Philpott sang Elvis songs at Karaoke hours after blaze and tried to 'get rich quick' off the back of his children's death Mick Philpott faked a collapse at a press conference after children's deaths Wanted money donated for funeral costs converted into Argos vouchers Mairead Philpott showed off her 80 trainers at a barbecue Philpott told fundraisers to sell teddy bears left outside family home By Andy Dolan and Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 22:45 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 3 April 2013 Mick and Mairead Philpott wanted to 'get rich quick' off the back of their six children's deaths Within hours of the fatal fire, the behaviour of Mick and Mairead Philpott was already arousing the suspicions of the police. The couple were keen to ‘get rich quick’ off the back of the children’s deaths, receiving at least 3,100 directly in cash gifts which they used to buy new sportswear and to get drunk at parties. The pattern of inappropriate behaviour in the aftermath of the blaze also saw Philpott: ■ Fake a collapse and joke around in a hospital mortuary ■ Sing the 1975 Elvis Presley songs Suspicious Minds and My Boy on a pub karaoke machine and proposition a female police officer during a ‘jovial’ visit to a hospital when he called his children ‘little sh***’ ■ Appear at a barbecue where his drunken wife showed off a new pair of 80 pink trainers.
Recovery is in sight, says Sir Mervyn: Bank of England chief gives Chancellor a boost ahead of the Budget By Becky Barrow and Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 01:20 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:20 GMT, 15 March 2013 The Bank of England's governor said last night that the 'recovery is in sight' in a boost for the Chancellor ahead of his Budget next week. In a rare television interview, Sir Mervyn King said Britain's anaemic economic growth is finally drawing to an end following the long and painful downturn. It comes at a time of growing fears that the country could be heading for a triple-dip recession, but his comments suggest any further slump will be short-lived.
Racing pundit John McCririck collapses at Cheltenham Racecourse 'suffering from the stress of being axed by Channel 4'Veteran broadcaster taken to hospital after becoming ill at CheltenhamHis wife blamed collapse on pressure after he was dropped by Channel 4Earlier that day he had complained of 'feeling unwell' By Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 19:13 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:15 GMT, 12 March 2013 Racing pundit John McCririck was in hospital tonight after he collapsed at Cheltenham Racecourse. His wife Jenny blamed his collapse on the stress of being sacked by Channel 4 after 29 years with the broadcaster. McCririck is currently suing the channel for 3m for ageism and loss of earnings.
Hundreds of schools take beef off the menu following collapse in confidence over horsemeat scandalStaffordshire councillors say dishes such as cottage pie will not be servedBan will remain in place while doubts remain over horsemeat scandal By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 04:02 GMT, 15 February 2013 Beef has been taken off the menu in hundreds of schools as a precautionary measure amid a collapse in confidence in processed food. Staffordshire councillors say dishes such as cottage pie will not be served while doubts remain over possible horsemeat contamination. Tests are being carried out on beef meals served at schools and hospitals around the country for the presence of horsemeat.
More than 4,000 jobs at risk as HMV teeters on brink of collapse: Firm calls in administrators after rescue talks fail Retailer has struggled in the face of growing demand for digital downloadsCompany had a poor Christmas sales period239 stores and 4,350 staff face uncertainty as negotiations unfold By Rob Davies PUBLISHED: 21:08 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 14 January 2013 One of the most famous names on the high street, HMV, was on the brink of collapse tonight. The music chain’s demise would cost 4,000 jobs and make it the second household name to go under already this year. Administrators from City firm Deloitte were brought in tonight
2012 was the year that the divide between the people and the powerful became dangerously wide. The tragedy is there’s still so much to be proud of in Britain..
More than half of Britons would vote to pull out of EU: Euroscepticism has rocketed in just a decadeA poll has revealed 51 per cent of people questioned want to get out of EuropeJust 40 per cent said they wanted to stay inTen years ago a similar poll found we wanted to stay in Europe by a margin of 68 per cent to 19 per cent | UPDATED: 23:24 GMT, 26 December 2012 As it is revealed more than half of Britons would pull out of EU, David Cameron will finally make a speech setting out his vision for the UK's relationship with Europe Britain is becoming a more Eurosceptic country – with a majority saying they would vote to leave the EU. A poll has revealed that 51 per cent of respondents want to get out of Europe, against just 40 per cent who want to stay in. The survey represents a massive turnaround on a decade ago, when a similar poll found we wanted to stay in Europe by a margin of 68 per cent to 19 per cent
Surge in divorces among the over-60 'silver separators' despite drop in overall rate of couples splitting up | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 20 December 2012 The number of older people whose marriages collapse when they reach their 60s has risen sharply, official figures have revealed. Even though divorce overall has become less common, the rate of break-ups among the ‘silver separators’ has soared in the past ten years, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Fewer than one in ten women stay at home to look after their childrenLatest census figures show 300,000 fewer staying home than thought Concerns for well-being of mothers and impact on toddlers in day careStay-at-home figures dropped from 17 per cent of women 20 years ago | UPDATED: 01:37 GMT, 17 December 2012 Fewer than one in ten woman of working age are staying at home to look after their children and families The stay-at-home mother is fast becoming consigned to history, according to the latest census figures. Returns showed there are 300,000 fewer than officials had previously estimated, with those who devote their lives to bringing up families now reduced to a tiny minority
Religion in decline as census figures reveal there are 4million fewer Christians and one in four is now an atheist Proportion of Christians in England and Wales down to 59.3 per cent Quarter of people say they do not follow any religion following rise of aggressive atheismNumber of Muslims up to 2.7million, 4.8 per cent of the population | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 11 December 2012 Christianity has declined sharply over the past decade, according to the census returns. Numbers who choose to call themselves Christians fell by more than four million