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We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with news, sport, weather and travel from around Oxfordshire.

More than just learning

It doesn't matter what you study, evening classes are good for you according to researchers in Oxford. 

They've found that people who attended evening classes for seven months reported improved mental and physical health.

The students reported benefits including increased self-confidence, a greater feeling of control over their lives and more willingness to take on new challenges

Dr Eiluned PearcePostdoctoral research, University of Oxofrd

Horton General Hospital maintains top spot in national hip fracture report

The Horton General Hospital's trauma team has maintained its top position for the fourth successive year on the National Hip Fracture Database Report.

The Horton
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The report assesses standards in 177 hospitals across the country.

Angela Kannan, a consultant orthogenatrician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "We are really pleased with these results.  

"Nine out of 10 patients were operated on the same day or the following day compared to only seven out of 10 patients nationwide."

Oh dear...

BBC Oxford's Phil Mercer isn't impressed with the new fiver - even it does depict our very own Blenheim Palace.

Just taken me a total of 10 mins to lose my first new fiver. They're so smooth they jump out of pockets! At least it'll survive in the rain!

Almost there!

The project to improve Wolvercote roundabout in North Oxford is nearing completion...to the relief of every driver in Oxfordshire.

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'World's fastest shed' fails to beat record

The owner of the "world's fastest shed" has been trying to make it go even quicker.

Kevin Knicks from Oxfordshire set the world record at 88mph last year.

He made his latest attempt at the annual Straightliners UK weekend at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire but couldn't go faster.

World's Fastest Shed
Phil Evans

Kevin's speedy shed wasn't the only unconventional vehicle on show in Yorkshire at the weekend, a jet-powered shopping trolley set an unofficial world record of 61mph.

Jet-powered trolley
Straightliners UK

Your views: Southern Health resignation

You've been sharing your views following the resignation of the chairman of troubled Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Southern Health sign
BBC

Last month Katrina Percy stepped down as head of the trust over "media attention" after it failed to investigate hundreds of deaths.

Interim chairman Tim Smart was criticised after it emerged a £240,000 a year post was "created for her".

Matthew Taylor said on BBC Oxford's Facebook page: "No doubt a post will be created for him too, hoping to stay below the publics [sic] radar!"

JKi Janet JKi Janet also commented: "Not the only one who should resign .... or has another post been created for him too?!"

A34 now fully open after four-vehicle accident

Woman seriously injured on A34

A woman's been taken to hospital following a crash involving four vehicles on the A34.

It happened just before 13:00.

The A34 is closed southbound between the M40 and the junction with the A44 near Islip.

Junction 9 of the M40 has also been closed along with one lane on the A34 northbound.

Crash on A34 map
BBC Travel
Drivers are being advised to avoid the area

Southern Health: How we got here?

July 2013 - Connor Sparrowhawk, 18, drowns after an epileptic seizure at Oxford unit Slade House. An inquest later rules neglect contributed to his death

11 December 2015 - The BBC reveals details of a leaked Mazars report which highlights a "failure of leadership". Jeremy Hunt says he is "profoundly shocked"

17 December 2015 - The report is officially published and shows out of 722 unexpected deaths over four years, only 272 were properly investigated

6 April 2016 - The Care Quality Commission (CQC) issues a warning notice to significantly improve protection for mental health patients

29 April 2016 - A full CQC inspection report is published, which says the trust is continuing to put patients at risk

30 June 2016 - Following a review of the management team competencies, it is announced that Katrina Percy is to keep her job

29 July 2016 - The BBC reports that the trust has paid millions of pounds in contracts to companies owned by previous associates of Katrina Percy

30 August 2016 - Ms Percy announces she is standing down

7 September 2016- The BBC learns Katrina Percy had a new £240,000-a-year job advising GPs created for her

19 September 2016 - Tim Smart steps down as chairman of Southern Health citing "personal reasons"

NHS trust chair resigns after criticism

Tim Smart
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Chairman Tim Smart said Katrina Percy's new job "needed to be done"

Last month he was criticised after it was revealed a new £240,000 a year post was "created" for under-fire chief executive Katrina Percy.

Tim Smart

Troubled health trust loses second boss

The chairman of a troubled NHS trust criticised for allowing its under-fire chief executive to move to another post on the same pay resigns.

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Tim Smart: 'Considerable contribution"

 In a statement, the trust says Tim Smart's departure is for "personal reasons".  

Since his appointment in May this year Tim has made a considerable contribution to the Trust, driving through changes necessary to improve our services. We would like to thank him for his time and dedication.

Southern Health

WATCH: When Tim Smart admitted job created for Katrina Percy

Tim Smart said no other candidates were considered for the post Katrina Percy moved to.

BreakingSouthern Health chairman resigns

Southern Health chairman Tim Smart, who drew criticism for allowing under-fire chief executive Katrina Percy to move to another post on the same pay,  resigns for "personal reasons".

