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Summary

  1. Anger at mismanaged £2.8bn Great Western rail link electrification
  2. Mobile phone death crash driver handed more than three years jail
  3. Oxford United tickets for EFL Trophy go on sale to season ticket holders

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for reading today, we'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from around Oxfordshire from 08:00 on Monday.

  2. MoD criticised for crush death

    Vanessa Pearce

    BBC Local Live

    The Ministry of Defence has been criticised after the death of a driver, crushed by a reversing lorry, at their site in Southam.

    Ministry of Defence site in Kineton

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued a Crown Censure, the maximum sanction for a government body, after agency driver Graham Wood was caught between the lorry and another stationary vehicle at MoD Kineton.

    The MoD failed to assess the risks faced by the 55-year-old from Bicester, as he delivered goods to a holding area in November 2013, the HSE said.

    The censure doesn't carry a financial penalty, but is an official record of a failure to meet standards in the law. 

  3. Weather: Cloudy with some further rain

    BBC Weather

    After a mostly dry and cloudy afternoon, there'll be some outbreaks of showery rain later this evening and overnight, with some drier interludes too. 

    Minimum temperature 5C (41F).

  4. BreakingRAF pilot dismissed over 4,400ft nosedive

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    An RAF pilot who caused his plane to nosedive while using a digital camera has been dismissed by a court martial. 

    Flt Lt Andrew Townshend cost the Ministry of Defence millions of pounds when he deactivated the autopilot of the military passenger jet. 

    The Voyager aircraft dived 4,400ft (1,341m) over the Black Sea on a flight from RAF Brize Norton to Afghanistan. 

    Townshend pleaded guilty to negligently performing a duty and was also handed a four-month suspended prison sentence.

    Flt Lt Andrew Townshend
  5. New 'super council' proposals published

    Today the latest proposal for how to reorganise local government for Oxfordshire has been published , with the support of the county council, and two of the five district councils.

    The launch

    The joint proposal is called "A new council for a Better Oxfordshire" and sets out a case for abolishing the existing two-tier structure of six councils - replacing them with one single council.

    The plans were announced by the leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, and Oxfordshire County Council.

  6. Catch up with this week's cinema releases

    Martin Eastaugh

    BBC Radio Oxford producer

    Video content

    Video caption: James Luxford from the Radio Times on Logan, Fist Fight and Viceroy's House

    James and David got to talk for the first time since the farcical mix-up at the Oscars ceremony. 

    James has been speaking to James Mangold, the director of the latest film in the Wolverine series. 

    Our James thinks Logan is fantastic - "the real deal" when it comes to a superhero movie with a difference, and is more like a western than a traditional comic book adaptation. 

    James is less of a fan of the new comedy Fist Fight, which stars Charlie Day and Ice Cube. 

    But James did enjoy Viceroy's House - a period drama starting Hugh Bonneville and Gillingham Anderson and set in India during the last days of British rule.

  7. Great Western electrification 'mismanaged'

    Sarah Lee

    BBC South

    The electrification of the Great Western rail line has been described by MPs as a "stark example of how not to run a major project".

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said "mismanagement" of the project had left customers "angry and frustrated".

    It warns "similar flaws" could impact on planned electrification schemes on Midlands and TransPennine routes.

    Network Rail claimed it had "learnt lessons" and major projects no longer start before being "properly scoped".

    However, doubts have been expressed that the plan can be delivered by December 2018 and to a budget of £2.8bn, while the PAC described a £1.2bn increase in costs "in the space of a year" as "staggering and unacceptable".

    GWR
  8. RAF pilot to be sentenced over nosedive negligence

    An RAF pilot is to be sentenced at court martial for negligence after he caused a military passenger jet to go into a nosedive.

    Flight Lieutenant Andrew Townshend's digital camera became stuck against the flight stick, deactivating the autopilot of his Voyager aircraft.

    Andrew Townshend

    The 49-year-old pleaded guilty to negligently performing a duty in relation to the Nikon D5300 DSLR camera colliding with the aircraft's control stick. 

    The trial heard that the incident took place over the Black Sea during a flight from RAF Brize Norton to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on 9 February  2014.   

  9. BreakingA34 crash driver jailed

    A driver who met the partner of a man he killed in a head-on crash has been jailed for more than three years. 

    Lewis Stratford crashed through the central reservation of the A34 at Compton, Oxfordshire, while arguing with his girlfriend on the phone. 

    The 24-year-old collided with a BMW driven by Gavin Roberts, 28, who died in the crash on 11 June last year. Stratford met his victim's girlfriend Meg Williamson after admitting causing death by dangerous driving. 

    At Reading Crown Court he was sentenced to three years and eight months in jail, and banned from driving for four years and 10 months.

    Video content

    Video caption: Moment killer driver meets victim's partner
  10. A34 death: Driver to be sentenced

    Sarah Lee

    BBC South

    A driver is due to be sentenced today for causing the death of a man on the A34 in Berkshire last year.

    Lewis Stratford, 24, from Field Avenue, Oxford, crashed through the central reservation of the A34 in June and collided with another vehicle.

    The other motorist, Australian national Gavin Roberts, 28, was killed.

    He will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court later.

  11. The U's chairman talks to Radio Oxford

    Video content

    Video caption: Daryl Eales talks to Radio Oxford

    Oxford United fans are giddy with anticipation of another trip to Wembley after getting to the EFL Trophy final. 

    BBC Radio Oxford spoke to The U's chairman Darryl Eales about his hopes for the League One play offs and a second trip to Wembley. 

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, at J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 exit slip road partially blocked and slow traffic northbound at J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an accident involving one car and a lorry.

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

  13. Man taken to hospital after two cyclists collide

    Phil Mercer

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A cyclist, thought to be in his 50s, has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital after a crash on the Banbury Road. 

    South Central Ambulance Service was called to the incident, which involved two cyclists, at about 08:00 this morning. 

    The cyclist is thought to have suffered head injuries, the other cyclist was treated at the scene. 

  14. Tickets for Oxford United's EFL Trophy final go on sale for season ticket holders

    Robyn Cowen

    Presenter, Radio Oxford Sport

    Wembley Stadium

    Tickets for the final at Wembley will go on sale to the club's season ticket holders later this morning.

    Firstly on the club's website, where all the details are posted, that's at 11:00. 

    Then by phone on a dedicated number 0844 453 9015 from 13:00.  

    Season ticket holders can buy up to six seats each for the final. General sale will start on 13 March.