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

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By Roz Tappenden

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our news coverage through the day

    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.

  2. Latest headlines: 'Girl A' gives evidence in abuse trial

    BBC Radio Oxford

    • The jury in the trial of seven men accused of the sexual exploitation of two girls over a 10-year period have been hearing evidence from one of the alleged victims
    • The government says it's not ruling out a public inquiry into the deaths of vulnerable adults in units run by Southern Health
    • Three people have been injured in a two-car collision in Wheatley
  3. Kids' strike in Banbury

    Banbury Guardian

    Concerned parents in the Banbury area have joined the national Kids’ Strike today in protest at SATS testing and plans to force all schools to become academies.

  4. Southern Health: 'We should be angry'

    Health Minister Alistair Burt says the government has not ruled out the possibility of an inquiry into failings at Southern Health, but said sacking the CEO is not an appropriate action.

    It comes as Labour's shadow mental health minister Luciana Berger raised the issue as an urgent question in the Commons.

    She said: "We should be angry that Connor Sparrowhawk was left to drown in a bath. We should be angry that Angela Smith took her own life. We should be angry that David West died in the care of this NHS trust."

  5. Tonight's TV: South Today

    South Today

    Coming up on South Today:

    • Labour pains: Why women about to give birth are being turned away from the maternity unit at one hospital. 
    • Also, will the high cost of housing - and the lack of affordable homes - influence the way people vote on 5 May?
    • And hands-on history: The museums giving partially-sighted visitors a feel for the past.
  6. Weather: Temperatures will quickly fall

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will melt away to leave clear periods with light winds. This will allow temperatures to quickly fall, becoming chilly in rural locations.  

    Weather chart

    For the latest 10-day forecast, visit the BBC weather pages.

  7. Girl 'was addict' at time of 'abuse'

    Alex Regan

    South Online

    An alleged abuse victim has said she was "an addict" during the time she was supposedly sexually exploited, a court has heard.

    The woman, known as Girl A, was being cross-examined by Isabella Forshall QC, representing Assad Hussein.

    Hussein is one of seven men on trial who face a total of 41 counts including rape, indecent assault, supplying Class A drugs and making threats to kill.

    The alleged abuse took place in Oxford, involving two girls, from 1999 to 2009.

  8. Travel latest: Serious accident in Wheatley

    Ladder Hill in Wheatley closed in both directions between the Station Road junction and the Wheatley Road junction, because of a serious accident.  

  9. It's the Clangers!

    Some of you have been admiring the video of Armadillo pups on our Facebook page.

    Armadillo screen grab

    Arezu Roxburgh said: "not quite a pangolin but still a pretty awesome little pup!"

    Kate Villiers said: "It's the Clangers! ;-)"

  10. Southern Health: CEO 'should be sacked'

    Shadow mental health minister Luciana Berger told the house the position of Southern Health's chief executive was "untenable" and she should be sacked.

    She also said the government had failed to act.

    Trust chief executive Katrina Percy has so far resisted calls to resign, saying she will demonstrate improvement and re-built trust in services.

  11. BreakingSouthern Health: Urgent question in Parliament

    Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Luciana Berger, is asking an Urgent Question in Parliament on the safety of care and services provided by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.  

    Health minister Alistair Burt told the house the CQC report made for "disturbing reading".

  12. Oxford United: Boss urges focus in League Two finale

    Oxford United manager Michael Appleton says his side must resist temptation to try something different in their quest for automatic promotion to League One.  

    Michael Appleton

    A win for Appleton's side in their final game at home to Wycombe on Saturday will guarantee promotion.  

    Quote Message: We just need to make sure we don't do anything different than we have for the previous 45 games. We've done ever so well to get into the position we have. We've just got to make sure we're ruthless in both boxes and clinical in getting that second goal when we're on top.
  13. Middle Earth map acquired by Bodleian Library

    Alex Regan

    South Online

    A map of the fictional Middle-earth that was annotated by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has been bought by Oxford's Bodleian Library.  

    Middle Earth map

    It was previously owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes, who produced the first illustrative map for Tolkien's trilogy.  

  14. On Air: There's a webcam?

    BBC Radio Oxford

  15. Pat the camel

    Meet Pat, the rare Bactrian Camel who is being hand-reared at Cotswold Wildlife Park after being rejected by her mother.

    Camel and keeper

    Keeper Mark Godwin has been bottle feeding her before reintroducing her to the group.  

  16. New contractor for collapsed power station

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News

    A new contractor will take over work within the next month to recover the bodies of three men killed when Didcot A Power Station collapsed.  

    Collapsed power station at Didcot

    Demolition firm Brown and Mason will also clear the collapsed section of the boiler house and demolish the rest of the building.  

  17. Cheese through the ages

    You know when you're on the radio to talk about your award-winning cheese and discover the presenter is your old history teacher.

    Yes, that.

  18. Latest headlines: 'Girl A' gives evidence in abuse trial

    BBC Radio Oxford

    • The jury in the trial of seven men accused of the sexual exploitation of two girls have been hearing evidence from one of the alleged victims
    • An Oxfordshire headteacher says she's supporting parents who are keeping their children out of classes in a protest against SATS
    • A map of so-called Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings has been acquired by Oxford's Bodleian Library