A man has died after the van he was driving was involved in a collision on the M40. The accident happened shortly before 7pm. The crash involved a HGV and a van in lane one of the southbound carriageway between junctions 6 at Watlington and 5 at Stokenchurch.
Junctions 6 to 5 southbound are closed and are expected to remain closed for approximately three hours. There is significant congestion on the M40 and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Signposted diversion routes via the A40 are currently in place.
Officers from Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Perry Knight from Roads Policing based at Bicester, via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting URN 1300 18/6.
A Christmas tree grower from Watlington in Oxfordshire delivered a tree to take up residence outside Number 10 Downing Street.
Andrew Ingram won the coveted title of Champion Christmas Tree Grower at the 15th Annual British Christmas Tree Growers Association Competition in October.
Andrew, who also won the champion title two years ago, had the honour of delivering a Christmas tree to stand outside 10 Downing Street.
On the M40 Northbound there is one lane blocked and queueing traffic due to an accident involving three vehicles involved. Between J6 B4009 (Watlington) and J7 A40 / A329 (Thame).
Travel time is around 35 minutes.
They rumble through their town day and night. And, today, a group of campaigners began a fight to stop lorries and HGVs passing through Watlington in Oxfordshire.
Rather than use the M4 and A34 route, or M40, to travel between Berkshire and Oxfordshire, the small market town is often used by lorries who travel on the B4009 as a shortcut between Oxford, Thame and Reading.
Now a pressure group called Watlington Against Pollution, has been set up to reduce the number of lorries. Mel Bloor reports.
An historic thatched cottage in Cuxham near Watlington in Oxfordshire was damaged by fire on the evening of Tuesday 15th October.
Seven fire engines tackled the blaze as it threatened to engulf the property. The building is next door to the Half Moon pub which itself was severely damaged by fire in 2002.
An industrial estate in Oxfordshire has re-opened after a fire yesterday.
The site at Watlington was sealed off for twenty four hours while water was sprayed to cool gas cylinders. At the height of the emergency more than sixty firefighters were at the scene. Businesses are now recovering.
A 24 hour cordon has been lifted at an industrial estate in Oxfordshire. The site at Watlington, where a fire broke out yesterday, is expected to reopen this morning. Gas cylinders had to be cooled before the estate was deemed safe.
An industrial estate in Oxfordshire is expected to reopen this morning following a fire. The site at Watlington was sealed off for 24 hours yesterday. At the height of the fire more than 60 firefighters were needed.
An industrial estate in Oxfordshire has been cordoned off for much of the day after a fire broke out in buildings that contained gas cylinders. Sixty firefighters tackled the blaze in Watlington. Police and ambulance crews were on hand as a precaution.