Southmoor collision: 12-year-old cyclist dies

A420 westbound, near Southmoor, scene of collision The boy was treated at the scene before being taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital

A 12-year-old cyclist has been killed after being hit by a car in Oxfordshire.

The collision happened at the junction with the A420 westbound, near Southmoor, at 16:40 BST on Saturday.

The boy was treated at the scene and taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he was pronounced dead.

It is understood the 12-year-old was local to the area. Any witnesses are being asked to contact Thames Valley Police.

A spokesman for the force said: "As he reached the short section of Charney Road between Spring Hill and the A420 he was involved in a collision with a grey Honda CRV being driven towards Swindon."

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    Mild night ahead 17:57:

    There has been some fair weather cloud today and we'll continue to see cloud coming and going as we go through the rest of the evening.

    Bee Tucker

    In any spells of sunshine it feels fairly pleasant and temperatures are doing well for the time of year.

    So through tonight we'll see a weather front start to sink its way southwards, I don't think there will be much rain for us but with all of the cloud it is going to be a fairly mild night with lows of 11C (51F).

    Tonight's TV 17:51: Geraldine Peers Presenter, BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: There's anger with Thames Water after a water main burst in Oxford, flooding dozens of homes.

    Flooding on Normandy Crescent

    It's the second time the mains has burst on Normandy Cresent in Cowley. In 2007, residents were unable to live in their homes for months while the damage was repaired.

    Child victim of attempted robbery 17:45: Oxford Mail

    An 11-year-old boy was the victim of an attempted robbery in Cowley last Thursday.

    He was walking along Hollow Way at about 15:30 when a teenager grabbed him and attempted to steal his property, police said today.

    Marussia to finish F1 season 17:37: Jerome Sale Sports editor, BBC Radio Oxford

    Marussia sporting director Graeme Lowdon is adamant the team has the funds to see out the season and are doing all they can to ensure they will be on the grid in 2015.

    Marussia driver Max Chilton of Britain drives during the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix

    Speculation emerged over the course of the Singapore Grand Prix that due to financial difficulties the Banbury-based firm almost failed to make it onto the grid at the previous race in Italy. Lowdon has denied that.

    'Whatever money it takes' 17:28:

    The cause of a burst water main at Normandy Crescent will be investigated by Thames Water.

    Normandy Crescent near Cowley

    Becky Trotman from Thames Water told David Prever that the pipe is 12ft (3.5m) underground but residents could be reassured that everything would be done to prevent a reoccurrence.

    She said: "We will put all the effort and whatever money it takes into this to make sure that that pipework is as resilient as it possibly can be."

    Sewer fears over Jericho development 17:18: Oxford Times

    Sewers underneath the Castle Mill Boatyard may be unable to meet the needs of a proposed development in Jericho, it has been warned.

    Thames Water has claimed that developers needed to do more work to show that sewerage systems could cope.

    Cash machine arsonist jailed 17:10: Emma Harrison BBC News Online

    A homeless man who set fire to three cash machines in Banbury has been sentenced to two years in jail.

    Banbury ATM fire

    The 49-year-old had previously admitted four counts of arson and one count of threatening to damage property.

    News on the hour 16:58: Phil Mercer Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A homeless Romanian man has been remanded in custody in Oxford in connection with a rape and a series of assaults over the weekend.

    Join me for more on this and other headlines at 17:00.

    Police not cutting jobs 16:49: Banbury Cake

    The Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police has said the force is not set to lose 400 officers despite claims made by Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld at the weekend.

    Clifton Hampden busy 16:38: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    All routes into Clifton Hampden are very busy and headed out towards Long Wittenham is particularly slow.

    It's looking heavy on the Oxford Ring Road Southern Bypass from Cowley to the Hinskey Hill Interchange clockwise through the contraflow, and anticlockwise from Cowley to the Headington roundabout.

    Could you write a Ceefax match report? 16:29: Andrew Humphrey BBC Local Live

    Today marks 40 years since the introduction of the dearly departed Ceefax, the world's first teletext service.

    To celebrate the anniversary of the launch BBC Sport is inviting readers to write their own Ceefax match reports.

