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  1. That's all from Oxfordshire Live for today

    Many thanks for joining us today, and we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest, news, views, pictures and video from around the county. 

    See you then.

  2. Weather: Becoming brighter tomorrow, but with occasional showers

    BBC Weather

    It will remain cloudy through the evening, with a few outbreaks of light rain or drizzle at times throughout the night. Lows of 13C (55F) 

    Friday will be a breezy day. It'll gradually become brighter throughout the day, although occasional showers are possible at times.

    Oxford weather 30 June 2016
  3. Who do you want as Tory leader?

    There are five contenders for the top political job in the land at the moment: leader of the Conservative Party and, therefore, prime minister.

    We asked shoppers in Oxford city centre who they thought should win the leadership contest.

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    Video caption: Who do random Oxford shoppers want to see at Number 10?
  4. High-speed trains out on the tracks at last

    The new inter-city passenger trains for the Great Western route are out on the tracks near Didcot for the first time today. 

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    Video caption: New trains have been running between Reading and Didcot today

    The Hitachi Super Express was due to start testing nearly a year ago but it was pushed back because of a delay on the electrification programme

    The new trains are expected to be running for Oxfordshire's commuters by next Spring.

  5. Lord Heseltine hits out at Boris Johnson

    Former Oxfordshire MP - and Banbury resident - Lord Heseltine has attacked Boris Johnson for not standing for the Conservative Party leadership.

    Speaking to 5live he said: "I have never seen such a contemptible and irresponsible situation."

    Michael Heseltine

    "Boris Johnson must live with the shame of what he has done.

    "This process which would not have happened without him has left a gaping hole in the future of Britain's decision makers."

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    Video caption: Henley Royal Regatta: Team GB miss tournament for Olympic preparation
  7. Patient's sister says Southern Health boss should go

    Jo Deering (pictured) died in 2011, aged 52, in the care of Southern Health after being sectioned under the Mental Health Act. 

    The trust has admitted it could have made better decisions about her care and her sister, Maureen Rickman, said she was "disappointed" to hear chief executive Katrina Percy would stay.

    Jo Deering
    Quote Message: I'm disappointed to be perfectly frank, because I think really the trust needs changes in order to implement a new culture, a new era for the whole trust, to take it into the future.
  8. Henley Royal Regatta 'biggest so far'

  9. The story behind the statue

    We look at the story of Mary Seacole and hear from Oxford sculptor Martin Jennings, who has immortalised her in bronze.

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    Video caption: Oxford sculptor immortalises nurse who cared for British soldiers during Crimean War
  10. Oxford sculptor creates UK's Mary Seacole memorial statue

    An Oxford sculptor is the man behind the UK's first memorial statue of a named black woman, which has been unveiled in London.

    The statue stands opposite the Houses of Parliament in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital
    Image caption: The statue stands opposite the Houses of Parliament in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital
    Mary Seacole
    Image caption: Mary Seacole

    Mary Seacole was a Jamaican-born nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War in the 19th Century.

    The statue was created by Oxford-based sculptor Martin Jennings, who become well-known for depicting famous figures from the world of politics and the arts.

  11. Late rugby star's surgery saving lives

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    Video caption: Steve Prescott legacy
  12. Terminally-ill fan donates tickets

    Steve Dyer, 59, was given four months to live when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer in November.  

    Terminally-ill fan donates tickets

    Steve Dyer and son

    A terminally-ill Oxford United fan who watched his team play 'one last time' donates a pair of season tickets to a children's hospice a a 'thank you'.

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  13. Decision over Southern Health boss 'not yet concluded'

    A health minister has said the decision about the future of under-fire Southern Health chief executive Katrina Percy was "not yet concluded".

    Alistair Burt

    Alistair Burt added that he would discuss the matter with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

  14. Blackwood: 'May has grit and compassion'

    Nicola Blackwood, MP for Oxford West & Abingdon, has added her name to the list of those backing Theresa May to be the next PM.

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  15. Teenager charged with robbery and possession of firearm

    A teenager has been charged with attempted robbery, possession of a firearm and criminal damage.

    The 17-year-old boy from Oxford was charged earlier in connection with an incident at about 16:50 on Tuesday in Girlestone Road, Headington.

    He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates Court later.

  16. BreakingUnder-fire NHS trust boss keeps job

    "She will shift her focus to delivery of the future strategy of the Trust," says interim chair Tim Smart.

    Under-fire NHS trust boss keeps job

    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Katrina Percy

    The chief executive of the much-criticised Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust will keep her job, it is announced.

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  17. Connor Sparrowhawk

    Earlier this month the trust accepted full responsibility for the death of an 18-year-old who drowned in a bath at one of its facilities.

    Southern Health admitted it "caused" the death of Connor Sparrowhawk in July 2013 and offered his family £80,000 compensation.

    The teenager drowned after suffering an epileptic fit when he was being treated at Slade House, in Oxford.

    Connor Sparrowhawk