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Summary

  1. The Met Office issues yellow weather warning for fog in Oxfordshire
  2. Oxford Children's Hospital celebrates 10th birthday
  3. Oxford doctor warns of the dangers of falling asleep at the wheel

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All times stated are UK

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We will be back again tomorrow from 08.00 with more headlines from around the county.

New fire station for Carterton

A new fire station is set to be built in Carterton.

Oxfordshire County Council says it has identified a site and is in the final stages of negotiations with the developer. 

Construction is not due to start until 2017/18 but on-call firefighters are already being recruited. 

The county council says the site would also have space for other emergency services. 

By increasing our presence in West Oxfordshire, we believe this facility will significantly improve our emergency response capability in this area and increase our capacity to target and deliver our community safety resources in the areas of most need.

Simon FurlongDeputy Chief Fire Officer, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Top chef blasts 'dumb' advice

If you've been watching the news today you'll have seen plenty of pictures of slightly burnt toast.

(In case you missed it, the FSA says we should eat less because of a possible cancer link)

But Raymond Blanc - who owns Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons in Great Milton - isn't impressed....

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Two jailed after Thame garage burglary

Two men who burgled a commercial garage in Thame have been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Adam Coaker, 35, from Emmer Green, and 53-year-old Graham Aitken, from Reading, burgled a garage on Lupton Road in 2015.

They were arrested after stealing a registration plate from a car on Grenville Road in Thame on Saturday 17 December 2015.

Adam Coaker pleaded guilty at the beginning of a trial at Oxford Crown Court and Aitken was later found guilty.

Hopefully this sentence sends out a message that burglary and theft offences are taken seriously by Thames Valley Police, and our officers will conduct thorough investigations to ensure every effort is made to bring offenders to justice

PC David SimpkinsThames Valley Police

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J6 for B4009.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 exit slip road closed northbound at J6, B4009 (Watlington), because of barrier repairs.

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Honourary degrees list released

The politician Baroness Shirley Williams and architect Frank Gehry are set to receive honorary degrees from Oxford University.

Baroness Williams was elected as a Labour MP in 1964 and held a number of ministerial, shadow cabinet and cabinet roles, before leading the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.

Frank Gehry is known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Bryan A Stevenson, Dr Robert Darnton, Professor Eugene Braunwald, Professor John Argetsinger Steitz, and Professor Judith Weir are also in line for honorary degrees.

Baroness Shirley Williams
BBC
Baroness Shirley Williams was one of the so-called gang of four who broke from Labour to form the Social Democratic Party

Police crackdown on motorists using mobile phones

Thames Valley Police officers this week joined a nationwide crackdown on people using mobile phones behind the wheel.

They will be stopping drivers caught using their phones, issuing penalties, and educating motorists about the dangers of distraction.Sgt Chris Appleby said: “Driving while using a mobile phone is illegal and can have devastating consequences.

“You are four times more likely to be involved in a collision while using a mobile phone or being distracted in a vehicle and your reactions are 50% slower."

Oxford sign West Ham's Martinez on loan

Toni Martinez
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Oxford United sign West Ham striker Toni Martinez on loan until the end of the season.

Toni Martinez

Oxford sign West Ham's Martinez on loan

Oxford United sign West Ham striker Toni Martinez on loan until the end of the season.

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Prestigious prize for anti-Brexit historian

A prize previously won by Pope Francis has been awarded to an outspoken Brexit critic from Oxford.

Historian Professor Timothy Garton Ash is to receive the 2017 Charlemagne Prize, which is given by the German city of Aachen.

It is awarded every year to those who have contributed most to the ideals of post-war Europe.

UK and EU flags
Reuters

Celebrating 10 years of Oxford Children's Hospital

BBC Radio Oxford producer Julia Wootton has a special reason for wanting to celebrate the amazing work of Oxford Children's Hospital.

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Oxford doctor fell asleep at the wheel after night shift

BBC Inside Out

More than four in 10 junior doctors have fallen asleep at the wheel after driving home from a night shift, research shows.

A road
BBC

In a poll of 1,100 junior doctors, 41% said they had nodded off on their way home, BBC Inside Out South found. 

One junior doctor from Oxford, Sam Jayaweera said he once found himself on the opposite side of the road while driving home. 

Another woman died while driving home after her first night shift.   

School shuts due to 'heating problem'

Oxford Times

A primary school has been forced to shut its doors because of a heating failure this morning.  

Balloon travels from Dundee to Banbury

This McDonald's balloon was found in Banbury by Bryan Tomlin after being launched by four-year-old Lucas Muir all the way in Dundee in Scotland.

Now thanks to the power of Facebook the two have even found each other and made contact! It really is a small world... 

The balloon
Bryan Tomlin

WATCH: The man who goes to work in Oxford and saves children's lives

A day in the life of a child neurosurgeon

Almost time to get twitching...

As keen Oxfordshire photographer Anthony Morris has reminded us, this year's RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch will run from 20 to 30 January. 

A robin
Anthony Morris

Travel update: Fault causing 20 minute rail delays

BBC Travel

Trains from Banbury to Manchester Piccadilly are running about 20 minutes late because of a train fault. 

A day in the life of an Oxford neurosurgeon

How does fog form?

Steph Nieuwenhuys explains and has the forecast for the South.

Benson almost coldest place in the country

According to the Met Office overnight Benson in Oxfordshire recorded the second-lowest temperature, -6.9C, in the UK.

A map
Met Office

Heavy traffc causing half-hour delays in Headington

Oxford Children's Hospital celebrates 10th birthday

BBC Radio Oxford

Today BBC Radio Oxford is broadcasting from Oxford Children's Hospital, which is celebrating its 10th birthday.

Phil Mercer (left) and the staff at Ronald McDonald House
BBC
BBC Radio Oxford's Phil Mercer (left) and the staff at Ronald McDonald House

Yellow severe weather warning for fog issued by Met Office

Severe accident: A34 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC Travel

A34 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, at A4130.

A34 Oxfordshire - A34 in Milton blocked, queuing traffic and one lane closed southbound at Milton Interchange, because of an accident.

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Yellow weather warning issued for fog in Oxfordshire

The Met Office has warned that areas of dense and freezing fog may lead to journeys taking longer than usual this morning, and has advised drivers to also watch out for slippery surfaces.

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Today's weather forecast with Emily Wood

Man charged with arson after flat fire

Oxford Mail

A 20-year-old man has been charged with arson after a small fire broke out in the bedroom of a flat.   

Travel updates: Heavy traffic from Witney to Oxford

BBC Travel

  • Traffic is backing up on the A40 inbound from Witney to Oxford by Barnard Gate, as well as at Eynsham, causing delays of about 30 minutes  
  • On the A4130 from Milton to Didcot there has been a collision, with police on scene, and one lane blocked. There are delays of about 10 minutes in both directions  
  • About 100 flights are affected at Heathrow by reduced visibility caused by the fog, while Gatwick says it is monitoring the situation

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