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  1. Updates on Thursday 10 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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 Friday.

  2. Latest headlines: Cameron 'wants to carry on' as MP

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    This evening's top stories:

  3. Weather: A freezing and frosty night

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    The cloud should lift and break up this evening, leaving clear spells and frost overnight.

    Bee Tucker

    Towns and cities will see lows of 2C (36F), but rural areas could see temperatures of -2C (28F).

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

  4. Sport headlines: Oxford United captain's ongoing hamstring problem

    Jerome Sale

    Sports editor, BBC Radio Oxford

    This evening's top sport stories:

    • Oxford United boss Michael Appleton says they are playing a guessing game over the potential return of captain Jake Wright from a hamstring injury
    • Gary Boyd, the golfer from Middleton Cheney, says his early start was key to his fine first round of 69 at the True Thailand Classic
  5. Tonight's TV: GP practices facing increasing pressure

    Geraldine Peers

    Presenter, BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: GPs under too much pressure, and patients who can't get appointments. We're at the Oxfordshire surgery that says it's reaching crisis point.

    Video content

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

    Also, David Cameron confirms he'll stand again as MP for Witney when he stops being prime minister.

    And the hole that suddenly appeared in a family's garden. We'll be investigating what could have caused it.

    Join Geraldine Peers for that and more at 18:30

  6. On Friday's Breakfast Show with Charles Nove

    Charles Nove

    BBC Radio Oxford presenter

    The government may have rejected the petition that received hundreds of thousands of signatures, calling for all children to be vaccinated against meningitis B, but a private Oxford clinic says it has been inundated with calls from parents requesting immunisation for their children in recent weeks.

    Baby getting an injection
    Image caption: The vaccine is given in the first year of life, but only to children born after May 2015

    We'll hear from the clinic, and the Oxford Vaccine Group which helped develop the drug, and agrees with the government that offering it to all children would not be the best use of NHS money.

    Join Charles Nove for that and the rest of Oxfordshire's top stories from 07:00.

  7. A&E suffers 'worst ever month'

    A&E delays in England have reached record levels, official figures show, with 88.7% of patients dealt with in four hours.


    Oxfordshire was even lower with 84% of patients seen in the four-hour target. The target is 95%.

  8. Greater rail competition idea proposed

    The Great Western train line, which runs services through Didcot and Oxford, needs to have more competition, according to a report by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

    GWR train

    The watchdog report said competition resulted in lower fares and a growth in passenger numbers.

  9. School reporters ask if helping refugees harms the homeless

    BBC School Report

    It's School Report Day, and more than 30,000 pupils across the UK are making and reporting the news.

    Video content

    Video caption: Pupils from Oxford Spires Academy ask if helping refugees harms the homeless.

    For South Today, we enlisted Qasem and his friends from the Oxford Spires Academy to make a special report for us.

    They wanted to investigate whether allowing refugees into Oxford would affect the chances of the homeless being rehoused.

  10. Travel latest: Oxford congestion and flooded roads

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    • In Oxford it's getting busy on all outbound routes, particularly Marston Ferry Road, St Clements and London Road
    • There are roads still affected by flooding, including Chipping Norton Road from Ascot-under-Wychwood, and the road from Islip to Merton
    • On the A40 it's taking 20 minutes to get from Cassington to the roadworks at Wolvercote

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  11. Henley rugby player breaks world powerlifting record

    Henley Standard

    Henley rugby player Amy Atkinson lifted 90kg in the bench press at the final of British Unequipped Full Power Championships at Kings Lynn, bettering the previous record of 88kg.

  12. Oxford tops Times list of European universities

    Oxford University has come top in a Times Higher Education ranking of European universities.

    Oxford graduates

    The UK dominated the list, taking nearly a quarter of places and forming seven of the top 10.

    Institutions were judged on their teaching and research environments, research influence, industry income and international outlook.

  13. 'Significant support' for Goring hydro-power scheme

    BBC Radio Oxford

    The group behind a proposed hydroelectric power scheme on Goring Weir say they have been inundated with messages welcoming the planning approval last night.

    Goring and Streatley hydro scheme
    Image caption: The proposed scheme features three screws of 3.5m (11ft) in diameter

    Concerns over noise and a negative impact on the area's natural beauty were raised, but Tim Chatterton from the Goring and Streatley Sustainability Group said the scheme has "significant support".

    Quote Message: We've been delighted at being inundated by messages of support and congratulations today... and I'd like to thank all the people who supported us over the years either in putting effort in on the project... or through funding. We've received funding from both Goring and Streatley parish councils, district councils on both sides of the river, the partnerships that govern the areas of outstanding natural beauty and also the Low Carbon Hub organisation. from Tim Chatterton Goring and Streatley Sustainability Group
    Tim ChattertonGoring and Streatley Sustainability Group
  14. Coming up on Drivetime with David Prever

    David Prever

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Earlier today, David Cameron told BBC Radio Oxford that he intends to continue as Witney MP even after he finishes his second term as prime minister and hands over the top job.

    David Cameron

    This afternoon we're asking: would you want the then ex-PM to represent you in Parliament, and hearing what happens to leaders when they lose, or step away from power.

    Join David Prever from 16:00.

  15. Latest headlines: Junior doctor strike supported by county GPs

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    Oxfordshire's top stories today:

  16. Mark Ronson and Kaiser Chiefs to star at Big Feastival

    Mark Ronson, Kaiser Chiefs and X Factor star Ella Henderson will headline the music portion of this year's Big Feastival in Kingham.

    Mark Ronson
    Image caption: Mark Ronson won record of the Year at the Grammy Awards

    The fifth year of the event at Blur star Alex James' Cotswold Farm will also see visits from chefs including Jamie Oliver, Raymond Blanc and Tom Kerridge, and family entertainment from Dick and Dom and Cbeebies star Justin Fletcher.

    It takes place this year between 26 and 28 August. 

  17. Local elections: Don't lose your voice

    It may be a couple of months until May, but if you want to vote in the forthcoming elections then you need to register by Monday 18 April to take part, the Electoral Commission says.

    Voter placing slip in ballot box

    To register to vote you can visit the website and, if you’re unsure as to whether you’re registered or not, or want to find out more about voting and taking part in the elections, then you can visit the voter information website here.