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Summary

  1. Votes being counted for all 63 seats on Oxfordshire County Council
  2. Latest tally: Lib Dems 5 (+2); Conservatives 12 (no change); Labour 8 (-1); Green 0 (-1); and Independents 2 (no change)
  3. Oxfordshire County Council deputy leader loses seat to Lib Dems

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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The Conservatives have made gains in the local council elections, with Labour and UKIP losing out, as the results are declared.

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That's all for today

Thanks for reading today. We'll be back tomorrow with more news, sport, weather and travel from across Oxfordshire from 08:00.

Man assaulted with knife in Banbury

Between midday and 13:00 on Tuesday a 21-year-old local man was chased up and down a driveway in Withycombe Drive by a number of males who were believed to be in possession of a knife.

The offenders were seen arriving in the area in a grey Renault Laguna. 

After a short chase, the victim was assaulted outside a property in Withycombe Drive on a driveway by the offenders using a knife. 

He received superficial injuries to his chest and back that required hospital treatment. 

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of GBH, a 28-year-old from Cropredy, who has been released on bail, and a 19-year-old man from Banbury, who is in custody.

Chip Shop portraits exhibition launched

Kazem Hakimi, from Oxford, became an internet hit after taking pictures of his customers and has launched two exhibitions of his work. 

Portraits From A Chip Shop opens in Oxford

Dave Gilyeat

BBC South

An Oxford fish and chip shop owner who took pictures of his customers as a hobby has had two exhibitions of his work open up in the city

Kazem Hakimi went viral in July when the BBC published a video of his project cataloguing the varied characters who visited his Iffley Road premises. 

The portraits are being shown at the Old Fire Station and Modern Art Oxford. 

Mr Hakimi said he was "extremely happy" and "never imagined this would happen".

Kazem Hakimi
BBC

This week's review

James Luxford from the Radio Times joins Howard Bentham to review the new British comedy Mindhorn.

James Luxford of the Radio Times joins Howard Bentham to review British comedy Mindhorn

Referendum on Headington development

Residents in Headington have taken part in a referendum on Oxford City Council's neighbourhood development plan for the area.

Headington shark
David Hallam-Jones

To the question on whether they wanted the authority to use the plan to help it decide planning applications, 3,310 voted yes, and 543 voted no. There was a 38% turnout.   

Former council leader reacts

The council leader up to the election, Ian Hudspeth, has been reacting to today's result.

"Here in Oxfordshire it's looking a little tighter than I'd actually like... obviously overnight, nationally, it's been very good for the Conservative Party, but that hasn't been reflected here in Oxfordshire," he told us.

With no overall control serious decisions had to be taken over whether the Party would try to run the council with a minority or make a deal, he added.

It's all up for play.

Final tally

The Lib Dems have won Wheatley, leaving the makeup of the council:

Conservatives 31

Labour 14

Lib Dems 13

Independents 4

Henley Residents Group 1

BreakingTories miss out on Oxfordshire majority

One to go...

Tories lose Henley

The Henley-on-Thames seat has flipped from the Conservatives to Henley Residents Group, with 1,747 to 1,362 votes.

Council leader keeps seat

Conservative council leader Ian Hudspeth has held his Woodstock seat and seen off the Lib Dem challenger, 1,694 votes to 1,348. 

Turnout up

The overall turnout for yesterday's election was 33%, up from 30% in 2013.

Lib Dem hold

from reporter at the count

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

Banbury general election candidate for the Lib Dems John Howson has held onto St Margaret's by about 100 votes.

There were cheers when the result was announced, and relief that second place Labour hadn't stolen the seat.

Tories close to Oxfordshire majority

Travel update: Accident on A34 Northbound

We're hearing about big issues with the A34. 

If you're heading northbound it's closed at Hinksey Hill because of a three-car accident. 

There are diversions there but big queues. It's slow from halfway back to the Milton Interchange.

