A man from Wallingford is fighting to get his wife a visa so she can be with him and their son in Oxfordshire.
Local Elections 2013
Elections have been held in 34 local authorities in England, including in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire.
The Conservatives have lost overall control of Oxfordshire County Council. They got 31 seats, 1 short of a majority. Labour got 15 seats, Lib Dems 11, Independents got 4 seats and 2 for the Greens.
Ukip gained 10 seats in Hampshire and 6 in Buckinghamshire.
In Hampshire the Tories' number of seats was reduced from 51 to 45 while the Liberal Democrats also saw their numbers fall from 24 to 17.
Labour fared better by increasing the number of councillors from one to four. The Green Party lost its only seat on the council and independents gained the remaining two of the 78 seats.
In Buckinghamshire Ukip gained 6 seats, Conservatives went from 44 to 36, Lib Dems lost 6 seats from 11 and the Independents and labour kept one seat each.
After recent boundary changes there are 8 fewer seats in Buckinghamshire and 11 fewer seats in Oxfordshire.
Conservatives in Prime Minister David Cameron's Witney constituency were boosted when they defended a marginal West Oxfordshire District seat in a by-election. They held on at Witney East, where Labour had returned another of the ward's councillors last year..
Below is the current make up of the councils and the party representation on each one.
Click on the councils to see the candidates up for election.
A family tribute has been paid to an oxford university student who died during a Varsity ski trip in France.
Money is being raised for a 21 year old with terminal bone cancer so he can do everything on his bucket list.
A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a 3-year-old died following a crash on the A34 near Hinksey.
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