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  1. Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Headington
  2. Nine hotels fail child sex exploitation test
  3. Quarter of staff at Oxfordshire's main hospitals feel they've been bullied, harassed, or abused by patients
  4. George Michael's family call for investigation into how 999 call made after after his death was made public.
  5. Leader of Unite union warns of strike action at the BMW Mini plant in Oxford

Live Reporting

By Marcus Liddell and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

That's all from us

Alex Regan

BBC South

Thank you for joining us, we will return tomorrow with more news from around the county at 08:00 tomorrow. 

Simon Eastwood

Oxford United goalkeeper Simon Eastwood agrees a two-year contract extension with the League One club.

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Unofficial homeless shelter

Homeless people occupying an Oxford University building are told to leave by the end of the month.

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Teenager on a swing

Police were able to book rooms in nine hotels or guest houses in a child sexual exploitation test.

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BreakingMan arrested in stabbing incident

Alex Regan

BBC South

Windmill Road
Philip Smithson

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after reports of a stabbing in Headington, Oxford. 

Thames Valley Police were called at 15:00 to reports that a man in his 30s was stabbed. 

He has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Windmill Road remains closed to traffic. 

Hotels fail child sex exploitation test

Picture of a child looking through a curtain
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Police were able to book rooms in nine hotels or guest houses in a child sexual exploitation test. 

A plain clothes policeman and a 15-year-old girl booked rooms in nine hotels late at night without being asked questions. Thames Valley Police said "valuable lessons" need to be learned from the test, run in Oxfordshire. 

A Hotel Watch scheme was set up in 2014 after the sustained exploitation of girls at a guest house in Oxford

The operation took place between 2-3 February in Banbury and Bicester. 

Police operation on Windmill Road continuing

Windmill Road incident
Philip Smithson

A police operation in Headington, which has closed Windmill Road in both directions, is ongoing. 

Several paramedics were seen at the scene earlier. 

BreakingWindmill Road closed as part of 'police operation'

Windmill Road in Headington, Oxford, is currently closed due to a "serious incident". 

BBC Oxford listeners have said there are currently seven police cars at the road and an ambulance. 

Shop Frog Orange has said: "Unfortunately due to a serious incident, Windmill Road has been completely closed off by the police."

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Henley MP holds public meetings on Brexit

There's a chance to share your views and concerns about Brexit this evening if you in the Henley constituency.

Conservative MP John Howell is holding the first of two public meetings at 7pm.

It's happening at Thame Town Hall, and will be followed by a second open meeting at the Christchurch Centre in Henley on Friday at 7.30pm.

The MP said he wants people's thoughts to help him form a view on which particular issues to look out for during the Brexit negotiations.

Garage squatters requesting alternative accommodation

Homeless squat in car showroom

Squatters who have been living in an unused car showroom in Iffley Road have asked for alternative accommodation before being evicted.

Wadham College, which owns the property, allowed Iffley Open House to use the showroom until 27 February, when work to demolish the building is set to begin. 

The building will be raised to make way for student accommodation. 

The building began being used by squatters over the Christmas period and houses 20 people at a time. 

"So much has been achieved in the last six weeks. In total we have provided 150 nights of warm, safe accommodation, almost 200 volunteers have given their time and thousands more have given donations and have sent messages of support."

The group is now asking the public to help provide a new space for the homeless to use as a shelter. 

Westgate opening date annouced

Artists' impression of the inside of Westgate Oxford
Westgate Oxford Alliance
The shopping centre will include more than 100 new stores and 25 restaurants and cafes.

Attention all shopaholics!

It's been announced Westgate Oxford will officially be opening on 24 October 2017... so just in time for the Christmas shopping season.

The £440m shopping centre will house more than 100 new stores including a John Lewis department store, along with shops like Calvin Klein, Joules and Jo Malone.

Visitors to Westgate can expect a first-class line-up of retail, food and leisure brands that will further cement Oxford as one of the most attractive cities in the country to spend time in.

Bert MartinDevelopment Director for Westgate Oxford Alliance.

Police investigate Banbury robbery

A man was threatened with a bladed weapon during a robbery in Banbury on Friday. 

Police believe it may have been a knife. 

They said the offender approached a 26-year-old victim in People's Park at around 17:15 before threatening him and stealing his wallet. 

The offender then hit the victim in the stomach before running off.   

This was a traumatising experience for the victim and we are determined to identify who is responsible

PC Richard BlewittThames Valley Police

Cash boost for community children's centres

Funding for 12 community schemes to run children's centres are recommended for approval by Oxfordshire County Council's cabinet.

