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  1. That's all for today

    We're closing down the Oxford Local Live service for today. We'll be live again at 08.00 tomorrow.

  2. Didcot body find: full story

    Here is the full story on the body found in the wreckage of Didcot power station.

    The remains of the boiler house were demolished in July, as it was too dangerous for anyone to search for the missing men while the building was still partially standing.

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    Video caption: Footage of Didcot boiler demolition
  3. BreakingBody found at Didcot power station

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    Police have confirmed a body has been found at Didcot power station today following the partial collapse of the boiler house in February.

    Thames Valley Police says the families of the three men missing since the collapse have been informed.

    Contractors have paused the removal of debris so that specialists from Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue and the South Central Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Recovery Team can enter the site.  

    The person has not yet been formally identified.

    Didcot power station following the collapse
  4. Fresh appeal for alleged drug gang leader

    A fresh appeal has been made to catch the alleged leader of a drugs gang following the largest-ever UK seizure of mephadrone.

    Sohail Dawood

    Sohail Dawood, 33, formerly of Chipping Norton, is wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to deal the drug and ketamine between September 2014 and January 2015. 

    He has links to Pakistan and Dubai and was believed to have fled the UK. 

    Three members of the gang have already been sentenced.

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    Video caption: The latest weather on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 with Bee Tucker.
  6. Horton Hospital: NHS trust board agrees to temporary downgrade of maternity service

    The board of an NHS trust has agreed to temporarily downgrade an Oxfordshire hospital's maternity service because of a shortage of qualified doctors. 

    Campaigners have staged a series of protests at the Horton General Hospital
    Image caption: Campaigners have staged a series of protests at the Horton General Hospital

    The maternity unit at Banbury's Horton General Hospital will be midwife-led from October, with specialist services transferred to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. 

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHT) said the decision was made in the interests of patient safety. 

    But the board admitted the decision could be subject to a judicial review.

  7. BreakingConfirmed: Horton hospital maternity unit to be downgraded

    The hospital's maternity unit will be midwife-led from October, a meeting of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's board has decided.

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  8. Oxfordshire dog named 'Hero pet of Britain'

    An Oxfordshire dog has won the Hero Pet category at the Amplifon Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britons.

    Assistance dog Mabel, from Banbury, Oxon, scooped the prestigious prize in front of her 11-year-old owner Alex White.

    Alex, has high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

    Four-year-old Mabel was matched with Alex by the charity 'Dogs for Good' two years ago. 

    Mabel helps him do things such as crossing roads and accompanies him on trips to the shops.

    Mabel the dog with her owner Alex posing for a picture with the award judges
    Image caption: Mabel and Alex receiving the award
    Quote Message: Mabel means so much to me. I’m so shocked that Mabel and me won an award. It’s going to go in my bedroom. from Alex
    Alex
  9. Civil nuclear police lose pension battle

    Police who guard Britain's nuclear facilities have lost a legal challenge to new rules which could see them working beyond the age of 65.

    Sellafield in Cumbria is one of the sites that is guarded by the Civil Nuclear Constabulary
    Image caption: Sellafield in Cumbria is one of the sites that is guarded by the Civil Nuclear Constabulary

    It was brought by the Civil Nuclear Constabulary police federation which has its headquarters at Culham.

    It says its members won't be able to protect people from terrorism if they have to work over the age of 60.

  10. Campaigners show their support for maternity services

    Campaigners opposing plans to downgrade Horton hospital maternity unit are protesting at John Radcliffe Hospital.

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  11. Horton hospital meeting: Judicial review warning

    Bethan Phillips

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has received a notice from solicitors that a decision to downgrade the Horton hospital's maternity unit may be subject to an application for judicial review.

    The crunch meeting of the trust board is now in session to decide whether maternity services will be midwife-led, thanks to a failure to recruit enough doctors.

  12. Fury at new role for criticised NHS boss

    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Katrina Percy

    Ms Percy's salary is quoted in the trust's annual report as between £180,000 and £190,000.  

    Mother's fury at new role for NHS boss

    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Katrina Percy

    An NHS trust's decision to move its boss to a new role with the same salary is a "scandal", according to the mother of a teenager who died under its watch.

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  13. Tow, tow, tow, your boat

    Thames Valley Police stopped the driver of this vehicle earlier after they were spotted towing a boat down the M40.

    They tweeted: #notworththerisk.

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  14. People 'really angry' over Percy appointment

    Gail Hanrahan, from the Oxfordshire Family Support Network, said people were "really angry" that Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust boss Katrina Percy (pictured) had been given another job in the trouble-hit organisation.

    Katrina Percy

    She added: "It's typical NHS culture, just shifting the deck chairs.

    "There seems to be no consequences for her after years of documented failure... nothing surprises me anymore with what the trust do.

    "They seem to go against everything that makes sense to everybody.

    "It makes you wonder what you have to do to get sacked from a high powered NHS job."

  15. Travel update: Lane reopens on A423 eastbound following four-vehicle collision

    Lanes have been reopened but there are still long delays on the A423 Southern Bypass eastbound in Oxford between Kennington Roundabout and Heyford Hill Roundabout, following the accident involving three cars and a lorry.

    Crash on A4142