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  1. Updates from Monday 29 December 2014
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Humphrey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening

    That's all for today's BBC Local Live.

    We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Oxfordshire.

  2. Evening TV

    BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: The Prime Minister spent part of this afternoon crawling along a tunnel on his hands and knees, wading through muddy fields and climbing up ladders.

    David Cameron

    David Cameron was taking part in the annual Great Brook Run, but he wasn't alone - more than 100 people completed the cross country race.

    Join Tony Husband at 18:10.

  3. Witney museum plan receives boost

    Witney Gazette

    Plans to turn Witney's Langdale Hall into a museum have taken a step forward after the building was lodged as an Asset of Community Value.

  4. Your views

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates in one place. We'd like to know what you think.

  5. Social workers 'put off' profession

    Amanda Dellor

    Producer, BBC Radio Oxford

    People are being put off from becoming social workers in the wake of high-profile child abuse scandals like those in Oxford, Rotherham and Bristol.

    Child covering face

    The College of Social Work, the centre of excellence for the profession, said many employees have found the role impossible in the wake of "social work bashing".

  6. Cameron on the run to 64th in charity splash

    Emma Harrison

    BBC News Online

    Prime Minister David Cameron will be hoping for a better result in next year's election after finishing 64th in a charity race.

    David Cameron

    The Witney MP waded through an icy brook, crawled through a tunnel and climbed a ladder during the mile-long Great Brook Run in Chadlington, Oxfordshire.

    He joined more than 140 runners at the event for the fourth time. Competitors collected a medal and a pint of ale at the end of the run.

  7. A34 accident at Hanwell

    The A34 northbound has one lane blocked and queuing traffic for two miles in Harwell before the Milton Interchange, because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

    Congestion is running back to the Chilton Interchange.

  8. Cameron joins Great Brook Runners

    Tom Turrell

    Reporter, BBC South Today

    Prime Minister David Cameron has taken part in the annual Great Brook Run in Chadlington.

    David Cameron

    More than 140 runners took part in the cross country challenge.

    Mr Cameron finished somewhere in the middle of the pack after wading through a brook, crawling through a tunnel and climbing a ladder.

  9. Waste not

    BBC Radio Oxford

    As the Christmas clear up continues in homes across Oxfordshire, new figures show that the county recycles more rubbish than almost every other county in the UK.

    Recycling bins

    Oxfordshire also had the lowest amount of ordinary waste per household in the country last year.

    Mark Watson, is the Waste Contracts Officer, at Oxfordshire County Council and told BBC Radio Oxford that the festive season is particularly busy.

    He said: "Collection days are disrupted by the bank holidays so there's a bit of a catch-up working to do and we have a lot more waste produced at Christmas."

  10. Winter scene

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    This picture from Becca Collacott in Abingdon captures a classic winter scene with a evocative purplish sky.

    Winter scene

    If you have a picture from around Oxfordshire that you would like to share with Local Live, why not send it in?

  11. A34 congestion

    There is very slow traffic on the A34 northbound between Kidlington Junction and Bicester.

    Check the BBC Travel site for all the latest information

  12. Helicopter used to locate armed man

    Clare Woodling

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    The Thames Valley Police helicopter - based at Benson - was called out to search for a person with a gun.

    A male with an air rifle was found and detained - by police in Bedfordshire, around 15:30 yesterday afternoon.

  13. City Link owner defends actions

    Katie Hope

    Business reporter, BBC News

    The founder of the investment firm which owned City Link has defended the way the firm's administration was handled after it emerged 2,000 staff, including dozens in Bicester, would be made redundant on New Year's Eve.

    City Link vans

    Jon Moulton, the founder of Better Capital, which owned the collapsed UK parcel delivery service, said the firm's administration could not have been handled any better.

    The news was announced on Christmas Eve, but Mr Moulton said the timing could not have been avoided.

  14. Lunchtime TV

    BBC South Today

    On South Today this lunchtime: A six-year-old girl from Oxford could be the first child amputee to benefit from a new design of bionic hands.

    Amputee with bionic hands

    An inventor has been given more than £125,000 in funding to create sophisticated but low cost prosthetics using a 3D printer - which could transform the lives of young patients.

    Join us at 13:30.

  15. The goals next door

    BBC Radio Oxford

    BBC Radio Oxford followed the footballers of Oxford United in their first season in the Women's Super League as they faced challenges on and off the pitch.

    Oxford women footballers

    You can listen again to The Goals Next Door on the BBC iPlayer.

  16. Oxfordshire coldest in the UK

    Temperatures in Oxfordshire have plunged to the lowest recorded levels of the year in England, BBC Weather says.

    Temperatures fell to -7.6C (18F) at RAF Benson last night.

    The lowest temperature recorded at a Met Office Weather station this year was -8.9C (16F) at Braemar, Aberdeenshire, in early December.

  17. United return to winning ways

    Robyn Cowen

    Sports reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford United won their final match of 2014, fighting back for a 2-1 win at Plymouth yesterday.

    James Roberts

    United bounced back from a miserable Boxing Day defeat against Shrewsbury, taking advantage of the home side having a player sent off.

    John Campbell's 70th minute equaliser cancelled out Lewis Alessandra's early opener for the hosts, and teenage striker James Roberts scored a late winner.

  18. Ice warning and lane closure

    Police have said that there is ice on the A420 in Kingston Bagpuize around the A415 junction and A415 Shippon

    And there is one lane closed on the A34 southbound in Abingdon between Abingdon North and Marcham Interchange, because of a broken down lorry.

  19. Rail delay investigation started

    Paul Jenner

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Oxford

    An investigation into severe disruption on services from Oxfordshire through Reading to London Paddington is vital for the reputation of the rail industry.

    Train screen

    That's according to First Great Western which says the overrunning engineering work which suspended services for hours on Saturday needs to be explained by Network Rail.

    Dan Paynes from the train company said works also overran last year and customers deserve better: "It is vitally important for people's confidence in the industry as a whole for this investigation to happen and for us to work out exactly what went wrong."

  20. Great Brook run

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A cross country run in an Oxfordshire village - that has attracted David Cameron in years gone by - is taking place this afternoon.

    The Great Brook Run - which happens around Chadlington - is a cross-country race that takes place half on land, half in water.

    Adam Engberg is one of the organisers and told BBC Radio Oxford that it has brought the community together.

    He said: "We decided that we wanted to do something that would get the whole village out and it's just grown from there. We had 70 runners in the first year and last year we had 150."

  21. Going for a walk?

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    If you're tempted to tread beyond the warmth of your front door, I expect a popular location for a little leg stretching would be Christ Church Meadow in Oxford.

    Christchurch Meadow

    Today's banner image captures the view across to Deadmans Walk, and was taken by George Pulford. You can see more of his photos on his fickr account.

  22. Christmas timetable

    Chiltern Railways tweets: A special Christmas and new year timetable is operating until 2 January. More information here:

  23. Bright, cold and sunny

    Dan Downs

    Weather forecaster,

    A very chilly start with temperatures widely below freezing, and the risk of a bit of fog in a place or two.

    Dan Downs

    With mainly clear skies today we should get to see some glimpses of some bright winter sunshine.

    The widespread frost will mean temperatures will be slow to recover this morning, and 4C (39F) is the best we can hope for.

  24. Good morning

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire this Monday morning.

    I'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from across the county.

    You can get in touch throughout the day and tell us what you're up to via email, Facebook or Twitter.