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Live Reporting

By Anna Browning and Joe Nimmo

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Alex Regan

    BBC South

    That's all from the team at Oxfordshire Live for today, we will be back at 08:00 tomorrow for more news, sports, travel and weather from across the county. 

  2. Photos released of hit-and-run victim

    Steven Wanna

    Photos of a hit-and-run victim have been released as police hunt for suspects in the incident. 

    Steven Wanna, from Oxford, was hit by a car just after midnight in Nuneham Courtenay on Valentine's Day. 

    The 20 year old is described as having "very serious injuries" and "may never fully recover". 

    Police are appealing for drivers on the A4074 at that time to come forward. 

  3. Oxford University squatters to attend court tomorrow

    Alex Regan

    BBC South

    Osney Power Station
    Image caption: Squatters have currently set up an open house in Osney Power Station, owned by Said Business School

    A group of squatters who have used two separate Oxford University buildings are due to appear in court for an interim possession order. 

    Osney Open House - previously based in Iffley - are attempting to claim squatters rights in the old Osney Power Station building, owned by Said Business School. 

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    Video caption: Iffley Open House closes its doors

    The group previously took over an unused car showroom in Iffley Road, owned by Wadham College. 

    They were granted temporary possession of the space until demolition work began on 27 February. 

    The site will now be turned into student accommodation. 

  4. Weather outlook: Milder but cloudy

    Dan Downs, Weather Forecaster

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Weather for the South of England on 7 March 2017
  5. Video content

    Video caption: 999 call verbal abuse 'must stop'

    An Oxfordshire-based 999 call handler describes the verbal abuse she gets on a daily basis.

  6. Oxford could get five new multi-storey car parks

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    John Radcliffe Hospital

    Plans for five new multi-storey car parks to deal with parking problems at Oxford's hospitals have been announced. 

    The chief executive of Oxford University Hospitals trust, Dr Bruno Holthof, said at the moment "car parking is organised very inefficiently" at the trust's sites. 

    The number of patients at the hospital has increased 37% over 10 years, while the number of spaces is unchanged. 

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    Video caption: Trying to park at John Radcliffe Hospital

    The trust has advised patients to leave an hour to find a parking space. 

    The BBC asked for ideas for dealing with the parking problems and a multi-storey car park was the most popular solution.

    However, the trust said the city council's planning policy restricted the number of spaces it could provide at its hospital sites.

  7. CCTV picture released after cashpoint robbery

    Police have released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a robbery at a cashpoint at Tesco in Abingdon Road, Oxford.

    The man

    At around 03:30 on 25 February a 24-year-old man was followed by a man who threatened him, grabbed him around the neck and demanded money. 

    The victim was forced to walk along Abingdon Road to the cashpoint and withdraw cash, which the other man stole and then walked off.

    The victim then tried to ring the police on his mobile phone but the offender returned and snatched the victim’s iPhone. The offender then ran off in the direction of Donnington Bridge.

  8. Oxfordshire in bloom as Spring begins

    Last week was the first meteorological day of spring and your photos of Oxfordshire in bloom have come flooding in. 

    Send us your pictures of Spring in the county on email

    Purple plants
  9. Bullingdon Community Centre to get 500k renovation

    Bullingdon Community Centre

    A community centre that was declared no longer fit for purpose will be resurrected with a £500,000 renovation. 

    The Bullingdon Community Centre in the Lye Valley was built in the late 1940s, but structural engineers said the prefabricated facility needed extensive work. 

    Oxford City Council has provided the money to improve the hall and the Peat Moors Recreation Ground. 

    Councillor Christine Simm said: "I am delighted that we have found the funds to improve Bullingdon Community Centre."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, at J9 for A34.

    M40 Oxfordshire - M40 entry slip road closed and queuing traffic northbound at J9, A34 (Bicester), because of an accident.

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

  11. BreakingGeorge Michael died of natural causes

    George Michael

    George Michael died of natural causes, a coroner has confirmed. 

    The pop star suffered dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, according to Darren Salter, senior coroner for Oxfordshire. 

    The star died aged 53 on Christmas Day at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. 

    Thames Valley Police originally said his death was unexplained but not suspicious and an initial post-mortem examination was "inconclusive".

  12. Envelope update

    Severe roadworks: M40 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire both ways severe roadworks, between J9 for A34 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 in both directions between J9, A34 (Bicester) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of barrier repairs.

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

  13. Oxford bus strike: Your comments on Facebook

    The dispute that saw Oxford Bus Company drivers walk out yesterday for the second time over Christmas bank holiday pay has split opinion on our Facebook page.

    A bus

    Lisa Brooks said: "Normally I'm quite happy to back people who are striking for better conditions or to maintain current conditions, but this is ridiculous! There are only three bank holidays over Xmas."

    David Haynes said: "London underground train drivers get paid more. £30.000 when you are responsible for up to 70 passengers lives is not a lot assuming responsibility for the safety of those passengers."

    Michael Harvey-rice said: "Stay on strike and expect to be paid for that as well, perhaps a couple of days off in lieu for being out in the cold and rain."

    David Fearneyhough said: "How many bank holidays do they think there is over Christmas?"  

  14. Your questions on the A34 answered

    The A34 is a bone of contention for many drivers across the south. A stretch of the road which runs between Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire became synonymous with death last year after several high-profile crashes, one of which killed a family of four.

    But is the road to blame? Is the A34 any more dangerous than other dual carriageways?

    In an hour-long radio special, BBC South asked readers' questions on the A34 to a panel of experts. Here are some of the answers.

  15. Unite says Oxford bus dispute could spread nationwide

    The leader of England's biggest union has warned that a strike by bus drivers in Oxford over pay could spread.

    Picket line

    Len McCluskey joined Unite members from the Oxford Bus Company on the picket line yesterday, and warned seven other bus depots run by the Go Ahead Group could be affected.

    Drivers have walked out on two separate days angry that they were only paid for three bank holidays over Christmas.

    Oxford Bus Company said its drivers were among the highest paid anywhere.

  16. Protesters gather ahead of health scrutiny meeting

    Protesters have gathered outside county hall ahead of a special meeting of the watchdog committee that scrutinises the local NHS.


    The health overview and scrutiny committee - made of up of county, district and city councillors and members of the public - will scrutinise the proposals in Oxfordshire NHS’s transformation plan.

  17. 'I lost five babies due to husband's violent nightmares'

    Army widow Lindsey Roberts says she has had five miscarriages after her husband Andrew, who had PTSD, mistakenly hit her during his nightmares. Now, she is taking up a legal case against the Ministry of Defence.

    Lindsey and Andrew

    "His first physical nightmare didn't happen until I was pregnant," Lindsey Roberts tells  the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.

    "I was five weeks pregnant at the time and I lost the baby."

    Lindsey, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, says she lost five children after being accidentally hit by her husband, Andrew Roberts, during his sleep. He was later killed in Afghanistan.