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  1. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates from Tuesday 6 January 2015

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  1. Good evening

    That's it for Local Live for today, the service will return at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Frosty night

    It will be fine and dry with mostly clear skies allowing a frost to form overnight.

    Weather for tonight

    A few shallow mist or fog patches may develop in rural parts. Lows of 3C (37F).

  3. Evening TV

    BBC South Today

    In tonight's programme: There is too much pressure on accident and emergency departments as all the main hospitals in our region have missed the four-hour waiting time target.

    That and more, on BBC One at 18:30.

  4. Car in ditch in Shillingford

    The A4074 Henley Road in Shillingford is partially blocked in both directions because of a car in a ditch.

    For more, see the BBC Travel news site.

  5. Hoskins' great return

    Ross Heaton

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford United striker Will Hoskins scored in a 4-0 win for the U's development squad against Barnet this afternoon.

    Will Hoskins - began his career as a youngster at Notts County

    It was Hoskins' first game since picking up an injury against Southend in September.

    John Campbell netted twice and defender Sam Long was also on the scoresheet against the Bees.

  6. Pacemaker man to do marathon

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A man from Henley is hoping to become the first person to complete the North Pole Marathon with a pacemaker.

    Mike Shepherd plans to run 26.2 miles (42km) in temperatures as low as -60C (-76F) at a Russian science station in April.

  7. News on the hour

    Clare Woodling

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    The case of the footballer Ched Evans has shown change is needed in the way we view sex abusers.

    That's according to a Thames Valley charity which works with sex offenders. I'll have all the details at 17:00.

  8. Recycling your Christmas tree

    If you want to recycle your Christmas tree Oxford City Council says it has set up 17 sites across the city.

    Real Christmas tree

    The collection points are listed here and are open until Thursday 15 January.

  9. Barnett return 'unlikely'

    Oxford Times

    The chances of former loan striker Tyrone Barnett's returning to Oxford United from Peterborough during the January transfer window are remote, according to U's head coach Michael Appleton.

  10. Support for MP's campaign

    BBC Radio Oxford

    We tweeted about Ann Coffey MP's campaign to stop the term "child prostitute" being used in laws, and you've taken to Twitter to support her:

    M Curtis tweets: @BBCOxford And she is right!

    Graham Belton tweets: @BBCOxford i totally agree. We shouldnt label the children as that

  11. A&E Tracker

    Stephen Stafford

    BBC News Online

    The additional pressures of cold weather, norovirus and flu have an impact on all A&E departments across the UK.

    John Radcliff Hospital

    This tracker by BBC Health allows you to find out how the NHS is doing in Oxfordshire.

  12. News on the hour

    Clare Woodling

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    The universal condemnation of convicted sex offenders has to stop if victims are to be better protected.

    That's from a Thames Valley charity which supports sex offenders. I'll have all the details at 16:00.

  13. Greatest Day

    Banbury Cake

    Take That star Howard Donald was joined by bandmates Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and former member Jason Orange for his marriage to long-term girlfriend Katie Halil at Aynhoe Park in Banbury, a band spokesman confirms.

  14. Cyclist attacked

    Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an assault on New Years Day in Dry Sandford, Oxfordshire.

    The 47-year-old victim was cycling along the Honeybottom Lane when he got into an altercation with a motorist, who was driving a silver Mercedes E Class.

    The motorist then punched the victim in the head, causing bruising to the cheek and a split ear.

    The offender is described as white, 6ft, medium build, with a dark scruffy beard.

  15. Child horror stories

    Kat Orman

    Afternoon presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    On this afternoon's show we're discussing child horror stories after I had a nightmare start to the day when I locked my daughter inside the car.

    It seems a lot of people have accidently mislaid a child - remember when the Prime Minister left his daughter at the pub?

    Graham from Bloxham phoned in to tell us about taking a crowd of 14 kids for a day out at a wildlife park for his daughter's 11th birthday, only to later discover he had left one at home, happily reading.

    Add there are more tales on the BBC Oxford Facebook Page.

