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  1. Last Didcot body identified as 61-year-old John Shaw
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Council leader praises Cameron for being 'good constituency MP'

The leader of Oxfordshire County Council has paid tribute to David Cameron as "a good contingency MP" even while he was dealing with world affairs.

Ian Hudspeth

82-year-old woman dies after collision in Oxford

An 82-year-old woman has died following a crash on the A423 Eastern Bypass in Oxford last Wednesday.

The Vauxhall Astra she'd been driving was involved in a collision with a lorry and two other cars at around 9.50 am.

The 82-year-old from Northants was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with life changing injuries and has since died.

A 76-year-old passenger remains in hospital.

If you were travelling along the eastern bypass of the A423 and saw something you believe is relevant to our investigation, or if you witnessed the incident, please contact me

PC Graham HoltInvestigating officer, Thames Valley Police

You can contact Thames Valley Police by dialing 101 and quoting URN 328 31/8.

Theresa May: Cameron's government did great things

Peter Henley

Political editor, South of England

May's statement
Kassam Stadium

Three men are charged following disorder related to Saturday's derby between Oxford United and Swindon Town.

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But is Cameron happy with his successor's government?

Nick Robinson

Presenter, Radio 4 Today

Local reaction

North Oxfordshire MP, Victoria Prentis, says David Cameron was an 'inspiration'.

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Highlights: David Cameron's years as UK prime minister

Some of the highlights of David Cameron's years as the UK prime minister.

Some of the highlights of David Cameron's years in Downing Street, from an apology over Bloody Sunday and two referendums, to sartorial advice from his mother, and five years in coalition government.

The David Cameron story

Brian Wheeler

Whatever else he achieved during his six years in power, David Cameron, who quit as prime minister in July and has now announced he is to step down as an MP, will forever be remembered as the man who took Britain out of the European Union.  

David Cameron
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I don't want to be a "distraction,"

Cameron had intended to stay

When previously asked if he'd be staying on, David Cameron told BBC Radio Oxford's Charles Nove "that is my intention."

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Former prime minister said he would stay on

David Cameron resigned as prime minister after June's EU referendum and was replaced by Theresa May.

He initially said he would continue as an MP until the next general election, but has now announced he will step down.

The 49-year-old has represented Witney since 2001, becoming Conservative leader in 2005 and serving as prime minister for six years from 2010.

Derby arrests

Police have charged three men following disorder related to Saturday's local derby between Oxford United and Swindon Town.

24-year-old Mark Gee, from Melksham, was charged with one count of throwing a firework on Botley Road in Oxford and a public order offence.

Clayton Scott, 27, from Swindon, was also arrested on Botley Road for a public order offence.

The third man, 25-year-old Stuart Greener from Bowerhill, was arrested at the Kassam Stadium and charged with a public order offence.

All three men have been released on bail.

BreakingDavid Cameron to stand down as Witney MP

The Press Association says David Cameron has announced that he's to stand down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election.

David Cameron

More than just moobs

This lunch time we were telling you that Moobs had been accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary along with YOLO.

Here are some of the others to make the cut...

  • Cheeseball - someone or something lacking taste, style, or originality, or the breaded and deep fried cheese appetiser

  • Fuhgeddaboudit - A regional colloquialism especially in New York and New Jersey, meaning forget about it and used to indicate a scenario is unlikely or undesirable

  • Yogalates - a fitness routine combining Pilates with the postures and breathing techniques of yoga

  • Westminster bubble - an insular community of politicians, journalists, and civil servants, who appear to be out of touch with the experiences of the wider British public

Pool open for business

The indoor pool at Abingdon's White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre has reopened today after a 10-week closure for maintenance. 

The work saw tiles and grouting around the pool edges and concrete supports replaced.

Matthew Barber, the leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, said further improvements are planned.

We've also got a big extension to the gym coming that we hope to have complete by Christmas, it's part of a rolling programme of repairs and improvements across all of our leisure facilities

Matthew BarberLeader of Vale of White Horse District Council

YOLO and moobs added to dictionary

Moobs, gender-fluid and YOLO have been accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).


Moobs, is a term for unusually prominent breasts on a man, and YOLO is an acronym for the phrase "you only live once".

Several independent examples of the word being used are required for a word to be accepted by the OED.

