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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 1 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Joe Nimmo

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our news coverage throughout the day

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

    That's all from Oxfordshire Local Live this evening. The service will be back from 08:00 on Wednesday. Many thanks for joining us.

  2. Latest headlines: New police appeal for dead baby's mother to come forward

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

     This evening's top headlines in Oxfordshire:    

  3. Tonight's TV: Appeal for baby's mother and Super Tuesday in Oxford

    Victoria Cook

    BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: police say they're becoming increasingly concerned after a baby's body was found in Oxford.

    Video content

    Video caption: Victoria Cook brings you the stories coming up at 18:30

    Also coming up, today is Super Tuesday and thousands of Americans living here are voting for presidential candidates. We'll be at one of the polling stations.

    Join us on BBC One at 18:30.

  4. Weather: A windy evening with chance of sleet

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    It'll be windy this evening and overnight, with clear intervals, and also some showers and lows of 3C (37F).

    The weather forecast

    These will largely be rain showers, but there could also be some sleet mixed in over hills later during the night.

    See the BBC Oxford weather page for more details.

  5. Didcot power station: RWE npower says it doesn't know what caused collapse

    The company that owns Didcot power station says it doesn't know what caused the fatal collapse of a building, which killed one person and left three missing.

    RWE npower issued a statement saying: "The health and safety of people is always our priority. We don’t yet know how the collapse happened and nor will we speculate."

    The recovery effort at Didcot power station

    It adds "our thoughts are with the families of those who have died in this terrible tragedy".  

    One week on from the incident at the power station, emergency services have warned it will take "many weeks" to recover the bodies of three missing people.

  6. Motorbike stolen from back garden in Oxford

    Thames Valley Police said a white KSR MOTO Worx 125 motorbike was stolen from Dynham Place, Oxford, overnight on Monday.The motorbike was locked up and covered with a bike cover in the back garden and was dragged across the garden, leaving marks on the ground.

  7. Police appeal for dead baby's mother to come forward

    Dave Gilyeat

    BBC News

    Supt Christian Bunt has issued an appeal for the mother of an infant found dead on a footpath in Oxford to hand herself in to police.

    Christian Bunt
    Image caption: Supt Christian Bunt said the incident was "tragic and upsetting" for all involved

    At a news conference, he told reporters the baby still had its umbilical chord attached when it was found and called the incident a "tragic and upsetting situation for all of those involved, including the local community".

    Quote Message: We’ve got some real concerns around her health and well-being and she will urgently need to see a doctor. I’d also like to appeal to family, friends, and the local community. If you have any information at all we desperately need to locate the mother of the baby. from Supt Christian Bunt Thames Valley Police
    Supt Christian BuntThames Valley Police
  8. Didcot power station: Demolition firm's 'deep sorrow' over accident

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

    Demolition company Coleman and Company's managing director Mark Coleman has today issued issued a statement expressing his "deep sorrow" over last week's accident at Didcot power station.

    One person died and five were injured in a collapse at the Oxfordshire site on 23 February. Three people are still missing with searches still under way.

    The recovery work at Didcot power station
    Quote Message: I would like to express our deep sorrow at this heartbreaking time for our colleagues, and their families and friends. Nothing can prepare you for, nor are there words to express, our devastation at the events of the last week. from Mark Coleman Coleman and Company managing director
    Mark ColemanColeman and Company managing director
  9. Get Involved: Would you buy food thrown away by supermarkets?

    BBC Radio Oxford

    A supermarket has opened in Denmark which only sells surplus food, at prices up to 50% cheaper than the regular shops.

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
    Image caption: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall asks why perfectly good food is thrown away

    UK supermarkets are discarding hundreds of tons of food each year, but would you buy funny looking parsnips, cereals with damaged boxes or almost-out-of-date meat?

    Tell us at BBC Radio Oxford's Facebook page.

  10. Teenager who hanged himself 'did not intend to take his own life'

    Oxford Mail

    A "much-loved" and "talented" teenager who hanged himself in his bedroom did not intend to take his own life, Oxford Coroner's Court has ruled today.