    Ceefax on the BBC

    To enter you have to step back in time and write an 80 word, four paragraph report on Tuesday's League Cup matches.

    Phones 4U employees to discover job fate 16:15: Witney Gazette

    Employees at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets can expect to find out if they have lost their jobs this afternoon.

    In Oxfordshire, 22 people are employed at outlets in Oxford, Cowley and Banbury.

    On air 16:04: Paul Kiernan Producer, BBC Radio Oxford

    On the show this afternoon, we'll be getting the latest on the Cowley flooding from Thames Water.

    We'll also have more on the news that a man has been charged with rape after a series of sexual attacks in Oxford on the weekend.

    Get in touch email, Facebook or Twitter.

    News on the hour 15:58: Phil Mercer Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A new £5m helicopter for the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance will enable night flights for the first time.

    An agreement's been reached between the charity and Bond Air Services to have the upgraded aircraft with pilots being given night vision goggles.

    More on this at 16:00.

    Residents evacuated on boats 15:42: Tom Turrell Reporter, BBC South Today

    Fire and rescue crews helped 25 people leave their homes after a burst water main flooded houses in Cowley in Oxford.

    Man in a boat with emergency service workers

    Some had to be evacuated by boat, whilst others were helped from their homes by ladder.

    Shoppers stop shoplifter 15:31: Wallingford Herald

    Shoppers stopped a would-be thief from escaping from a Wallingford supermarket without paying for a trolley full of goods.

    Shares in solar panels 15:21: Phil Gayle Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Would you put your money into a scheme that says it can give you a better return than a building society?

    Solar panels

    The Low Carbon Hub will officially launch its new community share offer at East Oxford's Larkrise Primary School, and you can basically buy shares in the school's new solar panels.

    Adriano Figueiredo, from the Low Carbon Hub came on my programme to explain how the scheme benefits the community and the investor. Missed it? You can listen to the interview online here.

    The wrong trousers 15:09: Oxford Mail

    More than 20 pupils at Cheney School in Headington were taken out of classes yesterday for wearing "inappropriate" trousers.

    News on the hour 14:59: Phil Mercer Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A burst water main has caused severe damage to homes in parts of Cowley in Oxford.

    Thames Water says it could be months before life is back to normal for those who've been affected.

    More with me at 15:00.

    Man jailed for cash point arsons 14:37: Banbury Guardian

    Colin Aries, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court today for four counts of arson in Banbury town centre on June 5.

    Cash points were set on fire as well as the front entrance to the Freemason's Hall. He was given a two year sentence.

    Cars flooded by burst water main 14:21: via Facebook

    The flood water from the burst water main in Normandy Crescent was high enough to enter cars.

    Flooded car

    See more photos on our Facebook page.

    Murder detectives make car appeal 14:08: Rhiannon Beacham BBC News

    Detectives investigating the murder of a Swindon woman have appealed for information about the whereabouts of a silver car that may have been sold to an Irish man at an Oxfordshire auction.

    The silver Volvo

    Becky Godden's remains were found at a farm in Gloucestershire in 2011, eight years after she disappeared.

    Police want to know what happened to a silver Volvo, registration T661 LGP.

    News on the hour 13:58: Phil Mercer Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A 41-year-old Romanian has appeared in court charged with a series of sex offences in Oxford over the weekend.

    More with me at 14:00.

    Man charged over rape 13:42:

    A man has been charged with rape, attempted rape and sexual assault after women were attacked in Oxford.

    The 41-year-old, of no fixed address, was arrested on Sunday after a woman in her twenties reported being sexually assaulted in South Park.

    The assault was linked to the rape of a 19-year-old woman who was followed into a flat in Roosevelt Drive, Headington on Saturday.

    Feedback 13:31: Andrew Humphrey BBC Local Live

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    Lunchtime TV 13:20: BBC South Today

    Coming up on BBC South Today this lunchtime: More people have emergency allergy treatment here in the south than anywhere else in England. And the number of people admitted to hospital with allergic reactions is also on the up.

    The Thames Valley is one of the regions with a higher number of incidents than the national average. Join Roger Finn at 13:30.

