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Summary

  1. All the news, weather and sport from across the county on Tuesday 15 November
  2. Two arrested over Oxford bike murder
  3. Commuters in Oxfordshire village ask Chiltern Railways to reconsider timetabling changes
  4. Oxford Dictionaries declares "post-truth" as 2016 international word of the year

Live Reporting

By Dave Gilyeat and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all from us

    That's all from the team at BBC Oxford for another day. We'll be back with you on Oxfordshire Live from 08:00 tomorrow, make sure you keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and email.

  2. Travel latest: Delays in Witney due to earlier collision

    Al Ryan

    BBC Oxford travel presenter

    • In Witney the A415 Station Lane has just reopened in both directions following an earlier collision at the Ducklington Lane junction, and there is queuing traffic on the B478 Playhatch Road and in both directions near the A4155 Henley Road, which is partially blocked due to an accident
    • There's queuing traffic on the A40 near Wheatley due to roadworks on the M40 southbound between junction 8A to junction 6 Watlington. Travel time will be increased by 20 minutes 
  3. Road deaths to be commemorated at Thame service

    On Sunday families and friends will commemorate the lives of those lost in road accidents at a service organised by Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary.

    The A34
    Image caption: There have been calls for lorry restrictions on the A34 after fatal crashes earlier this year

    The memorial service will be held at St Mary the Virgin Church in Thame at 15:00 and is an opportunity for members of the public to join the emergency services in remembering those who have died on the region’s roads, or in road collisions elsewhere.  

    Police officers, fire and rescue workers and ambulance staff will participate in the service and they will be joined by the Thames Valley Police choir.  

    It is believed that Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary Joint Roads Policing Unit is unique in marking the United Nations Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims by organising such a service.

  4. Witney road closed after crash

    BBC Travel

    Station Lane in Witney is currently closed at its junction with Ducklington Lane after a crash.  

  5. Clever cockatoo shows tool-making skills

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch this clever cockatoo take on tool-designing challenge

    This determined Indonesian cockatoo impressed Oxford researchers when she took on their food-reaching challenge.

  6. Wahaca 'deeply saddened' by norovirus case

    Earlier we told you about 16-year-old Sarah Cousins, from Wallingford, whose family is suing Wahaca after she became ill after eating at one of its restaurants.

    In response, Wahaca has said it was "greatly saddened" by the case.

    It added: "Wahaca has been proactively working with the relevant authorities in order to limit the impact on our customers and employees, following the recent outbreak of suspected norovirus in some of our outlets. 

    "Working with these authorities, we are confident that the issue has been neutralised. 

    "Our customers and employees are extremely important to us, and we will continue to give this issue our full attention."

  7. Teenagers arrested in cyclist murder probe

    High Street in Oxford
    Image caption: The attack took place on the High Street in Oxford

    Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a cyclist is attacked in central Oxford.

    Two arrests in cyclist murder probe

    High Street in Oxford

    Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a cyclist is attacked in central Oxford.

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  8. Fuel allowance could benefit wider community

    Henley Standard

    Better-off pensioners are being urged to give up their winter fuel allowance to help people in need.  

  9. Penguin keeper too beardy by half

    Chris Green

    A beardy penguin keeper at Cotswold Wildlife Park has had half of his facial fuzz shaved off for charity.

    After three years of beardiness Chris Green underwent a shave at the hands of a professional barber alongside his beloved penguin pool.

    He has vowed to keep his half beard for two weeks and has so far has raised more than £1,000 for Make-A-Wish. 

    Chris Green

    He's offered to auction off the shaved half of his beard for charity, but so far there has been no interest.

    Perhaps people have too many hairs and graces.

    Chris Green
  10. BreakingCyclist murder investigation: Two arrested

    Two people have been arrested in connection with a murder in Oxford.

    Eamonn Anderson, 56, suffered head injuries when he was kicked off his bike by a group of six young men in High Street in October. He died nearly three weeks later. 

    A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy from Oxford were arrested this morning (16/11) on suspicion of murder. They are in police custody."

  11. Football matches tonight

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Oxford City host Peterborough in the second round proper of the FA Youth Cup at Marsh Lane in a 19:00 kick off. 

    In the Southern League tonight North Leigh make the trip to Winchester in Division One South & West. 

  12. 'Bed closures' to save £119 on Oxfordshire's hospitals

    Alex Regan

    South Online

    Health executives are proposing a consultation on bed closures in the majority of hospitals across Oxfordshire. 

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - which runs Oxford's Churchill and John Radcliffe hospitals, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury - will run a £119m deficit by 2020 if "efficiency savings" are not made. 

    Executives are advising that £7.9m of investments in GP services will contribute to reducing the number of people attend hospital. 

    John Radcliffe Hospital

    It is not yet known where the bed closures will take place, although the Horton General Hospital has been earmarked for a "transformation" in the care it provides.

  13. Your pictures: Moon over Summer Fields

    Summer Fields school in Oxford tells us it was "too cloudy to see the supermoon on Sunday but it's looking fantastic over Summer Fields this morning". 

    Moon over Summer Fields

    We have to agree - we're over the moon with these pictures.

    If you have a photo you'd like to share be sure to email it to us.

  14. Oxfordshire filmmaker on Star Wars documentary

    Oxfordshire director Jon Spira has been speaking to BBC Arts about his new documentary Elstree 1976.

    The film looks behind the scenes of the original Star Wars film, focusing on the stories of the extras and bit players, often concealed beneath helmets or monster masks.

    Elstree 1976 poster

    "The whole point of Elstree 1976 was to examine how something so huge in pop culture affects the people with the smallest tangible link to it," he says.

    The film is being shown in Oxford on 30 November at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford, followed by a Q&A with cast and crew.

  15. Breaking'Service change at Horton Hospital' in bid to save £479m across local NHS

    Alex Regan

    South Online

    A leaked document describing plans to save £479 million across local NHS services says that service changes at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury are likely. 

    The Banbury hospital, part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, saw its maternity unit downgraded due to a shortfall in doctors in October

    Horton General Hospital changes
    Image caption: Residents have protested changes at the Horton General Hospital

    The document also says the reductions in acute bed-based care will be required across Oxfordshire, with more care being offered at GP surgeries. 

    The document, leaked by Reading Borough Council, sets out a five-year cost saving plan across the health services in Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and Buckinghamshire 

  16. 'We must leave earth,' Stephen Hawking tells Oxford Union

    Oxford Mail

    Stephen Hawking told an audience in Oxford that humanity must continue exploring space to reach 'beyond our humble planet'.  

  17. Oxfordshire family sue Wahaca over norovirus outbreak

    The family of a 16-year-old girl, who was hospitalised after eating at a restaurant Wahaca, is suing the restaurant chain. 

    Wallingford resident Sarah Cousins ate at the White City concession of the Mexican restaurant on 29 October, and then fell ill.

    Sarah Cousins

    Public Health England closed a number of the restaurants, including the White City branch, after more than 300 reports of norovirus from customers. 

    The 16-year-old's father Mike said: "The illness Sarah suffered was extremely concerning as she ended up being admitted to hospital and we were very worried for her health."

  18. Beautiful city, beautiful views

    Art historian and TV presenter Dr Janina Ramirez isn't one to take Oxford's beautiful architecture for granted on her daily commute...

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