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  1. Updates on Wednesday 3 February 2016 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

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 the BBC Local Live team for today, the service will resume from 08:00 on Thursday. Join us then.

  2. Latest headlines: Football match arrests and care home bank card fraud

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    Oxfordshire's top stories this evening:

    • Police arrested eight people after violence at last night's Oxford United match
    • A woman from Wallingford has been charged with fraud after elderly people in care had their bank cards used to buy food and clothes online
    • Attempts to clear a boat that crashed in to a bridge over the River Thames have failed for a third day
  3. Weather: A clear and cold evening

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    It should be a clear evening, which will see temperatures drop as night falls.

    Holly Green

    Rain will work in from the west overnight, with lows of 5C (41F).

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

  4. Sport headlines: City sign new winger and Oxford United eye financial boost

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    This evening's top sports stories:

    • Oxford City have signed former Wycombe and Exeter winger Matthew Whichelow on loan from Boreham Wood until the end of the season
    • Oxford United chairman Darryl Eales says the financial reward for reaching the JPT final could be worth £250,000
    • The club's younger players have an opportunity to impress tonight as they face Ardley United in the quarter finals of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup
  5. Tonight's TV: Woman forced to live in car after losing home

    Jerome Sale

    BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: A woman who was made homeless in Oxfordshire last year and has been living in her car so she can keep her job as a carer has been told she's not a priority for a council house.

    Video content

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

    Also, Oxford United are on their way to Wembley, we'll have the latest reaction to last night's match.

    And have you read Alice in Wonderland? How about 1984? Lord of the Rings? Really? The works of Oxfordshire authors top the list of books people claim to have read... but haven't.

    Jerome Sale will explain all at 18:30.

  6. On Thursday's Breakfast show with Howard Bentham

    Howard Bentham

    Radio Oxford presenter

    As world leaders meet to discuss what can be done about the escalating problems in Syria, we'll be looking at Oxfordshire's response to the crisis.

    Syrian refugees near the northern Greek village of Idomeni
    Image caption: Syrian refugees near the northern Greek village of Idomeni

    The county has agreed to take in 30 families, but so far just four have arrived.

    We'll hear from groups that campaign for refugees' rights, and what the people of Oxfordshire think about helping the people of Syria.

    Join Howard for the full story at 07:00.

  7. Council consultation launches for development strategy

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

    A six-week public consultation has started on the next stage of Cherwell District Council's development strategy.

    Last year the authority formally adopted its Local Plan, which sets out where building can take place.

    Now it is asking for views on the second part of the plan, which identifies smaller sites to provide open spaces, recreation, employment and rural housing.

    Copies of the consultation documents are available to view at public libraries and council offices, or can be viewed on the authority's website.

  8. Oxford United given 40,000 tickets for JPT final

    Tickets for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley haven't yet gone on sale, but the Football League has announced that Oxford United have been given an initial allocation of 40,000 tickets.

    Wembley Stadium
    Image caption: U's fans will be located in the east end of Wembley Stadium

    U's fans will be located in the east end of the stadium.

    Ticket prices range from £20-£60, with half price for concessions.

  9. Police release Oxford United match arrest details

    Police arrested eight men at the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final second leg between Oxford United and Millwall last night at the Kassasm Stadium.

    Affray, criminal damage, possessing an offensive weapon, assault and injury, possession of a Class A drug, and attempting to enter a football match while drunk were among the reasons for arrest.

    One police horse suffered a cut to its leg, while another had a bottle smashed over it and his rider.

    Quote Message: Unfortunately we had a sizeable number of people who associate themselves with Millwall and Oxford United football clubs who had clearly come to the game to only cause trouble. from Christian Bunt Oxford local police area commander
    Christian BuntOxford local police area commander
  10. 'Extreme violence' targeted towards mounted police

    Football supporters at the Oxford United and Millwall game last night "definitely targeted" police horses, according to the head of Thames Valley Police's Mounted Section.

    Sgt Spencer Kervin says officers and the horses were exposed to "extreme violence".  

