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Search for missing Oxford man

David Morgans was last seen on Saturday 12th April Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police are searching for a man who has been missing from Oxford since Saturday.

David Morgans, who is 49-years-old, was last seen in the Littlemore area of Oxford at about 3pm on Saturday 12th April.

Mr Morgans is white, of medium build, with brown wavy hair and 6ft 2ins tall.

He was last seen wearing a black coat, white t-shirt and black jeans.

Oxford woman who escaped prescription death is now pregnant

An Oxford woman, who nearly died after she was wrongly prescribed a swine flu pill, is now expecting her first child.

Samantha Goddard was left in a coma, blinded and covered in blisters after she was told to take Tamiflu in 2009.

The 23-year-old was then told she did not have the condition but had developed a life-threatening condition from the pills.

She has now found out that she is pregnant with her 'miracle baby' after contracting the Stevens Johnson syndrome.

The mum-to-be, from Bicester, has been attending lessons in baby care from her 27-year-old sister and carer Charley Dale, who has two children.

She plans to live independently and will attend courses to help visually impaired parents care for their babies.

I didn't think I would fall pregnant to be honest. It's a whole new chapter in my life and I'm looking forward to it."I'm excited and scared. The hard part is trying to find visually-impaired-friendly equipment."

– Samantha Goodard


Oxford Boat Race crew have valuables taken

The Oxford Boat Race crew, who beat rivals Cambridge in the annual race on the Thames at the weekend, had bags stolen from their minibus.

A rucksack and red cotton bag, which had seven of the crews' belongings in it, was taken from the minibus.

The rucksack was found later in a toilet but a purse containing £40 had been taken from it.

The victorious Oxford Boat Race crew celebrate their win Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Oxford win by biggest margin since 1973

Oxford's crew celebrate after their victory.
Oxford's crew celebrate after their victory. Credit: Reuters

Oxford's 11-stroke victory over Cambridge in today's BNY Mellon Boat Race was the biggest margin of victory by either side since 1973.

Cambridge's Luke Juckett lost at least five strokes when the two crews clashed near the Harrods Depositary, in the race's decisive moment.

Cambridge protested against the result, but umpire Richard Phelps threw out the complaint from cox Ian Middleton.

Read: Oxford ease to boat race amid oar controversy


Man jailed for burglary and theft

Justin Bourton Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been sentenced to three years and eight months imprisonment for a burglary and theft of motor vehicle in Oxford.

Justin Bourton, aged 35, of Dashwood Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Bourton was sentenced to 44 months imprisonment for burglary and 12 months imprisonment for theft of a motor vehicle, to run concurrently.

The charges relate to an incident on 4 July 2013, when Bourton burgled a house in Courtland Road, Oxford and stole a BMW from the property.

Bringing women's boat racing into the 21st century...

Video. The crews for this year's Oxford and Cambridge boat race are carrying out their final training sessions before competing on the Thames. The men's race is next weekend but the women will be on the water at Henley this Sunday.

But as Sarah Gomme found out, big changes mean one of the world's most traditional sporting events is being brought into the 21st century.

She spoke to Christine Wilson, the Oxford women's team Chief Coach and Maxie Scheske, the OUWBC President.

Young Morse returns for second series

Shaun Evans in a scene from the new series of Endeavour
Shaun Evans in a scene from the new series of Endeavour Credit: ITV/Mammoth Screen

A second series of the Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour returns to our screens this Sunday evening, 30th March 2014. We've been for a sneak peak on location in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, and for a chat with the stars. All that will be available on our website shortly.

Co-star Roger Allam talks about his role as Inspector Fred Thursday
Co-star Roger Allam talks about his role as Inspector Fred Thursday Credit: ITV Meridian
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