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

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

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

Fundraising in memory of schoolfriend

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

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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’

The Oxford Times:

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’

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

IT WAS the news everyone was dreading.

Final steps in a life cut tragically short

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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.

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: Jayden Parkinson

7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Spate of blazes prompts a fire safety warning

The Oxford Times:

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.

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

The Oxford Times:

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.

Meeting of cultures at youth arts event

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times:

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.

Verdict: Ben Blakeley guilty of murdering Jayden Parkinson

The Oxford Times: Jayden Parkinson

4:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Council stalwart was twice elected Mayor

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

2:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Dental surgery gets facelift after boiler flood

The Oxford Times:

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.

Pair shun university for a crack at apprenticeships

The Oxford Times:

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.

Popular car-sharing scheme drives its way to top award

The Oxford Times:

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.

Pupils asked to create a vision

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Scales of Justice

The Oxford Times: 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’

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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. 

Prayers for ex-Gaza Scholar and family

The Oxford Times:

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

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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 .

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

The Oxford Times:

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.

It’s a right royal drama

The Oxford Times:

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.

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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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.

Singers silenced as church organ goes up in smoke

The Oxford Times:

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.

‘Mum didn’t realise the consequences of drugs’

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A YOUNG parent who overdosed on a cocktail of drugs didn’t know what she was doing, her mum said yesterday.

Meeting over estate

The Oxford Times: 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.

Killer to be sentenced

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Convicted double child killer Fiaz Munshi  is due to be sentenced tomorrow at Oxford Crown Court.

Teacher is charged with sexual offences

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

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

Woman wants £10k for job suspension

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A council employee has said she wants more than £10,000 compensation from Oxfordshire County Council after being suspended from her job.

Firefighters warn of holiday dangers

The Oxford Times: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S firefighters have issued advice to help people keep their homes safe if they go away over the summer.

Hospital radio station goes on air in race to raise £75k

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HOSPITAL radio station in Oxford is fighting to raise the £75,000 it needs to stay on air after being asked to move to a new base.

No move on stadium

The Oxford Times: Oxford Greyhound Stadium.

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

No decision has been made on who Oxford Stadium should be leased or sold to.

City centre to host two demonstrations

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

The National Front and Oxford Unite Against Fascism (OUAF) will demonstrate in the city centre this weekend, police have said.

Nursery’s 40th birthday raises funds for refurbishment

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

HUNDREDS of pounds were raised at a nursery’s 40th birthday party - with money raised to hopefully give it a head start on the next 40 years.




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