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By Joe Nimmo, Anna Browning and Dave Gilyeat

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That's all for today

Thanks for joining BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire today. The service resumes tomorrow at 08:00. 

Have a great evening.

Tonight's weather: 'Heavy rain'

BBC Weather

There are possible thunderstorms this evening. Dry elsewhere, but mist patches possible through the River Thames and other prone spots. 

Then turning wet towards dawn, with rain, occasionally heavy, moving east. Minimum temperatures 15C (59F).

Father of road death teen Liberty Baker calls for stricter mobile phone punishments

Witney Gazette

The father of an Oxfordshire teenager killed by a dangerous driver has said he will not rest until there are stricter penalties for motorists caught using mobile phones.  

Your pictures: Fog on the Cherwell

Mario Maioriello has sent us this atmospheric shot taken by the River Cherwell. 

He said: "This morning was very foggy... this is at the Cherwell Boathouse in north Oxford."

Fog on River Cherwell
Mario Maioriello

Builder's Tea? That is the question

We threw it out to readers and listeners earlier- what exactly constitutes a Builder's Tea?

Susan Leake writes: "Good and strong (dark) with milk (not too much). Sugar as required."  

Michael Harvey-rice writes: "Wet and warm, no sugar, strong flavour makes it better but grateful to be made a mug of warm tea. Thank you very much."  Geoff Talboys tweets: "Not too hot, served on the hour every hour, taste not important."

Flood alerts issued in county

Several flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency.

These include the River Stert in Abingdon, the Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook, the Langford and Wendlebury Brooks from Stratton Audley down to near Merton, and the River Thame and Chalgrove Brook. 

Travel latest: Slow traffic on A41 westbound Bicester

BBC Travel

There's very slow traffic on the A41 westbound in Bicester at the Little Chef Roundabout, because of a traffic light failure in the roadworks area. Congestion is to the Thame Turn Off.

Kids' mixed reaction to Radiohead video

As Oxford music fans cross their fingers for Radiohead tonight as A Moon Shaped Pool goes up for the Mercury Prize, they can take solace in the fact that these children are not on the jury.

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A showing of the band's Burn the Witch video was met with bemusement and mild horror by this panel.

"Whoever made this is messed up," one bemoans.

What goes in Builder's Tea?

The big debate in the office today (well, not including the latest argument on how you actually pronounce 'Bowie') is what exactly is the UK definition of a Builder's Tea.Al Ryan has opened this contentious issue up to his drive time listeners. He hopes to have a definitive answer for you soon...

Al Ryan drinks tea
BBC

Banbury police seeking a man after business conned

Banbury Guardian

A man in Banbury claimed he was looking to off-load excess stock to a business and was handed cash but left without giving the promised goods.

Travel latest: Queues on A40 in Burford

BBC Travel

There's queuing traffic on the A40 in both directions in Burford near the White Hill junction in the roadworks area. 

The congestion is to Asthall and to the A361 Burford High Street junction.

Meeting to discuss A34 safety after crashes

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey and other Oxfordshire MPs will meet a government minister to discuss how to improve safety on the A34 after two fatal crashes.

A crash scene
BBC
A three-year-old girl was fatally injured in an accident near Oxford involving seven cars and a lorry

He said: "We’ve had two recent very tragic accidents on the A34 and obviously there’s a huge consensus... that the A34 is a very dangerous road.

"I want to bring the government’s attention to what’s going on and see what else we can do to make it safer."

He said ideas such as CCTV cameras, overtaking rules, and physical road improvements were being considered.

Nigel only making plans for fishing

Adult social care satisfaction outstrips national averages

The proportion of people in Oxfordshire satisfied with social services is higher than the national average.

NHS Digital has today published results of its annual survey, which says that 67% of service users are extremely or very satisfied with services compared to 64% nationally.

A total of 90% of services users in Oxfordshire say they are satisfied.

Cutteslowe Roundabout part-closure affects bus service

Travel latest: Broken down car on A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road northbound

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked and there's very slow traffic on the A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road northbound in Oxford at the Horspath Driftway junction, because of a broken down car.

