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Summary

  1. Didcot power station: Six month wait 'unacceptable'
  2. Man hunted after attempted dog theft and stabbing
  3. Thames Water says it will consider compensation for Banbury businesses
  4. Oxfam critical of UK-Saudi arms deals
  5. Oxford United need to 'prove a point' against Brighton

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  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for joining us. We'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with news, sport, travel and weather from around the county. 

  2. Hospital visits for heart disease and stroke on the rise according to Oxford University

    Oxford Times

    Hospital visits for heart disease and stroke are increasing, according to new research by Oxford University.  

  3. Rats in a bucket lead to action against Didcot takeaway

    A takeaway in Didcot has been banned from using its food storage buildings after health inspectors found an infestation of rats. 

    Petrified rats left in a bucket at Delight 2 in Didcot
    Image caption: Petrified rats left in a bucket at Delight 2 in Didcot

    Environmental health officers made the discovery at Delight 2, on Broadway last Tuesday following a complaint from a member of the public. 

    During the inspection officers found live and dead rats, rat faeces and gnawed packaging.

    Magistrates agreed using the buildings would constitute an imminent risk to health and issued an order banning the use of the food storage area. 

    They also ordered Delight 2 to pay £1,280 in costs to South Oxfordshire District Council.

  4. Travel update: Queues building up near Bladon

    BBC Travel

    Queues are starting to build up this afternoon on the A4095 because of temporary traffic lights lights in Bladon.

    There are also delays of 10 minutes on the A4142 Eastern Bypass Road between the Cowley junction and the Littlemore roundabout.  

  5. The latest weather forecast

      Lucy Martin gives you the latest weather forecast.  

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    Video caption: BBC Weather for the South on Tuesday 23 August 2016
  6. Missing workman's family speak at Didcot

    The daughter of a workman still missing under the rubble of Didcot power station says she hopes recovery teams find her father soon. 

    Christopher Huxtable, 34, from Swansea, is one of four men who died when the boiler house partially collapsed on 23 February. 

    Nadine Morgan was at the site on the six-month anniversary and said it was "not nice to think he still under there after six months".

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    Video caption: Nadine Morgan says she hopes recovery team get her dad out soon
  7. Go-inn for gold

    The Black Horse pub in Checkendon is bathing in the reflected glory of Team GB as our athletes return from the Olympic Games

    The landlord has painted his sign gold to honour the medal winners in Rio...

    The gold-painted pub sign at the Black Horse in Checkendon
    Image caption: The gold-painted pub sign at the Black Horse in Checkendon
  8. Heatwave warning for Oxfordshire

    The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for Oxfordshire, with temperatures expected to reach about 30C (86F) in some areas.

    A canoeist made the most of the warm weather with a paddle on the river Thames near Sonning
    Image caption: A canoeist made the most of the warm weather with a paddle on the river Thames near Sonning

    A level-three heatwave alert is in place for our county and the east of England, where high daytime temperatures and warm nights are forecast until early Friday.

    London and south-east England are on a level-two alert, meaning heatwave conditions are also likely this week.

    Public Health England urged people to be aware of the health risks of heat.

  9. Man hunted after attempted dog theft and stabbing

    A man is being hunted by police after a 29-year-old woman was approached by a man at Harwick Gravel Pits who demanded she hand over her dog.

    The suspect's E-fit

    She was then stabbed in the abdomen while trying to protect her dog, receiving minor injuries, and freed herself from her attacker, who left the scene.

    Police said the attempted robbery happened on 6 August at about 13:10.

    The man is white, with a pale complexion, aged about 25 and with light coloured eyes.

  10. Wait to recover power station workers 'unacceptable', says Didcot mayor

    The mayor of Didcot says the six-month wait to recover the bodies of three missing workmen from the town's power station is unacceptable. 

