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Trial littered with outbursts and an unaccepted apology

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail: 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’

Oxford Mail:

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’

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

IT WAS the news everyone was dreading.

Final steps in a life cut tragically short

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail:

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

Oxford Mail: 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

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

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

Fundraising in memory of schoolfriend

Oxford Mail:

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.

Mind the gap... there’s a £50m shortfall in funding + video that flies over and through the scheme

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A £50m funding gap in the Oxford Railway Station redevelopment is “bridgeable”, council bosses have said.

Live Blog: Jayden Parkinson trial

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Church couple’s faith in each other is keystone of marriage

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SIXTY years ago today, Janette and Douglas Holvey said ‘I do’ in the very room they first met – in a church in Lime Walk, Headington.

Spate of blazes prompts a fire safety warning

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE fire service has issued a warning to the public to take extra care in the hot weather after a spate of blazes in the countryside.

Meeting of cultures at youth arts event

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of young people from across the world got a warm welcome from Oxford teenagers at the city’s third international youth arts festival.

Teenager hurt in assault outside McDonalds

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A TEENAGER was left with a fractured eye socket after he was assaulted outside McDonalds in Abingdon.

New festival captures all life through a lens

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY has been rooted in Oxford’s history ever since pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot took his famous photographs here during the 1840s.

Delays and dithering aren’t helping our housing issues

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Sean Woodcock, Banbury mayor, leader of the opposition on Cherwell District Council and leader of the Labour group, speaks his mind on the area's housing challenges.

Verdict: Ben Blakeley guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

4:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

The ‘Poly midwife’ who left a lasting legacy in the city

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER city education official of more than 30 years who helped set up some of Oxford’s most recognised institutions has died aged 89.

Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A WOMAN who was twice elected Mayor of Witney and served as a councillor for more than 10 years has died aged 68.

Volunteers are praised for helping pupils read

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS who have helped children in Oxfordshire learn to read for the past decade have been praised for their dedication.

Police tape off flat off Botley Road in West Oxford

Oxford Mail:

2:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Police are guarding a flat off Botley Road in West Oxford today following an incident.

Pupils asked to create a vision

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been asked to create a vision of the future for a business park.

Two car dealerships announce expansion with new sites

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Dental surgery gets facelift after boiler flood

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STAFF at a Witney dental practice thought they had got away without being flooded during wet weather earlier this year.

Thursday's letters: What are your fellow readers writing in about today?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Catch up on all the issues and quips raised by our readers in their Letters to the Editor today.

Popular car-sharing scheme drives its way to top award

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SOCIAL enterprise Co-Wheels, which runs car clubs in East and South Oxford, Cowley and Headington, has won a top award.

Pair shun university for a crack at apprenticeships

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WHILE his friends have spent the past few years partying and running up debt at university, 22-year-old Dominic Callaghan has been carving out a career in engineering.

The Guide: What is happening on the entertainment scene

Oxford Mail:

1:07pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Here's what's on in Oxfordshire to keep you in the know...

Scales of Justice

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

17 cases recently heard at Banbury and Oxford Magistrates Courts

Hairdresser jailed for three years for ‘iPhone stun gun’

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD who had a taser disguised as an iPhone in his home has been jailed for three years.

Swimmer’s dream fulfilled with help from jelly babies

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A MEDICAL student who swam 21 miles across the Channel has told how jelly babies and a determination to raise money for charity got her through the gruelling challenge.

Jayden trial: Jury sent out to continue considering its verdict

Oxford Mail: 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. 

Call for repairs should not see tenants evicted

Oxford Mail: John McNulty

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Solicitor with Oxford law firm, Turpin & Miller, John McNulty, advises tenants on how to approach your landlords for repairs.

Don’t forget to pick up any documents...

Oxford Mail: insider

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Our man on the inside gives you an update from the corridors of power

Prayers for ex-Gaza Scholar and family

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

MOURNERS gathered for a vigil to remember the family of former Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholar Hassan Al Hallaq.

Update: Buses terminating early due to city centre roadworks

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

10:07am Thursday 24th July 2014

BUS services will be terminating early until further notice after “severe” traffic delays hit Oxford city centre this morning .

COMMENT: Railway station plan is at last moving in the right direction

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

It’s a dismal sight that has greeted bands of brow-beaten commuters and excited tourists alike for decades.

It’s a right royal drama

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

DAYS after Downton Abbey moved out of the county, a new American TV crew with a noble theme has moved in. But it could not be more different.

COMMENT: Singing from the heart for charity

Oxford Mail: COMMENT: Villagers are still not any better off

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

AFTER starting out busking in Oxford city centre singing group Out of the Blue went onto greater things and won plenty of admirers when they appeared on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent.

Watch: New video of the proposed £75m Oxford railway and bus stations

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE future of Oxford’s train station is being unveiled today, including a new video, and has been hailed as a big step towards the city getting the integrated transport hub it needs.

‘Doing nothing is not an option’, leader tells transport meeting

Oxford Mail: Ian Hudspeth

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE leader of the county council addressed residents about his plans for the county’s transport system in the last of a series of public meeting.

Planning begins on city’s flood channel route

Oxford Mail: Allotments off Botley Road in Oxford inundated with flood water yesterday as levels kept rising                                             Picture: Lee Ingram

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

COUNCIL officials were taken around Oxford yesterday to look at potential routes for a new flood relief channel.

Bus delays over works

Oxford Mail: Stagecoach bus

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Water works on the High Street outside Magdalen College mean buses will be delayed, Stagecoach Oxford has warned.

Association could face legal action over community centre

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

OXFORD City Council has instructed its lawyers to help it take back one of its community centres.

Posh boys join hip parade for charity

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

WATCHING 15 Oxford students sway and sing on the steps of the Radcliffe Camera to Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie is not an everyday sight.

Man found not guilty in Jayden disturbance case

Oxford Mail: 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.

Teacher is charged with sexual offences

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A former Carmel College teacher has been charged with a series of sexual offences.

Singers silenced as church organ goes up in smoke

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN the organ at St Mary’s Church, Witney, started smoking in the middle of a hymn, the congregation was stunned into silence.

Meeting over estate

Oxford Mail: oxford city council logo

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

The developer of the proposed 900-home Barton Park development will update councillors on its progress tonight.








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