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Footage of baby rhino birth in Cotswolds
White rhino Stella is the newest addition to the family at Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire.

University has 'largest carbon footprint' in Oxford

Oxford Radcliffe
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The University of Oxford is the largest contributor to Oxford's carbon footprint, according to new data released by the city council.

The institution is responsible for about 8% of total emissions in the city, the authority's Climate Emergency Strategy Support report says.

The findings follow an examination of Oxford's greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, produced by its 155,000 residents and 4,500 businesses.

It also found that:

  • 81% of total emissions come from buildings
  • Residential buildings account for 29% of total emissions
  • Transportation is responsible for 17% of total emissions
  • Waste is responsible for less than 2% of total emissions

Tom Hayes, cabinet member for Zero Carbon Oxford, said: "Now that we’re armed with the latest evidence, we’ll look at the levers we can pull on directly to reduce emissions."

Hugh Bonneville speaks to the owners of Churchgate House, one of Downton Abbey's filming locations

Rod and Maggie Harris tell Hugh about the history of their home.

Killed PC 'will have police funeral'

A Thames Valley Police officer killed while investigating a burglary will have a formal police funeral, it has been announced.

PC Andrew Harper, 28, died after he was dragged along the road by a vehicle in Sulhamstead, Berkshire, on 15 August.

Thames Valley Police said his family has confirmed their wish for a formal police funeral to take place.

A force spokesman said: "We will continue to work closely with Andrew's family so that their wishes are front and centre and ensure that the funeral is a fitting tribute that honours our colleague Andrew's strength, courage and bravery."

No further details about the funeral have been released.

PC Andrew Harper
Family handout via Thames Valley Police

Officer cleared after using Taser on suspect

Thames Valley Police have cleared an officer of misconduct after he used a taser on a "compliant" suspect, it has been revealed.

The officer discharged the taser when responding to reports of a man in possession of a sword, during an incident in Newbury, Berkshire, in 2015.

The man, who has not been named, said he had been standing still at the time and did not have a sword. He complained to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

The police watchdog ruled the tasered man had been shown on CCTV to be compliant and not in possession of the weapon. They directed Thames Valley Police to hold a tribunal.

At a meeting last year, the officer was found not to have committed misconduct in using the Taser and when giving his account of the incident.

Oliver and Olivia most popular baby names

In the South East, Oliver and Olivia have been revealed as the most popular baby names.

The figures are from 2018 and some believe the show Peaky Blinders has been an inspiration behind many of the choices.

Chart of most popular boys names in the South East of England in 2018
Chart of most popular girls names in the South East of England in 2018