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  1. Updates on Monday 4 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Marcus Liddell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage through the day

    Marcus Liddell

    BBC Radio Oxford

    That's all from BBC Oxfordshire Live for today.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for the county.

  2. Tonight's TV: Oxford students visit Calais to volunteer at 'The Jungle' camp

    South Today

    On South Today this evening: We get a glimpse inside the camp in Calais known at "The Jungle" and look at how some Oxford students have been trying to help.

    Video content

    Video caption: Victoria Cook brings you the stories coming up at 18:30.

    They'll be more reaction after Airbus, which has a base in Kidlington, decided to enter the EU referendum debate.

    And of course, they'll be a chance to see all the goals from Oxford United's 3-2 defeat in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley yesterday.

    Join Victoria Cook for all the region's top stories at 18:30.

  3. Sport headlines: Oxford United find positives in Wembley defeat

    Marie Indge

    Radio Oxford Sport

    A quick reminder, you can see highlights from Oxford United's day at Wembley on our Facebook page and you can see the goals tonight on South Today BBC One at 18.30.

  4. Latest Headlines: Didcot man sentenced for historic child sex offences

    • James Summers, 83, from Didcot has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of historic child sexual offences
    • Fifty students from Oxford University have been helping at the migrant and refugee camp in Calais
    • It's hoped an opera project involving patients from the John Radcliffe Hospital will help promote physical and mental health
  5. Travel latest: Banbury Road partially blocked following crash

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    • There's slow traffic in both directions on Banbury Road because of an accident involving a bus and a car
    • Traffic's queuing on A415 Faringdon Road westbound in the roadworks area at Kingston Bagpuize
    • And there's congestion in both directions on A40 London Road at Headington Roundabout 

    You can see the latest information on the BBC Travel site.

  6. Tom Cruise watch

    Another sighting of Tom Cruise in Oxford has been reported.

    It's understood he was in town filming for The Mummy which is due to be released next year.  

    Lucy Ette took this picture in the city yesterday and has been speaking to BBC Radio Oxford.    

    Tom Cruise in Oxford
    Quote Message: He came over and spoke to us and he shook a couple of people's hands and stood for photograph. from Lucy Ette
    Lucy Ette
  7. Weather: A dry night across Oxfordshire

    Any residual showers should die away over the next couple of hours to leave a dry night, with some clear spells developing in places.


    Lows tonight of 5C (57F).

  8. Lucky escape for 'Flipper' the terrapin

    A terrapin would have met an early end but for the sharp eyesight of one worker at the Ardley incinerator in Oxfordshire. 

    The reptile, who's been named Flipper, was rescued after being spotted amongst material heading for incineration. 


    The incinerator's operations manager, Michael Hartley, said they sent Flipper to a local vet to be checked over and rehomed.

  9. Franklins House opens for business

    The first businesses are preparing to start trading at Franklins House in Bicester following a 15-month construction project. 

    Cherwell District Council owns the building and says it completes a multimillion-pound regeneration project of the town centre. 

    It'll be home to a new Travelodge hotel, a shop or restaurant, as well as the district council's Link Point office and a new library - which opens a week today.

    Franklins House
    Quote Message: Creating a bustling town centre is a key priority for people in Bicester so this all fits in with a bigger plan to increase footfall and attract new businesses to the town centre. from Cllr Norman Bolster Cherwell District Council's lead member for estates and economy
    Cllr Norman BolsterCherwell District Council's lead member for estates and economy
  10. Loneliness: 'An epidemic of our time'

    An Oxford charity needs volunteer drivers who can help them tackle loneliness in the city. 

    It's estimated that it affects more than a million people in the UK. 


    The Archway Foundation works with those facing loneliness and has around 30 people who'd like to attend a social group but need picking up from their homes.

    Quote Message: It manifests itself in lots of ways, particularly in terms of depression and anxiety and so there is real adverse effects on people physically and psychologically. from Ray Atwood Transport coordinator, The Archway Foundation
    Ray AtwoodTransport coordinator, The Archway Foundation
  11. Bus and car collide on Banbury Road in Oxford

    Here's a picture of that accident in Summertown that's partially blocked Banbury Road

    Accident on Banbury Road
  12. Travel update: Accident partially blocks Banbury Road in Oxford

    • Banbury Road in Oxford is partially blocked in both directions between the Portland Road junction and Summerfield Road after a crash involving a bus and a car
    • There's queuing traffic on the A415 Faringdon Road westbound in the roadworks area in Kingston Bagpuize
    • And there's congestion on the A40 in both directions through the roundworks at the Wolvercote and Cutteslow Roundabouts in North Oxford

    You can always see the latest travel information by visiting the BBC Travel page.

  13. Latest headlines: Staying in the EU is 'good economic sense'

    • Airbus - which bases the HQ of its helicopter operation in Kidlington - has written to its UK employees warning of the risks should we vote to leave the European Union
    • An Oxford charity that works to combat loneliness is looking for more volunteer drivers
    • And hospital patients from the John Radcliffe could perform alongside Garsington Opera's community chorus as part of a new project
  14. Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford

    David Prever

    BBC Radio Oxford

    This afternoon David Prever will be asking whether you should be prosecuted for staring at your phone while walking?

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    It's a move that's apparently been proposed by a state assemblywoman in the US state of Jersey.

    David will be live on BBC Radio Oxford on 95.2FM, digital radio and online from 4 o'clock.

  15. Grassroots Out responds to Airbus taking pro-EU stance

    Earlier we told you that Airbus - which bases the HQ of its helicopter operation in Kidlington - has joined those calling for Britain to stay in the EU. 

    The intervention's already provoked a reaction from the euro-sceptic group Grassroots Out which has released a statement accusing the remain campaign of pedaling scare stories.

    EU flags
    Quote Message: Today's statement from Airbus flies in the face of their previous pledge to continue UK operations in the event of Brexit. It is just another case of Project Fear. from Peter Bone MP Co-founder of Grassroots Out
    Peter Bone MPCo-founder of Grassroots Out
  16. O'Dowda says promotion now main goal for United

    Oxford United midfielder Callum O'Dowda says they will use their Wembley defeat in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final as a spur to help them seal promotion.

    Callum O'Dowda

    The U's lost 3-2 to League One side Barnsley on Sunday after O'Dowda, 20, had headed them into a first-half lead.

    Oxford now shift their focus to securing automatic promotion from League Two with six games to play.

  17. Sport headlines: Wembley defeat provides extra motivation for U's

    Marie Indge

    Radio Oxford Sport

    • Oxford United's players are hoping to use yesterday's JPT final defeat as a spur to finish the league campaign strongly and win promotion
    • Oxford City Stars have missed out on the chance to reach the semi-finals of the NIHL 1 play-offs after they lost to Streatham 4-3 on aggregate in sudden death overtime
    • Oxfordshire's Bradley Smith finished eighth at the MotoGP in Argentina