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Summary

  1. County council publishes proposal to abolish district authorities
  2. Foggy start across the county
  3. Oxford cafe named one of top 50 places to have breakfast
  4. Oxford United to face Newcastle in the FA Cup fourth round
  5. Missing girl found

Live Reporting

By Alex Regan and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC South

    BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire returns tomorrow at 8:00. We hope to see you then.

  2. Single council plan 'would be a disaster'

    Oxford City Council leader Bob Price (pictured) has called the county council plan for a single unitary authority "the wrong proposal at the wrong time".

    Bob Price

    He said: "For the people of Oxford, a unitary council would be a disaster. 

    "Harmonisation of services across the county would rip up the city’s approach to key services like housing and homelessness, climate change, advice services, recycling and recreation and the arts. 

    "The needs of a multi-ethnic and socially mixed urban community are very different to the more rural parts of the county. 

    "The city is also a focus for the economic vitality of the county, the region and the UK as a whole and there is a delicate balance between its economic, social, cultural and academic sectors that needs careful management. These proposals fail to address these needs."

  3. Tonight's weather: 'Clear skies with temperatures falling'

    BBC Weather

    There'll be generally clear skies through much of the night, with temperatures falling and allowing a frost to form, especially in rural spots such as the Chilterns. 

    Minimum temperature -2°C (28°F).

  4. Drink-drive figures 'disappointing'

    Paul Jenner

    BBC Radio Oxford

    Thames Valley Police arrested more than 300 people for drink and drug-driving during their Christmas campaign. 

    It's a drop on the year before, but the force says the results are still "disappointing." 

    The campaign ran from 1 December to 1 January. 

    Man breathalysed
  5. Childcare minister opens new Oxford day nursery

    Caroline Dinenage - parliamentary under secretary of state for women, equalities and early years - opened the nursery at the Oxford Science Park toady.

    Old Station Nursery

    The facility opened following a £100,000 refurbishment, which included interior decorating throughout, all new equipment, and a garden refurbishment.

  6. Travel update: Slow traffic from Swinford Toll Bridge

    BBC Travel

    On the B4044 it's very slow from Farmoor across the Swinford Toll Bridge towards Eynsham, travel time is currently about 10 to 12 minutes.  

  7. Travel update: Queues on B4044 Oxford Road northbound

    BBC Travel

    There's queuing traffic on the B4044 Oxford Road northbound between Farmoor and the Swinford toll bridge.

  8. Uri Geller 'experimented on' by CIA

    Video content

    Video caption: The CIA performed psychic experiments. Some were with celebrity psychic Uri Geller.

    The CIA have released about 13 million pages of declassified documents.

    The records include UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the Stargate programme, which has long been of interest to conspiracy theorists.

    Among the more unusual records are documents from the Stargate Project, which dealt with psychic powers and extrasensory perception.

    Some of those records include the testing on former Oxfordshire resident and celebrity psychic Uri Geller.

    He spoke to BBC Radio Oxford's Kat Orman about being a psychic-master-spy, and then something rather 'peculiar' happened.

  9. Travel update: Accident on Western By-Pass northbound

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the A34 Western By-Pass Road northbound in Oxford between the Wytham turn off and the Peartree Interchange, because of an accident involving two cars.

    The congestion is to Hinksey Hill Interchange.

  10. Appleton knows Newcastle tie will be special event

    Michael Appleton

    Oxford United head coach Michael Appleton admits Newcastle United coming to the Kassam Stadium in the FA Cup fourth round will be a big event.

    The U's discovered they will face the Championship club on 28 January after Newcastle beat Birmingham City in a third-round replay on Wednesday.

    "If Newcastle were a Premier League side today, they'd be a top 10 club just from the support base they attract," Appleton told BBC Radio Oxford.

    "It's a fantastic game for the players, I'm sure they're buzzing and looking forward to it and it's going to be a full house."

  11. Unexplained death in Charlbury

    Oxford Mail

    A man whose house was cordoned off by police following his ‘unexplained’ death has been named locally.  

  12. Oxford United miss out on transfer signing

    Ross Heaton

    BBC Oxford Sport

    Oxford United have missed out one of their top January transfer targets. 

    Michael Appleton

    Boss Michael Appleton admitted he's been "outpunched" by a rival League One club for a player from a higher division he'd hoped to have in on loan earlier this week.

    The Oxford boss pointed out financial muscle is needed even for loan deals, with parent clubs often asking for a fee as well as a significant part of the player's wages being covered. 

    The U’s have already turned their attentions elsewhere.

  13. Council devolution: Your feedback

    Facebook

    You've been giving us your views on a proposal to abolish six councils and create one county-wide local authority for Oxfordshire to save £100m.

    Philip Mcshea suggests: "Stop cutting needed services, save money and dump the councillors that don't earn their pay."

    Alec Inns says: "Beware the "Simplicity" argument, especially if it takes a 150 page document to explain it."

    Richard Hutt adds: "Seems far too sensible to work."

  14. Travel update: Slow traffic in Long Crendon after gas leak

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on the B4011 Bicester Road eastbound in Long Crendon between the Chearsley Road junction and the A418 Aylesbury Road junction, because of a gas leak and emergency repairs.

  15. Missing Oxfordshire girl located

    A 16-year-old Oxfordshire girl who had been missing since Thursday has been found.

    Thames Valley Police had appealed to the public to help locate Lauren Bone, but this morning confirmed she is safe and well.