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Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A422 to J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M40 southbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Council 'can't do much more' to stop illegal encampments

A study by an Oxfordshire council has suggested the authority cannot do much more to stop unauthorised traveller camps in the area.

A Cherwell District Council report shows the number of encampments have increased in three years from five in 2015 to 28 in 2018.

The report noted one large group which occupied various car parks around Oxford last year contained 35 caravans and 25 vehicles.

The total cost of eviction, repairing damage clearing up waste and defending the land against further incursion was more than £60,000

About 25 caravans moved onto the park and ride site in Bicester in April 2018

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A422.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J11, A422 (Banbury), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A43 Northamptonshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A43 Northamptonshire both ways severe disruption, from B4525 to Northampton Road.

A43 Northamptonshire - A43 in High Cross partially blocked in both directions from the B4525 junction to the Northampton Road junction, because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Spring start for Banbury's Castle Quay Two

Construction on a new cinema and leisure complex for Banbury town centre will start in March, the council has said.

The Castle Quay Two project has been beset with delays after investors pulled out, and Cherwell District Council stepped in to take in late 2017.

The development over the canal from the current Castle Quay shopping centre will feature a 10-screen cinema, Lidl supermarket and Premier Inn Hotel.

Castle Quay 2
Castle Quay

Severe accident: A422 Northamptonshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A422 Northamptonshire both ways severe accident, from A43 Brackley East to Biddlesden Road.

A422 Northamptonshire - A422 Brackley Road in Brackley blocked in both directions from Brackley East to the Biddlesden Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Children evacuated after coach fire on M40

Banbury Guardian

A number of children were safely evacuated from a coach which burst into flames on the M40 near Banbury this morning.

The fire has been extinguished but one lane remains shut southbound at junction 11.

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A422.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M40 southbound at J11, A422 (Banbury), because of a coach fire.

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

Burst water main closes road in Bicester

Sophie Law

BBC Radio Oxford news

"Significant" flooding from a burst water main will see Bucknell Road in Bicester, Oxfordshire, closed for most of the day.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and Thames Water have been working to remove water from underneath the Bucknell Road railway bridge.

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Severe roadworks: A4095 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A4095 Oxfordshire both ways severe roadworks, from Shakespeare Drive to Bicester Road.

A4095 Oxfordshire - A4095 Bucknell Road in Bicester closed in both directions from the Shakespeare Drive junction to the Bicester Road junction, because of water main work.

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

Ten charity clothing banks stolen

Ten clothing banks belonging to the Air Ambulance Services have been stolen, the charity says.

Clothing bank
TAAS

It said thieves targeted sites in Warwickshire, Birmingham and Northamptonshire over the course of the new year; loading the yellow banks on to the back of a van before leaving the scene.

The charity, which relies on fund-raising, collects used clothes, bags and shoes in the facilities.

It says it is working with police to locate them.

Fancy a flavour of FA Cup drama?

#FAPeoplesCup

If the thrills and spills of the FA Cup third-round action have got you excited - how about getting a flavour of it yourself?

The 2019 FA People's Cup is now open for entries.

There's no experience required, it's free and you get the chance to play at St George's Park and lift a trophy during the FA Cup final in May.

Don't take our word for it - have a look at how these players felt about taking part in 2018...

FA People's Cup: The winners' 'outstanding' day at Wembley

Find out more about the competition and how you can get involved here.

Fancy a flavour of FA Cup drama?

#FAPeoplesCup

If the thrills and spills of the FA Cup third-round action has got you excited - how about getting a flavour of it yourself?

The 2019 FA People's Cup is now open for entries.

There's no experience required, it's free and you get the chance to play at St George's Park and lift a trophy during the FA Cup final in May.

Don't take out word for it - have a look at how these players felt about taking part in 2018...

FA People's Cup: The winners' 'outstanding' day at Wembley

Find out more about the competition and how you can get involved here.

Council considers future as partnership ends

Cherwell District Council offices
Google

The future of how Cherwell District Council will run its services will be discussed later.

For the last eight years Cherwell has been in partnership with neighbouring district South Northants.

That council is about to merge in to a unitary authority for the whole of Northamptonshire leaving Cherwell on its own.

The council's executive is being advised to continue with the same systems and contracts.

They will also look at the councils medium-term financial plan, which is warning of a £4.3m gap in its budget by the year 2024 if nothing changes.

Driver seriously injured in crash

An 18-year-old man is in a life-threatening condition following a crash in Banbury yesterday.

He was driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa which hit a parked lorry in Beaumont Road at about 05:15 GMT.

A passenger in the car was also injured.

The road was closed for several hours and police are appealing for witnesses.

Fancy a flavour of FA Cup drama?

#FAPeoplesCup

We've seen Pete Wild living the dream, now it's your chance.

If the thrills and spills of the FA Cup third-round action has got you excited - how about getting a flavour of it yourself?

The 2019 FA People's Cup is now open for entries.

There's no experience required, it's free and you get the chance to play at St George's Park and lift a trophy during the FA Cup final in May.

Don't take our word for it - have a look at how these players felt about taking part in 2018...

FA People's Cup: The winners' 'outstanding' day at Wembley

Find out more about the competition and how you can get involved here.

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A4260 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A4260 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, at B4031 Horse Fair.

A4260 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic on A4260 Banbury Road northbound in Deddington at the B4031 Horse Fair junction, because of an accident involving a car and a deer earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

A poem for a policeman investigating domestic violence

A "thank you" poem for one particular policeman, but the Northamptonshire force isn't revealing any further details about the case to protect the victim.

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Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, from J11 for A422 to J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, from J9 for A34 to J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - Heavy traffic on M40 northbound from J9, A34 (Bicester) to J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, from J10 for A43 Brackley to J9 for A34.

M40 Oxfordshire - Very slow traffic on M40 southbound from J10, A43 (Brackley) to J9, A34 (Bicester), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A34 to J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J9, A34 (Bicester) to J10, A43 (Brackley), because of a spillage on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe disruption, at J11 for A422.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J11, A422 (Banbury), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A422 and J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M40 southbound between J11, A422 (Banbury) and J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, from J9 for A34 to J10 for A43 Brackley.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J9, A34 (Bicester) to J10, A43 (Brackley), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J10 for A43 Brackley to J11 for A422.

M40 Oxfordshire - Heavy traffic on M40 northbound from J10, A43 (Brackley) to J11, A422 (Banbury), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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