Oxford pub police raid: Man charged

A man has been charged with drug offences after police targeted a pub in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police carried out a warrant at the pub in Cowley on Friday night.

A 55-year-old man from Oxford has been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, police said.

He has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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    A34 slow 15:25:

    The A34 northbound is slow currently between the Peartree Interchange and junction 10 for the M40, BBC Travel reports.

    It's because of an earlier broken down vehicle.

    Brown's challenge 15:12: Ross Heaton Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    New Oxford United signing Junior Brown can play at left-back or left-midfield.

    Junior Brown

    Speaking to the club's website as he signed a one-year deal at the Kassam Stadium, he said: "Having spoken to Michael Appleton, I think there's something special happening at Oxford, which I would love to be part of."

    News on the hour 14:54: Bethan Phillips Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 15:00, hear from the student who's found a novel way to pay for her to attend Oxford University.

    She's raised more than £26,000 through crowdfunding.

    Zoe's medal bid 14:42: Robyn Cowen Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    This afternoon at the Commonwealth Games, England Women's Hockey are taking on New Zealand in the semi-finals of the competition.

    Zoe Shipperley

    Zoe Shipperley, who teaches at St Edward's School, Oxford is part of the squad. You can follow the action online now.

    Police response 14:40:

    Thames Valley Police has responded as five of its officers face an inquiry from the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the murder of Jayden Parkinson.

    Jayden Parkinson

    Spokesman James Williams said: "Thames Valley Police referred the matter to the IPCC on 14 December 2013 and an independent investigation began.

    "Due to the ongoing investigation, it would be inappropriate for Thames Valley Police to comment at this time."

    On camera 14:31: Adam Williams BBC Local Live

    BBC South Today reporter Tom Turrell goes through final preparations before a live newsroom camera piece at the top of the lunchtime programme.

    Tom Turrell

    Tom was reporting on news five Thames Valley Police officers will undergo a misconduct inquiry following the investigation into the murder of Didcot teenager Jayden Parkinson.

    'Tolkien's tree' gets the chop 14:16:

    A 215-year-old black pine known as "Tolkien's tree" in Oxford University's Botanic Garden is to be felled after two of its branches came down.

    'Tolkien's Tree' in Oxford University's Botanic Garden

    The decision has been made by experts at Oxford City Council and the university after the large branches fell from the tree on Saturday.

    Lunchtime downpour 14:08: Adam Williams BBC Local Live

    The weather's turned somewhat wintry outside the BBC Radio Oxford newsroom in the last hour.

    Afternoon downpour

    The car park now resembles a scene more akin to January than the first day of August.

    Showers are set to clear later - You can keep up with the latest Oxfordshire forecast through the afternoon.

    On the hour 14:00: Bethan Phillips Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    On the BBC Radio Oxford news at 14:00, continued reaction to five police officers facing a misconduct inquiry over their handling of the Jayden Parkinson murder investigation.

    Junior joins ranks 13:50: Ross Heaton Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    New Oxford United recruit Junior Brown trained with the squad for the first time earlier today.

    Junior Brown

    He spoke of his delight at taking on a new challenge at the club and you can hear more from him on BBC Radio Oxford drivetime sport from 16:00.

    Vice chancellor to leave 13:35:

    The vice chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, Prof Janet Beer, is to leave the university in January.

    Janet Beer

    After seven years in the post, she will take up the same position at the University of Liverpool.

    Lunchtime television 13:20: BBC South Today

    Tom Hepworth will have the latest news from across the South at 13:30, including reaction to the police watchdog investigating five officers involved in the search for the murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson.

    Jayden case background 13:11:

    Ben Blakeley was convicted and sentenced last week for the murder of Didcot teenager Jayden Parkinson.

    Earlier the IPCC announced five police officers will undergo a misconduct inquiry over their handling of the case between the 17-year-old's last sighting on 3 December and 12 December, when Blakeley, 22, from Reading, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

    Ben Blakeley and Jayden Parkinson

    Read more on the background to the case which revealed a relationship that ended in tragedy.

    News on the hour 12:57: Bethan Phillips Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    On BBC Radio Oxford at 13:00, five Thames Valley Police officers have been served with misconduct notices surrounding the Jayden Parkinson murder investigation.

