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  1. Updates on Thursday 14 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Humphrey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Catch up with our news coverage through the day

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

    We'll be back on Friday from 08:00 to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates. Join us then.

  2. Latest headlines: Major delays and several injured after A34 crash

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    Oxfordshire's top stories tonight:

  3. Weather: Rain, sleet and snow overnight

    Emily Wood

    BBC Weather

    This evening will be dry with clear spells, before wintry showers arrive overnight.

    Emily Wood

    We can expect rain and sleet, with some snow possible, and lows of 0C (32F).

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

  4. Sport headlines: Women's cricket coming to Oxfordshire and new midfielder for Oxford United

    Marie Indge

    Radio Oxford Sport

    This evening's top sport stories: 

    • An Oxfordshire-backed southern England bid to host Women's Cricket Super League matches next summer has been approved
    • Oxford Utd are set to sign 19-year-old West Brom midfielder Samir Nabi on loan
    • U's boss Michael Appleton has hinted he'll name a strong side for this evening's Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final first leg at Millwall
  5. Your pictures: Red Kite in the skies near the city

    This lovely picture of a Red Kite flying in Boar's Hill, with Oxford in the background, was taken by Anthony Morris.

    Red Kite near Oxford
    Image caption: Red Kite near Oxford

    If you have a picture you would like to see on Oxfordshire Live, please do send it in.

  6. Bodysuit replicates struggles of an 'elderly body'

    Tom Turrell

    BBC South Today

    Carers in Oxfordshire have the chance to experience life as an elderly patient for themselves, thanks to a specially designed bodysuit.

    Video content

    Video caption: Suit at Oxford Brookes to raise awareness of issues faced by patients with poor mobility

    The suit restricts movement with weights and straps, and is being used as part of training exercises designed to raise awareness of the restricted mobility many elderly people have when carrying out simple, everyday tasks.

    You can watch the full report on BBC South Today at 18:30.

  7. Travel latest: A34 reopens after multi-vehicle crashes

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    One lane has been reopened on the A34 northbound at Weston-on-the-Green after two crashes involving several vehicles blocked the road.

    Congestion is stretching back to Botley and it is taking more than an hour to get up to the M40.

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  8. Climate change making warm, wet winters 'more likely'

    Climate change has greatly increased the chances of the UK experiencing the record rainfall and warmth seen in December, researchers from Oxford University and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute say.

    Person with umbrella

    Scientists said greenhouse gas emissions had doubled the chances of an exceptionally warm December, and record rainfall was 50% to 75% more likely.

    Quote Message: Both human influence on climate and ocean variability each acted to approximately double the odds on a one-in-100-year warm month... But even with these large-scale drivers, these record-breaking temperature and rainfall levels were highly unlikely, indicating a strong role for unpredictable variability. from Peter Uhe Oxford's Environmental Change Institute
    Peter UheOxford's Environmental Change Institute
  9. Male driver seriously injured in A34 crash

    Natalie Verney

    BBC Radio Oxford

    One male driver has sustained serious chest injuries and is being taken to hospital after several vehicles were involved in two crashes on the A34 this evening.

    Three other people are also going to be taken to hospital and there are three people who are "walking wounded", South Central Ambulance Service say.

    The air ambulance was called, but was stood down by the doctor on the scene.

    None of the injuries are considered life threatening

  10. 'Need not Greed' housing campaign group launches

    A campaign calling on housing planning decisions to be driven by "local residents' needs and protecting the rural environment", rather than economic considerations, has been launched in Oxfordshire.

    Construction worker bricklaying

    Planning for Need not Greed is a coalition of more than a dozen local groups, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally, South Oxfordshire Sustainability and Bodicote at Risk.

    They are calling for a reassessment of the the county's growth targets, to feature fewer new homes, jobs and people than what is being planned for at present.

  11. BreakingTravel latest: A34 closed at Weston-on-the-Green

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    The A34 has been closed northbound after a multi-vehicle crash. Traffic is being diverted at Weston-on-the Green, with queues stretching back past Botley.

  12. 'Unmanageable pressure' forces Banbury GP to stop taking on patients

    A GP surgery in Banbury has been given permission from NHS England not to take on any more patients, after a steep rise in demand for appointments and a shortage of doctors.

    Horsefair Surgery practice manager Andrew McHugh says pressures on GPs are making it difficult to recruit staff.

    Quote Message: There's a crisis of recruitment, a crisis of retention and a crisis of morale. The stress level in general practice has become unmanageable, it's a rare week when I don't have at least one GP in tears. from Andrew McHugh Horsefair Surgery
    Andrew McHughHorsefair Surgery
  13. A34 collision 'a major multiple vehicle' crash

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Several vehicles have been involved with two separate crashes on the A34, which has blocked the road northbound near the M40 junction.

    BBC Radio Oxford listener Nicky described what she saw as she drove past on the opposite carriageway.

    Quote Message: The first thing you are aware of is no traffic headed towards the M40. Then you come across a lorry with a British Gas van embedded in the back of it. A quarter of a mile further down the A34 there has been a major multiple vehicle accident. There are three fire engines and a fire truck, four marked police cars, two colour cars, there are two or three ambulances plus ambulance cars.
  14. BreakingTravel latest: Major delays on A34 northbound at M40 junction

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    Two separate collisions on the A34 northbound at the M40 junction are causing long delays.

    Traffic is being held and is queued back to Peartree. The emergency services are attending.

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  15. Oxfordshire vaccine volunteers thanked as Ebola epidemic ends

    Oxfordshire scientists who have developed vaccines against Ebola have thanked volunteers in the county, saying they were vital in the fight against the deadly disease.

    Health workers escort an Ebola survivor in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: October 2014
    Image caption: Health workers escort an Ebola survivor in Monrovia, Liberia in October 2014

    As the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa over, Dr Katie Ewer - a senior immunologist in the malaria and ebola vaccine trials at The Jenner Institute in Oxford - said their work wouldn't be possible without volunteers in Oxfordshire.    

    Quote Message: It's important to remember that we rely on volunteers from all around Oxfordshire who participate in our clinical trials... They're ordinary people who give up their time to come. from Dr Katie Ewer
    Dr Katie Ewer
  16. On Drivetime with David Prever

    David Prever

    BBC Radio Oxford

    On the show this afternoon: A strike ballot will be held in Oxfordshire next week over the county council's proposals to close all but eight of its 44 children's centres.

    Children's centre protests

    Members of the Unite union who work for Oxfordshire County Council will be asked if they're prepared to walk out, and we'll be speaking to their regional officer a little after 17:00.

    Join David for all that and more now on BBC Radio Oxford.

  17. CCTV images released in connection with Oxford burglaries

    Images have been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a series of burglaries in Oxford.

    CCTV image

    One burglary in Banbury Road happened on Wednesday 9 December, with five break-ins on Monday 11 January in Banbury Road, St Giles and Cunliffe Close.

    Jewellery and cash were taken from some of the properties, while others were disturbed but no items taken.