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  1. That's all for today

    BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire will resume tomorrow at 08:00.

  2. Tonight's weather: 'Dry and clear'

    BBC Weather

    It should be dry and often clear overnight, although with some mist patches will form. Winds light and variable or northeasterly, and temperatures around 17C (63F).

  3. Debate continues over council reform

    Banbury Guardian

    The debate over the best model for local government in Oxfordshire has flared up again, with both parties restating their positions after a meeting of the performance scrutiny committee on Tuesday.

  4. New Grove/Wantage station discussed by council

    Peter Cooke

    BBC South Today

    Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to investigate the case for reopening a train station in Grove.

    Councillors have said the station would reduce damage to roads and shorten travel times for commuters.

    The old station closed in 1964 and residents have been pushing for a new one.  

  5. Banbury's Ryan Cowling in Wheelchair rugby GB team

    Robyn Cowen

    Presenter, Radio Oxford Sport

    The pool phases of the Wheelchair rugby at the Paralympics get underway today. 

    Ryan Cowling from Banbury is part of the Great Britain side who take on Australia in Rio tonight. 

  6. Tunnel under Bicester railway 'could ease congestion'

    Kate Gibson

    BBC Oxford News

    Millions of pounds could be used to solve a congestion problem on a north Oxfordshire level crossing.

    Traffic has significantly increased on London Road in Bicester since the construction of the new station and a new rail route to Oxford earlier this year and local businesses have told us they're losing trade. 

    Now Oxfordshire County Council is investigating digging a tunnel under the railway line.

    Bicester Village station
  7. Banbury car park demolition begins

    Demolition work has begin on a multi-storey car park in Banbury, after a recent inspection identified structural concerns with the building.

    Bolton Road car park

    Bolton Road closed in June, and the first external concrete pillars have now been removed from the site.

    George Reynolds, Cherwell’s deputy leader, said: "Due to the car park’s size and structural issues, this is not a straight forward demolition where we can simply bring it all down at once. 

    "We need to be mindful of the concerns raised through the inspection, the risks involved with demolishing such a large structure and remain considerate of the residents and businesses neighbouring the site."

    Demolition is expected to be completed by early December, with a temporary smaller site in operation for Christmas.

  8. Travel update: Car fire on A40 Northern By-Pass

    BBC Travel

    The disruption on the A40 Northern By-Pass Road in Oxford is because of a car fire and a fuel spillage.

    It's closed in both directions between the Marston and Headington roundabouts. 

  9. Becky Godden killing: Accused Christopher Halliwell 'had lots of flings'

    A man accused of murdering a woman who worked as a prostitute has told a court he had "a lot of flings".

    Christopher Halliwell denies killing Becky Godden between 1 January 2003 and 3 April 2008. She was last seen getting into a taxi outside a club in Swindon.

    He told a court the flings had been "a bit of fun" with "never any commitment" but added his wife "wasn't best pleased" when she found out.

    Becky Godden

    He is already serving a life sentence for murdering Sian O'Callaghan, whose body was discovered in undergrowth in Uffington.  

  10. Tributes to David Cameron at PMQs

    Theresa May opened today's PMQs session by paying tribute to David Cameron, who announced this week he was stepping down as an MP.

    Teresa May

    She described him as a "tremendous public servant" - both for his constituency and for the country. 

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also extended his best wishes to David Cameron and hopes the Witney by-election will concentrate "on the issues of education and his views on selection" - an apparent dig at Theresa May's plans for grammar schools.

  11. Love story that shocked the world started at Oxford University

    When an African prince and a white middle-class clerk from Lloyd's underwriters got married in 1948, it provoked shock in Britain and Africa.

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    Video caption: The love story that shocked the world
  12. Didcot man wanted by police

    A Didcot man is wanted by police for failing to attend appointments with the Probation Service.

    Josh Abbott

    Josh Abbott, 20, is about 6ft 1ins, slim, with brown hair and blue eyes, and is known to frequent Oxford.

    Inspector Ade Hall said: “We would advise the public not to approach Abbott but instead contact police so we can attend.”

  13. Car 'tipped over with fork lift truck'

    A fork-lift truck was reportedly used to tip over a car and a man has been arrested on suspicion of causing damage to vehicles.

    The tipped car

    A National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter located and followed the suspect at about 21:00 BST on Tuesday in Sonning Common in Oxfordshire. 

    Brian Ellis said on Twitter that he spotted a fork-lift truck and a car tipped over in Baskiville Road. 

    The suspect was arrested by Thames Valley Police.  

  14. Man taken to hospital after falling from Donnington Bridge

    A man has been taken to hospital after being pulled from the water under Donnington Bridge in Oxford. 

    The police said they were called by the fire service at 10:19 BST today following reports that a man was in the river after falling from the bridge at Donnington Bridge Road.

    The road has been closed while officers remain at the scene.