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    Video caption: Six months on, mayor says he just wants missing men returned to their families

    Steve Connel said he "doesn't care" what teams have to do to recover the bodies of Ken Cresswell, 57, John Shaw, 61, and Chris Huxtable, 34, who remain trapped under the rubble since the accident on 23 February. 

    He urged them to "stick to what they said" and work seven days a week, 13 hours a day to find the missing men.

    Mr Connel was speaking six months to the day since the boiler house at the power station partially collapsed, also killing 53-year-old Michael Collings. 

  11. Team GB return from Rio: Poet Pam Ayres pays tribute

    The poet and broadcaster Pam Ayres, from Stanford-in-the-Vale, has written a specially commissioned piece to mark the return of Team GB from the Rio Olympics

    It was written for BBC local radio and is being broadcast as the team arrives back in the UK. 

    Team GB came second in the medal table with 27 golds. 

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    Video caption: Team GB return from Olympics: Poet Pam Ayres pays tribute
  12. Oxfam critical of UK-Saudi arms deals

    Oxford-based aid agency Oxfam has accused UK ministers of "denial and disarray" over an agreement to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, which could be used in Yemen.

    Pro-government forces in Yemen are battling Shia Yemeni groups
    Image caption: Pro-government forces in Yemen are battling Shia Yemeni groups

    The Saudi-backed Yemeni government is fighting against Shia rebels.

    The UK government has faced repeated calls to ban weapons sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over international humanitarian law breaches in that war.

    A government spokeswoman said it was satisfied the Saudi deals complied with the UK's "export licensing criteria".

  13. Trump's psychopathic standing revealed, Oxford study suggests

    Press Association

    US presidential candidate Donald Trump possesses stronger psychopathic tendencies than Adolf Hitler, an Oxford University study suggests. 

    Donald Trump on the campaign trail
    Image caption: Donald Trump on the campaign trail

    This year's candidates for the White House were scored on a number of personality traits typical in psychopaths - including fearlessness, cold-heartedness and egocentricity. 

    While the study found Donald Trump's score puts him in the company of some of history's greatest despots, including Hitler and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, his opponent Hillary Clinton found herself alongside Napoleon Bonaparte and Emperor Nero. 

  14. Oxford the biggest climber in Greatest Sporting Cities list after Oxford United's promotion

    Oxford Mail

    Oxford has jumped nearly 20 places in the list of 'greatest sporting cities in the UK' thanks to United's promotion-winning season.

  15. Thames Water says it will consider compensation for Banbury businesses

    Thames Water says it is happy to consider reimbursing Banbury businesses who feel they've lost out after a water main burst, closing a main road in the town for a week.

    North Bar Street in Banbury was closed for a week for water main repairs
    Image caption: North Bar Street in Banbury was closed for a week for water main repairs

    North Bar Street in the town was severely damaged following the incident. It reopened late last night. 

    Traders complained the resulting chaos has left them out of pocket. 

    Thames Water says it is happy with the way it dealt with the closure - but hasn't ruled out compensation.

    Quote Message: If any of the business owners feel they are out of pocket because of the work then we always encourage them to contact us for a claims form. I don't think it's a valid complaint that we didn't keep people informed. We take our responsibilities very seriously as far as loss of trade or business for our customers is concerned. from Martin Wells Thames Water
    Martin WellsThames Water
  16. A last look around Banbury's century-old signal box

    A few years ago, Network Rail announced  it had embarked on a 30-year strategy to close 99% of its signal boxes - to be replaced by about a dozen Regional Operating Centres. 

    Banbury South box was demolished over the last weekend in July but its larger compatriot to the north of the station will remain open until 2 October for pre-booked public visits before it is also demolished.

    We've been down to have a last look around...

    The Banbury North signal box predates World War 1
    Image caption: The Banbury North signal box predates World War 1
    Visitors have until 2 October to pre-book visits around the historic signal box
    Image caption: Visitors have until 2 October to pre-book visits around the historic signal box
    The signal box is usually polished, but will soon be demolished
    Image caption: The signal box is usually polished, but will soon be demolished