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British scientists in world-first TB breakthrough

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British scientists have made a world-first breakthrough in the diagnosis ...

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Critically ill boy becomes jockey

24 March 2017 Last updated at 10:19 GMT

A seven-year-old boy who battled a critical illness will realise his dream of becoming a jockey.

Freddie Fletcher from Steventon, Oxfordshire was left fighting for his life with an infection, but his love of his pony Tommy helped him ...

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Barnaby Cork inquest: Four-year-old run over by dad

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A four-year-old boy died after being run over by his father in a car ...

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Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill

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Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping nearly 1.5 ...

2017-03-22 13:57 open_in_new
Banbury dog walker finds 8ft boa constrictor in field

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A dog walker got "a bit of a surprise" when he found an 8ft-long boa ...

2017-03-21 20:19 open_in_new
'Extreme concern' over delays to Oxfordshire school buildings

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A council has said it is "extremely concerned" over delays to school ...

2017-03-21 18:07 open_in_new
Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86

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Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse books, has died aged 86. ...

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Patrol helps toads cross busy road

21 March 2017 Last updated at 08:53 GMT

Each year during migration season Henley Toad Patrol helps the amphibians cross a busy Oxfordshire road at dusk.

The volunteers put the toads waiting at a temporary barrier into buckets and carry them across the A4155 Henley to Marlow Road. ...

2017-03-21 11:31 open_in_new
Campaigners unveil new plan for cycling in Oxfordshire

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Every major town in Oxfordshire could be connected by cycle paths if ...

2017-03-20 17:53 open_in_new
90 rooms for Oxford University students formally opened

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A University of Oxford college has officially opened the largest addition ...

2017-03-20 14:35 open_in_new
Five Things

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Here are five stories in Oxfordshire that generated interest this ...

2017-03-20 11:17 open_in_new
Ryan Ledson: Oxford United midfielder is February's EFL Young Player of the Month

Leaving the club he had been with since the age of five might have seemed a tough decision for Ryan Ledson as he said his goodbyes to Everton and joined Oxford United.

But midfielder Ledson, 19, trusted recommendations from his Merseyside mates before agreeing a summer switch to the Kassam ...

2017-03-20 11:17 open_in_new
'Lucky escape' lorry crash closes M40 for 12 hours

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The M40 was closed for more than 12 hours after two lorries were involved ...

2017-03-19 16:31 open_in_new
F1's Susie Wolff loses driving ban appeal

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Former Formula 1 driver Susie Wolff has failed in a bid to get a driving ...

2017-03-17 14:59 open_in_new
Deer Park Medical Centre patients urged to find new surgery

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The health secretary has ordered a GP surgery to shut over patient safety ...

2017-03-17 11:41 open_in_new
Towards a lip-reading computer

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Scientists at Oxford say they've invented an artificial intelligence ...

2017-03-17 11:41 open_in_new
Rory Cellan-Jones

Scientists at Oxford say they've invented an artificial intelligence system that can lip-read better than humans.

The system, which has been trained on thousands of hours of BBC News programmes, has been developed in collaboration with Google's DeepMind AI division.

"Watch, Attend ...

2017-03-17 11:41 open_in_new
Oxford United superfan Steve Dyer dies of cancer

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A terminally ill Oxford United fan who was made an honorary member of the ...

2017-03-17 11:41 open_in_new
All Southern Health non-executive directors resign

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All the non-executive directors of an NHS trust criticised for failing to ...

2017-03-16 16:57 open_in_new
Faringdon murder probe: Police continue to question woman

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A 40-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder continues to be ...

2017-03-16 11:27 open_in_new
Oxford United: Michael Appleton concerned for 'jaded looking' squad

Oxford United head coach Michael Appleton had no complaints as his side saw their League One play-off push dented with defeat by Oldham.

The U's lost 2-1 at Boundary Park on Tuesday and stay 10th, six points off the play-offs with 10 games remaining.

"We were second-best and ...

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