  11. Sport headlines: Appleton says U's can't be complacent against York

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    • Oxford United head coach Michael Appleton says a positive result against York this evening at the Kassam Stadium is far from guaranteed
    • In other League Two matches tonight, Barnet host second-placed Plymouth and Oxford United's James Roberts is available to play after signing for Barnet on a one-month youth loan
    • And Cambridge will be the heavier crew for the men's Boat Race after this morning's weigh in for the event on the Thames in London on 27 March
  12. Latest headlines: 'Many weeks' to recover bodies from Didcot power station

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

  13. D-Day veterans honoured with Legion d'honneur medals

    Tom Turrell

    BBC South Today

    Eight D-Day veterans from Oxfordshire have been honoured with the Chevalier Legion d’ honneur medal at a ceremony at Oxford Town Hall.

    The veterans at Oxford Town Hall being awarded the awarding the Légion d’honneur
    Image caption: The veterans at Oxford Town Hall being awarded the awarding the Légion d’honneur

    The French government has been awarding the Légion d’honneur to D-Day veterans from many different countries for several years, as a way of honouring and thanking those who risked their lives to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War.

  14. Nuclear materials might have been flown via RAF Brize Norton in last five years

    The Guardian

    Materials used in nuclear weapons have been flown between the UK and the US 23 times in the last five years, the Ministry of Defence has admitted.

    Though the MoD does not give details, the flights are believed to have carried tritium, plutonium and enriched uranium, all vital ingredients of Trident warheads. They probably started or ended at the RAF base at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

  15. Didcot power station: New pictures of recovery work released

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

    New pictures of recovery work at Didcot power station have been published by Thames Valley Police a week after the fatal collapse of part of a building on site.

    Recovery work at Didcot power station
    Recovery work at Didcot power station
    Recovery work at Didcot power station
    Quote Message: I believe the emergency service teams working on site are the best in the world, and know they are using their experience and expertise to the limits. from Dave Etheridge Chief fire officer
    Dave EtheridgeChief fire officer
  16. Didcot power station: Recovery of bodies could take 'many, many weeks'

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News Online

    One week on from the partial collapse of a building at Didcot A Power Station, emergency services have warned it will take "many weeks" to recover the bodies of three missing people.

    One person died and five were injured in the incident at the Oxfordshire site on 23 February.

    Police and fire services at the Didcot power station site
    Image caption: Police and fire service personnel at the Didcot power station site
    Quote Message: The recovery of the bodies and site investigation will be a very complex operation and I envisage it will be many, many weeks before it is completed. from Assistant chief constable Scott Chilton
    Assistant chief constable Scott Chilton
  17. Oxford University begins testing new prostate cancer vaccine

    Alex Regan

    South Online

    Scientists in Oxford have begun testing an "experimental vaccine" for prostate cancer.

    Person receiving vaccination

    Four people have already received the vaccination at the Churchill Hospital in Headington. 

    Now at team at The Jenner Institute is looking for 48 new volunteers in both Oxford and Sheffield.

    Quote Message: The vision is that we can develop an approach to treat this common cancer at a very early stage to prevent the disease progressing to a more serious form. from Dr Adrian Hill The Jenner Institute
    Dr Adrian HillThe Jenner Institute
  18. Learner drivers in Oxfordshire wait more than six weeks to take tests

    Learner drivers in Oxfordshire have one of the lowest waiting times in England to take their test, new research shows.

    Learner driver

    The Driving Instructors Association says Oxfordshire students still have to wait an average of 6.2 weeks to take their tests.

    The average wait nationally was 8.6 weeks, and the longest average county wait being 17.5 weeks in Dumfries & Galloway.

    Association chief executive Carly Brookfield said the research supports the concerns of its members about continuing delays in getting pupils into test centres.

  19. Super Tuesday: Larry Sanders casts vote in global US primary

    Serena Martin

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Voting has opened for US citizens and members of the Democratic Party living in Oxford in today's “Super Tuesday” primary contest.

    Larry Sanders casting a vote
    Image caption: Larry Sanders casts a vote for his brother Bernie in Oxford on Super Tuesday

    Candidate Bernie Sanders' brother Larry, from Oxford, was the first to cast a ballot at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute.

    He said: "I'm not just voting for the next president, I'm voting for my brother."   

    The institute will host a polling station for the Democrat Global Presidential Primary between 12:00 and 19:00.