    Cowley flood aftermath 13:05: Lilley Mitchell Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The burst water main in Normandy Crescent in Oxford flooded dozens of homes, causing damage to property and leaving a large clearing up operation.

    Normandy Crescent flooding

    See more photos on our Facebook page.

    News on the hour 12:56: BBC Radio Oxford

    Thames Water say it could be six months before life is back to normal for people living on Normandy Crescent.

    Get the full story at 13:00.

    Lightening strikes twice 12:41: Andrew Humphrey BBC Local Live

    Residents in Normandy Crescent, which was today flooded by water from a burst water main, may be be reflecting on the fact that this was not the first time the area had been effected.

    Normandy Crescent 2007

    This was the scene in January 2007, when the street was flooded by, you guessed it, a burst water main.

    Two killed in train incident 12:28: Banbury Cake

    There are delays on rail services to London after a two people were killed when they were hit by a train in Slough.

    Network Rail said there was delays of up to an hour between Oxford and London Paddington

    Cowley road closures 12:18:

    Normandy Crescent in Oxford closed around the Paget Road junction, because of a burst water main and emergency repairs.

    Also affecting Horspath Road at Paget Road.

    Bicester barn fire 12:05: Oxford Mail

    A huge barn fire has been burning in Bucknell Road, Bicester. It is believed about 1,000 tons of hay and 1,200 tons of straw are alight.

    Bicester Fire Station tweeted this picture:

    Barn in Bicester burning
    News on the hour 11:57: Clare Woodling Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Thames Water says residents affected by flooding caused by a burst water main have been offered emergency shelter.

    Join me with more at 12:00.

    Air ambulance to fly at night 11:51: Emily-Ann Elliott BBC News Online

    Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance (TVCAA), which serves Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire is to carry out night flights, it has announced.

    Air ambulance

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA), its operational partner, will also do the same.

    Petition to save pool 11:38: Oxford Times

    Campaigners hoping to save Temple Cowley Pools will present a petition to Oxford City Council next week.

    Flood residents evacuated to leisure centre 11:28: Indy Almroth-Wright BBC Online

    Emergency planning teams from Oxfordshire County Council are supporting residents whose homes were flooded by a burst water main in Normandy Crescent at an evacuation centre set up at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre.

    Normandy Crescent flooding

    Thames Water said a 24in (60cm) water pipe burst just after 05:00 affecting 50 properties.

    On air 11:16: Will Wilkin Producer, BBC Radio Oxford

    On the Malcolm Boyden show this morning, we'll be speaking to Linda Davies, an Oxford graduate who was taken hostage by Iranian pirates while on the maiden voyage of her catamaran in 2005.

    The bestselling thriller writer, former London City and New York banker and journalist will be telling us how she survived the ordeal.

    Cowley flood receding 11:05: Tom Turrell Reporter, BBC South Today

    The flood water from a burst water main in Normandy Crescent in Cowley has noticeably fallen.

    Oxfordshire Fire And Rescue Service are currently in attendance along with Thames Valley Police, South Central Ambulance Service, Oxford City Council and Thames Water.

    Emergency services at Normandy Crescent

    Here's a picture of the teams working to pump the water away.

    News on the hour 10:57: Clare Woodling Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Emergency services are at the scene of a broken water main on Normandy Crescent in Cowley.

    Thames Water say their engineers are doing everything they can to turn off the water supply to the pipe.

    More on this at 11:00.

    Whing and Clarke recovering 10:41: Robyn Cowen Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Andy Whing and Ryan Clarke could make a significant step towards a return to Oxford United action when they figure in a development squad game later today.

    Andy Whing

    Whing is recovering from an operation on a hip problem. while Clarke has had surgery on an ankle injury.

    Both could feature in a friendly against Southend which is being played behind closed doors.

    Jewellery set to sparkle 10:31: Oxford Mail

    Silver and jewellery artists are showing their metal at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock as a collection of their finest work goes on display today.

    Queues easing 10:16: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There are residual queues on the A34 Northbound from the Marcham Interchange to Hinksey after an earlier car fire.

    In better news, the A417 works queues have now eased.