'Cheaper than the alternative'

Great Western Railway have been defending their ticket prices, following a BBC investigation looking at the cost of commuting.

Regular travellers between Oxford and London could be spending as much as 14% of their salary on fares, according to the figures.

But GWR argues that travelling into London by car will cost around 20% of the median salary even before the congestion charge is factored in - it says that per mile the Oxford to London fares are amongst the cheapest in the region.

Oxford Railway Station
Ron Strutt
Oxford Railway Station

The train, for many, is cheaper than the alternative, faster than the alternative, and it's more convenient than the alternative

Dan PanesGreat Western Railway

Six in a row

Oxford United made it six wins in a row over Swindon on Saturday with a 2-0 victory at the Kassam Stadium.

Chris Maguire stuck twice for the U's and the game ended with Swindon reduced to nine men after Lloyd Jones and Lawrence Vigouroux were given red cards in the second half.

Kassam Stand

I thought we went about our job really well and put Swindon under a great deal of pressure, didn't allow them much time on the ball....they just got increasingly frustrated

Chris AllenAssistant Head Coach, Oxford United

Bishops meet in Oxford

The Church of England's College of Bishops is meeting in Oxford today.

It's the first since the Bishop of Grantham disclosed he was gay, and the Church's approach to sexuality's likely to be high on the agenda.

Steven Croft and Colin Fletcher
Bishop Colin Fletcher, right, with Oxfordshire's new bishop the right reverend Steven Croft

Former acting Bishop of Oxford, Colin Fletcher, believes the church needs to change and has been changing.

These conversations need to go on and I can't predict exactly what is going to happen but there is some very creative thinking going on at the moment

Colin FletcherFormer acting Bishop of Oxford

The cost of commuting

Rail commuters have been telling us what they think of the fares they're having to pay to reach London.

It follows a BBC investigation showing that regular commuters into capital from Oxford could be spending 14% of their salary on rail fares.

GWR Train

I've looked at maybe the cost of buying a motorbike... I've looked at other stations but Didcot's a similar sort of price

SimonAn Oxford to London commuter

On the market

If you've got a few pounds spare, and are looking for something a bit different, this might be for you.

We already knew the Open University was moving out of Oxford but it's now been confirmed that its Boars Hill campus has been placed on the market.

Foxcombe Hall
Carter Jonas
Foxcombe Hall on Boars Hill has been owned by the Open University since 1976

Estate Agents, Carter Jonas, say Foxcombe Hall includes 'formal Italianate style gardens, with terraces and balustrades, and a lake', with wonderful views of Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires' from its position on Boars Hill.

The guide price is 'undisclosed'.

'This is the beginning'

BBC Radio Oxford

The editor of Demolition News has been telling BBC Radio Oxford that the safe removal and identification of the last body from Didcot Power Station isn't the end of the tragedy.

He said the investigation into the exact cause of the collapse 'can really get underway' now that the bodies of the missing men had been recovered.

Thames Valley Police
Four men died when the old boiler house collapsed in February

I think the demolition industry needs to take a step back....Didcot isn't the only power station being taken down around the world and if there's an issue...we need to know."

Mark AnthonyEditor, Demolition News

A fare deal?

Rail fares are in the spotlight this morning, a BBC investigation's been looking at the costs for commuters across the country.

Here in Oxfordshire, those who regularly catch the train from Oxford to London could be spending as much as 14% of their salary on fares.


In response the government's been saying it's committed to capping regulated rail fares in line with inflation.

Final Didcot body is identified

John Shaw Didcot guard of honour

An investigation by Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive is continuing  

John Shaw Didcot guard of honour

Final Didcot body is identified

The last body removed from Didcot Power Station is identified as being 61-year-old John Shaw, from Rotherham

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Final Didcot body identified

The last body removed from Didcot Power Station has been identified as 61-year-old John Shaw from Rotherham. 

He was one of four killed during a partial collapse at the Didcot A plant. 

A guard of honour was formed as the body left the site on early on Sunday after being discovered on Friday. 

The last missing body is taken from Didcot Power Station.

An investigation by Thames Valley Police and the Health and Safety Executive is continuing to establish the circumstances of his death.

A little loveliness

And thank you tor our Weatherwatcher Michael Green for this snap of a lovely sunset near Stonesfield.

Sunset near Stonesfield
Michael Green

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