Mick Philpott "did not bathe for 12 WEEKS before fatal fire and wore the same boxer shorts every day"

House blaze suspect Mick Philpott 'did not bathe for 12 WEEKS before fatal fire and wore the same boxer shorts every day'Mick Philpott alleged to have started the blaze with two othersReveals his children called him 'tramp' because he didn't bathe for 12 weeks 'I just used to put water on my head and face and that's it,' he saidHe is accused of manslaughter with wife Mairead and friend Paul Mosley They bought cannabis and had sordid threesome on night of fatal fire Philpott accused of treating Mairead 'like a slave' while taking another loverAdmits he would go to girlfriend Lisa Willis's house for sex and to 'decorate' Court heard his wife had an abortion after falling pregnant while doggingHer QC accuses him of 'blackening' her name with tales of sex and drugs . 'But she's not sticking to the story, is she Mairead has broken ranks with you

Emergency services launch rescue operation after goods lorry smashes into house in Fairlie, North Ayrshire

Woman killed and two men injured after goods lorry ploughs into home sparking major rescue operation55-year-old woman who lived in ground floor flat has died60-year-old man and 54-year-old driver taken to hospital Incident happened in Fairlie, North Ayrshire, at 1.45pm todayResources drafted in from across the west of Scotland By James Rush PUBLISHED: 17:24 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 14 February 2013 A 55-year-old woman has died after a large goods vehicle ploughed into a house, Strathclyde Police have said. Police were called to Main Road in Fairlie, North Ayrshire, shortly before 2pm following reports of a lorry crashing into a house. A 55-year-old woman who lived in one of the ground floor flats, in the two-up, two-down property, died at the scene

Parents" fears as Sandy Hook students prepare to return to school this week

Parents' fears as Sandy Hook students prepare to return to school this week /12/14/article-2248426-1684E98F000005DC-983_634x352.jpg” alt=”Sandy Hook 1st graders learn about the three As of concert behavior: attention, appreciation, and applause” class=”blkBorder” height=”352″ width=”634″> Before the massacre: Sandy Hook first graders learn about the three As of concert behavior – attention, appreciation, and applause Horror: Crying children are led from the school where the gunman opened fire on December 14 Devastation: Sandy Hook Elementary School, home to 700 students, was attacked by a crazed gunman on Friday, December 14, and changed the course of history Connors said his children are excited to go back to school but predicted they might be nervous as the first day approaches. He hopes the grief counseling services continue, he said.

London Fire Brigade plan to take emergency calls via Twitter and Facebook

'Hlp my hse is brnin dwn!' London Fire Brigade plan to take 999 emergency calls via Twitter and FacebookThe UK's largest brigade to look at alternatives to 999Union bosses call the idea 'ludicrous' Fire chiefs say it won't replace the current phone system | UPDATED: 14:36 GMT, 19 December 2012 Twitter users could soon be able to report emergencies in 140 characters and bypass 999 calls under proposals aimed at making communication with the UK's biggest fire service easier. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said that it will explore the idea of setting up the world's first 999 emergency feed to ease pressure on the telephone service which takes more than 30million calls a year. The plans, which are part of the Brigade's Draft London Safety Plan, will not replace the 999 system.

Girl, 4, burned in fire accident

Girl, 4, fights for her life after her clothes were set alight by gas fireLittle girl's clothes believed to be ignited by applianceOfficers believe it is a 'tragic accident' | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 9 December 2012 A four-year-old girl is fighting for her life after her clothes were set alight by a gas fire. She suffered extensive burns to her face and body when it is thought she walked near to the appliance at a house in Bury, Greater Manchester, yesterday

UK authorities take light-hearted approach to December 21 "Mayan doomsday" threat

'Fit a smoke alarm to warn you of the end of the world': UK authorities take light-hearted approach to December 21 'Mayan doomsday' threatIn a bid to quell fears about a possible doomsday scenario, British authorities have issued some not very serious adviceThe London Fire Brigade has recommended installing fire alarms on every floor of your home The AA says allow extra time for journeys and listen to the radio for weather updates The RSPCA has advised spending quality time with your pets | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 7 December 2012 The potential end of the world on December 21, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, has generated a mixture of different reactions from people. For some the famous date is an excuse for a party, others are simply treating it as another day, while one group of people – known as 'preppers' – have been stocking up on supplies in expectation of the apocalypse. Now British authorities, in a bid to quell fears of doomsday, have issued light-hearted advice on how best to respond to the potential crisis, such as installing a fire alarm and listening out for weather forecasts.

Warwickshire council fined 30,000 for "health and safety failures" after warehouse blaze which killed four fire-fighters

Council fined 30,000 for health and safety failures at warehouse blaze which killed four firefightersFour firefighters died tackling blaze in Warwickshire in 2007 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 7 December 2012 A local authority has been fined 30,000 for health and safety failures linked to a warehouse blaze in which four firefighters died. Mr Justice MacDuff said the fine imposed on Warwickshire County Council reflected deficiencies in record-keeping and information given to fire crews at the time of the tragedy in November 2007.

UK floods: The city that sank in the storm: Woman dies as 5ft wall of water drives hundreds from their homes

Making a splash: A refuse lorry speeds through a flooded road in St Asaph as the North Wales city fills up with water Soaked city: Shocked residents woke to police officers knocking on doors yesterday morning to tell them to leave their homes Massive operation: North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Service, the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency and the RNLI are working together to beat the crisis National concern: David Cameron meets James Rice, in Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, and surveys the flood damage to his house Dirty floors: Musky Kendall, from Buckfastleigh, tell the PM how quickly water rose inside her house during the flooding Prime Minister David Cameron, walks through Buckfastleigh, near Exeter, which was hit by a flash flood last week John Curtin, of the EA, said: 'Further flooding is expected in the next few days and communities across the country, particularly in north-east England, North Wales, Northamptonshire, are urged to remain especially vigilant.' The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings – meaning 'be aware' – for North East England and Yorkshire & Humber. The warning read: 'Whilst rainfall amounts will be much lower than of late, river levels are very high and further showers running into the area could exacerbate conditions locally.