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- Updates on Wednesday 16 March 2016
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The top stories on BBC Local Live:
- Crews and equipment are arriving at Didcot Power Station today, as work to restart the operation to recover three missing men gets underway
- George Osborne has set out plans to maximise growth, housing and jobs in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor
- Oxford University students have the fourth best university experience in the country, a survey suggests
BBC South Today weather presenter
Tonight will stay dry with clear spells and the brisk north-easterly breeze will start to ease.Copyright: BBC
It will feel quite chilly later in the night with a risk of a frost on the ground, and temperatures will fall away to 2C (36F).
You can get more details on the BBC weather site.
On South Today at 18:30 on BBC One: we'll look at the Budget, including the Chancellor's announcement that a new study will be carried out to look at growth, housing and jobs in the Oxford - Cambridge - Milton Keynes corridor. We'll also be hearing from Oxford residents affected.
BBC Radio Oxford
Oxford City Council will allocate £1.4m towards dealing with homelessness in the city for the next four years.Copyright: Dave Price
It will fund support and advice services, outreach projects for rough sleepers, and training and employment support.
The council's housing board will meet tomorrow to decide how to allocate the funds.
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has told the BBC she is "really, really pleased" that a rescue plan for three workers missing at Didcot power station has been published.
Two of the missing men are from her constituency.
BBC Oxford travel presenter
The A44 Woodstock Road is looking very slow between Peartree and Yarnton following a four-car shunt.
That's having a knock on effect on the A4165 through Kidlington, with drivers avoiding the A44.
Veronique in Oxford has sent us a picture of this stunning bird, cooling itself off in the river at Grandpont Nature Park.Copyright: Veronique
Guesses in the office as to its identity have ranged from duck to great crested grebe, though no doubt you can do better.
What species of bird is it? Let us know.
The Daily Mail
He is one of the world's most photographed men. Yet, despite his pervasiveness on fashion bibles across the world, it seems David Beckham has never graced the front pages of GQ Magazine...until now.
Among the photos include him outside the Barton Chippy in Underhill Circus.
BBC Oxford travel presenter
There's slow traffic and one lane is closed due to an accident on the A420 eastbound at the Botley Interchange. Lane two (of two) is closed heading onto the roundabout.
There are also delays on the A34 southbound at the Hinksey Hill Interchange. The exit slip road is partially blocked due to an earlier accident.
Oxford University offers students the fourth best experience in the country, according to a new survey.Copyright: Getty Archive
A poll of more than 15,000 students by the Times found Loughborough took the top spot.
Harper Adams University in Shropshire was second and the University of Sheffield just beat Oxford into third place.
John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education, said the survey looked "beyond teaching, learning, assessment and feedback to a broader definition, one created by students themselves that includes those aspects of university life that matter most to them".
The headlines on BBC Local Live this afternoon:
- The recovery operation to find three missing men from the rubble of a building that collapsed at Didcot power station has restarted today
- Two air ambulances will now attend night-time emergencies in the Thames Valley
- And 20 people were treated by South Central Ambulance Service following a multiple-vehicle collision on the A40 this morning
A joint statement by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) says that RWE npower has presented its plan to "commence work on the collapsed debris, ready to recover the missing men".Copyright: PA
It adds the recover operation to find three missing workers will resume at the weekend, "sooner if possible".Quote Message: Starting today, large equipment and people will be arriving on site to start work to enable the recovery operation to resume at the weekend, sooner if possible. Progress with the plan over the coming days will be closely monitored by HSE and TVP. Our priority remains the recovery of the missing men so they can be returned to their families and to understand what caused this incident. Specialist officers from Thames Valley Police continue to support the families and are providing them with regular updates on the progress of this work. from Health and Safety Executive and Thames Valley Police
Recovery teams will arrive at the site of the Didcot power station collapse today, to begin the work of finding three missing workmen, the Health and Safety Executive and Thames Valley Police have confirmed.
A social enterprise which helps communities in Oxfordshire to benefit from low-carbon energy has been shortlisted for an award.
The Low Carbon Hub's projects have involved fitting solar panels to schools and businesses, and it plans to use energy from a lake in Hinksey to heat a swimming pool.
Chief executive Barbara Hammond said being nominated for the Ashden Award was "amazing", and if it won the prize of between £10,000 and £15,000 she would be "speechless".
Huw Edwards presents a bite-size package to sum up the main points of George Osborne's eighth Budget earlier.
The production company behind TV show Don’t Tell The Bride is looking for couples from the Banburyshire area to take part in the next series.