Page last updated at 16:58 GMT, Thursday, 18 January 2007

Four injured at animal lab site

Four people were injured when 60ft (18.3m) hoardings surrounding Oxford University's new 20m animal research laboratory blew down in high winds.

Emergency services were called to the Biomedical Research Facility building site in South Parks Road.

A 28-year-old man sustained cuts and a minor head wound and a 28-year-old woman sustained a fractured cheekbone.

A 30-year-old university staff member fractured her cheekbone and another member of staff dislocated his hip.

The casualties were all taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Pool closed

Parks Road was closed at the junction with St Cross Road and Holywell Street. Longwall Street was also shut and road closures were expected to last into the evening.

Power cuts have affected homes and businesses across Oxfordshire.

Areas of Wantage and Bicester have been without power in addition to an estimated 7,000 homes in south Oxfordshire, which lost electricity in the morning.

Southern Electric said they have brought in extra engineers to fix faults.

Storm damage has forced the closure of the swimming pool at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon.

Swimming sessions for Thursday and Friday morning have been cancelled but the rest of the centre is operating as normal.



RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific