Breaking news Update: Milton Interchange clear after earlier collision at the BP garage

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

8:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

TWO cars were involved in a collision at a Didcot petrol station, closing one lane of the A4130.

Power station rubble will be used in redevelopment

Herald Series: Pictures submitted by our readers of their memories of Didcot Power Station leading up to the demolition of three of the cooling towers.

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

ABOUT 32,000 tonnes of rubble and dust was collected by clean-up workers following the demolition at Didcot A Power Station on Sunday.

Technical hub appoints its first principal

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6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE man who will head up Oxfordshire’s first University Technical College (UTC) has been appointed.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

CPS to decide on Jake Blakeley prosecution

Herald Series:

7:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Crown Prosecution Service will say on Friday whether it will prosecute Jake Blakeley again over his role in helping his brother dispose of Jayden Parkinson’s body.

Look at the difference 15 seconds can make...

Herald Series:

5:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

DIDCOT is adjusting to a new skyline after Sunday’s demolition brought three iconic cooling towers of Didcot A crashing to the ground in just 15 seconds.

Death of more than 4,000 fish in Didcot linked to cleaning chemical

Herald Series:

3:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE death of more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream has been linked to some kind of cleaning chemical or detergent.

This teenage ballerina is dancing her way to top

Herald Series:

12:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A TEENAGER with childhood dreams of becoming a prima ballerina beat more than 250 other dancers to pirouette into a sparkling role in audiences’ favourite The Nutcracker.

You’d better get used to it: Motorists to face months of delays

Herald Series:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

MORE than 60,000 motorists may face three months of misery, after roundabout schemes entered their latest phase.

Men to be sentenced over insurance claims

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Three men who organised car crashes to scam insurance money will be sentenced next month.

Hot weather clue as hundreds of fish die in Didcot brook

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

RECENT hot weather could be to blame for the death of hundreds of fish in a Didcot stream.

Investigation launched as hundreds of fish killed in Didcot stream

Herald Series: Environment Agency logo round

1:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

SOME 250 fish have been found dead in a stream in Didcot.

Watch: Didcot's tumbling towers - A dawn chorus of excitement as Didcot's skyline changes forever + video

Herald Series:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

FIFTY years of history – gone in 15 seconds. Despite Didcot’s sadness at seeing its cooling towers sink to the ground, there was applause and cheering when the moment arrived.

William, 4, is lining up for charity sports fest

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8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

A FOUR-year-old will take on a triathlon to raise money for the hospital ward that saved his life.

Live Blog: Follow our coverage this morning of the demolition of the towers at Didcot Power Station + Watch the demolition + Audio interviews

Herald Series:

1:51am Sunday 27th July 2014

Follow our updates and pictures covering the demolition of the cooling towers at Didcot Power Station

Timelapse gallery: How the towers at Didcot A came down

Herald Series:

9:50am Sunday 27th July 2014

Watch our brilliant timelapse picture gallery capturing the demolition of Didcot A Power Station's cooling towers frame by frame

Didcot Towers demolition: A cloudy night but good visibility forecast

Herald Series: Didcot power station

6:40pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Met Office is forecasting a cloudy night in Didcot for when the power station's iconic towers are to be demolished but with good visibility.

Watch: CCTV tracking killer Ben Blakeley and victim Jayden Parkinson

Herald Series:

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

Watch the CCTV video shown to the jury of Jayden leaving her hostel, being with Ben Blakeley on the day she died, Blakeley after the killing, and then Blakeley on the night he reburied her body

Mothers united in grief as killers sentenced + listen to Jayden's family's statement

Herald Series:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AS THE killers of their children were sentenced in separate cases yesterday, two heartbroken mothers stopped to console each other outside Oxford Crown Court

Jayden trial: Judge Patrick Eccles' sentencing remarks

Herald Series:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

JUDGE Patrick Eccles' remarks when sentencing Ben Blakeley for the murder of Jayden Parkinson

Listen: Jayden trial: Killer Ben Blakeley gets 20-year prison sentence + Audio of the family and police statements

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

JAYDEN Parkinson’s family said justice had been done after her “sick and twisted” murderer was given a life sentence.

Didcot power station: Powerful paintings capture landscape forever

Herald Series:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

PAINTER Patrick Cannon feels a familial bond to Didcot power station.

Didcot power station: Confidence in air as the final countdown nears

Herald Series:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Oxford Mail reporter Andrew Ffrench visits the power station ahead of tomorrow’s demolition.

