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  1. Updates on Wednesday 27 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Sue Paz

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our news coverage through the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today.

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

  2. Latest headlines: Father 'accidentally ran over daughter' and 'disappointment' after 325 drink and drug driving arrests

    Sue Paz

    BBC News Online

    The top stories in Oxfordshire this evening:

  3. Weather: Clear and turning colder

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    Any lingering showers will disappear this evening, with long clear periods developing.

    Holly Green in front of the BBC Weather map for Oxfordshire for Wednesday 27 January 2016

    The winds will drop and it will turn colder, with a frost expected in places by dawn. Low temp 2C (36F). 

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

  4. Sport headlines: U's sign Everton's Kenny and United Women to start WSL2 season against Millwall

    This evening's sport headlines:

  5. Evening TV: Motorist jailed for dangerous driving after aiming at two cyclists

    Geraldine Peers

    Presenter, BBC South Today

    Coming up on BBC South Today at 18:30: A motorist who deliberately aimed his vehicle at two cyclists and then swerved away is jailed for dangerous driving.

    Video content

    Video caption: Geraldine Peers brings you the stories coming up at 18:30

    Also on the programme; a campaign for more funding for research into brain tumours, and residents' frustration over a temporary road and the rail project that led to it.

  6. Duran Duran to headline Common People festival

    Duran Duran have been announced as the Saturday headline act for the two-day Common People festival at Oxford’s South Park in May.

    Duran Duran
    Image caption: Duran Duran are the 'icing' on the cake' for festival organiser

    Organiser Rob Da Bank described the pop band, comprising Nick Rhodes and Simon LeBon, and John and Roger Taylor, as the "icing on the cake" of the sell-out event which takes place on 28 and 29 May. 

    Other acts due to perform include Primal Scream, Craig David, Public Enemy, Gaz Coombes and Katy B.

  7. Father 'accidentally ran over six-year-old daughter with tractor'

    A father from Henley accidentally ran over his six-year-old daughter after she fell from the family's tractor, an inquest has heard.

    Teal David
    Image caption: Teal David

    John David told the inquest he kept the vehicle near a property owned by his parents in Wales, and had been giving his three children a ride.  

    His daughter Teal had been standing on a footplate when she fell as they drove towards the house. 

    Mr David stopped and wasn't sure how the tractor started moving, but told the inquest he panicked and may have stayed in gear. 

    The coronor concluded it was an accident.

  8. Holocaust Memorial Day: Wantage man's story of freeing Bergen-Belsen prisoners

    Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day - the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet troops in 1945.

    Video content

    Video caption: Bernard Levy was just 19 when he helped liberate Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp

    The Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was the only one to be liberated by the British. 

    One of the soldiers involved in freeing prisoners was Bernard Levy who lives near Wantage.

  9. New aicraft carrier fighter jet to be unveiled at RAF Fairford

    A new fighter jet due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers will be shown for the first time at this year's Royal International Air Tattoo near Faringdon.

    F-35 Lightning II
    Image caption: F-35 Lightning II is at the 'forefront of fighter technology' according to the RAF

    The F-35 Lightning II will appear at the RAF Fairford-based airshow in July, according to the US Air Force. 

    It was due to be shown at the 2014 events but was cancelled after the entire fleet was grounded in the US following an engine fire.

    The RAF says the aircraft will place it at the forefront of fighter technology.

  10. More drivers aged 18 to 21 arrested during Thames Valley drink and drug campaign

    More drivers aged 18 to 21 were arrested during Thames Valley Police's recent drink and drug driving clampdown than from any other age group.

    Alcoholic drink and a set of car keys

    In total, 325 people were arrested during the force's annual campaign. That's up from 273 in 2014. 

    Sgt Chris Appleby said men made up more than 50% of those arrested.

    Quote Message: [It's] really disappointing the number of gents that go out drinking and driving. Clearly ladies seem to have got the message that it's not something we should be doing. from Sgt Chris Appleby Road safety at Thames Valley Police
    Sgt Chris ApplebyRoad safety at Thames Valley Police
  11. WSL2 fixtures released: Oxford United Women to open campaign at home to Millwall Lionesses

    BBC Sport

    The WSL2 fixtures have been released and Oxford United Women will open their campaign at home to Millwall Lionesses.

    Kat Nutman

    The U's first game has been scheduled for Thursday 25 March before their first away trip to Aston Villa the following Sunday. 

