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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 10 June 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Thursday

Live Reporting

By Roz Tappenden

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all for today's BBC Local Live.

    We'll be back on Thursday from 08:00 to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Oxfordshire. Join us then.

  2. Cloud increasing overnight

    Alexis Green

    Weather presenter, BBC South Today

    Tonight there will be clear skies at first but cloud will increase from the south during the night and the winds will ease. Temperatures will fall to around 8 to 9C (46 to 48F).

    Weather chart

    For the latest 10-day forecast, visit the BBC weather pages.

  3. Tonight's TV

    Geraldine Peers

    Presenter, BBC South Today

    Coming up on South Today at 18:30:

    Separated by visa rules on income - The woman whose Moroccan fiance can't move here because she doesn't earn enough money.

    And weeks of sleepless nights - the residents kept awake by lorries being diverted off the A34.

  4. Apprentice pop-up shop

    The Oxfordshire Apprenticeships scheme is opening a pop-up ApprenticeSHOP for three days - Thursday 11, Friday 12, and Saturday 13 June - in the Crown Walk shopping centre.

    Experts and current apprentices will be able to tell young people and their families more about the schemes, and can offer support for employers interested in taking on an apprentice.

  5. Teen hurt in golf club fight

    Oxford Mail

    A boy remains in hospital after being assaulted in Abingdon last night, police have said.

    Thames Valley Police said they were called to Drayton Park Golf Club, in Steventon Road, at 23:30 after a fight had broken out between a large group of people.

  6. Pigeon power

    Having a hierarchical social structure with just a few well-connected leaders enables pigeon flocks to navigate more accurately on the wing, new research shows.

    Pigeon

    Researchers from Oxford University and the Zoological Society of London created "virtual flocks" of homing pigeons to test how different social networks affect the navigation performance of these groups.

  7. News headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this afternoon:

    • The prime minister's said he wants to see improvements to the Cotswolds train line
    • An Oxford man's been fined more than £5,000 for an unauthorised "bed in shed" in Old Marston Road. An investigation by the city council found the outbuilding contained facilities for a person to live there
    • And, London Welsh are reported to be considering a move away from the Kassam Stadium next season
  8. Cycle lanes: 'Don't forget pedestrians'

    We've been talking about the creation of new cycle lanes in Oxford and asked for your thoughts.

    Gillian Goodman got in touch by email.

    She said: Yes, give cyclists more cycle tracks, but don't forget pedestrians. We have lost a lot of space due to cyclists on pavements. Disabled people need pavements and space too.

    The latest roadworks in Headington have 'cut' our pavements by 3/4. I think the council forget 'people do walk'.

  9. Travel problems in Cowley and Wantage

    BBC Travel

    A gas leak and temporary traffic lights are still causing problems on Barn's Road in Cowley, Oxford, at the Boswell Road junction.

    Ham Road in Wantage also remains closed between the B4507 Ickleton Road junction and the A417 Challow Road junction, because of a burst water main.

    For the latest traffic and travel visit the BBC website travel pages.

  10. Oxford's cycle lanes

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Earlier, we asked for your thoughts on the introduction of new cycle lanes around Oxford.

    Bicycles

    Lewis Owens said on our Facebook page: Would be nice to tarmac the rest of the road and repaint the lines across Oxfordshire for motorists, after all that was the reason for car tax and fuel taxation!!

    What do you think? Get in touch.

  11. Double blow for town

    Oxford Mail

    Abingdon has been dealt a double blow after the Upper Reaches Hotel and a Co-op store both announced their closure within days of each other.

    The hotel, alongside the River Thames, closed on Saturday. It is not known why and the owners cannot be contacted.

  12. Golf success

    McGeehangolf.com ‏tweeted: @BBCOxford #talking life, #golf #success #charity #friendship @KatOrman @MagnoliaPark1 @SMCPneumaticsUK @AepGolf

    Did you miss the show? Listen again.

