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By Andrew Humphrey

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  1. Our coverage through the day

    That's all for today's Oxfordshire Live.

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

  2. Latest headlines: Ronnie Corbett tributes and Oxford University architect dies

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    Oxfordshire's top stories this evening:

    • Tributes are being paid to comedian and entertainer Ronnie Corbett who has died
    • Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, who designed the Oxford University Middle East Centre and the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games has died from a heart attack
    • The number of people occupying hospital beds in Oxfordshire when they're well enough to go home is still too high, according to Oxfordshire's Clinical Commissioning Group
  3. Coming up on the Breakfast Show with Howard Bentham

    Howard Bentham

    Radio Oxford presenter

    It's been a fantastic season so far for U's fans, but now it's crunch time with a chance of winning silverware at Wembley on offer this weekend.

    Oxford United fans

    We'll be bringing you all the build-up to Oxford United's first trip to Wembley since the 2010 Conference play-off finals.

    Join Howard for that and all county's top stories from 07:00 tomorrow.

  4. Tonight's TV: Henley's Townlands Hospital shows off £10m revamp

    Geraldine Peers

    Presenter, BBC South Today

    On South Today this evening: It's cost £10m to build - we're inside Oxfordshire's newest community hospital.

    Video content

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

    Also, the teenager living in a glass box - in a supermarket - for two days.

    And a Wembley weekend awaits - how Oxford United fans are celebrating their team's cup final.

    Join Geraldine Peers at 18:30.

  5. Weather: Turning cold overnight as clouds clear

    Bee Tucker

    BBC Weather

    Any cloud should clear away this evening, leaving clear skies and light winds, so it will feel chilly.

    Bee Tucker

    There could be some frost with temperatures dipping below freezing in places, but for most the lows will be about 1C (34F).

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

  6. Sport headlines: Oxford United wait on injured players

    Jerome Sale

    Sport editor, BBC Radio Oxford

    This evening's top sport stories:

    • Oxford United's management will wait until after their final training session on Saturday morning before confirming the team for Wembley
    • In cricket Worcestershire won the toss and elected to bat against the combined Oxford Universities - at lunch they were 139 for 3
  7. Ronnie Corbett hailed as 'the number one comedian'

    Natalie Verney

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Tributes have been paid to Ronnie Corbett who has died at the age of 85.

    Ronnnie Corbett

    Some of the scenes in Corbett's hit series 'Sorry' were filmed in Wallingford, where extras were recruited from the local school's drama students.

    Quote Message: He was the number one comedian, he was not what I would have imagined. I'd thought he would be a funny guy all the time, but he kept himself to himself. from Nigel Allen Wallingford school extra
    Nigel AllenWallingford school extra
  8. Travel latest: Jericho in Oxford congested

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    • In Oxford Jericho is looking busy around Walton Street, Beaumont Street down to Hythe Bridge Street
    • There's Congestion on the A415 through the temporary lights at Kingston Bagpuize
    • Just out of the county the M4 is slow going after two crashed London bound

    You can get the latest where you are on the BBC Travel site.

  9. Chained motorbike stolen from Summertown

    An orange Sinnis Apache motorbike has been stolen from Summertown in Oxford.

    The 125cc bike was locked and chained at Harpes Road when it was taken overnight on Tuesday 29 March.

    The chain was stolen along with the vehicle.

  10. Architect Dame Zaha Hadid dies at 65

    Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, whose designs include a centre for Middle East studies at St Anthony's College, has died aged 65.

    Investcorp Building at St Antony's College in Oxford

    Iraqi-born, this year she was the first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal in recognition of her work.

    Her designs have been commissioned around the world and included the London Olympic Aquatic Centre.

  11. Workplace dedicated to Oxford United

    Jeremy Stern

    BBC South Today

    As Oxford United players and fans make their final preparations before Sunday's trip to Wembley for the JPT final, two lifelong supporters have transformed their workplace into a shrine to the club.

    Video content

    Video caption: Two lifelong Oxford United supporters have dedicated their workplace to the club.

    The only problem? Not everyone at the business supports the Yellows.

  12. Children with cancer to be offered new gene test

    Oxford's John Radcliffe is among hospitals working to genetically test tumours from children with cancer.

    Cancer cell

    The procedure sequences the genes of the tumour, allowing specific mutations to be targeted, and should give younger patients access to newer, more personalised medicines and improve survival rates.

    The implementation of the test has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the Institute of Cancer Research.

  13. Coming up on BBC Radio Oxford 's Drivetime with David Prever

    David Prever

    BBC Radio Oxford

    After more than four years of delays, the new Townlands Hospital in Henley has finally been unveiled today.

    Townlands Hospital
    Image caption: The Townlands Hospital opened its doors to patients in March, but had been due to open in December 2015

    The £16m development has been hampered by problems and delays putting it almost half a decade behind schedule.

    Our reporter was on site for the tour and you can join David for that and more from 16:00.

  14. Latest headlines: Conern over county's NHS 111 service

    Andrew Humphrey

    BBC Local Live

    This afternoon's top stories in our county:

  15. Oxfordshire's NHS 111 service 'could compromise patient safety'

    Alex Regan

    South Online

    The safety of patients using the 111 service in Oxfordshire could be "compromised", according to the county's leading health body.  

    Ambulance
    Image caption: South Central Ambulance Service has said a rise in calls and recruitment shortfalls contributed to issues with the 111 phone line

    risk assessment report published by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which oversees health services, said: "Patient safety in the 111 service will be compromised due to performance issues caused by a lack of resilience to peaks in demand."

    South Central Ambulance Service runs the phone line and has said calls have increased by 16% in the last year.  

  16. Oxford United sell out Wembley tickets

    Oxford United has sold its allocation of over 33,000 tickets, which were sent to the Kassam Stadium. Fans will be able to buy tickets on the day from 10:30 at Wembley's East Ticket Office.

    Wembley graphic

    And if you're travelling by train Chiltern Railways have published details of the special services they will be running for fans.

  17. 'Nowhere near enough progress' on bed blocking

    Marcus Liddell

    BBC Radio Oxford

    More has to be done to improve the discharging of patients from Oxfordshire's hospitals, according to the chair of the county's Clinical Commissioning Group.

    John Radcliffe Hospital

    A scheme which saw patients moved from hospitals to nursing homes at the end of last year initially caused a drop in the number of people bed blocking from 150, but the numbers have gradually increased this year back up to 130.

    Quote Message: The number of people who are waiting at any one point is still quite high but we are making some good progress on the long waiters. There is some progress but nowhere near enough at the moment. from Joe McManners Chair, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
    Joe McMannersChair, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  18. Bands 'like playing' Truck Festival

    The organisers of Truck Festival say bands are attracted to the event, as they announced Kodaline would be one of the headline acts.

    Steve Garrigan
    Image caption: The last few months have seen Kodaline play in places like Russia, Portugal and Luxembourg for the first time

    Promoter Matt Harrap said they worked hard to make sure the acts enjoyed playing the festival.

    Quote Message: We try and go that extra mile to make sure that everyone has a great time and that resonates well with the artists. I think that they always want to come over and play, and the crowd make it worth their while by going pretty crazy. from Matt Harrap Promoter
    Matt HarrapPromoter
  19. Your pictures: Bright in Banbury

    There's plenty of sun about Oxfordshire today, as photographed here by BBC Weather Watcher TheExplorers!

    Sunny sky above Banbury

    You can read local weather reports and share your pictures on the Weather Watchers site.