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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.

  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 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.

  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 16 November (previous week's figures in brackets).

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 190.9 (down from 219.7)

    Cherwell - 136.2 (down from 167.4)

    Vale of White Horse - 114.7 (down from 133.8)

    South Oxfordshire - 121.1 (down from 143.6)

    West Oxfordshire - 104.8 (down from 141.9)

    The figure for England is 257.7 (down from 261.7).

    Local lockdown rules: Find out what the rules are in your area by entering your postcode.

    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 20 November.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A4183 Oxfordshire both ways

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    A4183 Oxfordshire both ways severe disruption, from A415 Stratton Way to Radley Road.

    A4183 Oxfordshire - A4183 Vineyard in Abingdon closed and it's slow in both directions from the A415 Stratton Way junction to the Radley Road junction, because of a police investigation.

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

  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 15 November.

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 221 (up from 204)

    Cherwell - 147.5 (down from 161.5)

    Vale of White Horse - 125.7 (down from 129.4)

    South Oxfordshire - 123.9 (down from 135.2)

    West Oxfordshire - 112.1 (down from 141.9)

    The figure for England is 265.5 (up from 261.4).

    Local lockdown rules: Find out what the rules are in your area by entering your postcode.

    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 19 November.

  8. People 'should not be alarmed' over Oxford covid rise

    Oxford

    A council has urged people in Oxford not to be "alarmed" by "what appears" to be a large rise in coronavirus cases after infections from Oxford University students were included in statistics for the first time.

    Oxfordshire County Council said it had been "estimating" the total of figure of Covid-19 cases in the city "if it included the student population".

    The local authority said the government was now providing data so students that had been recorded at their home address were now recorded at their term-time address.

    The council said the changes, which have occurred nationally, contributed to a "small increase in the Oxford numbers". The university has recorded 980 positive cases since August.

    Oxford city currently recorded 246.6 infections of Covid-19, up from 170,5, per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 14 November.

  9. 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 14 November.

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Oxford - 246.6 (up from 170.5)

    Cherwell - 158.1 (up from 148.2)

    Vale of White Horse - 137.5 (up from 111.8)

    South Oxfordshire - 121.8 (down from 129.5)

    West Oxfordshire - 118.4 (down from 138.3)

    The figure for England is 272.2 (up from 253.1).

    Local lockdown rules: Find out what the rules are in your area by entering your postcode.

    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 18 November.

  10. Community recycling sites to be scrapped

    Recycling point
    Image caption: Before and after - a district councilllor said the sites had been "abused"

    A council will scrap all of its 15 community recycling sites following a rise in littering and fly-tipping at them.

    West Oxfordshire District Council agreed to remove the "bring" sites now that "every household has a fortnightly kerbside recycling service".

    Sites at Carterton, Burford, Clanfield, Eynsham and Long Hanborough have already been removed at the request of parish councils while supermarket Asda has also asked for the removal of a facility in Carterton.

    Councillor Norman MacRae, cabinet member for the environment, said the sites had been "abused" and were "continually having to be cleared up" by council workers.

    “I am confident removing these sites will actually benefit our environment and we will continue to crack down on fly-tipping and prosecute offenders," he said.

  11. 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 13 November.

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Cherwell - 159.5 (up from 150.8)

    Oxford - 266.3 (165.3)

    South Oxfordshire - 129.5 (up from 122.5)

    Vale of White Horse - 139.7 (up from 108.1)

    West Oxfordshire - 125.6 (down from 139.2)

    The figure for England is 273.8 (up from 249.1).

    Local lockdown rules: Find out what the rules are in your area by entering your postcode.

    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 17 November.