JAYDEN MURDER TRIAL: Teenager tells court he was afraid of defendant

Herald Series: Ben Blakeley

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

A TEENAGER who helped bury the body of Jayden Parkinson said even after he was arrested for murder he did not realise what he had done.

Jayden trial: Blakeley's co-accused says: I don't want to think about what happened

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

7:50pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE 17-year-old who helped Ben Blakeley hide the body of his ex-girlfriend Jayden Parkinson told a jury he doesn’t want to think about what he was involved in.

Great Western Park wants its own parish council

Herald Series: south oxfordshire district council logo

5:40pm Friday 11th July 2014

RESIDENTS living on Didcot’s Great Western Park estate want to create their own parish council.

Jayden trial: Teenager accused of not telling the truth over killing

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

12:34pm Friday 11th July 2014

A 17-YEAR-OLD who twice helped to bury the body of Jayden Parkinson has been accused of not telling the truth about what happened.

‘I deserve death penalty for the killing of Jayden’

Herald Series: Ben Blakeley

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

BEN Blakeley has told a jury he should get the death sentence for killing his former girlfriend 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.

Mums support teachers as public workers stage strike

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6:30am Friday 11th July 2014

TEACHERS, firefighters and Job Centre staff took part in rallies in Oxford yesterday during a national day of industrial action.

Jayden trial: Teenager who admits helping to bury her body said he didn't put "two and two together"

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

8:07pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A 17-YEAR-OLD who admits helping to bury the body of Jayden Parkinson has said he would never have knowingly aided her killer.

Delays on First Great Western trains from Didcot Parkway to Swindon

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:11pm Thursday 10th July 2014

COMMUTERS are facing 15 minute delays on First Great Western trains from Didcot Parkway to Swindon tonight.

Jayden trial: Blakeley "cool as a cucumber" as he tried to hide Jayden's body

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

12:49pm Thursday 10th July 2014

THE man who killed Jayden Parkinson has been accused of being as "cool as a cucumber" while trying to hide her body, a jury has heard.

'I relive Jayden's death in my dreams,' Blakeley tells court

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9:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

BEN Blakeley told Oxford Crown Court yesterday he relives the night he killed Jayden Parkinson every day and in his dreams.

Zombie game invades top show to win gold awards

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6:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

WHEN Matt Tidbury first started developing a board game to teach his children maths, he just wanted them to enjoy learning.

Jayden trial: Blakeley relives the night he killed the teenager

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

6:58pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

BEN Blakeley relived the night he killed Jayden Parkinson at Oxford Crown Court today. 

Grant boosts Thames wetland project

Herald Series: Earth Trust estate manager Chris Parker, left, wtih Environment Agency biodiversity officer Jon Woodcock at a reed bed

6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

WORK to create a £1m wetland habitat on the banks of the Thames near Wallingford has taken a step forward, thanks to an environmental grant.

Town outgrowing its hospital, says councillor

Herald Series: WINNER: Labour's Nick Hards

6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A DIDCOT councillor has warned that the town’s rapid growth is outpacing its shrinking hospital facilities.

Circus comes home for the ringmaster

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6:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE LAST time Katie Rogers was in Wantage she was at school.

Jayden trial: Jurors retrace the steps of Jayden and Ben Blakeley when she died

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

1:07pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

JURORS have this morning retraced the route Ben Blakeley said he took with Jayden Parkinson on December 3, the night she died.

Jayden jury visit scene

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

9:10am Wednesday 9th July 2014

The jury in the murder trial Jayden Parkinson’s killer will go on a site visit this morning.

Push on for towers blast time change

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7:10am Wednesday 9th July 2014

RESIDENTS are continuing to keep the pressure on energy bosses to switch the time of the demolition of Didcot A power station.

Jayden trial halted as jury member falls ill

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

8:30am Tuesday 8th July 2014

The trial of the man who killed Jayden Parkinson was adjourned yesterday because a jury member was unwell.

‘Give me a life sentence I deserve it’ court is told

Herald Series: Ben Blakeley

8:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

BEN Blakeley told Oxford Crown Court yesterday “give me a life sentence, I deserve it”.

MP Vaizey weighs into row on cooling tower demolition

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6:30am Saturday 5th July 2014

A COUNTDOWN should be projected on to cooling towers at Didcot power station before they are demolished, according to the town’s MP Ed Vaizey.

Jayden trial: Ben Blakeley accused of being a "ruthless and calculating individual"

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8:05pm Friday 4th July 2014

BEN Blakeley was today told he was a “cold, ruthless and calculating individual”.

Jayden trial: Ben Blakeley launches foul-mouthed abuse at prosecutor

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

4:40pm Friday 4th July 2014

BEN BLAKELEY, accused of murdering Jayden Parkison, launched foul-mouthed abuse at the prosecutor as he said Oxford Crown Court this afternoon it should "end the trial today" and he will "accept the years" for his manslaughter charge.

Council to press ahead with college talks on proposed Grenoble Road development

Herald Series: oxford city council logo

9:10am Friday 4th July 2014

COUNCILLORS last night agreed to start discussions with a college over major development in the Green Belt south-east of Oxford.

Jayden trial: Defendant Blakeley tells jury how he killed teenager

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

6:30am Friday 4th July 2014

MURDER accused Ben Blakeley described yesterday how he killed former girlfriend Jayden Parkinson.