    Replica spitfire squadron started 10:05: Witney Gazette

    A flying club owner in Oxfordshire who wants to build a squadron of 12 Spitfires has completed his first model.

    News on the hour 09:59: Clare Woodling Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Around 50 homes in Oxford have been evacuated after a water main burst.

    Emergency services are at the scene of the broken two foot pipe on Normandy Crescent in Cowley.

    More with me at 10:00.

    Knee deep 09:50:

    Another picture tweeted by Karen Cherry shows cars flooded and people up to their knees in the flood water from the burst water main in Normandy Crescent in Cowley.

    Burst water main in Normandy Crescent in Cowley
    East Hendred delays 09:38: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There are 40 minute delays around East Hendred where we have temporary lights on the A417 and the closure of Featherbed Lane.

    Traffic is solid from Ardington on the A417 to Rowstock.

    Properties evacuated 09:29:

    Thames Water has issued a statement after a burst water main caused severe flooding in Normandy Crescent in Cowley.

    It said: "The flooding has been caused by a burst 24-inch water pipe. Some properties have been evacuated and we're working closely with the emergency services at the scene now.

    "Our engineers are doing everything they can to turn off the water supply to the pipe, which will then stop the flooding. We're really sorry to everyone affected."

    Cowley flooding 09:21:

    There is a burst water main in Normandy Crescent - Karen Cherry tweeted pictures of the rising water in the area.

    Normandy Crescent flooding
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    Cowley burst water main 09:12:

    Thames Water tweets: Sorry if you're waking up to no water in #OX3 or #OX4. We're working to reroute water after a pipe burst in Normandy Crescent

    A34 delays 09:05: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There are queues on the A34 northbound after a car fire just after Abingdon North headed up to Hinskey.

    Queues are now stretching back to the Marcham Interchange - with delays of 15 minutes.

    News on the hour 08:55: Charles Nove Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A homeless man, who admitted setting fire to a series of cash machines in Banbury, will be sentenced at Oxford Crown Court today.

    Colin Aries, 49, started fires at three cash points in the high street in June - and then also set fire to the Freemasons Hall in the town.

    More headlines with me at 09:00.

    Cricket award for 15-year-old 08:42: Robyn Cowen Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A 15-year-old girl from Banbury Cricket Club has collected a prestigious national Spirit of Cricket Award, created in memory of former Test Match Special commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins.

    Amy Freeman suffered a dislocated knee at the start of the season, but carried on playing as the team were short of players.

    She said: "It was amazing, I still can't believe it really. I do love sports and it's just part of my life now"

    Flood grants unclaimed 08:33: Phil Gayle Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Government money was promised to help homeowners and businesses to recover from the effects of flooding, but BBC Radio Oxford has learnt that many individuals and businesses here aren't applying for the grants because they simply don't know about them.

    Abingdon Road in Oxford

    Phil Gayle spoke to Mohammed Afzal, the Manager of the Nisa Convenience store on Abingdon Road, who explained how his business had been impacted: "It was actually very badly affected, we could not receive deliveries, the roads were blocked. People couldn't get to the shop so we did loose a lot of money."

    Foggy start 08:14: Bee Tucker BBC Weather

    It's a fairly foggy start to the day, there are some locally dense patches and the Met Office does have a yellow warning out for these patches which may well cause some travel disruption as we go through the first part of the morning.

    Weather graphic

    The mist and fog should lift fairly quickly and after a fairly chilly start to the day temperatures should start to recover nicely through the morning.

    A fairly pleasant afternoon in store with those temperatures doing well for the time of year with some long spells of sunshine and highs today around 19C (66F).

    Burst water mains 08:06: Sara Dumbell Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    In Cowley, Oxford, Normandy Crescent is closed due to flooding from a very large burst water main around Paget Road.

    It's a fairly minor road, but it's very close to the Eastern Bypass.

    Stagecoach are reporting that their number 10 is unable to serve Horspath Rd due to the burst water main. The next nearest stops are on Holloway.

    Good morning 08:00: Andrew Humphrey BBC Local Live

    Welcome to BBC Local Live on this Tuesday morning. I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Oxfordshire today.

    You can get in touch throughout the day and tell us what you're up to via email, Facebook or Twitter.



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