  16. News on the Hour

    Clare Woodling

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    More than 20 bicycles have been stolen in Henley on Thames in the past three months.

    Investigating officers say the thefts are all linked. I'll have all the details at 14:00.

  17. Fighting Ebola

    Howard Bentham

    Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford doctor Tom Boyles has been telling me about his time in Sierra Leone helping tackle the Ebola outbreak.

    Ebola worker - generic

    Following a six week deployment in Freetown, he was on the same flight back to the UK as nurse Pauline Cafferkey who is currently being treated for the disease in London.

    He said the screening process of the health volunteers was "very thorough, but not absolutely foolproof" and said it was "extremely rewarding and very hard work". Listen online now.

  18. Refocusing on farming

    BBC Radio 4

    UK agriculture has been focussing on the wrong priorities and now needs wholesale reform, according to a report from the New Economics Foundation.

    Grazing cows

    Redefining Success in Food and Agriculture will be presented at the Oxford Real Farming Conference, which starts today.

    It claims that UK farming is unsustainable, too energy-intensive, and socially unjust in its use of land.

    Anna Hill talks to the report's author, Stephen Devlin, for BBC Radio 4.

  19. Grand Prix weekend drive for Wolff

    Ross Heaton

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    The Grove-based Williams Formula 1 team has confirmed test driver Susie Wolff will be given the drive on the first day of the pre-season test at Barcelona next month.

    Susie Wolff

    It's the latest Formula 1 track-time for the Scot who become the first women in 20 years to take part in a Grand Prix weekend when she drove in Friday practice at Silverstone and Hockenheim last season.

  20. News on the Hour

    Paul Jenner

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    More than 5,000 children in Oxford are living in poverty, according to figures from Public Health England.

    The figures put Oxford lower than the national average, although the numbers show a fall year-on-year.

    I'll have reaction on BBC Radio Oxford at 13:00.

  21. Spate of Burglaries

    Charles Nove

    Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    There's been a series of burglaries across Oxfordshire.

    Homes in Chinnor, Faringdon and Little Milton were targeted between last Monday and Saturday. In one, thieves stole keys to vehicles parked on the driveway, making off in one of them - a grey BMW M3.

    There's was an attempted burglary at a property in Winterbrook near Wallingford, in which a person smashed a window to get in, and then damaged the victim's stair lift.

  22. The glory of our home

    Banbury Guardian

    A constant feature in the Banbury Guardian dating back to its years as a broadsheet publication, our weekly Big Picture remains as popular as ever.

  23. Testing safety of vaccine

    Dr Matthew Snape, from the Oxford Vaccine Group, part of the University of Oxford Department of Paediatrics, said: "The main aim is to understand the safety profile of the vaccines."

    The trial involves volunteers receiving an additional booster dose one or two months after the initial injection.

    Similar small trials will also get under way in the US and three African countries unaffected by Ebola.

  24. First humans to get Ebola vaccines

    Scientists at Oxford University have begun immunising healthy volunteers with a new Ebola vaccine.

    Ebola vaccine

    Initial tests in monkeys showed the vaccine, developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, gave complete protection against Ebola.

    The volunteers in Oxford are the first humans to receive the vaccine.

  25. News on the hour

    Paul Jenner

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxfordshire's major hospitals have missed the four-hour waiting time target for patients in Accident and Emergency.

    And volunteers from Oxfordshire are wanted to take part in a trial for a new Ebola vaccine.

    I'll have more on that story at 12:00.

  26. Min wage v Living wage

    Phil Gayle

    Breakfast presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    This morning I spoke to Shadow Children's Minister Alison McGovern about poverty in Oxford and she said it's something the council needs to work on.

    "It's a challenging thing - we have to look at wages and make sure we're focussed on the minimum wage. As well as that, people in Oxford have rightly campaigned for the living wage," she said.

    Listen again to the programme online.

  27. More on Waterstock fatal crash

    Police have released more details about the crash that killed a pensioner in Oxfordshire.

