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Summary

  1. No trains from Didcot Parkway due to flooding
  2. Maternity ward in Wallingford and three Didcot schools closed due to floods
  3. Boy in Bicester robbed of bike at knifepoint
  4. Man stabbed in Headington, Oxford

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That's all for today

Our clothes are a little drier, the sky's a little bluer, and it's time to wind up BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire for another day.

Our service resumes at 08:00 on Monday - join us then.

Travel updates: Slow traffic across county

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A40 westbound in Asthall between the B4047 Burford Road junction and the A361 High Street junction in the roadworks area.

One lane is blocked and there's very slow traffic on the A34 northbound between the Milton Interchange in Milton and Marcham Interchange in Shippon, because of a broken down vehicle.

The A40 in Eynsham is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic eastbound at the Cuckoo Lane junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

And traffic is heavier than usual traffic on the A40 southbound between Thame in Milton Common and Stokenchurch.

Stabbing in Headington

A man was stabbed in Headington yesterday.

Thames Valley Police was called to Margaret Road at the junction of St Anne’s Road at about 15:47. A 48-year-old man was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Margaret Road, Headington
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Det Inspector Jim Holmes said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this assault to come forward... at this time we do not believe this was a random attack and do not believe there is a danger to the wider public.

"We have increased patrols in the area and anyone with concerns should speak to the Neighbourhood Policing Team."

Heathrow/Oxford bus cancellations

Banbury man wanted by police

Police are trying to trace a man wanted on recall to prison.

David French, 32, was last seen on 15 July in Edmonds Road, Banbury. He is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of broad build with cropped brown hair, with a birthmark on the left side of his neck.

David French
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Det Sgt Lee Newman, from Banbury police station, said: "We would still like to hear from anyone who recognises David or knows of his whereabouts and ask them not to approach him but to contact police as a matter of urgency. 

"He is known to frequent the Banbury area and also has links to Basingstoke so I would also appeal to anyone in Hampshire to report any possible sightings of David."

BBC South Weather

The latest weather forecast from BBC South

BreakingEA: 'Possible flooding still to come'

The Environment Agency has given its flood risk forecast for the next three days, but it's areas further east that are likely to be affected."During Friday afternoon and into the early evening areas of heavy thundery rain will move eastwards affecting parts of the south and east of England. 

"This could lead to surface water flooding impacts, especially in urban areas, such as flooding on the road and rail network leading to significant travel delays, and possibly the flooding of properties and parts of communities. 

"On Saturday afternoon in the far south-east of England further heavy showers may develop, leading to some localised travel disruption and possibly some property flooding."

Calm after the storm

In pictures: Storms across the east and south of England

BBC News Online has collated the most impressive pictures of the last 12 hours, which has seen severe disruption and flooding throughout the east and south of England. 

You can view them here

Lightning in Newcastle
Robin Purser

Tree fall causes delays between Leamington Spa and Banbury

A tree on the line between Leamington Spa and Banbury is causing disruption, Network Rail has warned.

A spokesman said trains were being delayed by up to 30 minutes.

He added: "Trains will be unable to run from Banbury towards Leamington Spa until the tree has been removed.

"Disruption is expected to continue until 16:00."

Water erupts on Didcot road

Workers at Didcot Parkway have probably seen enough water for one day, but had to scramble into action when a pump got dislodged, sending water spurting high into the air.

Water erupts outside Didcot Parkway

Platforms open at Didcot Parkway

There's still a flurry of activity at Didcot Parkway but we've informed that platforms there are now open.

Scene at Didcot
BBC

Didcot Parkway flooding: Clean-up begins

Staff and firefighters work to clear floodwater at Didcot Parkway

Commuters offered alternative routes following floods

David Martin, station manager at Didcot, has been discussing the arrangements made for commuters following heavy flooding at the site.

Oxfordshire's Big Picture

Sunset over the Windrush Valley, Witney
Derek Hall
Sunset over the Windrush Valley, Witney.

Have a look at our readers' snaps from the last week.

Oxfordshire's Big Picture

If you have a great image of Oxfordshire, we would love to showcase it. Send it to us by email to oxfordshire@bbc.co.uk, or post it on Twitter @bbcoxford or BBC Oxford on Facebook.

Bicester boy robbed by man with knife

A 16-year-old boy had his mountain bike robbed at knifepoint in Bicester.

It took place at about 22:00 on Thursday 8 September on the playing fields behind Bicester Leisure Centre.

