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  1. Police have received a 'substantial quantity of information after Oxford schoolgirl rape.
  2. "Savage" murder part of an attempt to steal first edition of the Wind in the Willows, a court has heard.
  3. Voters have until midnight to register for Witney by-election

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  1. That's all from Oxfordshire Live

    Many thanks for joining us today. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with all the day's latest headlines from across Oxfordshire. 

    Look forward to seeing you then.

  2. Abingdon vet makes TV debut

    Abingdon vet Daniel Preece is currently a new face on our TV screens after appearing in an advert for Vets4Pets following a series of auditions and screen tests.

    Daniel Preece

    Mr Preece said he was in "complete shock" after being chosen.

    "I brought along one of my clients, Jack the 15-year-old collie, to be my co-star. He was the real star of the advert and actually helped me with my nerves on the day.

    "Finishing filming was definitely a proud moment for me.... I’ve made sure to tell all my family and friends know about the advert, and I am excited to see it on my television."

  3. Aviation and motoring centre plans rev up at RAF Bicester

    A national centre for aviation and motoring excellence will be built at RAF Bicester.

    The former RAF Bicester site has been redundant since 2004
    Image caption: The former RAF Bicester site has been redundant since 2004

    Cherwell District Council's executive agreed to adopt a Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) between the council and Bicester Heritage.

    The organisation has plans to repair and conserve more than 60 buildings and structures on the site. 

    Without the HPA, Bicester Heritage would have needed to apply to Cherwell for a repeated series of listed building consents.

    The site was home to RAF Bomber Command in World War II and became redundant in 2004.  

  4. Frideswide Square up for national award

    Oxford’s redesigned Frideswide Square has been shortlisted for a national award.

    Frideswide Square

    Work to repair damaged kerbs was done in August and September, less than a year after the £6.7m project was completed. 

    Despite this, the square has been shortlisted for the National Transport Times Awards – held annually to celebrate the successes that have been achieved on national and local transport projects.

  5. Warning over tax man scam

    A warning has been issued over a phone scam in which fraudsters pose as investigators from HM Revenue and Customs.

    The fraudster tells unsuspecting victims they are under investigation and are due in court.

    The automated phone message then asks you to press one to speak to a case officer, which then diverts the call to a premium-rate number which may tot up very expensive charges on the victims' phone bills.

    People are being urged to hang up immediately and not press one on their phone, then report the incident to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre on 0300 123 2040 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk.

  6. Roadworks delayed after bats found in tunnel

    Roadworks near the Milton Interchange have been delayed until the new year after bats were found in a tunnel.

    The pipistrelle bats are a protected species and were discovered at the Backhill tunnel.

    Pipistrelle bat
    Quote Message: The work is now scheduled to begin immediately after the Christmas period during the first week of January. The reason for delaying the start of main works is that an ecological survey identified that pipistrelle bats are present in the vicinity of Backhill tunnel. The bats are a nationally protected species - we are reviewing the design, in particular the lighting design which, if inappropriate, may disturb roosting and hibernating bats. from Oxfordshire County Council
    Oxfordshire County Council
  7. Repairs to railway cables destroyed by fire

    Work has begun to replace cables damaged by a fire overnight on the rail line into London.

    Chiltern Railways says it hopes to run normal timetable tomorrow, but operations and safety director Andrew Munden said there could still be some changes in the morning.

    Check the Chiltern Railways website for more details.

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  8. Witney voters have until midnight to register for by-election

    People in Witney who want to vote in the upcoming by-election have until midnight tonight to register.

    David Cameron leaves Downing Street and has now stepped down as Witney MP

    Constituents will go to the polls on the 20th to vote for who they want to replace David Cameron.

    Those who were already registered to vote in the EU referendum can rest easy as they are already registered.

  9. 'Substantial quantity' of information in Oxford schoolgirl rape inquiry

    Police investigating the abduction and rape of a schoolgirl in Oxford say they have received a "substantial quantity" of information from the public. 

    Police have thanked the public for their help in the investigation
    Image caption: Police have thanked the public for their help in the investigation

    Thames Valley Police was reviewing a "great deal" of CCTV and dash cam footage. 

    The 14-year-old was raped after being snatched on her way to school between 08:15 and 08:40 BST last Wednesday. 

