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  1. Updates on Tuesday 29 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Humphrey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage through the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Oxfordshire.

  2. Latest headlines: Banbury firefighters join flood relief work

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    This evening's top stories in Oxfordshire:

  3. Weather: A wet and windy night

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    The wind will pick up through the evening, bringing light and patchy rain overnight.

    Bee Tucker

    That should clear through the early hours, with lows of 8C (46F).

    You can get a full 10-day forecast on the BBC Weather site.

  4. Sports headlines: Oxford United on track for festive points target

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    The county's top sports stories this evening:

  5. On Wednesday's Breakfast Show with Howard Bentham

    Howard Bentham

    Radio Oxford presenter

    On Wednesday, Howard will hear about the new gym that's about to open in Cowley and how the Leys pool has been doing in its first year.

    Leys Pools and Leisure Centre in Oxford
    Image caption: Leys Pools and Leisure Centre in Oxford

    Trading Standards will give advice on returning unwanted presents and we look back at the year in politics with Oxford East Labour MP Andrew Smith.

    Join Howard for all that from 06:00.

  6. Your pictures: Sunny Sandford

    As the night draws in it's worth looking back on what was a pleasant day for many, with long sunny periods, as photographed here in Sandford-on-Thames by BBC Weather Watcher Birdseye.


    We love to feature your pictures on Local Live, so please do send them in.

  7. Reading Women sign Kayleigh Hines from Oxford

    Phil Shepka

    BBC Sport

    Promoted Reading FC Women have signed midfielder Kayleigh Hines from Oxford United Women for an undisclosed fee.

    Kayleigh Hines

    It will be the 24-year-old's second spell with Reading, who she has joined on a full-time contract for the 2016 Women's Super League 1 season.

    She joined Oxford in August 2013 after a spell in the United States with Millburn Magic and made 19 appearances last season, scoring seven goals.

  8. Travel latest: A34 delays and Banbury congestion

    BBC Travel

    • The A34 is running slowly southbound from the M40 junction and the Peartree Interchange at Oxford
    • On the Oxford Northern Bypass we have the usual delays through the Cutteslowe roadworks
    • It's crawling on Southam Road in Banbury from Hennef Way to the town centre
  9. Oxfordshire firefighters 'responded to request for help'

    BBC Radio Oxford

    The deployment of a team of Oxfordshire firefighters and specialist pumping equipment to Cumbria was in response to a national call to help the areas of northern England hit by flooding.

    A Carlisle resident makes his way through the floodwater
    Image caption: A Carlisle resident makes his way through the floodwater

    The High Volume Pump will allow the crew to shift 7,000 litres of water over 3km (1.9 miles) at any one time.

    Quote Message: It's very sad to see people's homes and businesses flooded, and flooded on more than one occasion. We've suffered in Oxfordshire over a number of years. We just have to help the communities get through this emergency phase. from Mike Adcock Deputy chief fire officer, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue
    Mike AdcockDeputy chief fire officer, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue
  10. Child taken to hospital after Oxford car crash

    A child has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital by ambulance after being involved in a collision with a car in Oxford this afternoon.

    The ambulance service responded to a call at 13:53 on Horspath Driftway.

    The child's injuries were described as "minor".

  11. Digital Nation: A review of the year

    This week's Digital Nation features a round-up of the stories that local independent television stations have shared with the BBC this year.

    'Ma' Smith

    It features the story of 'Ma' Smith who was inspired to set up a soup kitchen in Oxford.

    You can watch here.

  12. Travel latest: Oxford's Slade blocked after crash

    BBC Travel

    A collision involving a car and a pedestrian has partially blocked The Slade in Oxford, with slow traffic in both directions at the Horspath Driftway junction.

    You can keep up to date on the BBC Travel site.

  13. More trains added for New Year's Eve from London to Banbury

    Banbury Cake

    Chiltern Railways will be running extra train services from London on New Year's Eve, so people celebrating in the capital will not have to leave the celebrations early.

  14. Latest headlines: Oxfordshire firefighters join flood relief efforts

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    This afternoon's top stories in Oxfordshire:

    • A team of firefighters has been deployed from Banbury to Cumbria to help with flood relief work
    • A man and woman from Banbury were killed in a car crash in Stow on the Wold on Boxing Day
    • "Big and expensive" solutions to Bicester's London Road level crossing traffic issues are being considered, the Banbury MP says
  15. U's Aidan Hawtin extends Brackley loan

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Oxford United right back Aidan Hawtin has had his loan at Brackley Town extended until the end of the season.

    Aidan Hawtin

    The 20-year-old has been a regular for the National League North team so far this season.

  16. Banbury pair killed in horse box crash

    A man and woman from Banbury died in a crash between their car and a vehicle transporting horses in Gloucestershire.

    The 67-year-old driver of a Kia and his 58-year-old female passenger died in the collision on the A436 near Stow on the Wold at about 14:30 on Saturday.

  17. Oxfordshire firefighters to help with floods in northern England

    A team of six firefighters and a station manager, equipped with a high volume pump capable of dispersing large amounts of water, are helping with the flood relief work in Cumbria.

    Flooded fields near Selby and York
    Image caption: Flooded fields near Selby and York

    The crew and the pump are normally based in Banbury, but their places will be filled with other local firefighters called in to cover. 

    The service says the ability to deal with any floods in Oxfordshire is unaffected by the deployment.

    Quote Message: We are only too happy to join with other specialist teams from around the country help out with the flood relief effort and play our part in protecting people and their property, and then helping to try to restore some normality to the communities who have been hit so hard. from John Lloyd Oxfordshire Fire Service
    John LloydOxfordshire Fire Service