    Quote Message: We had a hail of missiles that came over onto the horses and riders... I believe at that stage we were definitely targeted. from Sgt Spencer Kervin Thames Valley Police
    Sgt Spencer KervinThames Valley Police
  11. Travel latest: A34 delays south and northbound at Oxford

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    • The A34 is slow southbound from the M40 junction after an earlier crash
    • There is a lane partially blocked on the A34 southbound between Peartree and Botley
    • Also on the A34, northbound between Wytham and Peartree, a broken-down car is blocking a lane there, too

    You can keep up to date with the BBC travel site.

  12. Oxford United's £250,000 Wembley pay day

    Reaching the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley could earn Oxford United about £250,000, according to the club's executive chairman. 

    Oxford players celebrate making it to the JPT final
    Image caption: Oxford Utd players celebrate making it to the JPT final

    Darryl Eales says the "amazing" amount of money will contribute to building the infrastructure of the club.

    Quote Message: Success breeds success and... It's just wonderful the way it brings people together. from Darryl Eales Oxford Utd executive chairman
    Darryl EalesOxford Utd executive chairman
  13. Oxford's Castle Quarter bought by Westgate Alliance

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford's Castle Quarter - home of the Oxford Prison and Malmaison Hotel - has been sold for £47.2m.

    Oxford Castle Quarter
    Image caption: Oxford Castle Quarter has been bought by owners of the nearby Westgate centre

    It's been bought by the Westgate Oxford Alliance - the company spending £440m on doing up the nearby Westgate shopping centre.

    Quote Message: We've made this investment because the Westgate brings the benefits of extra visitors coming into Oxford, who can then find their way into the Castle Quarter. from Sara Fuge Development manager, Westgate Alliance
    Sara FugeDevelopment manager, Westgate Alliance
  14. Rising rents forcing 'more and more' people to sleep rough

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A diabetic woman who has been sleeping in her car for months after losing her rented home is a story that charities are coming across more often, according to homeless charity Aspire Oxford.

    BBC Radio Oxford heard the story of Ann, who is waiting for a council house after her husband died and she lost money during toxic relationship with someone she met online.

    Quote Message: We're hearing more and more of these types of cases as the private rental sector becomes more expensive and less accessible, and there is more complexity surrounding people's lives. from Paul Roberts Aspire Oxford
    Paul RobertsAspire Oxford
  15. Travel latest: Queues on the A34 after crash

    BBC Travel

    Traffic is building up to Bicester after a four-vehicle accident on the A34.

    One lane is blocked and queues are building southbound between Weston-on-the-Green and the Islip turn-off.

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  16. Renault F1 unveil 2016 car

    The Enstone-based Renault F1 team have launched their new car at an event in Paris.

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    The Renault will be driven by Briton rookie Jolyon Palmer and former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen, who has replaced Pastor Maldonado.

  17. Latest headlines: Eight arrests after Oxford United match

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

    The top stories in Oxfordshire this afternoon:

  18. Landlord licences 'just a tax' for the council

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford City Council proposals to tax all rental properties in Oxford has been described as a tax on the private rental sector, according to the National Landlords Association.

    Oxford city

    Under the scheme landlords could have to pay £400 to register each property.

    Quote Message: The council seem to just want to tax the private rental sector, and tax it more and more at every opportunity. from Gavin Dick National Landlords Association
    Gavin DickNational Landlords Association
  19. Homeless and diabetic: How carer Ann is now living in her car

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A diabetic woman who works as a carer in Oxfordshire has resorted to living in her car after losing her home.

    Video content

    Video caption: Ann is diabetic and is an end-of-life carer. She's been living in her car since October.

    Ann (not her real name) can't afford a deposit for a flat and is on a waiting list for a social house from Cherwell District Council, but says she needs to stay in the area as she loves her job.

    Our video shows how belongings have built up in her own car, while Kat interviews her in a BBC vehicle.  

    Quote Message: It's hard, hard going. You have to leave the engine running to keep warm at night. from Ann