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Summary

  1. Votes being counted for all 63 seats on Oxfordshire County Council
  2. Latest tally: Lib Dems 5 (+2); Conservatives 12 (no change); Labour 8 (-1); Green 0 (-1); and Independents 2 (no change)
  3. Oxfordshire County Council deputy leader loses seat to Lib Dems

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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The Conservatives have made gains in the local council elections, with Labour and UKIP losing out, as the results are declared.

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That's all for today

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

Man assaulted with knife in Banbury

Between midday and 13:00 on Tuesday a 21-year-old local man was chased up and down a driveway in Withycombe Drive by a number of males who were believed to be in possession of a knife.

The offenders were seen arriving in the area in a grey Renault Laguna. 

After a short chase, the victim was assaulted outside a property in Withycombe Drive on a driveway by the offenders using a knife. 

He received superficial injuries to his chest and back that required hospital treatment. 

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of GBH, a 28-year-old from Cropredy, who has been released on bail, and a 19-year-old man from Banbury, who is in custody.

Chip Shop portraits exhibition launched

Kazem Hakimi, from Oxford, became an internet hit after taking pictures of his customers and has launched two exhibitions of his work. 

Portraits From A Chip Shop opens in Oxford

Dave Gilyeat

BBC South

An Oxford fish and chip shop owner who took pictures of his customers as a hobby has had two exhibitions of his work open up in the city

Kazem Hakimi went viral in July when the BBC published a video of his project cataloguing the varied characters who visited his Iffley Road premises. 

The portraits are being shown at the Old Fire Station and Modern Art Oxford. 

Mr Hakimi said he was "extremely happy" and "never imagined this would happen".

Kazem Hakimi
BBC

This week's review

James Luxford from the Radio Times joins Howard Bentham to review the new British comedy Mindhorn.

James Luxford of the Radio Times joins Howard Bentham to review British comedy Mindhorn

Referendum on Headington development

Residents in Headington have taken part in a referendum on Oxford City Council's neighbourhood development plan for the area.

Headington shark
David Hallam-Jones

To the question on whether they wanted the authority to use the plan to help it decide planning applications, 3,310 voted yes, and 543 voted no. There was a 38% turnout.   

Former council leader reacts

The council leader up to the election, Ian Hudspeth, has been reacting to today's result.

"Here in Oxfordshire it's looking a little tighter than I'd actually like... obviously overnight, nationally, it's been very good for the Conservative Party, but that hasn't been reflected here in Oxfordshire," he told us.

With no overall control serious decisions had to be taken over whether the Party would try to run the council with a minority or make a deal, he added.

It's all up for play.

Final tally

The Lib Dems have won Wheatley, leaving the makeup of the council:

Conservatives 31

Labour 14

Lib Dems 13

Independents 4

Henley Residents Group 1

BreakingTories miss out on Oxfordshire majority

One to go...

Tories lose Henley

The Henley-on-Thames seat has flipped from the Conservatives to Henley Residents Group, with 1,747 to 1,362 votes.

Council leader keeps seat

Conservative council leader Ian Hudspeth has held his Woodstock seat and seen off the Lib Dem challenger, 1,694 votes to 1,348. 

Turnout up

The overall turnout for yesterday's election was 33%, up from 30% in 2013.

Lib Dem hold

from reporter at the count

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

Banbury general election candidate for the Lib Dems John Howson has held onto St Margaret's by about 100 votes.

There were cheers when the result was announced, and relief that second place Labour hadn't stolen the seat.

Tories close to Oxfordshire majority

Travel update: Accident on A34 Northbound

We're hearing about big issues with the A34. 

If you're heading northbound it's closed at Hinksey Hill because of a three-car accident. 

There are diversions there but big queues. It's slow from halfway back to the Milton Interchange.

Council leader holds onto seat

Joe Nimmo

BBC South

Conservative council leader Ian Hudspeth has held onto his Woodstock seat and seen off the Lib Dem challenger, 1,694 votes to 1,348.