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  1. 'Cheat' pigeon champ expelled for life

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News

    A pigeon racing champion has been handed a lifetime ban from the sport following allegations he cheated to win a race from France.  

    Eamon Kelly

    Eamon Kelly, 52, was accused of cheating in this year's Tarbes Grand National, a blue ribbon event.  

    'Cheat' pigeon champ expelled for life

    Eamon Kelly

    A national pigeon racing association expels a former champion for life after allegations he cheated to win a race from France.

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  2. Cropredy: Suggs 'inspired by Tommy Cooper'

    Cropredy music festival is under way. Yesterday, BBC Radio Oxford's Will Banks went backstage and spoke to Suggs.

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    Video caption: Suggs speaks to BBC Radio Oxford's Will Banks backstage at Cropredy 2016.

    The Madness frontman says one of his biggest influences as a performer is Tommy Cooper, who he describes as "the king of messing about on stage".

  3. Olympics: Graeme Thomas 'crushed' over Rio illness

    Graeme Thomas is back in training at Henley's Leander Club after illness forced him to fly home from the Olympics.

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    Video caption: Graeme Thomas is back in training after illness forced him to fly home from Rio

    Earlier he took time out to talk to the BBC about his disappointment and plans for the future.  

  4. Oxford Playhouse refurbishments completed

    Dave Gilyeat

    BBC News

    A three-year project to upgrade Oxford Playhouse has been completed.

    Oxford Playhouse

    The £800,000 scheme involved modernising the foyer, bars, air conditioning, sound and lighting, and replacing worn auditorium fittings.  

  5. A34 crash: Tributes to victims

    Tributes have been paid to the victims of Wednesday's fatal crash on the A34. Three of those who died have been named locally as 45-year-old Tracy Houghton from Dunstable and her two sons Ethan and Joshua.

    Tracy Houghton

    Tracy worked as a council finance officer at Central Bedfordshire Council, and colleagues have described her as a "likeable and bubbly person".  

  6. A new newspaper for Oxfordshire

    Oxfordshire's first new paid-for newspaper for 80 years is being launched today

    The Oxford Paper is being published by Taylor Newspapers, who are confident it will be successful.

    The Oxford Paper

    It will compete with Oxfordshire's two other paid for titles - Oxford Mail and Oxford Times - which are both published by Newsquest.

  7. University fire: Praise for emergency crews

    Oxford University has thanked the emergency services following a fire at one its buildings.

    Twenty firefighters were needed to bring the blaze at the Clarendon Institute under control yesterday.

    Oxford University fire

    One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Early indications suggest the fire started in a toaster.  

  8. Weather: Cloud clearing for plenty of sunshine

    BBC Weather

    There will be some cloud at first but this will clear to leave plenty of sunshine for much of the day, although this may become hazy later in the afternoon. 

    Chinnor
    Image caption: A cloudy start in Chinnor, by Weather Watcher 'JCM'

    It should be feeling warm in the westerly breeze with highs of 22C (72F).  

  9. Travel latest: Hold-ups in Frilford, Benson and Bicester

    BBC Travel

    On the A338, there's some traffic congestion around the A415 junction in Frilford.

    In Benson, there are stop-go boards on the A4074 at the Churchfield Lane junction.

    And, on the A41 there's congestion around the Little Chef Roundabout junction in Bicester.

    For the latest, visit the BBC Travel site or follow @BBCOxTravel.

  10. Olympic Games 2016: Rowers race for medal positions

    In Rio, a number of Oxfordshire's rowers will take to the water again today to race for medal positions.

    Victoria Thornley and Katherine Grainger

    Yesterday, Katherine Grainger, who is also Chancellor of Oxford Brookes, (pictured on the right) became Britain's most decorated female Olympian by taking silver in the double sculls.  

  11. Syria fighter 'should not have been allowed to travel'

    An Oxfordshire father whose son died in Syria believes he should never have been allowed to join the fight against the so-called Islamic State group.

    Dean Evans was hit by an IS bullet as he volunteered alongside Kurdish forces.

    Dean Carl Evans

    John Evans, who lives in Wallingford, hadn't seen him for 19-years but believes he was motivated to fight by his rejection from the British army on medical grounds.

  12. Travel latest: Eastern bypass busy and A4130 slow

    BBC Travel

    The main routes are running well across the city and county this morning - no reported delays on the M40, M4 or A34.

    On the ring road, the Eastern bypass is looking a little busier from Cowley junction to the Littlemore Roundabout.

    In Didcot, the A4130 is slow from the Milton Interchange to Great Western Park

    Catch the latest on the BBC Travel site or follow @BBCOxTravel.  

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