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  1. That's all from us

    Thanks for joining us this week. We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday for more news, sport, weather and travel updates. 

  2. Re-appeal for missing man from Chinnor

    A man who went missing a month ago has yet to be traced by police. 

    Mark Robinson was last seen on 26 January at 07:00, he was wearing a suit, grey over coat and had a black leather bag 

    Thames Valley Police has said he could be driving a Mazda 3 and might have travelled to West Yorkshire, West Midlands, Cumbria, Lancashire and Scotland. 

    PC Neil McGrath said: "Mark's family and Thames Valley Police are becoming extremely worried for his welfare. 

    "The Force has still not been able to make contact with Mark since he went missing last month." 

    Mark Robinson
  3. Vandals spray paint racist and homophobic graffiti in South Oxon

    A village in South Oxfordshire was targeted by a spate of racist and homophobic graffiti, according to police. 

    Sonning Common in South Oxfordshire was targeted by offenders early on Satruday 18 February. 

    Fencing, road signs, pavements and roads were spray painted with the graffiti. 

    Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses. 

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A420 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A420 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between B4508 and Barcote Lane.

    A420 Oxfordshire - A420 in Buckland closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B4508 junction and the Barcote Lane junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  5. Catch up with the week's film releases with David Prever

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    Video caption: James Luxford from the Radio Times on Patriots Day, Moonlight and A Cure For Wellness

    The Radio Time's James Luxford discusses all the new releases on the silver screen including Patriots Day, Moonlight and A Cure For Wellness.

  6. Police link three Wallingford burglaries

    Police are appealing for witnesses after three burglaries in Wallingford overnight between 1 February and 2 February, which they believe are linked.

    Between 23:00 on 1 February and 09:00 on 2 February car keys, a purse, cards and mobile phone were stolen from an insecure property in St Leonard's Lane.  

    And from the same time on 1 February to 03:30 on 2 February bank cards and a mobile phone were taken from a home in St Andrews Road.

    Then at about 07:20 on 2 February a vehicle was taken from outside a home in Firtree Avenue, after the keys were stolen from an insecure porch.

  7. Oxford to Birmingham airport coach link scrapped

    Oxford Bus Company has announced its airline service from Oxford to Warwick, Warwick University, Birmingham Airport and Resorts World will stop on 25 March.

    A bus

    In a statement the firm said: "Despite a number of marketing initiatives and the support of many partners, the service has not carried enough passengers to cover its costs of operation and this has resulted in an unsustainable loss for our business."

  8. Oxford explosion: Clearing operation continues

    This was the scene this morning in the Gibbs Crescent area of Oxford following last Tuesday's explosion

    Three flats were destroyed in the blast and a further five may have to be demolished.  

    The scene

    Tests on human remains found following an explosion at a three-storey block of flats have proved "inconclusive".

    They are believed to be those of Guido Schuette, who is missing after the 14 February blast.

  9. Oxford University college squatters have to leave by Monday

    We've been talking to squatters who turned an Oxford college building into a homeless shelter.

    They are going to have to leave on Monday because owner Wadham College wants to turn the former car showroom into student flats.

    The shelter

    Iffley Open House group spokesman Neo said the building was " a great space" and "something that was desperately needed".

    He said the group is not giving up and added that he hoped "people will come round".

  10. Rare marmalade jars on show at Oxford's Jam Factory

    Marmalade production left Oxford 50 years ago and the current owner of the site says he wants to preserve the building's heritage. 

    The Jam Factory has been collecting rare jars and other memorabilia from the iconic Frank Cooper brand.

    A jar
    Image caption: A jar that was discovered in a shipwreck from the 1910s, complete with barnacles
    Complaint letter
    Image caption: A complaint letter - complete with spat out samples - from a disgruntled customer
    A pack
    Image caption: The press pack given to journalists when Frank Cooper launched his Botley Road factory after WW2
    A jar
    Image caption: The chipped jar dug up on the original factory site during Brasenose College renovations
  11. Devolution debate: Your comments on Facebook

    The argument over whether Oxfordshire should have one "super council" to replace the current six is raging in the county , and you've been weighing in on Facebook following our debate yesterday.

    The county council's launch

    Lisa Price said: "One council alone cannot manage to keep our long running and massively used family centre open so I suspect 6 rolled into one would have less priority...less community priority."

    David Smith said: "Super council might actually be able to take a holistic view of home building vs the required necessary roads infrastructure to cater for the new roads; WODC don't seem to be able to."

    Caroline Leach said: "No definitely not. There are now 3 street lights out round the corner from me and the county council never repair so heaven help us if they are put in charge of everything!!"

    Peter Frater said: "I think people of Oxfordshire should have a vote in a referendum on the one council."  

  12. Oxford house prices grow fastest in UK

    Oxford house prices have grown at a faster rate than any other UK city on a quarterly basis, Hometrack’s UK Cities House Price Index has revealed.


    Mortgage Introducer reports Oxford’s prices rose by 4.1% between November and January, while annually they are the second highest riser at 9.2% (below Bristol at 9.5%).

  13. Anorexia 'improved by electrode therapy'

    Deep brain stimulation - implanting electrodes deep in the brain - could be a new way to treat severe anorexia nervosa, a Canadian study suggests.

    The sole registered UK trial of the procedure is being run in Oxford.  

    A graphic

    Scientists studied 16 people with severe anorexia and found the treatment helped reduce depression and anxiety and in some cases prompted weight gain.

    Researchers say further, larger studies are needed before the therapy could be considered more widely.

    The study appears in the journal  Lancet Psychiatry .

  14. Storm Doris aftermath: Cricket club equipment blown over wall

    Hannah Beacham woke to find these two sightscreens, belonging to Chadlington Cricket Club, had been put over the boundary wall by Storm Doris.

    Storm aftermath
  15. Oxford Mail: Today's front page

    Oxford Mail
  16. Weather: Chilly start with sunny spells

    It will be a cold start, with sunny spells and any very isolated wintry showers soon fading away. A fine day follows, however cloud is likely to thicken from the west later in the day.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for South of England on Friday 24 February 2017