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Summary

  1. Family tribute to four-year-old boy killed after knocked down by car in Thame
  2. The first 'official' to run between Oxford Train Station and London Marylebone has left Oxford.
  3. Attacks on paramedics at South Central Ambulance Service have doubled over four years.

Live Reporting

By Marcus Liddell and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Thanks for reading today. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from around Oxfordshire from 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Rise in assaults may be due to increased reporting

    An ambulance

    Earlier we told you the number of attacks on paramedics working for Oxfordshire's ambulance service has doubled since 2012.

    South Central Ambulance Service thinks a drive encouraging paramedics to report attacks may be why the number of recorded assaults has increased.

    Quote Message: The number of assaults has risen...over the last few years we have certainly been encouraging staff to better at reporting...so the number of reported assults may be due to the fact we have encouraged staff to report more. from Neil Durrant Clinical operations manager, South Central Ambulance Service
    Neil DurrantClinical operations manager, South Central Ambulance Service
  3. Weather outlook: Damp and dismal

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Weather for the South of England on 12 December 2016
  4. Supercar attacked with axe in attempted robbery

    A £126,000 Mclaren supercar has been attacked with an axe during an attempted robbery.

    A man approached the driver's window and smashed it with the weapon before trying to take the victim's watch.

    The McLaren 540C

    It happened at 23:35 on Wednesday on Fernham Road near Faringdon Community College.

    Nothing was stolen, but the offender continued damaging the McLaren 540C's windscreen.

    Police are looking for a white man in his 40s, who was described as clean shaven, bald, with green or blue eyes.

  5. Travel update: Very slow city centre traffic

    BBC Travel

    There is very slow moving traffic in Oxford City Centre along St Giles to Beaumont Street and from Worcester Street to Hythe Bridge Street.

  6. BreakingFamily tribute to boy knocked down in Thame

    A four-year-old boy, who was knocked down by a car in Thame and died on Saturday, has been named as Barnaby Cork,

    His family say they're "absolutely heartbroken that he's gone to heaven before he was ready."

    Barnaby was struck by the vehicle outside the sports centre on Oxford Road, Thame, shortly before 10:30 GMT. He died on the way to hospital.  

    "There's no words that can even begin to describe the sadness we're experiencing now," His family added.

    "We know that the people of Thame have us in their thoughts and prayers and this gives us strength when we need it most."

    Four-year-old Barnaby Cork from Thame
    Image caption: Four-year-old Barnaby Cork from Thame
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A34 Oxfordshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    A34 Oxfordshire southbound severe accident, near Bury Lane.

    A34 Oxfordshire - Slow traffic on A34 southbound in West Ilsley near West Ilsley Turn Off, because of an accident involving 4 cars earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  8. Heroin dealer jailed for four years

    A 20-year-old man's been jailed for four years in Abingdon after being caught twice carrying Class A drugs.

    Adam Naili of Melville Road, London, was carrying 20 wraps of drugs when he was arrested on 31 March.

    He was then arrested on 3 November in Aylesbury carrying 71 wraps.

    Naili pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing cocaine with intent to supply, and two counts of possessing heroin with intent to supply.

    Adam Naili
    Image caption: 20-year-old Adam Naili from London was jailed for four years at Aylesbury Crown Court
    Quote Message: This sentence should send a warning to drug dealers that dealing in our communities will not be tolerated. from Sgt Graham Pink Thames Valley Police
    Sgt Graham PinkThames Valley Police
  9. Cleaners at Great Western Railway to strike

    Some other rail news this morning.

    Cleaners on Great Western Railway train services have voted to take strike action. 

    They're due to walkout on Friday and Saturday, and then on the 23rd and 24th December. 

    The dispute's about a number of issues, including pay, annual leave and the use of agency workers. 

  10. Cherwell's launches festive fly-tipping clampdown

    Cherwell District Council wants to bust some of the misconceptions about fly-tipping, and make residents aware of the consequences this Christmas.

    It says there were 558 fly-tips in Cherwell in 2015, which cost the council £56,585 in investigations, clean up, and legal costs.

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    Quote Message: People think that it's okay to dump the odd thing here and there because 'the council will clear it up for free' but over time this soon adds up and it's actually the council tax payers who are left footing the bill. from Debbie Pickford Lead member for clean and green, Cherwell District Council
    Debbie PickfordLead member for clean and green, Cherwell District Council
  11. BreakingOxford city manager resigns

    The manager of Oxford City, Justin Merritt, has resigned.

    He said his "off the field commitments have grown considerably" which means he has not been able to spend enough time focusing on managing the team.

    Justin Merritt will remain at Oxford City in the position of general manager.

    Mark Jones has been selected as caretaker first team manager.

    Quote Message: This is unfortunate but I feel it is in the best interests of the club as a whole and it will allow the management team to be able concentrate specifically on the football from Justin Merritt Oxford City FC
    Justin MerrittOxford City FC
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    Severe accident: A41 Oxfordshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A41 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between B4011 and B4100 London Road.

    A41 Oxfordshire - A41 in Blackthorn blocked in both directions between Thame Turn Off and the B4100 London Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  13. First 'official' train arrives in Marylebone (a few minutes late)

    The first official train between Oxford city centre and London Marylebone has arrived in the capital.

    BBC Radio Oxford's Phil Mercer was one board and said it was a "few minutes late", although he thought the media on board may have been at least partly to blame for that.

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  14. Why are some bodies apple shaped?

    Scientists based in Oxford are trying to work why some people are apple or pear shaped. 

    It's because people with apple shaped bodies are more likely to develop heart problems than 'pear' shaped people where there's more fat around the hips, buttocks and thighs. 

    Dr Contsantinos Christodoulides thinks genes may decide whether fat is sent to the upper or lower body. 

    He's been awarded a fellowship from the British Heart Foundation to test his theory 

    An Apple and Pear
    Quote Message: "If we can understand how the body controls the distribution of fat, we may be able to develop treatments that influence this process and encourage fat to be stored in the lower body where it may be beneficial rather than the upper body where it does harm." from Dr Contsantinos Christodoulides University of Oxford
    Dr Contsantinos ChristodoulidesUniversity of Oxford
  15. Government pledges millions to improve A34

    Sue Kinnear

    BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader

    The government has pledged to spend millions of pounds on short-term improvements for the A34 in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Newbury's MP has told BBC Radio Berkshire.

    It comes after a series of accidents in foggy conditions this morning.

    There were four accidents in total today - two on both sides of the carriageway near East and West Ilsley.

    Conservative MP Richard Benyon says he's met with the roads minister and secured money for some short-term improvements. He says the longer-term improvements to the infrastructure of the road are still being discussed.

    An action group calling for improvements on this section of the road was launched after a mother and three children were killed there in August.   

    Richard Benyon, Newbury MP