  13. Goodbye London Welsh?

    More of you have been getting in touch about reports that London Welsh could be leaving the Kassam Stadium.

    London Welsh at the Kassam Stadium

    Wayne tweeted: @bbcoxfordsport @LondonWelshRFC yeah yeah, like #oufc were seriously considering moving to water eaton

  14. News headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this afternoon:

    • More than £21m will be spent on improving Oxford's council houses - thousands of tenants will be offered new kitchens, bathrooms and security systems
    • London Welsh are reported to be considering a move away from the Kassam Stadium next season
    • An Oxfordshire woman is calling for a change to rules which mean her Moroccan fiance can't move to the UK because she doesn't earn enough
  15. Calling Oxford cyclists

    BBC Radio Oxford

    There have been new cycle paths popping up in Oxford during recent months - including at The Plain and on London Road in Headington.

    Cycle path

    What do you think of them? Get in touch.

  16. Gas leaks and burst water mains

    BBC Travel

    There's one lane closed and slow traffic on the A4142 Eastern Bypass westbound in Oxford, between Littlemore roundabout and Heyford Hill Roundabout, because of water main work. Congestion is going back to the Sandy Lane West junction.

    Ham Road in Wantage is also closed between the B4507 Ickleton Road junction and the A417 Challow Road junction, because of a burst water main.

    And there's disruption at Boswell Road Cowley, Oxford, because of a gas leak and temporary traffic lights on Barn's Road, at the Boswell Road junction.

    For the latest traffic and travel, visit the BBC travel pages.

  17. Magna Carta must see

    Members of the public have the chance to view three of the surviving Magna Carta manuscripts held by Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries.

    The 1217 issue of the Magna Carta in the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library

    A free exhibition at Weston Library, called Magna Carta 800, runs until 28 June and has two charters from 1217 and 1225.

  18. London Welsh to leave Kassam?

    Lots of you have been getting in touch about reports that London Welsh are considering a move away from the Kassam Stadium.

    London Welsh and Saracens at the Kassam

    Andy Pills tweeted: @bbcoxfordsport @OUFC1976 @LondonWelshRFC Will be interesting 2 see @OUFCOfficial try & afford the new pitch on their own! #HowMuchDebtNow

    Liam Wakeford ‏said: @bbcoxfordsport they are looking to move, and when you look at the table last season, they do have a point @LondonWelshRFC

  19. Braced for more road delays

    Oxford Mail

    Drivers have been warned to expect more than a year of delays as a fresh round of roadworks begin this summer.

    Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth said disruption caused by the overhaul of Wolvercote and Cutteslowe roundabouts in North Oxford could be similar to that caused by the remodelling of Kennington Roundabout last year.

  20. Bike crash appeal

    Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a motorcycle left the road and hit a lamppost in Bucknell Road, Bicester.

    The crash at 19:30 on Sunday caused the 39-year-old rider to fall off his bike.

    He remains in John Radcliffe Hospital and is being treated for serious head injuries.

  21. School trips: Where did you go?

    BBC Radio Oxford

    On BBC Radio Oxford we've been discussing school trips after parents of children in Yorkshire were asked to pay £1,650 for a trip to Barbados.

    Children waiting for a school bus

    What is the best or worst trip you have been on?

    Bill Ritchie replied on our Facebook page: "I'm not one to brag, but Wookey Hole springs to mind."

  22. Coming Up this lunchtime

    BBC South Today

    Coming up on BBC South Today this lunchtime:

    "Slapdash and thoughtless" - that's how one resident has described a traffic diversion through his Oxfordshire village that's been keeping people awake at night.

    And an Oxfordshire woman is calling for a change to immigration rules blocking her fiance from moving to the UK. Mandy Ryder from Banbury is engaged to a Moroccan man, but he isn't allowed to move to England because she earns less than £18,600.

  23. School bell on the move

    Dave Gilyeat

    BBC News

    An operation is under way to relocate a 156-year-old school bell to new modern premises in Oxfordshire.

