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  1. Updates on Friday 19 February 2016

Live Reporting

By Andrew Humphrey

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage through the day

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

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Oxfordshire.

  2. Evening TV: Meningitis B vaccine appeal

    Geraldine Peers

    Presenter, BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: A man whose daughter had all her limbs amputated after she contracted meningitis B backs the campaign for children under 11 to be vaccinated against the disease.

    Charlotte Nott

    Also, help for people who can't get insurance because their homes are at risk of flooding and why the actor Shia LaBeouf is spending 24 hours in a lift in Oxford.

    Join Geraldine Peers at 18:30 for all the region's news.

  3. Weather: A damp and murky night

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy and damp evening, with some heavy rain in places.

    Bee Tucker

    There will be mist overnight, with lows of 6C (43F).

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

  4. Latest headlines: Oxford City FC will not change synthetic pitch plan

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    This evening's top stories in Oxfordshire:

  5. Sport headlines: Oxford United face challenge for promotion place

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    This evening's top sports stories: 

    • Accrington Stanley say they are targeting the final automatic League Two automatic promotion place, currently held by Oxford United, who they face tomorrow
    • Oxfordshire-based former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton was unseated from her horse in a race at Fakenham
  6. Kidlington two matches from Wembley

    Kidlington FC face the biggest match in their history when they play Bowers & Pitsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Vase tomorrow.

    Wembley Stadium

    They are just two wins from playing in the final at Wembley, which is the team's dream, according to the captain.

    Quote Message: It'll be a dream come true, it's what we talk about from when the competition starts. From the FA Cup to the FA Vase its where you want to get, Wembley. We're just this close now, it's becoming more real and real and it's like hang on on a minute, we're nearly there lads. from Tom Franklin Captain, Kidlington FC
    Tom FranklinCaptain, Kidlington FC
  7. Travel latest: A34 delays and very busy in Banbury

    BBC Travel

    • The A34 is looking very slow northbound from Abingdon to Botley
    • In Bicester the A41 is looking very heavy on the southbound approach to the M40 roundabout
    • There are delays all through Banbury with slow moving traffic on South Bar Street towards Banbury Cross

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  8. Arrest over Banbury camera phone sexual assault

    A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after turning himself in to Banbury police station.

    It's in connection to an assault on a woman in her 20s in the Poundland store in Malthouse Walk in Banbury earlier this month.

    The woman claimed that a man touched her and put a camera phone between her legs and took a picture.

  9. Oxford City to press on with synthetic pitch despite cancer fears

    David Prever

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Getting new facilities should be an exciting time for local sports teams, but Oxford City FC have found themselves in a quandary this week.

    Synthetic pitch

    Having chosen a new 3G synthetic surface for their ground, they applied to Oxford City Council for planning permission to install it - only to see former NHS boss Nigel Maguire claim that rubber pellets in the artificial turf had contributed to his son contracting Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

    Quote Message: We're still pressing ahead... The FA has passed it, in all honesty this is one story. I'm not a medical man so I can't confirm or deny it. from Brian Cox Chairman , Oxford City
    Brian CoxChairman , Oxford City
  10. Victoria Pendleton falls from horse

    Victoria Pendleton, the former Olympic cycling champion who is attempting to race as a jockey at the Cheltenham Festival, had a frustrating afternoon, falling from her mount.

    Jockey Victoria Pendleton (front) is unseated from Pacha Du Polder

    Oxfordshire-based Pendleton was unseated from her big-race hope Pacha Du Polder in a hunters chase at Fakenham. 

  11. River Thames body identified as missing woman

    A body found in the River Thames in December has been identified as a missing woman from Oxford.

    Sheila Weatherhead

    Sheila Weatherhead went missing from her home in January last year.

    Her body was found near Culham on 11 December and police say they are not treating her death as suspicious.

  12. Row hots up over hospital water pipes

    Roz Tappenden

    BBC South

    Oxfordshire's councillors are calling for a review into how decisions are made after the installation of a pipeline between two hospitals had to be halted.  

    Headington hospitals pipeline work

    The £14.8m scheme will transfer heating and hot water between the John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals, but is now in limbo after planning permission problems.

    Officials are questioning whether officers should have been allowed to grant a licence for roadworks, or if the decision should be taken by councillors.

  13. Chippy man given top award for high street work

    Witney Gazette

    One dedicated individual who took his hometown to the top three of the Great British High Street awards has been rewarded for his efforts.  

  14. South Oxfordshire and Vale freeze council tax

    The Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have frozen the amount of council tax people pay for the services they provide in 2016/17.    

    Council tax bill
    Quote Message: We’re freezing council tax for the sixth year running, which should help lessen the effect on people’s wallets from increases elsewhere from Matthew Barber Leader, Vale of White Horse District Council
    Matthew BarberLeader, Vale of White Horse District Council
  15. Bodleian's Edward Heath achieve subject to sexual abuse scrutiny

    An archive of Sir Edward Heath's private papers is to be examined as part of a police inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse.

    Sir Edward Heath

    The documents include more than 4,000 boxes of papers donated to the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

    At least five police forces have received allegations against the former Conservative prime minister, who died in 2005.

  16. Piers Morgan emulates Shia LaBeouf's 'art performance'

    Shia LaBeouf's 24-hour stint in an Oxford lift may be proving popular for locals, but it has drawn the ire of Piers Morgan.

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    Apart from staging his own reenactment, Morgan dismissed the performance, tweeting, "he's not an artist, he's an actor standing in a lift".

  17. Shia LaBeouf 'thinking about his mother's smile'

    BBC Radio Oxford's Lilley Mitchell joined actor Shia LaBeouf as he spends 24 hours in a lift in Oxford.

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    Video caption: Actor Shia LaBeouf is spending 24 hours in a lift before speaking at the Oxford Union.

    Given the location, Lilley asked him what elevated his mood, to which he answered "thinking about his mother's smile".

    Shia LaBoeuf's "performance" is taking place around an appearance tonight at the Oxford Union.

  18. Movie reviews with James Luxford

    BBC Radio Oxford's resident film critic gives David Prever his views on Triple 9, The Finest Hours and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

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    Video caption: James reviews Triple 9, The Finest Hours and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip