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All non-urgent operations have been cancelled
at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital today and will be on Monday.
It's as the NHS in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire comes
under what's described as "major pressure".
In a statement the hospital trust said everybody
Peter Cooke sent this report from the hospital.
The hospital trusts in Oxford, Buckinghamshire and Reading
are amongst 25 who have said they have been under
More problems today, the John Radcliffe issued
a statement from their chief nurse, Catherine Stoddard.
In it she said they'd taken this decision to improve the flow
of patients through the hospital and to ensure they can continue
to see patients in the emergency department in a timely way.
She added that all of those affected have been notified and that
all urgent admissions and day cases will go ahead as planned.
Staff at the hospital have asked people to consider all options
Now, we have been asking the public if they have
There's a disparity between what the public expect
from the National Health Service and what can be delivered.
I can't fault the staff at all because the people that
I think quite a lot of people could either be seen
by their doctors or be seen by the pharmacist.
The picture here is very much reflected of course in many
More than four in ten hospitals in England declared a major alert
in the first week of the New Year, not being able to see
To cope, they brought in extra staff and also cancel routine treatments,
But given the current pressures on the system
during this winter period, many trusts are warning
we are likely to see further cancellations.
A man's been arrested in connection with a rape investigation in Oxford.
Police have today been continuing their searches
of the area surrounding Raleigh Park and woodland close to the A34.
The man has been detained in Eastbourne in Sussex.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident,
adding that evidence may have been thrown from a moving car.
A shopkeeper near the Cowley road has pleaded guilty to sixteen
offences relating to selling unsafe 'legal highs'.
Darren Manley admitted selling the products,
including King B and Charlie Sheen, as research chemicals
from his Red Eye store which has since closed down.
Trading standards launched an investigation into the substances
and found them to be illegal and dangerous.
Inspectors at the troubled Woodhill prison in Milton keynes have raised
concerns over staffing levels in a damning new report,
The Care Quality Commission findings, published today,
criticises the level of mental health care.
Nine inmates have committed suicide at the prison since 2012.
Death in custody and deaths in prison if they complicated,
Death in custody and deaths in prison is a complicated,
If it was an easy question we would be able to solve
the problem quite quickly but what we see is an ageing
population, we see an increasing number of novel psychoactive
substances within our prisons, including spice, which we see
in the street and also the complexity of the environment.
What one must bear in mind is that Woodhill is a category A prison,
therefore the complexities of the prison, the complexities
of the environment, are slightly unique in themselves.
I think we can always do more and if we have more staff we can
At the moment, the staffing compliment is slightly higher
than that which was identified by the CQC because we have obviously
moved on some several weeks and it's interesting that the report
concluded that the staff were compassionate and
Campaigners squatting in a former car show room in Oxford say they've
claimed a "small but important victory" for those needing shelter.
They've been at a court hearing in the city today where the case
Protestors say it gives people with nowhere warm to sleep another
Adina Campbell has been following developments.
Cuddle time for Lewis and his dog, Ty.
For the next seven days at least, he'll be able to stay on living
here in this former car dealership in Oxford.
You've made it into your own, haven't you?
I have, it's a bit of an upgrade from the tent.
And this feels much more like a bedroom to you now?
It felt like an office on the first night, so I thought I'd do
a little bit to make it feel like my own space.
Earlier, campaigners say they were relieved after a judge
at the County Court in Oxford adjourned a hearing which could have
seen the 16 homeless people living in this building evicted.
They decided to move in on New Year's Eve after finding
Since then, thousands of people have signed a petition to keep them here,
Lots of warm clothes, we've got bedding, beds, futons.
A couple of sofas, we've got hobs, fridges, lots of cooking equipment.
The building is owned by Wadham college.
It says it is profoundly sympathetic to the plight of homeless people,
but plans to use the site for student accommodation.
The college, however, let the ground-floor
to Midcounties Co-operative, who've told us in a statement...
With temperatures set to drop to -3 overnight,
this is welcome news for the people who've been using this
But this may not be a permanent decision, and even though
they will be able to stay here for the next few days,
that could change of course depending on the outcome
Police say a car's been clocked doing 131 miles an hour
The car was spotted in the early hours of the morning
A 31-year-old man's due to appear in court.
We may have missed the brunt of the weather, but this aerial
shot across stokenchurch and the chilterns shows a fair
The shot was captured by the police helicopter.
The weekend weather is next, starting with the regional
forecast with Alexis, but that's it from us.
It will be a cold and a frosty night tonight and there is a big issue
of ice following the snowfall we had recently and the chance of wintry
During the early hours of the morning a little more cloud
will feed in from the north and temperatures in the towns
and cities will drop to around -2 Celsius,
but perhaps down to -4 Celsius in the countryside.
So, the risk of ice first thing tomorrow morning.
Wintry showers are still a possibility.
Not amounting to too much if they fall as snow.
But tomorrow's a mainly dry day with some sunny spells.
Still, the risk of a shower through the afternoon with a high
Looking ahead to the rest of the weekend, rain and milder
conditions on Sunday, quite a damp and a dismal day.
The possibility of more cloud on Monday.
5-6 is the best we will have. It stays cold into the beginning of
next week as well stop Good evening, a cold, icy
night, but some others have other concerns. This was the scene earlier
today, huge waves crashing on to the shoreline at Whitley Bay. We still
have the peak of the high tide to come in other parts. This is the
flood line number. It's if you have any concerns. The worst of the wind
slowly comes -- subsiding. Wintry showers across the North of Scotland
and some filtering well inland across the Midlands, giving a light
dusting in some places. An icy night, temperatures widely close to
or below freezing, particularly where you have snow cover. Tomorrow