    Bell at St Edburg's

    St Edburg's Church of England Primary School in Bicester is moving to a larger site on the Kingsmere development.

  24. Coming up

    Nick Piercey

    Afternoon presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford after 13:00, I'll be chatting to Christopher Winn, author of the 'I Never Knew That About Britain' quiz book, to discover some interesting facts you may not know.

    We'll also be talking to the stars of 'The Deranged Marriage' at the Oxford Playhouse, which is a play about a British Asian wedding.

  25. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this afternoon:

    • London Welsh are "seriously considering" leaving Kassam Stadium, the BBC understands.
    • An operation is under way to relocate a 156-year-old school bell to new modern premises.
    • An Oxfordshire woman is calling for a change to rules which mean her Moroccan fiance can't move to the UK because she doesn't earn enough.
  26. Leukaemia research triathlon

    Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his personal best wishes to those taking part in this weekend's Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon.

    David and Samantha Cameron with Scarlett Clarkson

    He said: "This is such an important cause and I want to wish everyone involved in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon the very best of luck."

    Mr Cameron and his wife, Samantha, are pictured here with 10-year-old Scarlett Clarkson, who has leukaemia.

    Her parents, Dan and Bryony, will both be taking part in the triathlon this year.

  27. Porches stripped of lead

    Oxford Times

    Lead flashing has been stolen from six porches in Didcot.

    Thames Valley Police said the lead was stolen from properties in Great Western Drive between 17:00 yesterday and 07:00 today.

  28. Whip crack away

    New Theatre Oxford tweeted: ‏Tune in to @BBCOxford at 11.30am to hear @Musicalmissy chatting to @KatOrman about @CalamityJaneUK

    Tune in now to hear the show.

  29. Feeding time for baby bird

    Anthony Morris of Farmoor, Oxford, sent us this amazing picture of a great spotted woodpecker feeding breakfast to a juvenile.

    Woodpeckers

    Anthony said he snapped the birds at 05:30 this morning, when it was grey and overcast.

    What wildlife can you see where you live? Send us your photos.

  30. 'One of my faves' books

    Elizabeth Preston ‏tweeted: Whoop! Listen to one of my faves, @acaseforbooks, talking about The #Ecliptic by @bwoodauthor on @BBCOxford at 2hr36 http://bbc.in/1I02FMV

    Did you miss yesterday's drivetime show? You can listen again.

  31. Eastern bypass slow

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on A4142 Eastern Bypass in Oxford, between Littlemore roundabout and Heyford Hill Roundabout.

    The A40 North Way in Cutteslowe, Oxford, is busy but moving, between Wolvercote Roundabout and Cutteslowe Roundabout.

    For the latest traffic and travel, visit the BBC travel pages.

  32. School trip of a lifetime

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A school in Yorkshire is sending its pupils on a £1,650 trip to Barbados. Earlier we asked you, what was the best and worst trip you went on?

    Children on a school bus

    Jill Huish replied on our Facebook page: "Stow on the Wold. It was epic. Sandy beaches, clear blue sea, pineapples, coconuts, the lot."

    Judith Payne said: "I remember being told at school that we were allowed on one trip. They went on a cruise each year so I decided to go on one in my fourth year... Children need to understand They can't go [to] everything."

  33. London Welsh to leave Kassam?

    Jerome Sale

    Sports editor, BBC Radio Oxford

    BBC Radio Oxford Sport can reveal London Welsh are seriously considering a move away from Oxford.

    Kassam Stadium

    It follows a miserable season in rugby's top flight - the Premiership - and concerns over poor attendance figures.

    This is despite the club signing a three-year contract to play at the Kassam Stadium only 12 months ago.

