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Summary

  1. Uruguayan businessman rumoured to bid for Oxford United
  2. Oxford scientists contribute to tuberculosis breakthrough
  3. Oxfam rated best not-for-profit employer

Live Reporting

By Alex Regan and John Hudson

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for toady

    Dave Gilyeat

    BBC South

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

  2. Live cameras on air ambulance

    Live streaming cameras are being used to improve care for patients who are airlifted to hospital in Oxfordshire. 

    The equipment, which has been given to paramedics working on the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, allows doctors advising them to see footage from the scene. 

    Thames Valley Air Ambulance

    Consultant Dr Syed Masud, the clinical governance lead, describes the system as "completely secure, but allows consultants, or anybody else who is appropriate, to be seeing that footage and give advice by actually seeing the live situation that the team are dealing with."  

  3. To all you mums out there

    #GetInspired

    With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday, let Ironman athlete Jon Alexander tell you the story of his mum, Sue, and how she has always been his inspiration....

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    Video caption: Ironman is now his mum's biggest fan

    You can find out how to get into triathlon with our Get Inspired guide.

  4. Wantage property receives closure order

    Howard Shannon

    BBC Radio Oxford News

    A property in Wantage has been closed by police because of anti-social behaviour. 

    The building is on Reeds Close and is said to have "presented a catalogue of anti-social behaviour". 

    The closure order, which was granted by Oxford Magistrates' Court earlier this week, was supported by the site's owners Sovereign Housing. 

    The notice prohibits all people other than the resident of the property from being on the premises for three months.

  5. Weather: 'Clear and cold night'

    BBC Weather

    Widespread evening sunshine will be followed by a clear and rather cold night though frost is not likely except in a few sheltered rural spots such as Eynsham. 

    Minimum temperature 2C (36F).

  6. Why is an Oxford college five minutes fast?

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    Video caption: Why is this Oxford college five minutes fast?

    The clocks go forward for British summertime on Sunday, but one Oxford college is ahead of the curve. 

    Christ Church is five minutes and two seconds ahead of Greenwich Mean Time because it did not alter its clocks when British time was standardised. 

    The dean Martyn Percy said it can get very confusing.  

  7. Oxford medical students to drive ambulance to Mongolia

    South Central Ambulance Service has donated one of its ambulances to the Mongolian Health Services.

    However, the vehicle's got to get there first, and three medical students from Oxford University will make the 5,000-mile three-week trip from Oxford on Sunday, driving through Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Russia, as part of the Mongolia Charity Rally.

    Emily McFiggans, Jennifer Southern and Alex Blakes

    Afterwards Emily McFiggans, Jennifer Southern and Alex Blakes will stay in Mongolia for two months, working in hospitals there and giving English lessons to local doctors.

    "We’ve been planning the project for more than a year”, Ms Southern said. "Between revision and this project, we’ve had little time for anything else - but it’s been worth it. Now we can focus on getting ourselves and the ambulance to Mongolia in one piece."

    Phil Pimlott, assistant director of operational quality and compliance, said: "We renew our vehicles every eight years or so. This ambulance has reached retirement age, but it’s in great working order. It’s nice to know that it will be put to good use by the charity."

  8. Movie Reviews with James Luxford

    Martin Eastaugh

    BBC Radio Oxford producer

    This week Home Time presenter Howard Bentham and film critic James Luxford discuss The Lost City of Z. 

    It follows a British explorer over several years as he searches for a lost city deep in the Amazon. 

    James says it's an interesting film for people looking for something a little different from the normal noisy blockbuster. 

    Also: Life, a sci-fi horror starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and Chips, a comedy based on the US 1970s TV show.  

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    Video caption: James Luxford from the Radio Times on The Lost City of Z, Life and Chips
  9. Oxford University falls in 'student experience' rankings

    Natalie Verney

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford University has fallen three places in rankings looking at student experience. 

    The survey by The Times still placed it in the top ten though, at number seven. 

    Oxford Brookes came in at number 77. 

    Harper Adams University in Newport has claimed the top spot.

    Oxford graduates
  10. The FA People's Cup is back!

    #PeoplesCup

    It's the semi-finals stage of the FA People's Cup this weekend and you'll be able to keep up with all the action on our live text pages from 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday. 

    There'll be loads more cracking goals like these ones, analysed by the Football Focus team after the first round.

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    Video caption: People's Cup goals analysed by the pros
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, between J12 for B4451 and J11 for A361.

    M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M40 southbound between J12, B4451 (Gaydon) and J11, A361 (Banbury), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Red Nose Day: Dame Katherine Grainger cycles for charity

    Dame Katherine Grainger has joined in the fun of the 24-hour spinathon at Oxford Brookes' Harcourt Hill campus.

    Dame Katherine is chancellor of the university and is the most decorated female Olympian, with one gold and four silver medals.

    Having appeared at five consecutive Olympic Games, today's efforts were no doubt a breeze, but it's great to see her doing something funny for money.

    Dame Katherine Grainger takes part in spinathon
  13. Boa constrictor found in Banbury field still unclaimed

    An 8ft (2.4m) boa constrictor found by a dog walker in a Banbury field on Saturday is still in the custody of the RSPCA.

    Snake

    The animal welfare charity said no one has yet come forward to claim the 12.2kg snake, which was discovered near a housing estate in Banbury.

    It is not known how it came to be in the field, but Deputy Ch Insp Melanie Fisher said the reptile was now doing well despite the cold weather.

  14. Oxford scientists contribute to tuberculosis breakthrough

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    Video caption: British scientists claim major advance in TB treatment

    A team of British scientists have made a major breakthrough in the treatment and diagnosis of tuberculosis. 

    Researchers in Birmingham and Oxford have been able to use genome sequencing to isolate different strains of the disease, which means patients who might have waited months to get the right drugs can now be diagnosed in little more than a week. 

    Public Health England says it’s the first time the technique has on been used on this scale anywhere in the world.

  15. Comic Relief 'giving older carers a voice'

    Did you know 200 organisations in our region are currently being supported by Comic Relief?

    One of those is Oxfordshire Family Support Network which is running a project called Embolden to help older carers of people with learning disabilities. 

    It's received £119,000 over three years, and the charity says that money's made a difference to many.

    Quote Message: We’ve managed to reach up to 80 older family carers, and these are the most difficult to reach sometimes, because they’ve been caring for decades…. The aim is to give them that voice. from Gail Hanrahan Oxfordshire Family Support Network
    Gail Hanrahan Oxfordshire Family Support Network