    United visit WSL debutants Sheffield FC in October and finish the season at home to newly relegated Bristol. 

    Quote Message: You can't really replicate that first game of the season feeling and it's nice to have it at home, in front of our home crowd. from Kat Nutman (pictured) Oxford United Women midfielder
    Kat Nutman (pictured)Oxford United Women midfielder
  12. 'Challenging circumstances' at 'failing' Oxford school

    An Oxford primary school which has been placed in special measures by Ofsted has faced some "challenging circumstances", its headteacher says.

    Rose Hill Primary School
    Image caption: Rose Hill Primary School

    Inspectors found "critical" health and safety advice was not being followed at Rose Hill Primary School, and also raised concerns about a lack of training to combat "extremism and radicalisation".

    Sue Vermes, who took over as headteacher in September 2014, says it has already started making improvements but adds large staff changes at the school have exacerbated problems.

    Quote Message: The school had an interim headteacher for the previous year, and then at the end of that academic year nearly all the teaching team left. So, as I entered the school 13 or 14 out of 15 were new teachers. from Sue Vermes Rose Hill Primary School headteacher
    Sue VermesRose Hill Primary School headteacher
  13. Sport headlines: U's sign Jonjoe Kenny and United Women to start WSL2 season against Millwall

    The latest sport headlines this afternoon:

    • Oxford United have signed Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny on an initial one-month loan 
    • Oxford United Women will begin their WSL2 season at home against Millwall Lionesses on 24 March
    • Oxford City boss Justin Merritt believes his side still need significant improvements in their performances despite back-to-back wins
  14. Latest headlines: Ofsted downgrading threat over face veils 'is act of bullying'

    Sue Paz

    BBC News Online

    This afternoon's top stories: 

    • Ofsted school downgrade threat for allowing Islamic face veil "is an act of bullying", an Oxford iman says  
    • An Oxford primary school which has been placed in special measures has faced some "challenging circumstances", its headteacher says
    • The council and police in Oxfordshire are "working hard" to tackle cases of children missing from care
  15. U's Kenny signing welcomed by Appleton

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Oxford United's signing of Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny has been welcomed by head coach Michael Appleton.

    Jonjoe Kenny
    Image caption: Jonjoe Kenny is said to have a 'really bright future'

    The 18-year-old goes straight into the squad as the U's welcome Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on Saturday.

    Quote Message: He is very highly rated at Goodison and we are not the only club to have watched him a number of times this season. He can play in a few positions, uses the ball well and has a fantastic attitude; he wants to be involved all the time and has a really bright future. from Michael Appleton Oxford United head coach
    Michael AppletonOxford United head coach
  16. Oxford United sign Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Oxford United have completed the signing of Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny on an initial one-month loan.

    The 18-year-old has been with Everton since he was nine and can play at right-back or as a defensive midfielder. 

    An England youth international, Kenny has captained the Everton under-21 side and enjoyed a seven-game loan spell at Wigan Athletic earlier in the season.

  17. Colin Vearncombe 'had been due to headline Rewind South'

    The late Colin Vearncombe had been due to appear at Henley's Rewind South festival this summer, its organiser has said. 

    Colin Vearncombe
    Image caption: Colin Vearncombe died after being involving in a car crash in Ireland

    The voice of Black died yesterday, two weeks after suffering serious head injuries in a car crash in Ireland. 

    Adam Ant and Erasure's Andy Bell have now been announced as headliners for the two-day event, which is on 20 and 21 August.

    Quote Message: We spoke with his management last night who obviously let us know what had happened. It's not been the greatest start for a musical year - let's put it that way. from David Heartfield Rewind South organiser
    David HeartfieldRewind South organiser
  18. Council and police 'working hard' to tackle cases of children missing from care

    BBC Radio Oxford

    The council and police in Oxfordshire are "working hard" to tackle cases of children missing from care, the local Safeguarding Children Board says.

    More than 1,000 cases were reported in the county over the last three years.

    Maggie Blyth says the county county and police were working with more "rigour" to bring them home.

    Quote Message: When you look behind those figure what you can see is much more rigour in what happens. As soon as someone goes missing there's a trigger to ensure that if they are very vulnerable - if they're under 14 - immediate child protection procedures kick in. from Maggie Blythe Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board
    Maggie BlytheOxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board