A34 closed southbound after four-vehicle crash

'Serious incident' reported on A34

John Simpson 'back from the brink'

John Simpson
BBC

He tweeted: "Thank heavens for Stuart McKechnie & the ICU team at the Radcliffe. I'd not have survived, due to a rare & deadly allergic reaction."  

John Simpson

John Simpson 'back from the brink'

BBC broadcaster John Simpson says he is "back from the brink" after suffering a "rare and deadly allergic reaction".

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Villages 'can't cope' with flash floods

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Oxfordshire County Council
Firefighters pumped water away in Cholsey

 Mark Gray, chair of Cholsey Parish Council, said water levels on Friday were "astonishing".  

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Villages 'can't cope' with flash floods

Villages in Oxfordshire which were hit by flash flooding last week "can't cope" with further deluges, a parish councillor says.

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From the Wirral to Witney?

Former Tory employment minister Esther McVey has said she'd interested in replacing David Cameron as the MP for West Oxfordshire.

Ester McVey
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Esther McVey lost the seat for Wirral West in 2015

We're expecting the Conservative party to announce who'll be standing to represent them in the seat vacated by David Cameron later this week.    

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BBC South Weather

'Time we took NHS out of politics'

The BBC's John Simpson has publicly thanked staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment he received following a "deadly allergic reaction".

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His wife Dee Kruger told the Mail on Sunday that his body went into "a kind of acute shock. Suddenly these guys in the intensive care unit at the Radcliffe were fighting for his life."  

'Softer landscaping' needed to reduce flood risk

BBC Radio Oxford

Following last Friday's flash flooding, BBC Radio Oxford has been looking at what could be done to prevent any repeats. 

Richard Harding from the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology says there's been "huge development" in the area - which has made it harder for water to drain away.

He thinks softer landscaping should be put in on all new housing projects.

Call for developers to include flood prevention

Roundabout used 11,500 times by cyclists in one day

More cyclists are using The Plain roundabout following the creation of a new feeder lane and other changes, according to the county council.

It was used 11,500 times in a 12 hour period (0700-1900) this year! Up from 10,800 times in 2013.

The £1.35m scheme was completed in May 2015.

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A year and a half on from the completion of the work, we are pleased with the results and the investment we made.

David Nimmo SmithOxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Environment & Economy

Bomb hoax at the JR

A 56-year-old man has been charged by police investigating a bomb hoax at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Edward McKenna of Dunnock Way, Oxford, was arrested on suspicion of communicating false information on 7 October following an incident at the hospital.

John Radcliffe
Bill Nicholls

He's due to appear at Oxford Magistrates Court on 26 September.  

Fly-tipping on the rise

The number of fly-tipping incidents seen by Oxford City Council's doubled over the last four years.

Meanwhile, an investigation by BBC Inside Out has found nearly half of removal company adverts it checked didn't have a waste carriers licence.

Fly-tipping
BBC
Oxford City Council had to clear up 1,909 fly-tipping incidents in 2015

The advice is to always ask waste collectors to show their licences - because if your rubbish gets fly-tipped it's you who could be paying the fine.

You can see more on Inside Out South on BBC One at 7.30pm.

Weather: Mainly cloudy with some showers

BBC Weather

Today will be cloudy with the best of any brightness in the east, taking temperatures to about 18C.

Some areas will see the odd sharp shower.

Tonight will be cool with outbreaks of patchy light rain.

Tomorrow sees more light rain in places, with some sunny intervals in the afternoon.

Five things

Kazem Hakimi and Niamh
Kazem Hakimi

You just can't miss us ;)

Kazem Hakimi and Niamh

Five things

A collection of bits and pieces from the last week.

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'We need some kind of evidence'

MP of Wantage and Didcot, Ed Vaizey, thinks there may be a case for infrastructure improvements following Friday's flash flooding - but only after the causes are analysed. 

He's also praised the work of the fire service and Great Western Railway to get the station reopened having visited to see the damage for himself.

Didcot Parkway
Sophie Newton
Didcot Parkway on Friday morning

There may have to be some infrastructure improvements, it may have to be a combination of government, county council and Thames Water

Ed VaizeyMP for Wantage and Didcot

More money needed to protect villages

Emergency pumps and sand bags were needed on Friday morning in Cholsey when heavy rain caused problems across the county.

The parish council's chairman says they've done all they can at a local level and thinks it's time the government increased funding.

Flash flooding in Cholsey

There're people who almost everynight they go to bed they're worried that they'll wake up and their house will be flooded because it's happened so many times.

Mark CholseyChair of Cholsey Parish Council, and county councillor

Good morning

Welcome to our Oxfordshire Live page for Monday.

We'll be bringing you news, sport, travel and weather from across the county as the week gets underway.

Mist on the Thames
Hedley Thorne

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