  34. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this morning:

    • The Home Office has said family life must not be established at the taxpayer's expense. This comes as an Oxfordshire woman, who's fiance is not allowed to come to the UK, calls for a change in the law.
    • An elderly man has been treated in hospital after being rescued from a blaze caused by a cigarette at sheltered housing, near Headington.
    • To mark 800 years of the document, three copies of the Magna Carta are on display at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
  35. The price of love

    Howard Bentham

    Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    On BBC Radio Oxford morning, we've been hearing about the story of Mandy Ryder, whose Moroccan fiance is not allowed into the UK because she doesn't earn enough money.

    Chai Patel, policy lead at the Migrants' Rights Network, says the level of income required is unfair because it is higher than the minimum wage.

    He said: "About 47% of people working in this country do not earn that much."

    What do you think? Get in touch.

  36. The Deranged Marriage

    Rekha John-Cheriyan ‏tweeted: I'll be heading off to BBC Oxford with @BalvinderSopal this afternoon to talk to @nickpiercey about our fabulous play #thederangedmarriage

    Tune in after 13:00 to hear the show.

  37. Southern bypass busy

    Sara Dumbell

    Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The A423 Southern Bypass in Oxford is busy but moving between the Hinksey Hill Interchange and Kennington Roundabout.

    There's also slow traffic on A40 North Way in Cutteslowe, Oxford between the Wolvercote Roundabout and Cutteslowe Roundabout.

    For the latest traffic and travel, tune in or visit the BBC travel pages.

  38. A trip too far?

    BBC Radio Oxford

    What was the best and worst school trip you went on?

    Children on a beach

    A school in Yorkshire is sending their kids on a £1,650 trip to Barbados - much to criticism from the parents. The school says it wishes to reiterate that it's not a compulsory trip.

    Get in touch by email or on our Facebook page.

  39. Drunken monkeys

    Victoria Gill

    Science reporter, BBC News

    A research team, led by Oxford Brookes University and the Centre for Research in Anthropology in Portugal, has found chimpanzees have a taste for alcohol.

    Chimpanzee

    The 17-year study recorded chimps using leaves to drink fermented palm sap. Some drank enough alcohol to produce "visible signs of inebriation".

  40. Latest headlines

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    The top stories on Local Live this morning:

    The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford says current immigration rules discriminate against some British Nationals. This comes as an Oxfordshire woman, who's fiance is not allowed to come to the UK, calls for changes to the law.

    Every day in the UK, 15 families are devastated by the death of a baby. That's the finding of a report led by a team of researchers from Oxford and Leicester.

    Scientists from Oxford Brookes University have recorded the first evidence of wild chimpanzees repeatedly drinking alcohol. The researchers filmed the chimps in West Africa using leaves to drink fermented palm sap.

  41. Can you put a price on love?

    Howard Bentham

    Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    An Oxfordshire woman is calling for a change to immigration rules which mean her Moroccan fiance can't move to the UK because she doesn't earn enough.

    Mandy Ryder from Banbury has been told Boubaker cannot come and live with her because anyone needing a visa for their spouse, partner or children from outside the European Economic Area must prove they earn at least £18,600 a year.

    What do you think? Is this fair? Get in touch.

  42. Broken down van

    Sara Dumbell

    Travel presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A broken down van is blocking a lane on the A43 southbound in Baynard's Green, between Baynard's Green Roundabout and Brackley.

    There's also heavy traffic on A44 Woodstock Road in Oxford between Wolvercote Roundabout and Peartree Interchange.

    The A423 Southern Bypass in Oxford is busy but moving between Hinksey Hill Interchange and Kennington Roundabout.

    For the latest traffic and travel, visit the BBC travel pages.

  43. Brighter this afternoon

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    Dry throughout the day. Mainly cloudy during the morning, though brightening up into the afternoon with some good sunny spells.

    Bee Tucker

    Becoming breezy in the afternoon as northeasterly winds develop. Highs of 17C (63F).

    For the full 10-day forecast, visit the BBC weather pages.

  44. Good morning

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Oxfordshire on Wednesday.

    We'll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the county throughout the day.

    Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebook or Twitter.