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Man stabbed in the chest in Reading

A man was stabbed in the chest in an altercation between two groups in Reading.

The stabbed man, who is in his 20s, and a 19-year-old man who was hit with a bottle and has head injuries, are in hospital.

The incident happened in Strathy Close between 21:30 BST on Sunday and midnight on Monday following a party.

Det Insp Richard Jarvis said a thorough investigation is being carried out to establish what happened.

He said he wants people who left the scene in a white car shortly before police attended to come forward.

Strathy Close
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A man was stabbed and another hit over the head with a bottle in Strathy Close in Reading

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,296 in Oxfordshire, an increase of 12 since Saturday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 717

Oxford - 924

South Oxfordshire - 620

Vale of White Horse - 493

West Oxfordshire - 542

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Sunday 9 August

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,284 in Oxfordshire.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 714

Oxford - 919

South Oxfordshire - 619

Vale of White Horse - 491

West Oxfordshire - 541

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Saturday 8 August

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,264 in Oxfordshire, an increase of four cases since Tuesday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 712

Oxford - 913

South Oxfordshire - 618

Vale of White Horse - 484

West Oxfordshire - 537

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Wednesday 5 August.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,256 in Oxfordshire, an increase of five cases since Sunday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 710

Oxford - 912

South Oxfordshire - 615

Vale of White Horse - 483

West Oxfordshire - 536

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Monday 3 August.

St Giles Fair in Oxford cancelled

Oxford’s St Giles Fair, which was due to be held next month, has been cancelled.

The London & Home Counties Section of the Showmen’s Guild said the risk that the event would spread coronavirus remains “far too high” for it to go ahead.

The fair dates back to 1625 and was initially held to celebrate the feast of St Giles.

The Showmen’s Guild said it hoped the event would return “bigger and even better” in 2021.

Oxford City Council’s cabinet member for the city centre, Covered Market and culture, Mary Clarkson, said the authority supported the decision to cancel.

She said it was “disappointing” but that “public safety in this pandemic is the most important consideration”.

Visitors to the St Giles Fair
BBC

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,244 in Oxfordshire, an increase of four cases since Friday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 708

Oxford - 908

South Oxfordshire - 614

Vale of White Horse - 482

West Oxfordshire - 532

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Saturday 1 August

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,240 in Oxfordshire.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 708

Oxford - 906

South Oxfordshire - 613

Vale of White Horse - 481

West Oxfordshire - 532

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Friday 31 July.

'Curious' cow gets head stuck in tree in Oxford
Firefighters are said to have "lubricated" the animal's neck before managing to pull it free.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,223 in Oxfordshire - an increase of five cases since Tuesday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 706

Oxford - 895

South Oxfordshire - 610

Vale of White Horse - 480

West Oxfordshire - 532

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Wednesday 29 July.

Oxford Half Marathon postponed due to coronavirus

This year's Oxford Half Marathon has been postponed until 2021 because of the ongoing pandemic.

Organisers Virgin Sport said postponing the event was the “most responsible course” to ensure a “high quality, safe, sustainable and unforgettable event experience for everyone”. It had been due to take place on Sunday 11 October.

Next year's race has been provisionally set for Sunday 10 October 2021. It is subject to consultation with local authorities and Oxford University Parks.

All entries for 2020 have been automatically deferred to 2021. People who do not wish to participate in 2021 can request a refund until 11 August.

Runners at the Oxford Half Marathon
Virgin Sport
Next year's Oxford Half will be the tenth to be held in the city

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,218 in Oxfordshire - an increase of two cases since Monday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 705

Oxford - 891

South Oxfordshire - 610

Vale of White Horse - 480

West Oxfordshire - 532

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Tuesday 28 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,216 in Oxfordshire - an increase of seven cases since Sunday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 703

Oxford - 891

South Oxfordshire - 610

Vale of White Horse - 480

West Oxfordshire - 532

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Monday 27 July.

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,209 in Oxfordshire - an increase of 10 cases since Saturday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 703

Oxford - 889

South Oxfordshire - 610

Vale of White Horse - 476

West Oxfordshire - 531

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Sunday 26 July

Coronavirus: Cases confirmed in Oxfordshire

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 has been confirmed as 3,191 in Oxfordshire - an increase of 15 cases since Thursday.

The breakdown of figures by local authority area is:

Cherwell - 700

Oxford - 880

South Oxfordshire - 608

Vale of White Horse - 475

West Oxfordshire - 528

The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

Data as of Friday 24 July

PC Andrew Harper trial: Video shows arrests
Footage has been released of the moment two teenagers were arrested following the death of a police officer.