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: 

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

Herald Series: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Friday 25th 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. 

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.

‘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

‘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.

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.

Charity collection held in honour of Jayden Parkinson

Herald Series:

6:30am Monday 21st July 2014

FRIENDS of Jayden Parkinson held their first charity fundraiser at the weekend, as her family await a jury’s verdict on her killer.

Childhood perspective of secret forest inspires artist

Herald Series:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ARTIST Patrick Cannon used his childhood in Milton, near Didcot, as a source of inspiration for his paintings.

Firefighters attend large hay bale blaze

Herald Series: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:54am Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are attending a blaze of hundreds of hay bales in Waterperry, east of Oxford.

Pick-your-own farm deal means cafe can stay open

Herald Series:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PICK-your-own fruit farm that built a cafe without planning permission say it has reached a “good solution” after striking a deal to keep it open.

Jayden jury is still out

Herald Series:

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

The jury in the murder trial of Ben Blakeley at Oxford Crown Court has not yet reached a verdict.

Weird, wacky and downright outrageous, it’s Truck Festival

Herald Series:

6:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE weird and the wonderful descended on the village of Steventon, near Didcot, yesterday.

Aerospace firm benefits from £2.6m boost

Herald Series: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talks to youngsters as he helps to launch a scheme to give 16 and 17-year-olds access to work coaches to help them find jobs and training at St Andrew's in Westminster

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A Harwell company will benefit from a £2.6m funding boost from the Government and aerospace industry.

RWE npower says: ‘We don’t want you coming to see demolition of towers’

Herald Series:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

DEMOLITION bosses have warned people to stay away from the destruction of Didcot power station cooling towers, saying people could end up covered in dust.

Jayden jury considers verdict

Herald Series:

7:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE jury in the trial of the man who killed Jayden Parkinson will continue to consider its verdict tomorrow.

Jury sent out in Jayden Parkinson murder trial

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

9:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE jury has been sent out to consider its verdict in the murder trial of the man who killed Jayden Parkinson.

Rebail in kidnap arrest

Herald Series: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of kidnap after a father and daughter went missing has been released on police bail until September 10.

Jury in Jayden trial sent home for the day after retiring to consider verdict

Herald Series: Ben Blakeley

4:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The jury in the Jayden Parkinson murder trial has been sent home for the day.

Hostel worker saw 'transformation' in Jayden Parkinson after split with Blakeley, court told

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

1:28pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A SUPPORT worker claimed in Oxford Crown Court there was a "transformation" in Jayden Parkinson after she split up with Ben Blakeley.

Killer ‘used younger brother as a tool to help him bury body’

Herald Series:

8:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TEENAGER who helped in the hiding of Jayden Parkinson’s body was just a “tool” used by his older brother, a jury heard yesterday.

‘20mph speed limit will make us safer’

Herald Series:

5:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A FAMILY’S appeal to slash the speed limit on the road where their 10-year-old son was killed is a step nearer to success.

Jayden trial: Jury told not to let sympathy play a part in its decision

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

7:42pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE jury in the murder trial of Ben Blakeley has been warned not to let sympathy for Jayden Parkinson play a part in its decision.

Road closed after collision between motorbike and lorry

Herald Series: Traffic Alert general

7:02pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MAN who came off his motorcycle after being involved in a collision with a lorry was rescued from a ditch by the A4130, near Didcot, by fire fighters.

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey given new title in government reshuffle

Herald Series: Ed Vaizey

2:44pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Wantage MP Ed Vaizey has been given a new position in the Government reshuffle.

Blakeley lied about Jayden because 'no one would believe him', court told

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

12:15pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

BEN Blakeley lied to the police about his ex-girlfriend's whereabouts because he feared no one would believe him, a jury has heard.

Fun day marks new animal sanctuary site

Herald Series:

12:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A FAMILY-run animal sanctuary has opened after being in the pipeline since last April.

Teenager who aided burial is named as killer’s brother

Herald Series:

8:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE 17-year-old who played a part Jayden Parkinson’s burial can now be named as Jake Blakeley, the younger brother of her killer Ben.

Ready, teddy, go at centre fundraiser

Herald Series:

6:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SECOND World War flypast marked the high point for a teddy bears picnic held to raise money for good causes.

Jayden trial: Defence barrister says Ben Blakeley did not mean to kill Jayden

Herald Series: Jayden Parkinson

5:40pm Monday 14th July 2014

A DEFENCE barrister has said Ben Blakeley did not intend to kill his ex-girlfriend Jayden Parkinson.



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