Council leader holds onto seat

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

Conservative council leader Ian Hudspeth has held onto his Woodstock seat and seen off the Lib Dem challenger, 1,694 votes to 1,348.

Latest tally

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

No seats have changed hands in about an hour. The current tally is Lib Dems 6 (+2), Labour 12 (-1), Conservatives 19 (no change), Green 0 (-1), and Independents 3 (no change).

Labour hold

BBC Oxford political reporter tweets

Latest tally

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

We've had a series of seats that haven't changed hands, putting the current tally on Lib Dems 5 (+2), Labour 8 (-1), Conservatives 12 (no change), Green 0 (-1), and Independents 2 (no change). 

Labour win

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

The Labour Party has just picked up its first seat, Iffley Fields and St Marys, from the Greens by about 200 votes.

Could this be a result of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership?

Seats changing hands

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

So far we've had four seats change hands; the Conservatives have taken two from Labour, and the Lib Dems have taken two from the Tories.

If that trend continues the Lib Dems could be on course to become the county's biggest opposition party.

Lib Dem gain in Abingdon

from our reporter at the count

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

A huge cheer just went up here in Abingdon as the Lib Dems gained the marginal seat of Abingdon North from the Conservatives - 2,029 votes to 1,494.

Abingdon North votes Lib Dem

Oxfordshire County election results

Bethan Phillips

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

Things are looking very close. The Lib Dems have gained two seats, including deptuy Rodney Rose's, while the Conservatives have gained two seats in Banbury.

BreakingDeputy loses seat

Election results are beginning to come in

In the first surprise of the day Oxfordshire's deputy council leader Rodney Rose has lost his Charlbury and Wychwood seat to Lib Dem Liz Leffman.

The final vote tally was:

Lib Dems - 2,105

Conservatives - 1,572 

Girl, 13, injured after man throws object from car

A 13-year-old girl had to be treated in hospital after a man who threw a can from a car at her face.

It happened on Wednesday between 18:10 and 18:20 on Sandford Road, while she was walking towards Sandford on Thames. The can was thrown from a small silver car with blacked out windows which drove past.

She sustained minor facial injuries and attended hospital for treatment, Thames Valley Police said.

The offender is described as white and in his 20s.

Sandford Road
Google

PC Jordan McClay said: "This has been a distressing incident for the victim, and resulted in her needing hospital treatment.

"I would like to speak to anyone who has any details relating to this. I believe there was another vehicle travelling behind the suspect’s car, and I would like to speak to the occupants of that vehicle, as they could have vital information."

DNA helps convict man of 1986 Oxford attempted rape

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

A serial child abuser has been found guilty of the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl 31 years ago after new DNA evidence was discovered

Philip Spriggs, 52, formerly of Oxford, attacked his victim on 30 January 1986 as she was walking near Pullens Lane in Oxford. 

He pulled his victim to the ground and threatened her before she escaped. 

In 2015 Spriggs was jailed for 17 years for a string of sex offences against two children.

Philip Spriggs
BBC

Counting due to begin...

Travel update: Oxford city centre delays

Al Ryan

BBC Oxford travel presenter

There are delays into the city centre along Marsh Lane, Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, Botley Road, Donnington Bridge, The Slade, and Horspath Driftway.  

Labour wins Barton and Sandhills ward by-election

We have one result to bring on the Barton and Sandhills by-election.

Labour's Mark Ladbrooke has been elected following the death of councillor Van Coulter.

Local Election stats
BBC

There are nearly 2,400 posts being contested in England. Registered voters were able to cast their ballots until 22:00 BST on Thursday.

Good morning

Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire on Friday 5 May.

We'll be bringing you the latest news as it breaks across the county, including the results of the local elections.

Counting in Oxfordshire starts at 10:00.

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Springtime in Youlbury Wood
Graham Wright

Many thanks to Graham Wright for today's main image, which he has called "Springtime in Youlbury Wood".

You can share your pictures with us at oxfordshire@bbc.co.uk.