mick philpott

Mairead and Mick Philpott started the fire deliberately with the intention of framing a former partner.
Language is key. Who says your perpetuator has to be in the frame? Why not yourself? Is it not more empowering to say, 'I am a survivor' without referring once to them by name, or identifiable detail? If their behaviour was that criminal, surely other people would work that out for themselves?
Mairead Philpott's father has said he believes his daughter should have been given a life sentence, as court refused her
A mother jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire is to launch another bid to challenge the length
The blaze-gutted Philpott house of horrors, where six children died in a house fire started by their parents, will be demolished
Convicted child-killer Mick Philpott is facing an investigation into claims that he raped two women. Officers from Derbyshire
Mairead Philpott, jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire, is to appeal against the length of her
The welfare system, not benefit claimants, deserves the full, unmitigated might of British grumbling. Why? Because the current system does not reward any attempt to find work and no one should be expected to develop a social conscience while foregoing personal gain.
So who are the people on benefits, really? The answer actually seems to be most of us. 64% of families, and about 30million individual people - half the total population of the UK. The people on benefits are our friends, colleagues and neighbours, our families, ourselves.
On Monday the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, was challenged by a northern market stall trader to live on £53 a week. This concept caught fire as an online petition was set up and quickly received over 450k signatures.
In love? No one else approves? Clearly, suicide is the solution - but not until you've taken out your wife's cousin then her other cousin - who is also, somehow, her fiancé. No, it's not something the Mormons dreamed up, it's what kids are learning in a school near you, in shameless Shakespeare's rogue tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
Ed Miliband has attacked George Osborne for linking the case of child killer Mick Philpott to reforming the benefits system
This week accusations flew, rhetoric abounded and, with the Philpott case, one newspaper made a particularly grotesque leap to try and paint this convicted criminal as a poster-boy for what they decried as the welfare "lifestyle". Meanwhile, on the ground, huge changes are taking place to benefits that will affect millions of ordinary - and, dare we say it - hard-working families.
Why do those on benefits have to be caricatured or characterised in one way or another at all? There are thousands of decent, 'normal' people who are genuinely impoverished, and try to make ends meet as best they can
The house where Mick Philpott killed his six children by torching the property as they slept will be demolished, councillors
A football stadium fell silent on Saturday in memory of the six Philpott children killed in a house fire started by their
It's the controlling aspect of Philpott's personality which appears most relevant. The welfare benefits aspect of the tragedy has preoccupied the media, but Philpott's behaviour was not that psychologically unique in terms of what the research on filicide reveals.
It was said by the prosecution in the trial of Mick and Mairead Philpott that they had started the fire at 18 Victory Road
David Cameron has stepped up clashes with Labour by insisting the case of child killer Mick Philpott did raise "wider questions
The week catapulted into play with April Fools, a slew of joke stories hitting newspapers on Monday from the liberalist Guardian