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Summary

  1. Murder investigation after young boy found dead at property in Faringdon
  2. Residents lay flowers outside cottage where he was found
  3. Post-mortem examination to take place this afternoon
  4. High-achieving teenagers from Wales to have chance to sample life at Oxford University
  5. Proposal to create one authority for Oxfordshire to be submitted to the government

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    Dave Gilyeat

    BBC South

    Thanks for joining BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire today.

    Our service resumes tomorrow at 08:00.

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    Video caption: Residents give their thoughts on the murder investifgtion in their town
  3. Weather: 'Dry for most'

    BBC Weather

    Clear spells this evening will lead to some patches of mist and fog forming in the early hours, although it will stay dry for most. 

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F). 

  4. Mini plant workers protest outside building

    BMW workers at the Mini plant in Cowley have been protesting today over plans to close their final salary pension scheme.  

    Voting for possible industrial action is also under way.

    Mini plant protest
  5. Death of Faringdon boy 'came as a shock'

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    Video caption: Supt Rory Freeman on latest from Faringdon murder proble
  6. BreakingPost-mortem taking place in murder investigation

    A post-mortem examination of a boy at the centre of a murder investigation will take place this afternoon. 

    The primary school boy's body was discovered by police at Bromsgrove Cottages in Faringdon on Tuesday afternoon, and a 40--year-old woman has been arrested. 

    Police remain at the property, and the child's next of kin have been informed. 

  7. Faringdon murder probe reaction

    Residents have been reacting to the news a boy has been found dead in the town and a woman arrested on suspicion of murder.

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    Video caption: Residents give their thoughts on the murder investifgtion in their town
  8. South Today in Faringdon

  9. Oxford University summer school taster for Welsh students

    High-achieving teenagers from Wales will have a chance to sample life at Oxford University in a collaboration with the Welsh government.

    Stock students

    Sixth formers who are part of the Seren network will be invited to apply for a place at a four-day summer school at Jesus College, Oxford.

    They will try out student life and attend lectures in August.

    The summer school is thought to be the first aimed specifically at Welsh students.

  10. Terminally-ill Oxford fan grateful after being added to team

    The daughter of Steve Dyer, the terminally-ill Oxford United fan added to the squad for the rest of the season, has said thank you on our Facebook page.

    Steve and his son

    Gemma Dyer wrote : "My dad is so thankful ❤ thank you everyone for the support. It means the world to him."  

    Steve was admitted to a hospice on Friday, prompting messages of support from fans and club chairman Darryl Eales.

    Now the club has given him the number 12 shirt on the official squad list in the match programme.

  11. 'Big police presence continues in Faringdon'

    Adina Campbell

    BBC South Today

    Police presence in Faringdon

    There's a fairly big police presence here in Faringdon. 

    The cottage where the boy's body was discovered has been cordoned off and a forensic tent is in place where detectives are continuing to investigate what happened. 

    Some members of the community have started to leave flowers. 

    One message said: "RIP young man."

  12. Appleton admits U's 'second-best' at Oldham

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport

    Michael Appleton

    Oxford United head coach Michael Appleton had no complaints as his side saw their League One play-off push dented with defeat by Oldham.

    The U's went down 2-1 at Boundary Park  on Tuesday and stay 10th, six points off the play-offs with 10 games remaining.

    "We were second-best and ultimately, we finished second-best," Appleton told BBC Radio Oxford.

    "There were one or two players out there who looked jaded on a pitch that was difficult at times.

    "I got the impression, and I hope I'm wrong, the we look like a side that has got one big game left this season."

    Oxford face another four League One fixtures before their date at Wembley in the EFL Trophy final against Coventry City on 2 April.

  13. Flowers laid outside murder investigation site

    Flowers outside police cordon

    Flowers from residents in Faringdon have been laid outside the site of a murder investigation. 

    Thames Valley Police launched the investigation after a boy of "primary school age" was found dead at Bromsgrove Cottages at 13:20 on Tuesday. 

    One of the cards simply reads: "RIP young man."

    Flowers outside police cordon in Faringdon
  14. This morning's weather with Bee Tucker

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for 15 March
  15. Today's Oxford Mail front page

    Oxford Mail