Radiohead up for Mercury Prize

Radiohead are in contention for the Mercury Music Prize tonight, for their album A Moon Shaped Pool.

They've been nominated on four previous occasions but have yet to win the award which recognises the best British or Irish album of the past year.

They were previously beaten by Roni Size (1997), PJ Harvey (2001), Dizzee Rascal (2003), and Elbow (2008).It could be fifth time unlucky for the Oxford band as they're up against David Bowie who is the clear frontrunner with his final album Blackstar, with one bookmaker making him 4/7 favourite. 

Either album would be a worthy winner, especially among such tough competition. Watch all the nominees below.

Glee club moves to Cowley Road

The Glee comedy club in Oxford is to move to The Bullingdon on the Cowley Road in January.

The premises on Hythe Bridge Street close at the end of next month because the area is undergoing redevelopment.

Glee Oxford
Jaggery

It has operated from the site since 2010.

Director Mark Tughan said he was "saddened" but called the move the "beginning of a new Glee era that we hope will be even more exciting".

Man charged with four burglaries

A man has been charged with four counts of burglary.

Anthony Martin, 37, of Parsons Mead, Abingdon, was charged in connection with burglaries between 8 and 9 September at homes on Bath Street, Evelin Road, Fieldside, and Parsons Mead, Abingdon.

He appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court on 12 September and was remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 10 October.

Oxfordshire councils ranked first and second for recycling

Wantage MP secures meeting over A34 safety

Didcot workers died of 'multiple injuries'

A coroner has said the cause of death of three workers killed when Didcot Power Station collapsed was "multiple injuries".

Didcot debris
TVP

The boiler house at the Didcot A plant partly collapsed in February, killing four men. 

There was a delay recovering the bodies of Chris Huxtable, 33, from Swansea, Kenneth Cresswell, 57, and John Shaw, 61, both from Rotherham. 

An inquest for them has now been opened and adjourned until November.

Christ Church Cathedral remains shrouded in fog

Christ Church Cathedral
Danny Cox

BreakingWitney by-election to be on 20 October

Breaking News image
BBC

By-elections after the resignation of former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and the death of Labour MP Jo Cox will be held on 20 October.

Jo Cox and David Cameron

Batley by-election to be on 20 October

By-elections after the death of Labour MP Jo Cox and the resignation of former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron will be held on 20 October.

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More rail cancellations announced

BreakingWitney by-election date

Date of Witney by-election - triggered by resignation of David Cameron - set for 20 October.

Strike closes Oxford and Banbury post offices

Post offices in Oxford and Banbury will remain closed today as thousands of workers go on strike in a national dispute over branch closures, job losses and changes to pensions.

post office
PA

The 24-hour walkout is being staged by members of the Unite and Communication Workers unions.

The industrial action is expected to have the most impact on 300 Crown Post Offices in town and city centres.

The Post Office said most of its 11,600 branches would remain open and it would work to minimise disruption.

But before the storm...

Oxford has found itself under a cloak of fog. If you have a picture we'd love to show it, via emailFacebook or Twitter.

Radcliffe Camera
Bodleian Libraries
Oxford
Hannah Lyons
Oxford
Nick Swarbrick
Oxford
Matthew Henry

Yellow weather warning issued for Oxfordshire

Slow-moving, thundery showers may lead to torrential downpours across Oxfofrdshire today, with a risk of frequent lightning. 

The Met Office has also warned that there is the risk of flash flooding from about 14:00.

It's a misty morning in Oxford...

The Radcliffe Camera
Bodleian Libraries

Train fault cancels Banbury to London train service

Paper launches campaign to support Sobell House Hospice

Oxford Mail

Very foggy on the roads today

BBC Travel

Drivers should take care on their journeys this morning, as there are some very foggy patches across the county, especially on the A4074 and A423 Southern By-pass Road.

Traffic is also building on the A40 Northern By-pass Road from the Marston flyover to the Cutteslowe roundabout, as well as on the ring road at Hinksey Hill.

Good morning

Hello and welcome to Thursday's Oxfordshire Live page.  

We'll be bringing you news, sport, travel and weather from across the county on this misty morning and throughout the day.

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