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A34 closed near Oxford after crash

Credit: PA

The A34 is currently closed in both directions between Marcham and the Hinksey Interchange due to a crash.

Emergency services are currently at the scene.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.


Cocaine and heroin dealer jailed for three years

Liam Bayat, aged 30, appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Friday Credit: Thames Valley Police

An Oxford man has been jailed for three years for drugs offences.

Liam Bayat - who's 30 - pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Bayat was arrested at around 12.45pm on 13th July this year when police stopped and searched his car in St Helens Court, Abingdon.

He was found with 3 wraps of heroin and while in custody, police discovered a further 25 wraps of cocaine and heroin on his body.

Iconic music venue in Oxford set to close

It's an iconic venue which has delighted thousands of music fans for decades. But now The Cellar club in Oxford, renowned for helping to launch scores of successful musical careers, is set to close. The owners, St Michael's and All Saints' Charities, say financial pressures means that more money has to be generated from the site. But managers at the legendary venue say they won't be going without a fight. Cary Johnston reports.

Residents complain about road noise

Residents are asking for sound barriers Credit: PA

A campaign for measures to prevent noise pollution from the A34 in north Oxford has been taken to Parliament.

Residents in Wolvercote have complained about high levels of noise and disturbance from the A34 throughout the day and night, which can be exacerbated by the direction of the wind.

Over 700 local people signed a petition in 2015 urging the city and county councils to give their backing to plans for sound barriers.


EXCLUSIVE: Woman dragged along platform speaks out

A woman who was dragged along a platform when her hand became trapped in a train door has spoken exclusively to ITV Meridian about the ordeal.

Neelam Malik was trying to board a service from Oxford to Paddington when she became stuck.

Earlier this week the train driver was cleared of recklessly endangering the safety of a passenger.

Neelam says she still can't believe something like this could happen - she knows she was only seconds from death.

Sam Holder has been talking to her.

Sam spoke to Neelam Malik and Stephen Joseph from Campaign for Better Transport.

Police closing in on 'armed' Oxford murder suspect

Andrew Warren

Police in the United States say they are closing in on an Oxford University treasurer wanted in connection with the murder of a man stabbed to death in Chicago.

An international manhunt is underway for 56 year old Andrew Warren, a worker for Somerville College, who's being described by officers as 'armed and dangerous'.

He's believed to be with an American Professor of Microbiology, at whose apartment the 26 year old victim was found.

Officers say they do have an idea of their whereabouts.

Andrew Warren is a worker for Somerville College

Decision to pedestrianise busy Oxford street referred

Artist impression of the Westgate Centre Credit: Oxford City Council

A decision over plans to pedestrianise one of Oxford's busiest streets has been referred to the Department for Transport.

Oxford City Council say they want to ban buses from using Queen Street when the Westgate development opens in October.

Both the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach upheld their objections to the plans at a meeting this afternoon.

They say it will have a 'long-term negative effect' on the city.

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