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  1. Updates on Friday 15 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Humphrey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our news coverage through the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates. Join us then.

  2. Latest headlines: Alan Rickman's 'last work' a charity video for Oxford students

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Oxfordshire this evening:

  3. Weather: A cold night with wintry showers

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    After a dry evening, some showers will feature through the night, and a bit of sleet or snow is possible.

    Holly Green

    Temperatures are falling and we have a Met Office warning for ice, with overnight lows of -1C (30F).

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

  4. Sport headlines: New deals for Oxford United pair

    Robyn Cowen

    Presenter, Radio Oxford Sport

    Oxfordshire's top sport stories this evening:

    • Oxford United have announced that left-back Jordan Evans and winger Jonny Giles have extended their stays at the club
    • United have announced reduced ticket prices for the return leg of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the Kassam Stadium to be played on Tuesday 2 February
    • BBC Radio Oxford have a full match commentary from the second round of the FA Trophy as Oxford City host Cheltenham Town tomorrow from 15:00
  5. Tonight's TV: South Oxfordshire arson attacks one year on

    Jerome Sale

    BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: A year ago today a series of arson attacks happened in and around Wallingford.

    Video content

    Video caption: Jerome Sale brings you the stories coming up at 18:30

    A cottage, a funeral parlour and the council offices in Crowmarsh Gifford were seriously damaged.

    Now the councils who were based there have told us they are actively looking for a new permanent home and do not expect to return.

    Join Jerome Sale at 18:30 for the full story.

  6. South Oxfordshire arson victim back home

    A woman whose cottage was nearly destroyed in a series of arson attacks a year ago says she's delighted to finally move back home. 

    Cottage at Rokemarsh
    Image caption: The cottage at Rokemarsh

    Jean Gladstone was forced to live elsewhere for nearly a year while her cottage in Rokemarsh was rebuilt. 

    Quote Message: There's an awful lot to do still because not much furniture has come back, I'm collecting it bit by bit... I don't even know what I've got in my boxes yet. from Jean Gladstone
    Jean Gladstone
  7. Two arrested in Barton drugs raids

    Natalie Verney

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Two people from Barton have been arrested on drugs offences after police raided a top floor flat this morning.

    It happened in Underhill Circus at about 09:00.

    Crack cocaine and cannabis were seized.

  8. Philip Pullman explains Oxford Literary Festival resignation

    The World at One

    BBC Radio 4

    Philip Pullman, author of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, has explained why he resigned yesterday as a patron of the Oxford Literary Festival.

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    Video caption: Philip Pullman wants authors paid for festival appearances

    Pullman told BBC Radio 4's World at One programme he could no longer be a patron of a festival which did not pay authors for their time.

  9. Travel latest: Traffic building on urban routes

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    • In Oxford all outbound routes are getting busy, especially on Headley Way, London Road in Headington and Marston Ferry Road
    • There are delays of about 15 minutes in Didcot on the A4130 in both directions
    • It's heavy in Abingdon on Ock Street and along Bath Street

    Get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  10. Oxford City Farm planning approved

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford has moved one step closer to getting a working farm built in the city with planning approved in the Florence Park area. 

    Goat in Hackney City Farm

    The £1million project will take years to complete but, once finished, it will give local children the chance to learn about food production and interact with the animals for free.

    Quote Message: Although Oxford is a really rural county a vast majority of children, young people and families don't actually have access to the countryside if you don't have a car... and even if you do, people are really removed from how their food is produced. from Lucie Mayer Oxford City Farm
    Lucie MayerOxford City Farm
  11. Alan Rickman 'could not have been more kind or generous'

    A student who organised a charity fundraising YouTube video featuring Alan Rickman says the actor "was really amazing" for giving them his time, just two months before he died from cancer.

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    Video caption: A student who organised a charity video featuring Alan Rickman pays tribute to the actor.

    Oliver Phillips and his colleagues at OneClickGiving partnered Rickman's distinctive voice with footage of a tortoise eating a strawberry, to raise money for charities helping refugees.

    Quote Message: We got quite lucky, we happened to know someone who knew him, (who) put us in contact, and he liked the idea and agreed to help out. from Oliver Phillips Founder, OneClickGiving
    Oliver PhillipsFounder, OneClickGiving
  12. Coming up on Drivetime with David Prever

    David Prever

    BBC Radio Oxford

    In December we brought you the news that Alan Rickman had helped Oxford University students with a charity fundraising video, which features his voice and footage of a tortoise eating a strawberry.

    Tortoise eating a strawberry

    With his death yesterday the YouTube film is thought to be one of the last pieces of work he did.

    We'll hear from the students that the Hollywood star helped.

    Join David for that and more from 16:00.

  13. Latest headlines: Mental health trust criticism and drug gang jailed

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    The county's top stories this afternoon:

  14. Weather warning for ice issued

    A Met Office Yellow warning for ice has been issued for Oxfordshire.

    Ice on car

    The warning, which means 'be aware', runs from 17:00 to 10:00 on Saturday.

  15. Oxford scientists get £675,000 to back medical research

    Fifteen scientists from Oxford will receive £15,000 a year over three years to support medical research into a range of illnesses.

    Laboratory glassware Test Tubes

    The money comes from the NHS's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and will go to specialists working in genetics, childhood vaccines, eye surgery, skin conditions and nursing.

    Meanwhile, the NIHR has launched a study into gender equality, taking place at Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and and the NIHR BRC at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.

  16. Your pictures: Frozen Oxford

    This photo of Oxford by Anthony Morris seems to really capture the recent chill around the city.


    We love to share your images from all around the county, so please do send in your photos to Oxfordshire Live.