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We're off for the evening, so farewell and hope you will join us again from 08:00 tomorrow. We'll be there throughout Thursday with all the latest headlines for you as they happen.

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Community groups demand more answers over council buildings costs

Community groups say they've been left frustrated after claiming Oxfordshire County Council failed to tell them how much it'll charge them to use council buildings. 

Protest about cuts to services in Oxfordshire

The Save Our Children’s Centres campaign said it hasn't been given enough information about how a £1m transition fund which the council has set up will work.

Earlier this year Oxfordshire County Council announced it's to close 44 centres and replace them with a network of 18 in a bid to save money.

A spokesman for the council said it was natural at this stage that there would be "issues that need to be worked through regarding every single proposal in each locality".

Canal path users asked to be more polite

People using Oxfordshire's waterways and towpaths are being asked to be more courteous. 

Two modes of transport on the canal at Thrupp
Andy Jordan

The Canal and River Trust says as the spaces have got busier they can be less pleasant to use. 

Incidents across the county have included people being hit by fishing rods and pedestrians having to jump out of the way of cyclists.

High voltage plans for Bicester announced

One the largest projects ever undertaken by Scottish and Southern Electricity is being planned to meet demand from new homes in Bicester. 

The work starting next Spring will be finished in 2018. 

The £24m programme will see substation built and more than 11 miles of underground cables laid.

Travel latest: Heavy traffic across Oxford

Open most hours: Out of hours library service trial starts

A trial of a new out-of-hours library service has been launched in Oxford today. 

Once registered, book lovers can enter the library long after closing time using their library card and a PIN.

Service will mean book lovers can get in after closing time

Charity says there was 'no excuse' for injuring child

Following the publication of a serious case review into the death of a baby shaken and squeezed to death by his father the NSPCC has said the tragedy was caused by "just a moment’s loss of control".

Jordon Saxton

A spokesman added: “There is no excuse for a parent to inflict such appalling injuries on a defenceless baby no matter what pressure they might be experiencing.

“We would urge any parent who is feeling stressed or is concerned about a child to call our helpline – 0808 800 5000 – without hesitation, as it could save a life.”

Jordon Saxton was convicted of manslaughter in October last year after the death of 11-week-old Jayden Saxton in 2014.

Bicester man fined over Scotland pub brawl

Three English men have been fined after a pub brawl which broke out in a south of Scotland pub after allegations of cheating in a game of pool.

They found broken furniture, smashed glass and some customers needing medical treatment at The Shed in Annan.

The Shed in Annan

The men were fined £2,000 and ordered to pay compensation of £1,100 for the incident in September 2015.

They included James Rooney, 38, from Bicester who repeatedly hit one man on the head and body with a pool cue while he was lying on the floor. He was fined £1,050 and ordered to pay compensation of £600.

Mini pensions row

Oxford Mail

Industrial action is not currently on the cards at the Mini plant despite employees being , Unite has said.  

BBC Body Talk is coming your way


Image showing contributors to BBC Body Talk: Radio 1Xtra's Adele Roberts, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Hannah Cockcroft, TV psychologist Emma Kenny, So Solid Crew's Lisa Maffia and Joanna Rowsell Shand

In honour of Women's Sport Week (3-9 October), BBC Get Inspired and Radio 1Xtra have teamed up for an intimate and interactive discussion on body image issues for women in and around sport.

Full details about how you can be there, get involved and watch it live can be found here.

New £24m electricity substation to be built in Bicester

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is installing an 18km underground cable and electricity substation in a £24m "essential" upgrade ahead of 10,000 new homes being built in Bicester by 2031.

Director of customer operations Stuart Hogarth said the project was one of the largest the company had ever undertaken.

He added: "By doing this, we can continue to provide our customers with a safe, reliable, uninterrupted supply of electricity.”

Work will be completed by the end of 2018.    

Jordon and Jayden Saxton

The death of a baby boy killed when his father squeezed his chest and shook him could not have been predicted by local agencies, a report finds.

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Have your cake...

and eat it

Radio Oxford's Lilley Mitchell was baking this morning - and I have to say here at BBC Towers we certainly appreciated her efforts...

In honour of #BotanicalWeek on #GBBO I decorated this fragrant wedding cake with #edibleflowers @BarefootOxford……

Eaten cake
And after...
Oxford United manager Michael Appleton

Angry Oxford United boss Michael Appleton was left bemoaning another "horrendous" penalty after defeat by Southend.

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Baby death dad had criminal conviction

Jordon Saxton, who killed his baby son after shaking him, had been previously convicted for a drugs offence, a serious case review has confirmed.

But a probation officer noted his unpaid work as "excellent" and did not believe he would pose any risk to a child.

Jordon Saxton

In addition the report states his partner had been known to police because of more than 18 incidents of domestic abuse from different perpetrators. 

However, not all were recorded within children's social care and none were recorded by GPs. 

It was also noted that in meetings between the parents and professionals the couple came across as caring and responsible.