Passenger hurt in train rumpus

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6:30am Friday 4th July 2014

A TRAIN passenger suffered a bad cut to his finger during an argument with a second man.

Investors help mosquito firm take a bigger bite of the market

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10:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A PIONEERING firm behind breeding mosquitoes to curb disease has been given a multi-million-pound boost by investors.

Didcot warehouse catches fire

Herald Series: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:18pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze at a warehouse in Didcot.

Jayden trial: Blakeley recalls the moment he killed Jayden Parkinson

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

6:40pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BEN Blakeley told Oxford Crown Court he started praying when he realised he had killed Jayden Parkinson.

Four-car collision causing delays near Stadhampton

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

6:29pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

FOUR cars are believed to have been involved in a collision in South Oxfordshire.

Demolition's a really explosive issue

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5:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Didcot A power station has stood tall above the countryside in the south of Oxfordshire for 50 years. But its demolition is stirring up mixed feelings among residents.

Jayden trial: Ben Blakeley starts to give evidence and says he didn't mean to kill his former girlfriend

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

1:05pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

BEN Blakeley has started giving evidence in Oxford Crown Court and denied intending to kill Jayden Parkinson.

Jayden killer told police ‘I am evil... an awful person’

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9:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE killer of Jayden Parkinson told police he was “evil” when he was questioned after his ex-girlfriend went missing.

Jayden trial: Blakeley told police he was "evil" jury hears + CCTV released

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11:48am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

BEN Blakeley described himself as "evil" when he was questioned by police about the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson.

nPower defends cooling towers demolition time decision

Herald Series: Didcot Power Station

8:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

NPOWER has defended its decision to hold the July 27 demolition of Didcot A power station between 3am and 5am.

Update: Delays on trains between Didcot and London Paddington caused by damaged cables

Herald Series: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:07am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

TRAINS running between Oxford and London Paddington are delayed by up to 20 minutes this morning because of a signalling problem south of Didcot. They could also be cancelled at Reading at short notice.

Jayden killer told prison staff he was 'now a celebrity', murder trial told

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8:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

BEN Blakeley told a prison nurse “I’m a celebrity now” and wanted to watch himself on TV after he was arrested, a jury has heard.

Jayden trial: Blakeley told police he was a criminal and didn't care if they found the teenager or not

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

8:10pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

BEN Blakeley described himself as a “criminal” in his police interview and told officers he didn’t care if they found the missing Jayden Parkinson.

Watch: Didcot man videoed jumping off six-storey hotel into pool

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5:50pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A DAREDEVIL leap from the top of a six-storey hotel by a man from Didcot is being shared across Facebook.

Jayden trial: Prison officer tells jury how Ben Blakeley said he was a "celebrity now"

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

2:30pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE man who killed Jayden Parkinson told prison staff "I'm a celebrity now" and wanted to watch himself on TV, a jury heard.

Evidence ‘does not point to death in seconds’

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

11:22am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A FORENSIC pathologist said Jayden Parkinson’s death was caused by “pressure to the neck”.

Oxford Mail readers want to see Didcot towers being blown up

Herald Series: Didcot power station

6:30am Tuesday 1st July 2014

MORE than 80 per cent of Oxford Mail online readers think the Didcot Power Station cooling towers should be demolished when everyone can see it, according to our poll.

Jayden trial: Pathologist says injuries not consistent with defence claim about possible cause of death

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

8:20pm Monday 30th June 2014

A PATHOLOGIST today said Jayden Parkinson's injuries were not consistent with dying from a quick grip on her neck then stopping her heart.

Jayden trial: Pathologist says Jayden's neck injuries not consistent with only 'gentle pressure'

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

3:16pm Monday 30th June 2014

A JURY in Oxford Crown Court has heard the results of a post mortem examination of Jayden Parkinson's body.

Hundreds sign petition to change the time of Didcot towers explosion

Herald Series: Didcot power station

8:30am Monday 30th June 2014

A PETITION to move the time of the demolition of three towers at Didcot Power Station has already gathered more than 700 signatures.

Musicians tune up for the Oxjam charity spectacular in Didcot

Herald Series: Front right, Deano Pavely, 30, with behind from left, Amy Widdowson, 40, Charlotte Cox, 22, Gabby Black, 29, Albert Jones-Jennings, 28, and Mark Barnes, 40                            Picture: OX68145 David Fleming

12:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

OXJAM, the charity music festival, will return to Didcot for a second year with a launch next Saturday.

Everyone should be able to see the cooling towers come down

Herald Series: David Buckle

8:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

DIDCOT Power Station should be blown up at a time when everyone can watch, a council chief has told npower.

‘Hear my case so I can support victim’s family’

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

6:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

A MAN accused of a public order offence at a court hearing about Jayden Parkinson urged magistrates yesterday to begin his trial.

Jayden trial: Killer’s cousin ‘could hear teenager being throttled’

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

6:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

BEN Blakeley’s cousin said she heard him throttling Jayden Parkinson when the couple stayed with her before the 17-year-old was killed.

Jayden trial: Murder accused's cousin says she saw him be violent towards the teenager

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

6:28pm Friday 27th June 2014

BEN BLAKELEY was violent towards Jayden Parkinson, his cousin has told a jury at Oxford Crown Cour today.



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