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Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

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M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, at J11 for A422.

M40 Oxfordshire - M40 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J11, A422 (Banbury), because of a car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Surgeries at Oxford hospital postponed over ventilation issues

John Radcliffe Hospital
PA

Ventilation issues in the West Wing theatres at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital has caused some surgeries to be postponed.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said it was assessing patients who required urgent surgery.

The hospital already has four operating threatres out of action due to maintenance works.

The trust said this represented "a significant loss of theatre capacity" across its hospitals.

Chief nursing officer Sam Foster said: "We are working hard to make sure that all patients requiring urgent operations, including cancer patients, are able to continue to get the operations they need."

Man arrested after crash involving police car

A has been arrested after a crash involving a police car in Banbury, Thames Valley Police said.

The incident happened at about 12:20 BST on Monday when officers tried to stop a car in Southam Road.

The driver failed to pull over and drove off in the direction of Beaumont Road, where the vehicle crashed into another police car.

The driver then ran off towards a play park. No one was injured.

A 28-year-old man from Banbury was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, using a motor vehicle without third-party insurance and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Seven vehicles broken into in Oxfordshire

CCTV
TVP

Following seven thefts from motor vehicles in Oxfordshire in one night, a CCTV image has been released by police.

Cash, cards, laptops, bags and clothing were stolen between 01:00 and 03:00 last Thursday after vehicles were broken into on Cadelworth Way in Kingston Bagpuize, Storksbill Lane, Laurel Drive and Latton Close in Southmoor, and Field Close, Cascade Corner and Bramling Cross in Longworth.

PC Tom Pryor, based at Faringdon police station, said: "I am releasing a CCTV image of this person as I believe that they may have information that is vital to this investigation."

Women's Tour stage concludes at Blenheim Palace

Belgium's Jolien D'hoore has won the third stage of the OVO Energy Women's Tour in Oxfordshire.

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Bob Harris takes Radio 2 break due to illness

Bob Harris
BBC

Broadcaster Bob Harris is to take a break from presenting his BBC Radio 2 country show after suffering an aortic dissection.

The condition occurs when there is a tear in the wall of the major artery carrying blood out of the heart.

Harris, who lives in Oxfordshire, said: "I am not exactly sure when I will be on air again but I am on the road to recovery now."

The 73-year-old paid tribute to the intensive care team and consultants at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, his wife Trudie and his "wonderful" family.

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Severe disruption: M40 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire southbound severe disruption, from J12 for B4451 to J11 for A422.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane blocked on M40 southbound from J12, B4451 (Gaydon) to J11, A422 (Banbury), because of a lorry that's broken down. 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 J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a break down. 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 J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police issue third appeal over man missing for three weeks

Police are for the third time appealing for information about a 37-year-old man from Oxford who has been missing for three weeks.

Adam Stanmore, who is 37, was last seen on Saturday 18 May at around 22:50 BST in Horspath Road.

He was, however, only reported missing to Thames Valley Police the following Wednesday.

Mr Stanmore is mixed race, around 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build and has short dark curly hair.

Police said they are "very keen" on hearing from anyone who saw him in the lead up to him going missing.

"None of you would be in trouble, but if you have any information that can help us to locate Adam, please get in touch," Det Insp James Senior said.

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference number 43190153775.

Adam Stanmore
THAMES VALLEY POLICE
Adam Stanmore was last seen on 18 May

Oxford United and BBC Radio Oxford announce new coverage partnership

Two-hour delays on M40 due to two-lane closure

Oxfordshire County Council is warning drivers to avoid the southbound carriageway if possible.

The council says the delays are due to two lanes being closed between junction six and seven for "emergency repairs".

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Weather warning in place for heavy rain

There's now an Amber weather warning for London, and much of the South East following downpours overnight.

The Met Office has warned that the heaviest and most persistent rain is still to come with a warning in place on Monday covering an area from the Humber all the way down to the south coast, and from the East Midlands to Portsmouth.

Forecasters said some places could see a month's worth of rain in two or three days, and we could see some flooding issues.

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked and it's slow moving on M40 northbound from J10 A43 to J11, A422 (Banbury), because of an accident involving single vehicle.

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

John Radcliffe Hospital multi-storey car park plan

An application to build a multi-storey car park at the John Radcliffe Hospital could be submitted within the next year, hospital bosses have confirmed.

It comes as nearly 3,000 people have backed a petition calling for one to be built to solve the ongoing parking problems. Patients sometimes have to queue for hours to get a space.

However Alex Hollingsworth, lead member for planning and sustainable transport at Oxford City Council, told BBC Radio Oxford "more would be needed to solve the problem in the long-term."

John radcliffe Hospital
PA

The JR is one of the biggest hospitals in the country, we treat more and more patients each year so we can’t grow our way out of this. We’re going to have to do something different as well, otherwise the growth in patients and staff will overtake whatever provision we put in place."

Alex HollingsworthOxford City Council

Severe accident: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe accident, from J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of an accident.

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

Weather: A wet day

A very wet start with persistent rain across the area.

Through the afternoon, some sunny spells will develop, but also a good scattering of heavy showers, some of which will turn thundery.

Heavy and locally thundery showers at first this evening.

Thereafter, the heaviest showers will clear to the northeast, leaving an increasingly windy and cloudy night, with patchy rain at times.

Temperature: Between 10 and 16°C (50 and 61°F).

Thundery showers expected later, says Alex Osborne

Severe accident: M40 Warwickshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, from J12 for B4451 to J11 for A422.

M40 Warwickshire - One lane closed on M40 southbound from J12, B4451 (Gaydon) to J11, A422 (Banbury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

CCTV of upskirting suspect released

Police are looking for a man who it's believed took a photo up a woman's skirt as she was shopping in Banbury.

The 21-year-old was alerted to what had happened in Wilko in Bridge Street, by another shopper.

Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they want to speak to.

Upskirting was made a criminal offence in England and Wales in February after an 18-month campaign.

CCTV of upskirting suspect
Thames Valley Police

Reward to catch 'violent' fugitive

Jason Sufi
Crimestoppers

A £5,000 reward is being offered to help capture a "violent" escaped prisoner.

Jason Sufi, 39, was serving a nine-year sentence for burglary, false imprisonment and robbery at HMP Springhill when he went on the run in February.

He has since been linked to a series of violent crimes, including in Oxfordshire and Hampshire.

A Crimestoppers spokeswoman said: "We should all be able to live in our homes and walk our streets safely without fear, which is why our charity has put up this reward."

Jason Sufi
Crimestoppers

Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A422 and J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J11, A422 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of debris on the road. 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 J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of debris on the road.

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