The man is described as black, of a slim build, about 6ft tall and wearing a black hooded top. He also stole a rucksack.

Police said it was a red and black specialised P1 mountain bike that was taken, with chunky tyres and black central hubs. 

Post-heatwave storm brings flash floods

Flooded Didcot parkway
Sophie Newton
Didcot Parkway

In Didcot, the station is closed, as well as three schools.

Flooded Didcot parkway

Post-heatwave storm brings flash floods

Flash flooding hits parts of England as thunderstorms dump almost half a month's rain in some parts within hours.

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Didcot Parkway ticket office to stay closed 'for some time'

Pumps are being used at Didcot Parkway in a bid to remove floodwater and get the station's platforms open "as soon as possible", a spokesman said.

But he added that because of damage the ticket office is likely to stay closed "for some time".

Three Didcot schools closed due to flooding

Three Didcot schools have confirmed they are closed today after the flooding this morning. 

They are:

  • All Saints Church of England Primary School
  • Stephen Freeman Community Primary School (also suffering from electrical failure)
  • Manor Junior School (for years 3, 4, 5 and 6)  

Flooding closes Wallingford Community Hospital maternity unit

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said it has closed the midwifery-led unit at Wallingford Community Hospital because of flooding.

A spokeswoman said: "We have temporarily closed this unit whilst we undertake emergency checks of our facilities there to see whether they are all safe to use. 

"We will issue a further update later today after these checks have been carried out. No women were in the unit at the time. 

"Any woman who was planning on delivering at Wallingford who goes into labour today will be offered the option of a home birth or the Wantage midwifery-led unit as another option."

Firetruck pumps clearing water at flooded Didcot Parkway Station, Oxfordshire

Didcot Parkway station
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No more weather warnings in Oxfordshire

Essential supplies make it through flooding

WATCH: Cholsey flash flood

Flash flooding in Cholsey

Royal County of Berkshire show to go ahead

A spokesman for the Royal County of Berkshire show said it is still going ahead tomorrow despite the severe weather in Newbury, where the show is held.

A wet sheep dog
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UK thunderstorms: What to expect today

Chris Fawkes gives a round up of what weather can be expected today

Oxford travel update: All the same issues, and more

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

Trains and roads across the county have been severely affected by flooding last night. Here are some additional reports that have just come in:

  • Hitchcock Way in Didcot is closed both directions due to flooding between Orchard Centre traffic lights and Didcot Parkway
  • The fire service is currently trying to pump out water from Didcot's railway station, which has been closed all morning

Firefighters tackling flooding across Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council's fire and rescue service has dealt with a spate of calls since 04:00 linked to the heavy rain overnight.  

Firefighters in Cholsey
OCC
Firefighters in Cholsey

Areas affected by flash flooding include Didcot, Goring, Wallingford, Cholsey, South Stoke and East Hagbourne.

Firefighters attended Wallingford Community Hospital where some parts of the buildings were affected by flooding.

They have also been working to protect some properties from waters on Station Road in Cholsey.

Group Manager Gary Coupar said: "We’ve had to deal with a number of instances of cars becoming stranded as a result of trying to drive through floodwater. People should avoid doing this.

“If the electrics in your home are being affected by floodwater please turn off the electricity”

Bus replacements running at Didcot Parkway

Wallingford doing its best Venice impression

@1GoldilocksZone this is the gondola expressway that runs past our house

@1GoldilocksZone this is the gondola expressway that runs past our house

Houses flooded in Didcot

Kim in Didcot says her mum’s house in Bridge close, Didcot, has been flooded and the whole downstairs is ruined.

Bridge Close, Didcot
Kim

She said: "People are trapped in their houses. No one is doing anything."

Radley station near Abingdon flooded but accessible

Radley station
Mark Heelis

More pictures of flooding in Didcot this morning

Flooding
Gordon Manning
Flooding
Gordon Manning
Flooding
Gordon Manning
Flooding
Gordon Manning

Cholsey flash flood

Fire crews are out in Station Road in Cholsey, pumping water. Thank you Micky Curling for sending us this footage.

Crews pumping water in Cholsey as flash flooding hits

Didcot school cut off

All Saints Primary school in Didcot is cut off by flood water, and so is currently closed. A decision whether to open the school will be made at 11:00, its headmaster, John Myers told us. Parents are asked to check the school website then for an update.

It's safe to say it's wet in Oxford