    High visibility patrols are continuing in the Summertown area to gather "further witness information".

  10. Wantage girl wins Inspiration Award

    A nine-year-old girl from Wantage received a WellChild Award last night and got to meet Prince Harry.

    Mikayla Beames was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was four and is registered blind and won in the category of Inspirational Child.

    Mikayla Beames meets Prince Harry

    The awards celebrate the courage of children coping with serious illnesses or complex conditions.

    Her mother Natasha said Mikayla's slogan was: "Dream, pray, miracles all the way."

  11. Adrian Greenwood stabbing: Victim appeared to be 'perfect target'

    Prosecutor Oliver Saxby QC has told a jury at Oxford Crown Court how Michael Danaher repeatedly searched the internet for "Adrian Greenwood", "rare books Oxford" and "Wind in the Willows" towards the end of last year.

    According to bank records in the early hours of 16 December he also bought a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone, the barrister added.

    Mr Saxby said: "The more he looked into Adrian Greenwood, the more of a perfect target he must have seemed.

    "Here was an immensely valuable book in a house that wasn't quite so fortified as those around it, and a man living alone."

  12. £500 prize on offer for teens in Crimestoppers talent contest

    Teenagers are being encouraged to sign up to a new X-Factor-style talent competition launched by the Crimestoppers charity.

    Young people aged 11 to 16 could win a prize bundle worth £500, including cinema passes, paintballing tickets, Nando’s vouchers, a Go Pro, Beats Headphones and a tablet.

    The competition - which will see entrants upload two-minute videos of their performances to YouTube - is being launched to coincide with the service's new website.

    More information on the competition can be found by visiting www.fearless.org/famebyfearless/thamesvalley.

  13. Appeal to trace stolen silver from Appleford church

    Have you seen these precious items? They were stolen from the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Appleford, near Abingdon, between 21 August and 12 September.

    If you've seen them, call police on 101, quoting reference number 43160252981. Or, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

    This silver paten is inscribed 'The Chapel of Appleford Berks 1752' and has the hallmarks IW, Lion, Q, Kingshead
    Image caption: This silver paten is inscribed 'The Chapel of Appleford Berks 1752' and has the hallmarks IW, Lion, Q, Kingshead
    This silver paten is inscribed 'Patinam Hanc Deo dat I consecrat Eliz E Ballard DD usxon 1750'
    Image caption: This silver paten is inscribed 'Patinam Hanc Deo dat I consecrat Eliz E Ballard DD uxon 1750'
    This silver chalice is inscribed 'Calicen hune deo dat I consecrat Eliz E Ballard DD uxon 1750un usum capella de Appleford'
    Image caption: This silver chalice is inscribed 'Calicen hune deo dat I consecrat Eliz E Ballard DD uxon 1750un usum capella de Appleford'
  14. Your pictures: The Manger at White Horse Hill

    Hedley Thorne has sent in this stunning picture of the valley known as The Manger from White Horse Hill.

    White Horse Hill Manger

    Have you got a picture you'd like to share with us? Please send it to oxfordshire@bbc.co.uk.

  15. Rail update: Chiltern Railways hopes to run normal timetable tomorrow

    After the fire overnight in London which took out signalling, Chiltern Railways says it hopes to be operating a normal timetable from tomorrow.

    It warns though that with trains and crews in the wrong place there could be some disruption or some trains may be the wrong length so may feel busier.  

    Things could change and passengers are advised to check the company's website later.

  16. Sexual consent courses now described as compulsory at Oxford University

    Freshers starting at Oxford University this week will now have to attend compulsory sexual consent workshops.

    No means no protest

    Though the sessions have been around for a few years, this is the first time that every undergraduate common room plans to run them.

    Some have reacted with surprise that such a prestigious institution should need to teach some of Britain's finest young minds that "no means no".

    But the university authorities backed the Students Union to organise the course.

  17. Who wants you to vote?

    #BBCUnsungHero

    We've got just under three weeks to go now until the deadline for the BBC Unsung Hero award.

    See which multi-medal-winning British athlete is urging you to get those nominations in now....

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    Video caption: Who wants you to name an Unsung Hero?

    To download or request a nomination form - and more details about the award - read here.