats. I often can't get my recycling in the bin unless I get there first.

    "Provide the right amount of bins and people will recycle more."

     
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    Recycling row 13:36: Phil Gayle Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Earlier on BBC Radio Oxford, we were talking about plans by Oxford City Council to charge landlords if their tenants did not recycle enough.

    John Tanner, cabinet member for Cleaner Greener Oxford, explained the reason behind the plan.

    He said: "There are a few landlords who are being a bit slow in providing proper recycling facilities for their residents.

    "I get calls and emails every week from people who live in flats who say why can't we recycle like everybody else and what we're trying to do is make that possible."

     
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    See before you buy 13:27: Malcolm Boyden Mid-morning presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    On BBC Radio Oxford, we've been talking about bookshops and whether they could soon be a thing of the past as people switch to eBooks and online retailers.

    Bookshop

    We asked, do you still use your local bookshop?

    Anne Arnott replied our Facebook page. She said: "All the time !! We only have whsmiths left in Wantage and our huge second hand bookshop ..so I head to Blackwells or waterstones in Oxford... I hardly buy anything online !! Like to see the books and anything I buy."

     
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    Bomb arrests 13:16:

    Four people have been arrested over spate of attempted letter bomb attacks in Northern Ireland and England, including one on an Armed Forces recruitment office in Oxford.

    Bomb disposal team

    Explosive devices were sent to Armed Forces careers offices in Oxford, Brighton, Canterbury, Aldershot, Reading and Chatham and the Queensmere shopping centre in Slough in February.

    The two men, 35 and 46, and two women, 21 and 44, were detained in Londonderry and are being held in Antrim.

     
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    On Air 13:06: Kat Orman Afternoon presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    This afternoon on BBC Radio Oxford, property expert Frank Webster with be joining us with news, the latest trends and advice.

    We also continue our festival series with a look back at Rewind with Mike and the Mechanics, and look forward to the Campsoul Festival at Milton Hill near Harwell this weekend featuring soul, funk and jazz music.

     
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    News on the hour 12:59: BBC Radio Oxford

    A verdict of misadventure has been reached at the inquest into the death of an armed robber in Oxford.

    A pathologist said the 33-year-old had such severe heart disease that he could have died at any time. Hear the full story at 13:00.

     
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    Robber inquest verdict 12:48: BBC Radio Oxford

    The inquest into the death of a robber who died after being restrained to stop him escaping has recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.

    Clint Townsend, who was obese and suffering from heart disease, died in hospital a day after the botched raid on John Gowing Jewellers in the Covered Market in March 2013.

    There'll be more in the 13:00 news on BBC Radio Oxford.

     
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    Lunchtime TV 12:32: BBC South Today

    Coming up on BBC South Today this lunchtime: A coroner has ruled that the death of a robber who was held down by several people in Oxford was misadventure.

    Police in Oxford say there's been a 5% drop in anti-social behaviour in the city in the last year.

    And four people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a spate of attempted Republican letter bomb attacks in Oxford and across the South.

     
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    Cancer 'tipping point' 12:29: James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website

    University of Oxford researchers say cancer is causing more deaths than cardiovascular disease in men in 10 countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and San Marino.

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    In just one country - Denmark - cancer deaths have overtaken cardiovascular disease in women.

     
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    Best place to live 12:16: The Daily Telegraph

    An index constructed by the Daily Telegraph lists Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire as the seventh best place to live in England and Wales.

    The White Horse of Uffington

    Test Valley in Hampshire came top of the list, followed by Wokingham in Berkshire, Northumberland and East Hertfordshire.

    The poll took into account factors including income, home ownership, crime and health.

     
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    In the news 11:58: Clare Woodling Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on the BBC Radio Oxford news at 12:00: New parking restrictions in Wolvercote mean busses will now be able to run more regularly.

    Poor parking on corners in the village had been causing problems for bus drivers.

    Now the Oxford Bus Company says it will trial running the number 6 route every 10 minutes between 09:30 and 15:30 on weekdays.

     
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    Property chat 11:47:

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    Queuing traffic 11:38: BBC Radio Oxford

    There's queuing traffic on the A34 northbound in Oxford around Botley Interchange. The congestion goes back to Hinksey Hill Interchange.

    The B4044 Eynsham Road in Farmoor is closed in both directions between the B4017 Cumnor Road junction and the A420 junction, because of roadworks.

     
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    Dabbling ducks 11:28:

    Becca Collacott sent us this photo of ducks playing in the weir at Abingdon.

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    Rail misery 11:20: BBC Radio Oxford

    There are still lots of problems on the trains. The broken down train in Reading has now been cleared but it's still causing severe delays across the network.

    There's major disruption on First Great Western between Didcot Parkway and London Paddington, between Reading and Newbury and between Reading and Basingstoke.

    CrossCountry services are also affected between Oxford and Reading, and between Oxford and Basingstoke. Tickets are being accepted on other National Rail services via reasonable routes and London Underground services.

    For the latest, visit the BBC website.

     
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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?

    Books

    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."

     
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    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.

     
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    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

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    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.

     
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    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."

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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."

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

    Bins

    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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).

     
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    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.

     
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