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By Dave Gilyeat, Anna Browning and Joe Nimmo

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Thanks for reading, we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with news, sport, travel and weather from around Oxfordshire.

Bi Pride flag to fly over Oxford Town Hall for the first time

Oxford City Council will fly the Bi Pride flag over the town hall for the first time on Friday to mark International Bi-visibility Day.

The Bi Flag

Bi-visibility Day was first celebrated in 1999 and this year the pink, purple and blue Bi Pride flag will be flown over the 1930’s extension of Oxford Town Hall.

The Council also plans to mark the International Trans Day of Remembrance by flying the Trans Pride flag on 20 November.

Remaining North Bicester Surgery patients urged to transfer

More than 2,000 patients still registered with North Bicester Surgery are being urged to move ahead of its closure on 30 September.

North Bicester Surgery

NHS managers are encouraging people to register with one of the four alternative GP practices in Bicester as soon as possible. 

Julie Dandridge, head of primary care and localities at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said transferring was "a simple process of filling in a form from the new practice and shouldn’t take much time at all".

Appeal to find out name of dead baby girl

Police have appealed to the mother of a baby girl found dead on a footpath to tell them the child's name ahead of her funeral.

The scene where the baby was found

The infant, still with her umbilical cord attached, was found in a black bag by a member of the public in Marston, Oxford, on 29 February.

The baby was discovered with no signs of injury and a coroner recorded that she was stillborn.

Police said they wanted to find out if her family had any religious beliefs.

Thames Valley Police has issued a direct appeal to the baby's mother to get in contact.

LISTEN: Messages to and from Calais

Recording booths have been set up in Oxford and the Jungle migrant camp in Calais to enable people to swap voice messages.

Oxford and Calais message booths set up

Apple season begins!

It's the start of the English Apple season today and BBC Oxford's Lilley Mitchell has been to Waterperry Gardens to see how they make apple juice.

Ilir and some apples
Ilir works at the garden centre pressing apples
It produces 30,000 bottles of apple juice a year, plus a couple of thousand bottles of cider.

'Jungle' booths connect camp to Oxford

Booth to communicate with refugees in Oxford

The idea came from Oxford Brookes University student Isobel Tarr, who called it a way of showing solidarity and support.  

Booth to communicate with refugees in Oxford

'Jungle' booths connect camp to Oxford

Recording booths are set up in Oxford and the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais to enable people to swap voice messages.

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Cyclists call for city centre car bans after "questionable" £1.35m improvements

Oxford Mail

Cyclists want cars banned from more of Oxford's roads after criticising "questionable" £1.35m improvements to a roundabout.

BBC South Weather

BBC South Weather

Witney to Oxford 'amazingly easy'

The drive from Witney seems easier for some following the completion of several roadworks at Wolvercote Roundabout.

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Travel update: Congestion around Cutteslowe

BBC Travel

There's queuing traffic on the A40 in both directions in Oxford around the Cutteslowe Roundabout in the roadworks area. The congestion goes back to the Wolvercote Roundabout.

Crimewatch: Oxfordshire intimidation duo

As seen on Crimewatch, two men were wandering past the entrance of a business park in Crowmarsh Gifford.

When they next appear, they are seen to be wearing matching tracksuits and caps.

In an office they then made threats to the staff members.

The two men caused £3,500 worth of damage.

Leaving messages for Calais refugees

People in Oxford and the Calais migrant camp will be able to leave each other voice messages via twin red booths today.

Some will be translated from Arabic and Farsi, in an initiative thought up by Oxford Brookes student Isobel Tarr.

The box, in Oxford, is outside East Oxford community centre.

Communication booth

She said: "For people at the camp I hope it can show that people in the UK support them and welcome them, and are capable of listening to them, in a situation where they don’t generally feel heard. 

"For people in the UK, some have commented that it has helped them to think about what it means to find solidarity with others, and some said they are now thinking more intently about how they will act on this situation, having connected with an individual person rather than a mass of people through the news media."

Oxford junior doctor joins medics for challenge to new contract deal

Witney Gazette

An Oxford junior doctor was in one of 100 allocated seats in the High Court to hear a case brought against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt by a group of five known as ‘Justice for Health’.

Travel update: Accident in Shipton-on-Cherwell

BBC Travel

The A4095 in Shipton-on-Cherwell is partially blocked in both directions between the B4027 junction and the A4095 Bunkers Hill junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

Bentham on the Pear Tree

As the works on the north Oxford roundabouts near their end (the traffic lights at Wolvercote were turned on yesterday) perhaps it's time to sit back and take in their unique ambience and aesthetic qualities.

BBC Radio Oxford's Howard Bentham has taken note of the tree at Cutteslowe which stands as a solitary, wistful figure among all that tarmac.

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Travel update: Accident in Culham

BBC Travel

The A415 Abingdon Road in Culham is partially blocked and there's slow traffic westbound between the B4015 Oxford Road junction and the Tollgate Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

Ambulance service 'good' despite delays

South Central Ambulance
South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) has missed response targets for some of the most life-threatening 999 calls, but has been rated good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its first rating of the four-county trust

SCAS is the first ambulance trust in England to receive a "good" rating.  

South Central Ambulance

Ambulance service 'good' despite delays

An ambulance service which serves four counties across the south of England is rated "good", despite consistently missing response targets.

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Shedloads of speed

Kevin Knicks from Great Rollright, the owner and creator of the world's fastest shed, has been speaking to BBC Oxford about his latest attempt to make it go even faster.

Last weekend he tried to reach a bonkers 100mph, but he still managed an impressive 95.8mph (which is fast for a shed in our book).

World's fastest shed
Phil Evans

"I made some modifications, I put a special gas on it that drag racing cars use called nitrous oxide which gives you a lot more power," he explained.So how does it feel to drive around in a shed?"Very majestic, very quiet, because it is quite refined, it's got electric windows, remote central locking, air conditioning - it's not your typical garden shed." 

Ambulance service good despite delays

Alex Regan

South Online

South Central Ambulance Service has been rated good despite missing response targets, with praise from the government's heath watchdog for outperforming targets for non-urgent calls. 

SCAS logo on ambulance

The Care Quality Commission said "improvements are needed" and it would continue monitoring the trust. 

Service chief executive Will Hancock said: "This is fabulous news for our organisation as we are the first and only ambulance trust to get a good rating across ambulance trusts in England."

Weather: 'Sunny spells later'

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

It's a fairly grey start to the day and the cloud will be thick enough for some light and patchy rain and drizzle.

We have poor visibility in places too so it will take it's time to brighten up, but we should see some decent sunny spells come the afternoon, and with light winds the sunshine could mean some spots hitting 19C (66F).

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