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Summary

  1. All the news, weather and sport from across the county on Monday 14 November
  2. Search for two people continues after Blenheim fire
  3. Murder hunt after man dies after being kicked off bike
  4. Oxford United in League One 'dogfight'

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for reading, watching and listening today. We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news, sport, weather and travel from around Oxfordshire.

  2. Masked men break into house and attack couple

    At about 19:20 on 5 November two men forced their way into a property in Burchester Avenue in Barton, police said.

    Burchester Avenue

    One threatened a man, who was in bed at the time, with a knife and demanded money before punching him.

    The second man pushed over a woman and both left empty-handed. The residents received medical attention nut are not in a serious condition.

    Det Sgt Wojciech Spyt said: "Our early indication is that this may have been a targeted incident."

  3. Bitterns breed in Oxfordshire for the first time in 150 years

    Two bittern nests have been found at the Otmoor reserve, the first to be recorded in Oxfordshire in 150 years.

    A bittern

    The bittern, related to the heron, is a rare breeding species in the UK, nesting only in big, wet reedbeds. 

    David Wilding, RSPB site manager at Otmoor, said: “We are delighted to finally have bitterns breeding in Oxfordshire once again, and with the amazing habitats created at Otmoor we hope to hear bitterns booming here for years to come."

  4. The weather in Oxfordshire with Emily Wood

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    Video caption: The weather in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight with Emily Wood
  5. 'Stop driving and using your mobile phone'

    BBC Radio Oxford

    The biggest ever crackdown on drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is being started today by police. 

    It's a fortnight after the lorry driver Tomasz Kroker was jailed for killing a woman and three children when he ploughed into their stationary car on the A34. Cab camera footage showed he was scrolling through music on his phone at the time. 

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    Video caption: Edmund King discusses using the phone while driving

    The AA's Edmund King says enforcement is the best way to change driver thinking Special patrols will be targetting busy areas - and officers will be using unmarked cars to catch offenders.  

  6. Traffic lights turned round in Headington

    Oxfordshire County Council has said traffic lights, barriers and signs that are being used as part of the Access to Headington improvement work have been moved a number of times in the middle of the night.

    Engineers have been called out several times to find traffic lights tipped over or turned the wrong way round by the work area at the junction of Old Road and Roosevelt Drive, and Gipsy Lane and Warneford Lane.

    County councillor David Nimmo Smith said: “Turning the lights round is worse than them not being on at all as it potentially gives drivers the wrong information and could lead to accidents.

    “The vandalism seems to be happening late at night or possibly very early in the morning, but it only takes one car for there to be an accident.

    “It needs to stop now and we are calling on anyone who has seen or know anything to let the police know. In the meantime we will investigate CCTV or extra security, but neither should be needed.”

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    Video caption: 'Mysterious' toilet mannequin appears on roundabout

    A mannequin with its head down a toilet is spotted on an Oxfordshire roundabout.

  8. Derelict pub fire 'was arson'

    A fire that gutted a derelict pub was arson, according to the police and fire service.

    About 30 firefighters tackle the blaze, which started at about 23:30 on Saturday at the Jack Russell pub in Marston.

    Jack Russell Pub`

    The pub closed three years ago, but residents have campaigned against it being turned into a housing development. 

    Ward councillor Mick Haines said: "I think it's disgusting, someone could've been seriously hurt. It's going to make our campaigning even harder."

  9. Three injured as car overturns on motorway

    Three people were injured after a car rolled over on a major motorway. 

    Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident between junctions 8A and junction 9 on the M40 on Sunday morning. 

    Overturned car on M40

    Three people were helped out of their car by other drivers, but all required medical assistance. 

    Fireman Pete Mackay said: "The occupants of the car were fortunate not to have suffered more serious injuries as the car had rolled completely over before coming to a halt on the hard shoulder. 

    "[I'd] like to remind all drivers of the need to take extra care on the roads as the weather changes and we move into autumn and winter."

  10. CCTV images show moment £20k of bikes stolen

    New CCTV footage shows the moment that burglars stole £20,000 worth of bicycles from a shop in Carterton. 

    Seven bikes were taken from the store in Alverscot Road on 2 November at 20:35, and the CCTV images seem to show a white van being loaded up with the stolen goods.

    CCTV footage

    PC Adam Clark has asked to speak to anyone who has been offered expensive bikes for face value or a reduced price since the theft. 

    CCTV images
  11. Stunning sunset shots from West Oxfordshire

    Eagle-eyed reader Xuguang Liu took some stunning shot of the sunset around Bladon yesterday evening, and even caught last night's super moon casting it's light over Oxford Airport. 

    Sunset in Bladon
    Oxford Airport
  12. Get ready for the supermoon

    Tonight star gazers and all night ravers will be in for a treat. The moon will be closer to the earth than it has been since 1948, creating the phenomenon known as the supermoon. 

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    Video caption: Super moon in Oxfordshire

    Sky at Night presenter Chris Lintott spoke about astrological occurrence on BBC Radio Oxford. 

    Above, is a picture taken by Becca Collacott of the supermoon from Abingdon last night. 

  13. Chinese tourists return to Kidlington

    In the last few weeks we've had reports the Chinese tourist phenomenon in Kidlington has returned - and now we have photographic evidence.

    Buses of foreign visitors arrived at the village on Saturday for no apparent reason and from this photo, sent in by a reader, it seems these tourists have a fascination with French compact cars from the mid-2000s.  

    Kidlington tourists
  14. Latest headlines: Two missing after Blenheim cottage burnt down

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Here are the latest headlines from BBC Radio Oxford's breakfast show:

    • Police are still searching for two people who have been missing since their cottage burnt down in Blenheim
    • Police are investigating an arson attack at a derelict pub in Marston
    • Demand for Oxfordshire's A&E departments has risen by nearly seven percent over the past year
  15. Travel latest: The usual humdrum on the roads

    Danny Cox

    Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Good morning, there's nothing particularly outlandish on the roads during Monday's rush hour there are a few snarl ups. 

    • The A44 southbound between Peartree roundabout to Wolvercote
    • On the speed sensor there's heavy traffic on the M40 southbound between junction 8A and junction 6 to Watlington
    • Just outside of Oxfordshire a collision on the M4 London-bound between junction 5 and the M25 is blocking two lanes 
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  16. Weather latest: Cloudy but mild

    Good morning, it's certainly a cloudy start to the day but relatively mild compared with last week. 

    Some patchy rain will return this afternoon with temperatures reaching between 11C and 14C. 

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    Video caption: Oxford weather 14 November
  17. It's just another manic Monday

    Alex Regan

    South Online

    Hello one and all and welcome to another week of news around your neck of the woods. It's looking a little bit overcast out there this morning, but hopefully we can brighten up your day. 

    Don't forget to send your snaps for Oxfordshire's Big Picture, we'll be giving you a taster of what people have been capturing across the county. 

    Abingdon

    Here's a lovely shot taken in Abingdon on Sunday by Becca Collacott. As always you can get in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook and email