File photo dated 10/04/15 of Peter Barnett

A lawyer who commuted by train for two years without paying has been disbarred.

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Baby L's case 'terribly sad'

Paul Burnett, chairman of Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, called the death of Jayden Saxton, known as Baby L, a "terribly sad case with a tragic outcome and clearly our sympathy rests with those members of the family who loved and cared for [him]."

He added: "The review has found nothing to suggest that any professional could have predicted that Baby L's father would kill his son. 

"Having looked very closely at the detail of the case, areas of practice that could be improved have been identified, but notably, the review concludes that there is no evidence to suggest that had these improvements been in place at the time, Baby L's death would have been prevented."

BreakingBaby's killing 'could not have been predicted'

The death of a baby boy killed when his father squeezed his chest and shook him could not have been predicted by social workers, a report has found. 

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board carried out a serious case review following the death of 11-week-old Jayden Saxton in 2014. 

The board's chairman Paul Burnett said staff could not have seen it coming. 

Jordon Saxton, from Faringdon, Oxfordshire, was convicted of manslaughter in October last year.

Jordon and Jayden Saxton

Cancer treatment stopped by funding freeze

Henley Standard

A Henley woman's course of cancer treatment was stopped halfway through because of an NHS spending freeze.   

Three men fined over pool game brawl

The Shed

James Rooney, 38, from Bicester in Oxfordshire, who repeatedly hit one man on the head and body with a pool cue while he was lying on the floor was fined £1,050 and ordered to pay compensation of £600.  

The Shed

Three men fined over pool game brawl

Three men from England are fined after a pub brawl which broke out in a south of Scotland pub after allegations of cheating in a game of pool.

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Travel update: Two-vehicle collision blocks A34 Western By-Pass

BBC Travel

The A34 Western By-Pass Road in Oxford has a lane blocked on the exit slip road and there's slow traffic southbound at Botley Interchange, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

Steps taken to raise awareness of ME

There was an unusual sight at the Radcliffe Camera yesterday.

Empty shoes were placed there to raise awareness of chronic fatigue syndrome and the effect on those who have it.

It's part of events taking place around the world on behalf of ME Action, calling for more funding for research and education into the disease.

ME Action day at Oxford's Radcliffe Camera

Severe disruption: A418 Oxfordshire westbound

BBC Travel

A418 Oxfordshire westbound severe disruption, between Weston Lane and Albury View.

A418 Oxfordshire - A418 in Tiddington blocked and very slow traffic westbound between the Weston Lane junction and the Albury View junction, because of a broken down road sweeper.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

'Living wall' in Henley

Phil Mercer

BBC Radio Oxford

A "living wall" that cleans pollution from the air is to be built in Henley. 

The idea is based on how a rainforest works, drawing in dirty air and passing it through bacteria and then plants before being released in a much better state. 

It's one of the first of its kind in the UK and will be built by the Eco Henley group on a house in Hart Street.

MP in refugee plea after visiting Syria

Banbury Cake

The MP for Banbury is calling for renewed efforts to help those caught up in Syrian conflict after travelling to a refugee camp in Jordan.  

Travel update: Slow traffic across county

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic around the county this morning on:

  • The A329 westbound in Thame between the A418 junction and the A40 London Road junction
  • The A415 in Kingston Bagpuize around the A420 junction
  • The A34 northbound between the Marcham Interchange in Shippon and Hinksey Hill Interchange in South Hinksey
  • The A415 Abingdon Road in Clifton Hampden at the B4015 Oxford Road junction
  • The A40 eastbound in Witney between Witney East and the Cuckoo Lane junction
  • The A40 eastbound in Eynsham at the Eynsham Roundabout
  • The A40 Northern By Pass Road in both directions in Wolvercote between the Wolvercote Roundabout and the Cutteslowe Roundabout.

Your pictures: 'Candyfloss clouds' above Kirtlington

Bethan Hilsdon has sent us this very nice picture taken at St Mary's Church in Kirtlington.

She describes the skies above as "candyfloss clouds".

Skies above St Mary's Church in Kirtlington
Bethan Hilsdon

Appleton 'angry' over penalty decision

Robyn Cowen

Presenter, Radio Oxford Sport

Oxford United's search for their first away win back in League One goes on after they were beaten 2-1 at Southend.

Oxford might have been fortunate to have been level at the break - Kane Hemmings' equaliser came deep into injury time, but United boss Michael Appleton was also fuming about the award of the penalty from which Southend scored the winner. "You've got no idea how angry I am," he told the BBC. "That's two weeks on the trot now we've been done with horrendous penalties."

Weather: 'Mostly dry with sunshine'

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

We'll see a decent amount of sunshine this morning. It will cloud over a little bit in the afternoon, particularly the further west you are, and it could be thick enough for light rain and drizzle.

For most it should be dry and some of us will hang onto the sunshine all day. There's lighter winds compared with yesterday and feeling that little bit warmer with highs of 21C (70F).

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