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  1. That's all from Oxfordshire Live for today

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  2. Travel latest: Congestion into Henley

    BBC Travel

    There's very slow traffic on A4130 White Hill into town in Henley-On-Thames between the Remenham Church Lane junction and the A4155 Duke Street junction.

  3. Weather: Dry and mild tonight, some sunny spells tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry and fine evening with some hazy sunshine and light winds across the county. During the night cloud will increase, although there will still be a few clear spells in places but it will be a milder night for all, with lows of 13°C (55°F). 

    Tomorrow will then be a cloudier day, although some bright or sunny spells are likely and it will continue to feel warm. 

    Sunny Eynsham, by BBC Weather Watcher 'OX29MARK'
    Image caption: Sunny Eynsham, by BBC Weather Watcher 'OX29MARK'
  4. National League fixtures revealed for Oxford City and Brackley

    Robyn Cowen

    Presenter, Radio Oxford Sport

    Oxford City and Brackley now know their calendar for the upcoming season after the National League fixtures were released earlier this afternoon. 

    Brackley will start their National League North campaign at home to Tamworth. 

    Meanwhile Oxford City host newly relegated Welling United at Marsh Lane.

  5. Man killed in A40 lorry crash named locally as Jonny Stevens

    Oxford Mail

    A  man who died following a collision with a lorry on the A40 yesterday has been named locally as Jonny Stevens

  6. Elton John to star on first night of Henley Festival

    Henley Festival gets underway this evening, with Sir Elton John the big draw for first-night crowds. 

    Sir Elton John
    Image caption: Sir Elton John

    Dame Shirley Bassey and Elvis Costello are among some of the big names to perform over the next five days.

    Quote Message: There is s really close atmosphere between the performers and the audience. You don't normally get that intimacy with music festivals. What we have here is really special. from Charlotte Jeeves CEO of Henley Festival
    Charlotte JeevesCEO of Henley Festival
  7. Oxford United break season ticket record

    Oxford United have broken their record for the number of season tickets sold at the Kassam Stadium, a month before the new season starts.

    Kassam Stadium

    The club said this afternoon season ticket number 4,346 was sold, beating the previous record at the Kassam set in 2011/12.

    Quote Message: The buzz and spirit around the club is palpable and everyone is looking forward to the new season with great optimism. It’s great to see so many United fans embracing the new era of the club and I’ve no doubt they will back the team brilliantly again this season. from Greig Box Turnbull Managing director, Oxford United FC
    Greig Box TurnbullManaging director, Oxford United FC
  8. Cameron 'to remain neutral' in Tory contest

    BBC Oxford's Bethan Phillips has learned that David Cameron will not be picking sides in the race to appoint his successor. 

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  9. Budgie smugglers among OED word updates

    'Budgie smugglers' is an Australian term to describe tight-fitting swimming trunks
    Image caption: 'Budgie smugglers' is an Australian term to describe tight-fitting swimming trunks

    "Budgie smugglers" is an Australian term used since the 1990s that refers to a pair of tight men's swimming trunks.  

    Budgie smugglers among OED word updates

    Tight swimming trunks

    More than 1,000 new words make latest update to the dictionary, including the likes of "bovver", made famous by comedian Catherine Tate.

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  10. Campaigners demand answers on Townlands Hospital delays

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    Campaigners are demanding answers over the future of a care unit at Henley's new Townlands Hospital after its opening was delayed for a fourth time.

    The hospital

    No-one has applied to be clinical lead of the rapid access care unit - which will provide services such as transfusions - at the new £10m hospital which opened in March,

    Oxford Health NHS Trust blamed a shortage of specialised consultants.

    Campaigners called for the NHS to be "more open" about its plans.

  11. Budgie smugglers and bovvered make Oxford English Dictionary update

    Budgie smugglers, glamping and listicles are some of the more eye-catching new entries to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

    Catherine Tate made 'bovver' famous thanks to her teenage character Lauren
    Image caption: Catherine Tate made 'bovver' famous thanks to her teenage character Lauren

    The new update also includes bovver, made famous by comedian Catherine Tate. 

    A number of internet slang acronyms such as FWIW and ICYMI have also made the new list. 

    They are some of the more than 1,000 new words and senses, and nearly 2,000 fully revised or expanded entries. 

  12. Brexit clash Labour councillor will no face disciplinary action

    A Labour councillor who clashed with security at Oxford Town Hall during the EU referendum count will not face disciplinary action from his party.

    Barton and Sandhills councillor Mike Rowley was ejected by police at about 00:30 BST after being restrained when he tried to enter the venue.

    Mike Rowley

    Mr Rowley grappled with door staff for several minutes and shouted: "I am an elected member of this chamber."

    He has now said he feels "very apologetic" about the incident.

  13. Call for online transparency on funeral costs

    An Oxfordshire funeral director says bereaved families are being "systematically ripped off" by companies which do not publish their prices online.

    Funeral

    Lucy Coulbert, from the Individual Funeral Company, has signed up to the Fair Funerals campaign.

    She says funeral companies should be transparent about their prices before people enter their offices.

    Quote Message: Not having prices online is a really good way for them to get you into your office. When you are in their office, it's very hard to walk away. Because people are bereaved they don't really understand the charges and they just sign for things. from Lucy Coulbert
    Lucy Coulbert
  14. Chilcot inquiry: 'We need to move on'

    An Iraq war veteran who was based in Oxfordshire says it's important the Chilcot inquiry report draws a line under the conflict.  

    Sir John Chilcot
    Image caption: Sir John Chilcot

    Mark Holland served in Iraq with 4 Regiment Royal Logistics Core based in Abingdon.

    He called for the nation to "move on" as the the long-awaited report into the war in Iraq was published.

    Quote Message: We need to help people who have lost relatives there, who have been injured. There's not point leaving this hanging over people's heads any more. We need to move on. from Mark Holland
    Mark Holland
  15. Man rescued after falling 20ft out of tree during night

    Firefighters, a police helicopter and paramedics were called out in the middle of the night to rescue a man who fell out of a tree. 

    Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 00:45 BST to a wooded area in the village of Woodcote, near Goring.

    A generic tree

    The man reportedly became stuck after falling about 20ft but was freed by 02:30 BST.

    A helicopter from the National Police Air Service provided lighting to guide the rescue crews to safety.

  16. Campaigners demand answers over Townlands Hospital delays

    Campaigners are demanding answers over the future of a care unit at Henley's Townlands Hospital. 

    Townlands Hospital

    The rapid access care unit's opening has been delayed again as there have been no applications for the clinical lead role. 

    The new hospital which opened in March was due to include the unit to provide services such as transfusions and antibiotic treatments.

    Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is blaming a national shortage of specialised consultants. 

  17. Pictures released of Henley fire

    Firefighters have been telling how they tackled yesterday's fire at a commercial building in Henley town centre in temperatures recorded over 1,300 degrees centigrade at ceiling height.

    Four fire engines were dispatched from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service supported by Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Fire and Rescue Services. 

    Gas cylinders, which could've exploded in the blaze, were found quickly and the fire didn't spread to neighbouring properties.

    Firefighters
    Firefighters
  18. Traffic latest

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    • Delays of 18-20 mins on the A420 London Rd through temporary traffic lights at the Headley Way junction. Congestion back to Headington shops
    •  A34 Northbound - slow from Abingdon North to Hinksey
    • Delays of 15 minutes on the A40 in both directions through the roadworks at Wolvercote and Cutteslow and along Sunderland Avenue.
  19. Sun rise

    Elton John's missed a lovely sunrise in Henley this morning...

    Henley