    It's amid an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    Happy holidays 12:49: Adam Williams BBC Local Live

    Did you holiday in Oxford in 1988? Do you remember visiting The Botanic Gardens or Oxford Castle or punting on the Cherwell?

    If so, producers of a new BBC One show to be presented by Len Goodman would like to hear from you.

    Punts on the River Cherwell

    Holiday Of My Lifetime will see people relive their favourite childhood holiday.

    If interested, call Raise The Roof Productions on 0141 427 5880 or 07462 435597.

    Station plans on show 12:38: Stephen Stafford BBC News Online

    Plans for a revamp of Oxford railway station go on display to the public later at Westgate Shopping Centre.

    An artist's impression of the development

    The vision, unveiled for the first time last month, includes a new bus station and upgrades to the area.

    A new station building, new rail track, platforms and a transport interchange, including a bus station and multi-storey car park, are all part of the plan.

    YouTube sensation 12:28: Adam Williams BBC Local Live

    Oxford a cappella group Out of the Blue's cover of Shakira's Hips Don't Lie now has more than two million views on YouTube.

    The version, in aid of local charity Helen and Douglas House, has even won praise from the Colombian pop star herself on Twitter.

    Out of the Blue

    The group are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe until 25 August in Assembly George Square.

    Brown signs on 12:19: Robyn Cowen Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford United's latest recruit Junior Brown will train with the club for the first time today after putting pen to paper on a one-year deal last night.

    Junior Brown

    The 25-year old left winger started his career at Crewe and had been on loan at League One side Tranmere in the second half of last season from parent club Fleetwood.

    Brown will go straight into the squad for tomorrow's friendly against Bournemouth and says he's "excited by the challenge that lies ahead".

    Thousands watched demolition 12:08: Katharine Da Costa Reporter, BBC South Today

    An estimated 3,000 watched Sunday morning's demolition of Didcot A Power Station's cooling towers from nearby nature reserve Wittenham Clumps.

    Wittenham Clumps demolition view

    Owner the Earth Trust has issued a statement thanking everyone for a great party atmosphere and for being "very respectful of the nature reserve and surrounding area".

    The trust has received almost £2,000 in donations to help cover the costs of hosting the event and the clear-up operation.

    News on the hour 11:58: Paul Jenner Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    In the BBC Radio Oxford news at 12:00, more reaction as five police officers have been served with misconduct notices over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.

    Junction consultation ends 11:53:

    A public consultation on plans for a major overhaul of the Wolvercote and Cutteslowe roundabouts has ended, This Is Oxfordshire reports.

    Local Live: Your views 11:40: Adam Williams BBC Local Live

    BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire is brought to you from the BBC Oxford newsroom every weekday between 08:00 and 18:00.

    We'd like to hear your views of the service.

    Palace homes? 11:30: Hannah Bewley BBC News Online

    Hundreds of homes could be built on Blenheim Palace farmland to raise funds to cover maintenance costs.

    Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire

    Planning permission was granted in May for 64 homes near Marlborough School and two more developments, for nearly 550 homes, are in the pipeline.

    IPCC statement 11:25:

    Mr Liguori added: "There's still work to do and it's vital we establish as full a picture as we can as to how the force responded to Jayden being reported missing, and the contact officers and staff had with her and Ben Blakeley in the months before her murder."

    IPCC statement 11:15:

    The IPCC's associate commissioner Guido Liguori explained what action is currently taking place in their ongoing investigation.

    Jayden Parkinson

    He said: "As well as examining the individual actions of officers and staff in response to Jayden being reporting missing and whether these were appropriate, our investigation has also been looking at the force's policies and systems around missing person reports.

    Officers' actions in spotlight 11:10:

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission's investigation will focus on officers' actions between 4 and 12 December 2013.

    Jayden Parkinson, 17, was reported missing just after midnight on 4 December.

    IPCC investigators confirmed she was considered to be a "medium risk missing person" for the first week of her disappearance. She was found dead on 18 December.

    Misconduct notices over Jayden inquiry 11:01: Alex Therrien BBC News Online

    Five police officers have been served with misconduct notices over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.

    Jayden Parkinson

    Thames Valley Police's response to reports she was missing is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    Jayden's ex-boyfriend Ben Blakeley, 22, was convicted on 24 July of her murder.

    News headlines 11:00: Paul Jenner Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    On BBC Radio Oxford at 11:00, news in the past hour has emerged that five police officers have been served with misconduct notices over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.

