Live BBC Local Live: Oxfordshire on Wednesday 27 August 2014

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STANDARD 08:00 Good morning

Stephen Stafford, BBC News Online

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

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STANDARD 08:06 Morning rush

Sara Dumbell, Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

Traffic is looking busy on the A41 southbound heading towards junction 9 of the M40.

And the Hinksey Hill interchange is getting busy and its also slow going on the A44 in Oxford from Peartree towards Wolvercote .

STANDARD 08:15 Sunshine and cloud

Bee Tucker, BBC Weather

The day will start largely clear, with some good sunny spells through the morning.

Bee Tucker

The afternoon will be more cloudy, with a little less in the way of sunshine, but will still feel slightly warmer than of late.

Highs of 20C (68F).

STANDARD 08:25 Free school meals

Phil Gayle, Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

On this morning's breakfast show, we reveal that providing free school meals for Oxfordshire's primary schoolchildren is costing nearly £500,000 more than expected.

School meal

The government has given about £1.45m for necessary improvements to school kitchens in the county, but the total bill stands at about £1.9m.

Melinda Tilley, member for education at Oxfordshire County Council, said: "It's a stupid scheme - we could do a lot more for disadvantaged children with that money rather than giving all children meals."

No decision has yet been made on how the additional costs will be met.

STANDARD 08:39 Minor Counties Trophy Final

BBC Sport

It's a big day for Oxfordshire County Cricket Club as they plays in their first Minor Counties Trophy final.

Cricket - generic

They will take on Devon at Wormsley for the title with the match starting at 11:00.

The club's head of cricket Rupert Evans said: "The players are very excited and looking forward to the day. We've got a good chance and are very confident."

STANDARD 08:49 Here for Health

Linda Serck, BBC News, Berkshire

The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford has opened a drop-in centre aimed at tackling unhealthy lifestyles.

John Radcliff Hospital

Here For Health will be open for a year as a trial service to patients, visitors and staff.

Topics covered include healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol, smoking and weight management.

STANDARD 08:58 News Headlines

Charles Nove, Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

Coming up on the BBC Radio Oxford news at 09:00: Providing free school meals to Oxfordshire's primary schoolchildren has gone nearly £500,000 over budget.

The government set aside £1.45m to make necessary improvements at more than 230 schools in the county but the total bill stands at about £1.9m.

STANDARD 09:08 Penalty heartbreak

BBC Sport

Oxford United pushed Premier League West Brom all the way in the second round of the Capital One Cup last night.

Oxford United lose on penalties

With the score at 1-1 after extra time, the Baggies won 7-6 on penalties after Oxford skipper Jake Wright had his effort saved by Boaz Myhill and Jason Davidson kept his cool with the decisive spot-kick.

STANDARD 09:20 Robber 'was threatened'

Oxford Mail

Clint Townsend tried to rob a jeweller's in Oxford's Covered Market because he was being threatened by "loan sharks", his sister has claimed.