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  1. Contaminated drugs probe after deaths
  2. Day care centre funding 'to be cut'
  3. Cat rescued after trapped in peanut butter jar

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Sarah Lee

BBC South

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Weather outlook: Fog bows!

Holly Green

BBC Weather

BBC Weather for the South of England on 25 January 2017

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, between J10 for A43 Brackley and J11 for A361.

M40 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic on M40 northbound between J10, A43 (Brackley) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of an accident.

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Safe stolen in Oxford bakery robbery

Between 01:30 and 06:20 on Monday burglars smashed a glass panel in the front door of Oxford Bakery and Cafe Ltd in Little Clarendon Street, police said.

Little Clarendon Street

They stole coins and a safe, which was later found broken into in Walton Lane.

Paedophile who fled to Ireland sentenced

A paedophile who fled to Ireland before a child sexual assault trial has been sentenced to 10 years and nine months in jail.

Thomas Nash, 70, of Fedamore, County Limerick, was arrested in May 2015 of historical child sex offences which occurred between 1997 and 2001.

When he failed to appear at court in May 2016, a European Arrest Warrant was issued and he was extradited.

Nash abused two girls aged four and seven at the time.

Thomas Nash

Nash was convicted of five counts of indecent assault of a girl, and one count of gross indecency of a girl under the age of 16.

He was initially arrested in Oxford, and then sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday.

The offences took place in Bicester, Oxfordshire and Hampshire.

Pilot killed in Aston Rowant Nature Reserve crash named

Sarah Lee

BBC South

A pilot killed when his light aircraft crashed in Oxfordshire has been named. 

David Norris, 64, from Milton Keynes, died at the scene when his plane crashed at Aston Rowant Nature Reserve at 14:35 on 15 January. 

He had left Turweston Aerodrome in north Buckinghamshire before he crashed. 

An inquest into his death will be held on 1 February. 


10 year birthday party for Oxford Children's Hospital

Cat gets head stuck in peanut butter jar

A kitten who got his head stuck in a jar of peanut butter while raiding a bin has been rescued. 

The RSPCA was called after the six-month-old cat was found with his head completely stuck inside a plastic pot of peanut butter on land in Tilbury Lane, Oxford, on Saturday. 

The black and white stray had frost covering its fur, and he could not move at all, the charity said. 

Inspectors cut away the plastic from the cat's head to set it free. 


Weather latest: Cloudy and cold afternoon ahead

After a foggy start to the day, it is expected to gradually lift this afternoon. 

However, it will remain cloudy and cold with temperatures dripping to 0C overnight. 

BBC weather for Berkshire
Heroin generic image

Three people are suspected to have died after taking contaminated heroin and crack cocaine in Oxfordshire.

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Status Quo to headline Rewind Festival

Status Quo are set to headline this year's Rewind Festival in Henley-on-Thames.

(L-R) Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi
(L-R) Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi

The classic rock band, whose guitarist Rick Parfitt died last year, will be joined by the Village People and Gloria Gaynor.

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, between J11 for A361 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M40 southbound between J11, A361 (Banbury) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of medical emergency.

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A day centre

Plans to stop funding for all but eight of Oxfordshire County Council's day care centres are approved.

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WATCH: Woman 'did not consent' to operation

Travel updates: Delays due to very poor visability

BBC Travel

  • The M40 southbound is seeing delays of more than 25 minutes between junction 5 for Stokenchurch and junction 4 for High Wycombe
  • On the A420 eastbound the traffic is very patchy between Faringdon and Littleworth
  • The A34 southbound is also experiencing heavy traffic after junction 9 for the M40/A41 from Bicester to Islip because of very poor visibility  

Three dead and 'red alert' issued over contaminated Class A drugs

Oxford Mail

At least three people have died in Oxfordshire and organisations are on 'red alert' amid warnings about contaminated Class A drugs.  

BreakingCutteslowe Primary closed after heating breaks down

The headteacher of Cutteslowe Primary School has told us it will be is closed today because its heating has stopped working.

Major delays on M40 after multi-vehicle collision

Duchess of Cambridge congratulates Oxford Children's Hospital on 10th birthday

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has written this letter pledging her "wholehearted support" to the charity appeal for Oxford Children's Hospital's 10th birthday.

The letter
Oxford Children's Hospital

Lady Baldry, chair of the appeal, said: "We are thrilled to receive such special words of support from the Duchess of Cambridge which will mean so much to the staff and families at the Oxford Children’s Hospital."

Today's weather with Holly Green

Today's weather with Holly Green

Our background image today is lovely...

...but this is slightly better reflection of the conditions outside this morning.

Port Meadow
Gary Lowes

Many thanks to Xuguang Liu for a lovely snap of the ruins of Godstow Nunnery in the sunshine, and Gary Lowes for these birds coming into land on a misty Thames at Port Meadow.  

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