'They never stood a chance': Sickening images of the blackened home where six Philpott children died as their father, mother and a family friend are found guilty of killing them in botched arson plotPetrol-fuelled blaze broke out in the hallway of the home in May last yearPhilpotts hatched plan to set up mother of five of Mick's children, Lisa Willis, hours before custody battleMick Philpott shared house with wife, Ms Willis and 11 kids he had with both womenBlaze killed Duwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jessie and Jayden, aged between five and 13After verdicts, Mick Philpott makes the sign of a cross and says: 'It's not over yet'His sister, Dawn Bestwick, says 'justice has been served'CPS: 'This has been a challenging and harrowing case to prosecute'Philpott 'just wanted house full of kids and benefit money that brings'All three defendants will be sentenced at 10.30am tomorrow . 'Our presence in court was to find out the truth. Following today's verdict, we the family of Michael Philpott, believe justice has been served.' Scroll down for videos and audio Philpott pictured with the six children, aged between five and 13, who perished in the house fire Destroyed: The children perished when the fire tore through their home (above) in Derby, last May Plot: A Crown Prosecution Service photo showing the ladder (left) which Philpott placed at the back of the house as part of his plan to rescue his children after starting the fire Derbyshire Chief Constable Steve Cotterill said: 'This has to be one of, if not the most upsetting cases any of us has ever investigated.
‘Get me back to Belgravia’: Mother of six demands she is rehoused in exclusive suburb after a cap on housing benefit forced her out of 2MILLION home Stephanie Demouh was entitled to housing benefit because she was registered as a single mother She lived in a four bedroom house in Belgravia, near Sloane Square, for about three yearsGovernment housing cap resulted in Westminster Council moving family Demouh says she needs to live in the exclusive area so her children can get to school Westminster City Council says it will now investigate the case By Tara Brady PUBLISHED: 10:59 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:55 GMT, 17 March 2013 A mother-of-six who was forced out of a 2million home in one of London's most expensive areas after the government introduced a cap on housing benefit is demanding the council rehouse her in the same neighbourhood so her children can attend an elite school. Stephanie Demouh, originally from Togo, in west Africa, was entitled to the handouts because she claimed she was a single mother. She was allocated a four-bedroom house in Belgravia, near Sloane Square, where she has been living for about three years with her children.
Migrants handed 1m a week for children back home as thousands of British families are stripped of THEIR child benefitCash is awarded despite the children living in another countryCritics blast taxpayer cash going to dependents in countries like PolandSituation will worsen when Romanians and Bulgarians allowed UK jobs By James Slack PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 4 February 2013 Cash migration: The money is sent to families in Poland, Ireland, France, Slovakia and many other nations Britain is giving EU immigrants 1million a week in handouts for children who live abroad. The payments include child benefit – which was stripped from more than one million British families last month. The bill is likely to rise still further when Romanians and Bulgarians get free access to the UK jobs market on January 1.
An unfair policy that fails on every test By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 23:36 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 4 January 2013 Unfair: The new plan makes a mockery of David Cameron's oft-made promise to stand up for the traditional family On Monday, the Government’s wrong-headed, fiendishly-complicated plan to strip child benefit from 1.2million families will officially come into force. The Mail has long argued this policy – which will remove the benefit altogether from couples where one person earns more than 60,000, yet leave untouched a household in which two parents earn up to 50,000 each – is grotesquely unfair on mothers who wish to stay at home to raise children. It makes a mockery of David Cameron’s oft-made promise to stand up for the traditional family, punishes aspiration and, as we reveal today, will disproportionately impact on voters in the Tory heartlands.
Benefits rising twice as fast as salaries: Payments to unemployed jump by 20% in five yearsJobseeker's Allowance up 20 per cent from 59.15 a week in 2007/08 to 71In the same five-year period wages only rose by 12 per cent Iana Duncan Smith said the system is not fair on workers By Gerri Peev PUBLISHED: 00:01 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:49 GMT, 2 January 2013 Welfare handouts to those languishing on the dole have risen almost twice as fast as average wages over the past five years.
Britain leads the world in handing out disability cash: Nation spends twice as much as U.S. and six times as much as JapanDisability benefits cost British taxpayers more than 13 billion per yearBritain spends 2.4 per cent of GDP on disability benefits | UPDATED: 01:16 GMT, 27 December 2012 Disability spending: Britain spends more than any other country in the world on disability benefits Disability benefits are costing Britain more than almost any other western country
Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians with 7 out of 10 children living in a home receiving handoutsAround 2.1 million children live in a home where no adult is workingLess-well off have become enslaved to state benefits, study says | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 Britain pays out more on welfare than high spending social democratic nations in Scandinavia, according to a think-tank. Nearly seven out of ten children now live in a home that receives at least one cash handout other than child benefit, says the hard-hitting study by the Institute for Economic Affairs. And some 17 per cent of children – around 2.1 million – live in a home where no adult is working ‘easily the highest rate in Europe’.
Generation of OAPs happy to keep working: Over-65s with jobs up by 124,000 in a yearThose aged over 65 who have jobs also benefit from the 'feel-good factor'They enjoy higher standard of living, better health and longer life expectancy | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 16 December 2012 Pensioners facing higher costs of living are working in ever greater numbers, according to a report yesterday. The number of those aged 65 or over who are still in work soared by 124,000 over the past year.
Labour to vote AGAINST Osborne's 1% cap on benefits rises which would cut 3.7bn from the welfare bill | UPDATED: 17:01 GMT, 11 December 2012 Shadow chancellor Ed Balls said Labour would not support the cap because it hit working families as well as the jobless Labour is to vote against a cap on rises in benefits, imposed after handouts soared at twice the rate of wages. Shadow chancellor Ed Balls today revealed his party would oppose the 1 per cent rise planned by the government for each of the next three years.
Gove on 'war footing' with teaching unions expected to launch industrial action over pay as he considers new anti-strike laws Reforms mean teachers’ annual rises of around 2,000 will be scrappedHeads will get freedom to dictate salary increases based on performanceEducation Secretary Gove believes reform would improve state educationMeanwhile Ed Miliband is set to wage war against Osborne's benefit cuts | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 9 December 2012 Battle: Education Secretary Michael Gove is considering new anti-strike laws as he moves on to a 'war footing' with the teaching unions Michael Gove is considering new anti-strike laws as he moves onto a ‘war footing’ with teaching unions who are expected to launch industrial action over the end of national pay deals.