It's after the authority decided to replace its 44 centres with a network of 18 to help save £6m.

The community schemes stand to receive nearly £306,000. 

The county council says it means that solutions for "open access services" are now confirmed, recommended for approval, or supported in principle at 34 buildings in Oxfordshire.

Protest about children's centres
Protesters demonstrated against the cuts to children's services in February 2016.

Trains back to normal

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WATCH: The little girl with a deformed skull

Brianne Carter has cranio-fronto-nasal dysplasia, which means her skull is deformed. 

The condition could have led to blindness, learning disabilities and severe seizures. 

But thanks to surgeon David Johnson and his team at the Oxford Children's Hospital, the little girl - thought to be the only person in the UK with her conditions - will be able to develop normally.

The surgeon who rebuilds children's skulls

Severe accident: A420 Oxfordshire both ways

BBC Travel

A420 Oxfordshire both ways severe accident, between B4508 and Pine Woods Road affecting Buckland Road.

A420 Oxfordshire - A420 in Hinton Waldrist closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Pusey and Longworth Turn off, because of an accident. Congestion to the Buckland Road junction.

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BMW Mini strike action warning

New Mini

A union says there will be "serious strike action" involving car workers in Oxford if BMW continues ignoring their concerns.

Unite said anger is growing at the car maker's plan to close a defined benefit contribution scheme.

In response, BMW said it has consulted employee representatives about its proposals.

It closed the consultation period on 24 January but said discussions are continuing, and that all feedback will be considered.

At a recent meeting of senior Unite shop stewards from all plants, I was able to gauge the concern, frustration and anger of our members.

Len McCluskeyGeneral secretary of Unite

BMW Group has always prided itself in providing excellent pensions for its staff and wants to act now to protect future pension provision for all its staff.

BMW Group spokesperson
Brianne after skull reconstruction in June

The children whose lives have been changed by Oxford Children's Hospital's highly-specialised craniofacial unit.

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University building closes due to asbestos

The Tinbergen Building
The Tinbergen Building houses the departments of zoology and experimental psychology

About 1,650 staff and students at Oxford University are moving out of the Tinbergen Building today after asbestos was discovered in parts of it.

The university said it does not believe there is - or has been - a health risk to regular users of the buildings but they are being closed as the asbestos cannot be removed whilst it is occupied. 

The asbestos was first discovered last year during a survey. More was uncovered last week in areas where it might be possible to disturb material.

The building is expected to be closed for around two years

We apologise to staff and students for the inconvenience that this unprecedented situation will cause, and we will do all we can to support them so that research and teaching can continue.’

Oxford University

U's on the charge

Oxford United extended their winning run to five in a row with a 1-0 victory over MK Dons at the weekend.

A header from Kane Hemmings after 88 minutes made the difference.

The win moved the U's into the top half of League One.

We're delighted, I thought the first half was nip and tuck, both sides having a go... and I thought we dominated the second half.

Michael AppletonOxford United manager

Signalling problems

The dreaded bus replacement service is running between Didcot Parkway and Oxford due to a signalling problem.

The issue is affecting trains heading north so services running from Oxford to Reading aren't affected.

Network Rail expects the problem to persist until 09.30.

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Weather latest: Sunny day ahead

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

Most of us can look forward to a dry and bright day with highs of 10C. 

However, a strong breeze will make it feel a bit chillier. 

George Michael 999 call leak investigated

An investigation has been launched into a 999 call made after George Michael's death which was apparently made public.

The call was made by the singer's partner Fadi Fawas, after George Michael was found dead at his home in Goring on Christmas Day.

The singer's family said they were "truly appalled" the call had been released to the press.

South Central Ambulance Service is investigating. 

George Michael
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George Michael was found dead at his home on Christmas Day

Oxfordshire hospitals staff claim bullying

BBC Radio Oxford

John Radcliffe Hospital
Bill Nicholls
The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford is the largest hospital run by Oxford University Hospitals Trust

A quarter of staff working at Oxfordshire's main hospitals feel they have been bullied, harassed, or abused by patients.

The figure for employees at Oxford University Hospitals Trust NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) comes from the preliminary results of a staff survey.

A total of 18% of staff also said they had experienced harassment, bullying, or abuse from their colleagues.

In response, OUH said it aimed to empower staff who experienced or witnessed unacceptable behaviour in the workplace to raise their concerns.

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