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

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By Chris Brown and Anna Browning

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. Join us then.

  2. At the town hall...

  3. Cowley Road stabbing - two further arrests

    There have been a further two men arrested in connection with yesterday's stabbing just off the Cowley Road, Oxford.   

    An 18-year-old man and 19-year-old man, both from London, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

    The victim is in a stable condition and is now conscious, police say.

  4. Evening TV: How Oxfordshire firm is tackling wildlife crime

    South Today

    On South Today at 18:30:

    We have all the latest on the discovery of the body of Ellis Downes and Oxford United's open-top bus tour through the city centre to celebrate promotion.

    Plus, watch our exclusive story on how an Oxfordshire company is helping to tackle the global crisis in wildlife crime.

  5. Messages of shock and disbelief at death of Ellis Downes

    Floral tributes have been growing at the site where the body of teenager Ellis Downes was discovered in the Thames last night. 

    Floral tribute for Ellis Downes
    Floral tribute for Ellis Downes
  6. Oxford company switches on £16.9m stem cell therapy research

    An Oxford University spin-off company says it is on the way to developing stem cell drugs which can treat cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, heart failure, macular degeneration and other major age-related conditions.

    OxStem has raised £16.9million into its work to create drugs that switch on the body's natural method of regenerating and repairing cells.

  7. Latest headlines: Police fail to respond to Ellis Downes search criticism

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    The top stories this evening:

  8. Appleton shows gratitude

    U's boss Michael Appleton waves to the Oxford United crowds
    Image caption: U's boss Michael Appleton waves to the Oxford United crowds
  9. Let's go

  10. Weather: Cloudy, wet night to come

    BBC Weather

    Generally cloudy with a mixture of showers or longer spells of rain tonight, locally heavy, and perhaps thundery. Widespread low cloud will develop, with lows of 14C (57F).

    Oxford weather 10 May
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    Oxford United fans gathering in Broad Street
    Image caption: Oxford United fans gathering in Broad Street
  12. New image of Ellis Downes and his father released

    The family of Ellis Downes has released a new image of the 16-year-old, whose body was found in the River Thames last night by a volunteer diving team.

    It shows the teenager with his father Darren.

    Darren and Ellis Downes
    Image caption: Darren and Ellis Downes
  13. Latest headlines: Divers attack 'botched' police hunt for missing teen

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    The top stories so far today:

  14. Police response to criticism of Ellis Downes search

    Thames Valley Police has released a statement in the wake of criticism levelled at the force's efforts to find Ellis Downes - the teenager who went missing after swimming in the Thames near Culham.

    Quote Message: TVP co-ordinated the emergency services and volunteer response in the search for Ellis... An officer has been assigned to work closely with the family and provide support and guidance to help them at this difficult time. We would like to thank everyone who turned out to help in the search. from Thames Valley Police
    Thames Valley Police
  15. Ellis Downes' father thanks communities for help in search for son

    The father of Ellis Downes has thanked communities for their help in looking for the 16-year-old who went missing while swimming in the River Thames near Culham on Saturday.

    Ellis Downes
    Image caption: Ellis Downes

    Darren Downes left the tribute hours after police confirmed a body found by a dive team is likely to be that of the teenager. 

    Quote Message: I and my family would like to thank all the members of the village and surrounding areas that haved helped in the search, and support in finding Ellis Niall Downes. Our world will never be the same again. from Darren Downes
    Darren Downes
  16. NSPCC calls for 'urgent' action on child protection criticisms

    The NSPCC says criticisms about Oxfordshire County Council's child protection service must be addressed "as a matter of urgency".

    Responding to a joint report into the counci's services towards vulnerable children, the charity also praised work implemented since the Operation Bullfinch scandal last year.

    Quote Message: Progress has certainly been made in bolstering Oxfordshire’s child protection services, but work remains to be done. from NSPCC spokesperson
    NSPCC spokesperson