Mail reporter takes home top press award

8:30am Saturday 17th May 2014

OXFORD MAIL reporter Ben Wilkinson has won a national award for his work on Operation Bullfinch.

Ben was named Daily Reporter of the year at the 2014 Regional Press Awards yesterday.

Our crime reporter covered the whole of Operation Bullfinch, following which seven men from Oxford were found guilty of abusing six girls in the city between 2004 and 2012.

He spent four months following their trial at the Old Bailey, which concluded on May 14 last year with the gang jailed for a total of 95 years in June.

The judges described his reporting as “a journalistic tour-de-force with immense power and sensitivity.”

Deputy picture editor Richard Cave was commended at the Society of Editors awards ceremony held at London’s Lancaster Hotel.

The judges said: “Combining imagination with clever and funny photographs, Cave’s pictures gave a true sense of the story.”

The Oxford Mail’s special report covering the Bullfinch trial was highly commended in the supplement category.

Oxford Mail:

Richard Cave

Oxford Mail assistant editor Jason Collie said: “There is nothing I can add to the judges’ remarks that would better describe Ben’s reporting on Bullfinch.

“This award proves that his coverage of the trial was peerless.

“We’re also delighted for the richly-deserved commendation for our deputy picture editor Richard Cave because he is a talented photographer.”

Our top stories:

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries after hit-and-run

Oxford Mail:

10:58am Saturday 6th February 2016

Police are hunting a white van following a hit and run in Wallingford.

Sainsbury's confirms it will open new store in Oxford City Centre

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 6th February 2016

SAINSBURY’S is set to open a new store in central Oxford, it has emerged.

Two missing teenagers found

Oxford Mail:

12:20pm Saturday 6th February 2016

Two missing Oxford teenagers have been found safe.

Elderly phone link service could be under threat after council cuts funding

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 6th February 2016

THE “invaluable” Phone Friends scheme for the elderly in Oxfordshire is at risk after the county council pulled its funding.

Terminally ill Oxford United fan plans journey from USA to Wembley for final

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 6th February 2016

A TERMINALLY ill Oxford United fan who lives in the USA says “it will mean everything” for him to cheer on the U’s at Wembley.

Writers clash on the future of reading as figures show e-book use has grown in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 6th February 2016

BOOK lovers in Oxfordshire are turning to electronic tomes more and more, according to latest figures from our libraries.

Caribbean goodies to be served at church’s new cafe

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 6th February 2016

JERK chicken and Jamaican patties are on the way to a church where plans to open a Caribbean cafe are well in motion.

Seven-year-old Ironman fan Daniel has date in Hollywood with his big screen heroes

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 5th February 2016

HE MAY be made of metal, but it seems Ironman has a warm heart after all.

Former nuclear scientist gets 56-day jail term for petty thefts as neighbours call for mental health treatment

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 5th February 2016

ANXIOUS residents whose street has been tormented by a former nuclear physicist are demanding he gets mental health treatment.

SCORES ON THE DOORS: The latest food hygiene ratings for food outlets around Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Friday 5th February 2016

How clean is where you eat? Find out the latest food hygiene ratings for restaurants and food outlets across Oxfordshire.

Former councillor is jailed for three years over £155k launderette scam

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 5th February 2016

A FORMER councillor who pocketed £155,000 worth of coins from launderette machines was jailed for three years yesterday.

UPDATE: 'I have lost everything' says owner of narrowboat stuck at Botley Bridge + boat being removed

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 4th February 2016

A MAN who fears his boat was sabotaged before it sank this week said he has “lost his entire life”.

New report shows opportunities for disadvantaged children in Oxford among the worst in the UK

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 2nd February 2016

CHILDREN from poorer backgrounds in Oxford will be left behind without urgent action to improve education, it was warned last night.

Court told man attacked pregnant girlfriend during row in 'jealous rage'

Oxford Mail: OM Crown

6:45pm Monday 1st February 2016

A FATHER-to-be attacked his pregnant girlfriend with a knife and metal pipe in a jealous rage because he thought she was having an affair, a court heard.

Back

© Copyright 2001-2016 Newsquest Media Group

Oxford Mail: site_logo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk

Click 2 Find Business Directory http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/trade_directory/