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Iconic armour of King Henry VIII's on display in Kent

King Henry VIII's armour has returned to Leeds Castle in Kent after 500 years.

Two of the most iconic pieces of armour that belonged to the infamous monarch are on exhibition in the Castle from 23 July to 21 September.

King Henry VIII's armour on display
The Tonlet armour of King Henry VIII's will be on display at Leeds Castle Credit: Leeds Castle

The Horned Helmet was commissioned by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a gift for the young King.

And the and the Tonlet armour, which was made for the King for the foot combat at the Field of Cloth of Gold, have been loaned to Leeds Castle by the Royal Armouries – home to the national collection of arms and armour.

Horned Helmet
The Horned Helmet was a gift for the young king Credit: Leeds Castle


Ferry deck collapse to resume "limited service" today

Wightlink will today bring St Helen back into limited service.

The upper deck of the ferry collapsed last week, injuring four people.

Investigations have been taking place to find out what happened as Wightlink is carrying out its own investigation.

The mezzanine deck which collapsed will not be in use as it resumes service from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.

Chief Operating Officer John Burrows said:

The safety of our customers is always our priority at Wightlink. Bringing the St Helen back into limited service, with her mezzanine decks safely secured out of use, will help us to get as many people to and from the Isle of Wight as possible. All of our ships undergo regular, planned maintenance and, even though St Helen’s mezzanine deck is of a different design to our other vessels, we have taken the precaution of having all our mezzanine decks independently inspected and we will continue to check them daily.

– John Burrows, Chief Operating Officer
St Helen Wightlink Ferry
The St Helen will resume a limited service from today Credit: ITV Meridian

Driver of motorhome dies after collision with truck

Dorset police officers are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash on the A31, outside Wimborne service station.

The collision happened between a grey and white Fiat Autorail motorhome and a yellow DAF tipper truck.

Sadly, the driver of the motorhome, a man in his 60s from Fareham, died at the scene. His wife, a woman in her 60s and the driver of the tipper truck were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 24:126.

Ben Blakeley found guilty of Jayden's murder to be sentenced

The boyfriend of Jayden Parkinson, who was found guilty of her murder yesterday, will be sentenced at Oxford Crown court later today.

Ben Blakeley, who is 22-years-old and from Reading, killed Jayden in the Oxfordshire countryside in December 2013.

After strangling the 17-year-old, he buried her in his uncles grave in a cemetery in Didcot.

A jury at Oxford Crown Court yesterday found Blakeley guilty of Jayden's murder, following a five-week trial by a majority of 11-1 after more then 20 hours of deliberations.

Ben Blakeley
Ben Blakeley was found guilty of the murder of Jayden Parkinson and will be sentenced today Credit: ITV Meridian


Ben Blakeley 'guilty' of Jayden murder: the background

The ex-boyfriend of teenager Jayden Parkinson has been found GUILTY of her murder. Ben Blakeley, aged 22 and from Reading, strangled her after he found out that she was pregnant.

Jayden, who was 17-years-old, had grown up in Kent, but was was living in Didcot. She was last seen following Blakeley through Oxford - on the way to her death. In court he was described as 'cold and callous', 'violent and controlling'.

Cary Johnston has been following the four week trial at Oxford Crown Court, here is his report on Jayden's last journey.

The interviewees are: Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Murray, Thames Valley Police Dr Jennifer Wild, Clinical Psychologist, University of Oxford Reverend Karen Beck, All Saints' Church

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