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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

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By Roz Tappenden and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our news coverage through the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Oxfordshire. Join us then.

  2. School for snake

    A Didcot school caretaker had a little shock this week when he came across this rat snake basking in the sun of the first-floor maths room's windowsill.

    The RSPCA were called, by which time he'd moved to the radiator.

    Quote Message: “It was surprising enough for me to come to the rescue of a snake in a school but what was even more surprising was his location. The school is a big old building and it’s quite complicated to navigate, so how he got up to the maths block on the first floor is a real mystery. I just can’t put two and two together about he got there - he’s clearly a brainy snake! from Jan Edwards RSPCA inspector
    Jan EdwardsRSPCA inspector

    The snake, who has been named Snape, is being looked after by the RSPCA. Are you the owner?

  3. Hit-and-run driver gets suspended jail sentence

    An unlicensed Oxford driver has been given a suspended jail sentence for knocking down a four-year-old child in the street and fleeing the scene as she lay injured in the road, police say.

    Zaheeb Bokhara, aged 19, of Howard Street was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court today.

  4. Is this you?

    Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of a man who may have vital information about a stabbing which took place on James Street, Oxford, on 9 May around 14:50.  

    Con Matthew Hodgetts, of Oxford Force CID, is asking anyone with information to call them on 101.

    CCTV image
  5. Oxfordshire weather: Mild tonight with some rain

    Cloud will thicken overnight with outbreaks of rain which will be heavy in places later on.

    It will be a mild night with lows of 10C (50F).

    Tomorrow should be mostly dry with rain later on.

    Weather picture
  6. Latest headlines: Boost for BMX bikers in Henley

    A BMX track in Henley is getting a £75,000 makeover.

    More than 90% of people living in Oxfordshire would be happy to take part in clinical research.

    Surplus food from supermarkets is being turned into chutneys and relishes by an Oxfordshire firm.

  7. Travel latest: busy in Wantage

    BBC Travel

    Very slow traffic on the A417 Wallingford Street westbound in Wantage between the A338 Stirlings Road junction and the Market Place junction. In the roadworks area.  

    Follow the BBC Travel site for the latest updates this Friday.

  8. Coming up on BBC South Today

    South Today

    In tonight's programme: fears that Wantage Community Hospital will be closed down and a council honours the woman nicknamed Mrs Aylesbury.  Join us on BBC1 at 18:30.

  9. Your photos: Early morning sky

    Richard Harding sent us this early morning snap taken at Great Haseley.

    Sky at Great Haseley

    If you've been out and about, send us your photos by email or Twitter.  

  10. 'Les Mis' creator to become visiting professor at Oxford

    'Les Mis' creator Claude-Michel Schonberg is to become a visiting professor at the University of Oxford.

    He has been named as the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, based at St Catherine's College.

    He will take over from Russell Beale in October 2016.

    Alain Boublil (left) and Claude-Michel Schonberg (right)
    Image caption: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg (right), the creators of "Les Miserables", won numerous awards for the hit musical
    Quote Message: Claude-Michel’s eminent position and long-standing experience in contemporary musical theatre makes him an apt holder of this title, and it is wonderful that our students will have the opportunity to learn about this first-hand. from Prof Roger Ainsworth Master of St Catherine's College
    Prof Roger AinsworthMaster of St Catherine's College
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  12. Local artist added to town hall exhibition

    Oxford-based artist Tommy Watkins has just been added to the Poseytude Gallery art exhibition in The Gallery at Oxford Town Hall. 

    Tommy Watkins

    His paintings will be available to see from today until 28 May in Oxford Town Hall.  

  13. Travel: Accident partially blocking B4508 in Shellingford

    BBC Travel

    The B4508 in Shellingford is partially blocked near the Church Street junction, because of an accident involving one car.  

    Visit the BBC travel pages for the latest traffic updates this Friday afternoon.

  14. One hundred and ten Dalmatians?

    Earlier on BBC Radio Oxford, artist Tom Campbell and Adam Clayton from charity MIND talked to Alex Lester about an installation project involving 110 papier mache dogs.  

    Tom Campbell, Adam Clayton and Alex Lester

    The colourful creatures will be on display at the Riverside Festival in Charlbury on 23 and 24 July.

    If you missed the show, you can listen again.

  15. On air: NHS trusts bust their budgets

    On Drivetime today, David Prever hears how the NHS in England ran up a record overspend of almost £2.5bn in the last financial year.

    David Prever

    Join David on Drivetime until 19:00

  16. Sport latest: Stadium purchase and MotoGP practice

    BBC Sport

    Oxford City Council has said it plans to use a compulsory purchase order to buy the Oxford Stadium.

    The stadium in Blackbird Leys has not been used for greyhound racing or speedway since it was closed in 2012.


    British riders have dominated three of the top four spots in the first MotoGP practice, ahead this weekend's race in Italy. 

    Oxfordshire's Bradley Smith was fourth fastest, just behind Scott Redding in second and third placed Cal Crutchlow. 

  17. Crowdfunding bid for John Piper gallery

    Chantry House, 1983
    Image caption: Chantry House, 1983

    Piper was a painter, printmaker, and designed stained-glass windows, theatre sets and even fireworks. A museum spokeswoman said it hoped the gallery would celebrate the artist's "diverse creative output".

    Crowdfunding bid for John Piper gallery

    Chantry House, 1983

    A crowdfunding project to create a permanent John Piper gallery in his former home of Henley-on-Thames has been launched.

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  18. Care workers honoured at annual awards

    Oxford Mail

    The hard work and dedication of care workers across Oxfordshire was celebrated during a lavish ceremony at Oxford's Randolph Hotel.  

  19. Tonight's weather: Hill fog will return

    Thickening cloud will produce rain for many overnight, perhaps turning heavy in patches. 

    Hill fog will also return, in a mild night with a southwesterly breeze.

    Lows of 12C (54F).

    Weather chart

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

  20. Latest headlines: Residents to receive towerblock repair bills

    Bills are being sent to residents of five Oxford tower blocks asking for payment for repairs - but they're not expected to spend money just yet.

    After cracks appeared in Oxford's new Frideswide Square, repair work is due to take place tomorrow.

    A mechanical fault has been fixed on the Flying Scotsman, ahead of a visit to the Thames Valley tomorrow.