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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Chris Brown

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our news coverage through the day

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    That's all from BBC Local Live for today.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Oxfordshire. Join us then.

  2. Travel latest: Slow traffic in Weston-on-the-Green, Banbury and Swinford

    BBC Travel

    • One lane is blocked and there's very slow traffic on the A34 northbound in Weston-on-the-Green before Bicester, because of an accident. Congestion stretching back to the Peartree Interchange
    • There's slow traffic on the A361 South Bar Street in both directions in Banbury at Banbury Cross
    • And it's slow on the B4044 Oxford Road westbound in Swinford at the B4449 junction

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  3. Queenie Phillips celebrates 101st birthday with Bicester glider flight

    Oxford Mail

    When Queenie Phillips' family told her they were taking her out for her 101st birthday, they told her she was going blueberry picking. She was not.

  4. Weather: Showers dying out to leave frosty night

    BBC Weather

    Scattered wintry showers will gradually die out overnight, with most parts becoming dry with some clear spells developing, leading to a touch of frost by Wednesday morning. Low temp 2C (36F).

    Oxford weather 26 April 2016
  5. Latest headlines: Chipping Norton stabbing treated as attempted murder

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    The top stories in Oxfordshire this evening:

  6. Chernobyl charity closing down after 30 years

    After three decades supporting people affected by the Chernobyl disaster, a group from West Oxfordshire says it's closing down. 

    The reactor at Chernobyl, which exploded on 26 April 1986
    Image caption: The reactor at Chernobyl, which exploded on 26 April 1986

    It's 30 years ago today that there was a catastrophic nuclear accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in northern Ukraine. 

    An explosion and subsequent fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the air, which spread over much of western USSR and northern Europe.

    David Tee from West Oxfordshire Vetka Association says as the charity's members get older and find it harder to raise funds, they have decided to end their work.

  7. Sport headlines: Banbury United prepare for play-off semi-final

    Marie Indge

    Radio Oxford Sport

    The top sport stories this evening:

  8. Attempted murder arrest over stabbing

    Hailey Avenue
    Image caption: Hailey Avenue in Chipping Norton remains closed after a woman was found in a "life-threatening" condition after being assaulted on Monday

     A 44-year-old man arrested on suspicion of GBH on Monday has been re-arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.  

    Attempted murder arrest over stabbing

    Hailey Avenue

    A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman in her 70s was stabbed at a house in Oxfordshire, police say.

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  9. Video: Red kites with gunshot wounds were deliberately targeted

    Peter Cooke

    BBC South Today

    A red kite has been found dead and two more left wounded by shotgun pellets in a wood in South Oxfordshire. 

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    Police say the birds were discovered near Crowmarsh Gifford earlier this month. 

    It's not clear how the dead kite was killed, but the two injured birds had been deliberately targeted.

  10. Pendleton backs former cycling team-mate over sexism row

    Oxfordshire Olympian Victoria Pendelton has waded into a row over sexism at the heart of British Cycling.

    Pendleton and Varnish competed together in the team sprint at London 2012
    Image caption: Pendleton and Varnish competed together in the team sprint at London 2012

    The gold medal-winning cyclist and now amateur jockey says she "wholeheartedly believes" claims from Jess Varnish that British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton made sexist comments and told her to "go and have a baby".

    The 25-year-old was recently dropped from the Great Britain team - and Pendleton said today she would "never forgive herself" if she did not speak up in support of her former team-mate.

    She added there was a "bullying, suffocating" culture in the team, and that she "never really felt I had the same respect as my male team-mates".

  11. Plans to expand East Oxford's 'iconic' Florey building called-in by city council

    Oxford Mail

    Controversial plans to extend an "iconic" building in East Oxford have been called in for scrutiny over concerns they could "seriously damage" its heritage.  

  12. Banbury United boss confident ahead of Southern League play-offs

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    The Southern League play-offs start tonight and a place back in the Premier Division is just two wins away for Banbury United.

    Finishing second in the league means they've secured home advantage for this evening's semi-final against Winchester, as well as for the final next Monday, if they reach it. 

    Boss Mike Ford says he has absolute confidence in his team. 

    Quote Message: I know if that team plays to their best, whoever we play, we will win. If my team stick to what they do, which they have done, then I am very confident of our chances. from Mike Ford Manager, Banbury United
    Mike FordManager, Banbury United
  13. Abingdon swimming pools to close over summer

    The swimming pools at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon will be closed for 10 weeks this summer for maintenance.

    Work costing more than £400,000 will begin on 4 July and is expected to finish during September.

    Visitors can use their memberships at other Better leisure centres in the county, while swimming lessons will take place at Abbey Meadows outdoor pool in Abingdon.

  14. Latest headlines: Attack on Chipping Norton now treated as attempted murder

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    The top stories this afternoon:

  15. Travel latest: Accident on the A34 at Wolvercote

    BBC Travel

    An accident has blocked one lane and traffic has slowed right down on the A34 Western Bypass southbound in Wolvercote after the Peartree Interchange.

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  16. Oxford car workers celebrate 15th anniversary of first new Mini

    Workers at the Mini plant in Oxford are celebrating the 15th anniversary since the first new Minis rolled off the production line.

    Staff at the Mini plant in Oxford celebrate 15 years since the first new Minis rolled off the production line.

    BMW, which is marking its centenary year in 2016, bought the factory in 1994 and relaunched the brand in 2001 with the Mini Hatch.

    Since then, more than 2.5 million Minis have been produced in Oxford, with the three million milestone expected to be hit later this year.

  17. Oxford's zany WI group seeks younger members for good, old-fashioned fun

    Oxford Times

    Self defence, song and sewing are on the agenda this year for one of Oxford's youngest Women's Institutes, which called for more members to join on its sixth birthday.

  18. Your pictures: Spring colours in full bloom

    These stunning pictures were sent in by Anthony Morris from Farmoor, near Oxford. We are always on the lookout to showcase your great shots of our county, so do send your pictures in to us here.

    This fly was quite happy sunbathing on this Polyanthus
    Image caption: This fly was quite happy sunbathing on this Polyanthus
    Blossom was opening in the sun today on this Bay (Laurus nobilis)
    Image caption: Blossom was opening in the sun today on this Bay (Laurus nobilis)
    Tulips were looking great in the sunshine
    Image caption: Tulips were looking great in the sunshine