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  1. Christmas testing starts for city's university students

    Free coronavirus tests for students to ensure that they travel home for Christmas without the illness have started at Oxford's universities.

    Oxford Brookes University's testing started this weekend and Oxford University's will begin on Monday.

    The lateral flow tests are available to students who have no symptoms of coronavirus and they should be tested twice, three days apart.

    Once students record two negative tests, they are advised to return home as soon as possible.

    If they test positive, they will need to take a further test and self-isolate for 10 days before returning home.

    Isabelle Storey, an Oxford Brookes University student, said: "[Getting tested] means that you can go home and know you're not going to hurt anyone.

    "I live with my grandma as well so that helps - it's just peace of mind and peace of mind for her as well.

    "It's free, it's literally on our doorstep, it takes 20 minutes to get a result. I wouldn't say there's much of an excuse [not to be tested]."

    Oxford Brookes University
    Image caption: Oxford Brookes University is one of the city's two universities
  2. Coronavirus: Case rates in Oxfordshire

    Here are the latest rates of cases of Covid-19 in Oxfordshire.

    The figures are the number of infections per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 22 November (previous week's figures in brackets).

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 140.4 (down from 190.9)

    Cherwell - 98.3 (down from 136.9)

    Vale of White Horse - 68.4 (down from 117.6)

    South Oxfordshire - 62.7 (down from 120.4)

    West Oxfordshire - 62.4 (down from 1104.8)

    The figure for England is 186.6 (down from 259.5).

    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 released on 28 November.

  3. Arrests made in police raids

    Five people were arrested following police raids in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

    Warrants were carried out at addresses in Calcot, Burghfield, Reading and Didcot on Friday.

    Four men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A and class B drugs.

    All have been bailed until 22 December.

    Police officers
  4. Coronavirus: Case rates in Oxfordshire

    Here are the latest rates of cases of Covid-19 in Oxfordshire.

    The figures are the number of infections per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 21 November (previous week's figures in brackets).

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 134.5 (down from 248.6)

    Cherwell - 96.3 (down from 162.1)

    Vale of White Horse - 73.5 (down from 141.9)

    South Oxfordshire - 90.8 (down from 123.9)

    West Oxfordshire - 78.6 (down from 121.1)

    The figure for England is 208.7 (down from 274.6).

    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 released on 25 November.

  5. Coronavirus: Case rates in Oxfordshire

    Here are the latest rates of cases of Covid-19 in Oxfordshire.

    The figures are the number of infections per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 19 November (previous week's figures in brackets).

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 139.7 (down from 269.6)

    Cherwell - 108.3 (down from 167.4)

    Vale of White Horse - 90.4 (down from 143.4)

    South Oxfordshire - 96.4 (down from 139.4)

    West Oxfordshire - 87.7 (down from 128.3)

    The figure for England is 228.9 (down from 274.3).

    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 released on 23 November.

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    Video caption: Covid: What is the Oxford vaccine and how does it work?

    Why news on this vaccine is particularly important for people living in the UK.

  7. Coronavirus: Case rates in Oxfordshire

    Here are the latest rates of cases of Covid-19 in Oxfordshire.

    The figures are the number of infections per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 18 November (previous week's figures in brackets).

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 152.8 (down from 256.5)

    Cherwell - 111.0 (down from 168.8)

    Vale of White Horse - 102.2 (down from 138.2)

    South Oxfordshire - 109.1 (down from 143.6)

    West Oxfordshire - 94.0 (down from 134.7)

    The figure for England is 239.9 (down from 272.5).

    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 released on 22 November.

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    Video caption: Covid-19: Oxford vaccine 'highly effective'

    The director of the Oxford Vaccine group says this vaccine is also easier to store than others.

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    Video caption: AstraZeneca executive: 'The vaccine is clearly effective'

    A coronavirus vaccine produced with the University of Oxford stops 70% of people developing Covid symptoms.