Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 22 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Sue Paz

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Our news coverage through the day

    That's all from the BBC Local Live team for today. The service will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday.

  2. Latest headlines: Oxford child sex offender fails in bid to reduce sentence

    The top stories for Oxfordshire this afternoon:

  3. Weather: Dry with some frost or mist patches possible

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    It will stay dry during the evening and overnight.

    BBC Weather chart for Oxford for Tuesday 22 March 2016

    Temperatures will dip due to clear skies in many areas, which could result in a slight frost.

    Areas of mist and fog may also develop later.

  4. Sport headlines: Oxford City in bid for play-off place

    BBC Sport

    The top sport stories for the county: 

    • Oxford United have completed a deal to keep on-loan Stoke City striker George Waring at the club until the end of the season 
    • Oxford City could move back in to the National League South play-off places with a win over Concord Rangers at Marsh Lane tonight 
    • Banbury United are also in action tonight - they face Old Bradwell Town at the Spencer Stadium in the first leg of their Buckingham Charity Cup semi-final
  5. Tonight's TV: Dozens await NHS care claims decision

    Geraldine Peers

    Presenter, BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: The relatives waiting to see if they're owned a refund after paying for care they claim should have been provided by the NHS.

    View more on twitter

    Also, the doctor from Oxford who's been helping migrants on board a ferry travelling between Turkey and Greece. 

    And how work to build thousands of homes is causing misery for motorists.

    Join Geraldine Peers from 18:30.

  6. Your pictures: Didcot power Station from Culham

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This view of Didcot Power Station from Culham was photographed by BBC Weather Watcher GizmoStu.

    Didcot Power Station photographed from Culham

    You can find out more about being a Weather Watcher, sharing your observations and pictures, on the website.  

  7. Man denies targeting drunk students

    BBC Wales News

    A man has denied targeting students in Oxford and university cities across the country looking for drunk women to rape and sexually assault.

    Tahir Nazir

    Tahir Nazir, 40, from Glasgow, denies sexual assault, attempted rape and four trespass offences.

    He also denied claims his trips to university towns across the UK, including Oxford, had a sexual purpose.

  8. Travel latest: Congestion on the A415, A361 and B4044

    BBC Travel

    • Traffic is slow on the A415 Ock Street in both directions in Abingdon between the B4017 Drayton Road junction and the East Saint Helen Street junction  
    • There's also congestion on the A361 South Bar Street in both directions in Banbury at Banbury Cross
    • It's also busy on the B4044 Oxford Road westbound in Swinford at the B4449 junction

    For all the latest on the roads near you, visit the BBC Travel site.

  9. Thames Valley Police behind-the-scenes tweetathon

    Details of 999 and 101 calls will be tweeted by Thames Valley Police in a bid to give members of the public an insight into the different types and volume of incidents its enquiry centre deals with.

    View more on twitter
    Quote Message: We're hoping... we'll be able to encourage people that may be interested in joining our organisation to put in an application. from Supt Gill Wootton Head of Thames Valley Police control room
    Supt Gill WoottonHead of Thames Valley Police control room
  10. Latest headlines: Baby brain damage to cost NHS 'millions'

    The top stories for Oxfordshire this afternoon:

  11. Plant-based diets 'could save millions of lives'

    Millions of deaths could be avoided each year if more people ate less meat, according to Oxford researchers.

    Fruit and vegetables

    The team at Oxford Martin School found that if we followed global guidelines on healthy eating - which rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables - eight million lives could be saved by 2050.

    Researchers also found food-related carbon emissions would be reduced by nearly 30%.

  12. Brussels attacks: City is 'traumatised' says MEP

    Conservative MEP for our region Richard Ashworth was in the European Parliament building, around the corner from the explosion on the Brussels Metro. 

    Video content

    Video caption: South East England region MEP Richard Ashworth speaks from the Belgian capital