    A lorry pulled out of a nearside lay-by on the A418 Oxford Road in Waterstock and was invovled in a collision with a Ford Focus travelling to Thame.

    The crash happened at about 18:10 on Monday on the Thame-bound carriageway.

    The driver of the car, an 81-year-old man from Thame, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he died.

  28. The unkillable soldier

    Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart was a one-eyed, one-handed war hero who fought in three major conflicts across six decades, surviving plane crashes and PoW camps. His story is like something out of a Boy's Own comic.

    De Wiart

    Read more about the story of the former Oxford student who went on to serve in the Boer War, World War One and World War Two and in the process was shot in the face, lost his left eye, and was also shot through the skull, hip, leg, ankle and ear.

  29. News on the hour

    Paul Jenner

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxfordshire's major hospitals have missed the four-hour waiting time target for patients in Accident and Emergency.

    From October to December 87.5% of patients were seen in four hours - below the 95% target.

    The rest of the UK is also missing the target. I'll have more on that story at 11:00.

  30. Congestion near temporary lights

    BBC Oxford Travel tweets: Traffic congestion around #Headington due to #A420 temp lights nr Wharton Rd easing.

    More on BBC Travel News for Oxfordshire.

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  32. Farming event

    Oxford's Town Hall is hosting the 2015 Oxford Real Farming Conference today.

    The two-day conference, made up of talks and debates, is the sixth such event organised by The Campaign For Real Farming, an organisation that aims to encourage ethical farming methods.

  33. News on the hour

    Paul Jenner

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    A new Ebola vaccine is being trialled in Oxford.

    The Oxford Vaccine Group, part of the University of Oxford Department of Paediatrics, aims to vaccinate 72 healthy adult volunteers by the end of January.

    I'll have more on that story and at 10:00.

  34. Bridge of Sighs

    Lloyd Watson

    BBC News

    Today's banner image was taken by Alex Krook. Showing the lovely Bridge of Sighs.

    Bridge of Sighs

    She has taken lots of photos from around the city, and you can view more of her pictures on her flickr page.

  35. A420 problems

    BBC Oxford Travel tweets: #A420 #Headington roadworks causing congestion on the Ox Ring Rd. #A40 q's #Marston to Headington, Eastern Bypass q's #Cowley to Headington.

  36. Living in poverty in Oxford

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Daisy, from east Oxford, is a single mum with two small children and she says budgeting for things like Christmas is very hard, but she just wants them to be happy.

    She said: "We budget very carefully. I have to look at everything that's going out and make sure we have enough money before I can even think about buying presents. We can't get very expensive things, but we can still get nice things.

    "If I was to go back to work, I think we could make ends meet but we would have to budget even more carefully. That's why I'm back in education, I want to be a plant biologist which will bring in enough money I think to support us when we're working again."

  37. News on the hour

    Charles Nove

    Presenter, BBC Radio Oxford

    A man's been left unconscious by an assault in Wantage.

    He was punched in the jaw near the King Alfred's Head pub at about midnight on 21 December.

    Get that story and more with me at 09:00.

  38. Viaduct passes rush hour test

    The new rail viaduct at Reading Station has passed its first rush hour test meaning trains from Oxford and Didcot to London should now be faster and more reliable.

    Reading viaduct

    Work on the £45m instalment was completed on Sunday, within budget and ahead of schedule.

    The managing director of First Great Western, Mark Hopwood, says passengers should reap the benefits of the money spent.

  39. Poor Oxford?

    BBC Radio Oxford

    More than one in five children in Oxford are living in poverty, according to figures from Public Health England.

    The statistic makes Oxford worse than the national average, although it is falling year on year.

  40. A40 busy

    There is heavy traffic on the A40 London Road westbound in Oxford.

    Get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  41. Rain and cloud today

    Generally cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain at times through the day.

    Weather for Tuesday 6 January

    Brighter spells are possible during the late morning. Cloud and rain clearing east through the late afternoon and early evening with clear skies developing. Highs of 9C (48F).

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