    U's employment support 10:46: Oxford Mail

    Oxford United will kick off a scheme designed to help the city's unemployed young people later.

    Red Kites in action 10:30: Lilley Mitchell Reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    This morning, I've been at Watlington Hill talking to Cathy Rose from the Chilterns Conservation Board talking about Red Kites.

    Cathy Rose

    It's as research shows their numbers have been thriving across the county since their reintroduction 25 years ago.

    You can see a selection of people's pictures of them in Oxfordshire on our Facebook page.

    Tower block visions 10:16: Adam Williams BBC Local Live

    Oxford City Council has revealed the final designs for a number of tower blocks in the city. A series of public exhibitions will be held next week to showcase the plans.

    Windrush Tower and Evenlode Tower

    Plowman Tower, Foresters Tower and Hockmore Tower now have final designs. On Thursday, residents of Evenlode and Windrush Towers will have the chance to choose the final colour on a new plan.

    In the news 09:59: Paul Jenner Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up in the BBC Radio Oxford news at 10:00, plans to allow people to film council meetings on their smartphones will improve democracy.

    That's the view of the government, who are introducing the policy soon, but the Labour leader on Oxford City Council fears it could lead to misrepresentation.

    Fun Fridays 09:45:

    Greys Court, near Henley-on-Thames hosts the latest of its Fun Fridays summer activity days at the National Trust property today.

    Greys Court

    Admission is free and activities run from 10:00 until 17:00 and are suitable for all ages. Check out the BBC Things To Do page for more information.

    Boatyard future uncertain 09:30: Oxford Mail

    Fears have been raised over the future of a community boatyard in Oxford after it was claimed essential mooring sites may not be available.

    #DidcotDemolition 09:20: via Facebook

    Unless you've been on another planet for the last week, you'll know Sunday saw the demolition of Didcot A Power Station's cooling towers.

    Didcot demolition

    Watch our exclusive video of the demolition, which has had more than 2,500 shares and more than 2,500 likes, on the BBC Radio Oxford Facebook page.

    Take a look and share it around.

    Oxfordshire's news 09:00: Danny Cox Newsreader, BBC Oxford

    In the BBC Radio Oxford news at 09:00, hear concerns from Oxfordshire councillors as new rules are set to allow smartphones to film council meetings.

    The Labour leader on Oxford City Council feels it may lead to misrepresentation.

    Bypass update 08:53: Al Ryan Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The Southern Bypass of the Oxford ring road is moving very nicely this morning between the A34 Hinksey Hill Interchange and the Kennington Roundabout.

    It's where the contraflow section's in place for the ongoing upgrade work.

    Fish death toll 4,400 08:40: Oxford Times

    The number of dead fish in a stream in Didcot affected by pollution has risen to 4,400.

    Democracy on film 08:30: Helen Catt Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Smartphones will soon be allowed to record council meetings, but there's concern from some councillors in Oxfordshire they could be misrepresented.

    The government says the nationwide rule change will improve openness and bring reporting into the digital age.

    Oxford City council chamber

    From next week, anybody will have the right to film in council meetings and put the videos on web sites like Facebook and Twitter.

    I'll have more throughout the day on BBC Radio Oxford and BBC South Today.

    Red Kites soar 08:19: Emma Harrison BBC News Online

    An endangered species of bird is thriving across Oxfordshire 25 years after just five birds were released in the Chilterns.

    The Chilterns Conservation Board said the reintroduction of red kites on the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border on 1 August 1989 was one of the UK's most successful conservation projects.

    Red Kite

    Another 88 were released by English Nature and the RSPB over five years. There are now at least 1,000 breeding pairs in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.

    Manhole replacement 08:09: Al Ryan Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The B480 Cowley Road will have temporary traffic lights later near Gillians Way due to manhole cover replacement works between 09:30 and 15:30.

    Expect some delays and disruption in that area.

    Cloud thickening 08:03: Holly Green BBC Weather

    Today is bringing thickening cloud, which means we will see the risk of some showers.

    Holly Green Friday weather

    Some bright spells in between though. The best of the temperatures in the region of 19 to 21C (68F).

    Good morning 08:00: Adam Williams BBC Local Live

    Good morning - I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Oxfordshire today on BBC Local Live.

    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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