Didcot power station: Last stand for iconic cooling towers

Herald Series:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

ANYONE who is asleep in Didcot in the early hours of tomorrow can expect to be woken up, if not by the explosion then by cheers from the crowds.

Jayden trial: Full statement from Jayden's family + audio

Herald Series:

4:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

A statement released by Jayden Parkinson's family following the sentencing: 

Jayden trial: Ben Blakeley jailed for a minimum of 20 years for murder + audio

Herald Series:

3:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

BEN Blakeley has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years for murdering Jayden Parkinson. 

Jayden trial: Jury fails to reach a verdict in the case of Jake Blakeley

Herald Series:

12:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

The jury in the Jayden Parkinson trial has been discharged after failing to reach a verdict on Jake Blakeley.

‘Crime school’ helped shape Blakeley’s violent character

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A CARE home once branded a “crime school” for boys is where Ben Blakeley spent part of his early teenage years.

Ben Blakeley found guilty of Jayden Parkinson's murder

Herald Series: Ben Blakeley

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

JAYDEN Parkinson’s mother wept openly yesterday after Ben Blakeley was found guilty of her daughter’s murder.

Jury told of violence, a life on the streets, jealousy and blackmailing

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

DETAILS of Blakeley and Jayden’s turbulent relationship emerged throughout the trial.

Fundraising in memory of schoolfriend

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

ONE of Jayden’s closest friends said last night Ben Blakeley’s conviction for murder was “100 per cent” the right verdict.

Trial littered with outbursts and an unaccepted apology

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

THERE were angry and emotional scenes in Oxford Crown Court when Ben Blakeley first admitted killing his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend.

Case review taking place after tragedy

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S social care authorities are carrying out a serious case review following the murder of Jayden Parkinson.

‘Relationship would have been like an addiction Jayden couldn’t give up’

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

BY the age of 17, Jayden Parkinson had lived a more chaotic life than most teenagers.

‘Only Ben can explain why he chose to rebury her body in an existing grave’

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

IT WAS the news everyone was dreading.

Final steps in a life cut tragically short

Herald Series:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

WHEN Ben Blakeley met Jayden Parkinson on the night of Tuesday, December 3, the fields he led her out onto were a part of his childhood. Minutes away from his former home on Craven Way, he said they were a favourite spot for them to go together. He told his trial he had been to the wooden footbridge, where he put his hands around Jayden’s neck, 1,000 times. Reporter Pete Hughes retraced Jayden’s last walk and the days that followed

Live Blog: Jayden Parkinson trial

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

Follow our coverage of the verdicts in the Jayden Parkinson trial today and then the reaction

Verdict: Ben Blakeley guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

4:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BEN Blakeley has been found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.

Two car dealerships announce expansion with new sites

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO major motor dealers in the county are expanding with new purpose-built sites.

Jayden trial: Jury sent out to continue considering its verdict

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

10:19am Thursday 24th July 2014

MEMBERS of the jury in the Ben Blakeley have been sent out to continue considering its verdict. 

Man found not guilty in Jayden disturbance case

Herald Series: Scales of Justice

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A 24-year-old has been found not guilty of a committing public order offence during a court hearing for the killer of Jayden Parkinson.

Fire crew remains on site of barn fire at Thame

Herald Series:

8:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The barn fire at Abbey Farm, North Weston, near Thame has now been put out. 

U-turn on tower demolition invite

Herald Series: Didcot Power Station

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DEVELOPER has told people they are no longer invited to watch the demolition of Didcot power station cooling towers from a nearby housing estate.

Learning to juggle business with lots of ‘mummy time’

Herald Series:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S often said that mums rule the world, but it’s harder than it looks to run a business and cope with kids.

50 glorious years of a fine village institution

Herald Series:

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN 1965, when the Beatles released their album Help!, residents in Towersey realised their village hall was in desperate need of repair.

Jayden jury still out

Herald Series: Ben Blakeley

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The jury in the murder trial of Ben Blakeley was sent home yesterday and will continue deliberating on Thursday.

Firefighters continue to tackle barn blaze near Thame

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling a barn blaze near Thame which closed the A148 for four hours last night. 

Schoolgirl laments the loss of towers in poetic tribute

Herald Series:

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THIS 12-year-old girl was so moved by the impending demolition of Didcot Power Station she wrote a poem about it.

Great Western primary will take 60 pupils in first year

Herald Series: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE body appointed to run the new Great Western Park Academy in Didcot has published its proposed admissions criteria.

Buzzer wire game puts steady hands to the test

Herald Series:

6:40am Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNG Sean’an Nathwani got a buzz from a science display at a day of fun in Didcot on Saturday.



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