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.
Now that's Etch-A-Sketch art: Incredible portraits of famous faces drawn with one continuous lineSelf-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has gone back to basics by drawing his portraits with a single line | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 23 December 2012 It's often said that simplicity is a lost art and it seems this artist has taken the motto to heart. Self-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has attempted to make his work as basic as possible by painstakingly drawing famous faces from across the decades with just one single continuous line
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Should novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles | UPDATED: 10:29 GMT, 30 November 2012 Should late chums novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles Letters they wrote to each other indicate an interest in underage girls.
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Should novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 30 November 2012 Should late chums novelist Kingsley Amis and poet Philip Larkin now be regarded as paedophiles Letters they wrote to each other indicate an interest in underage girls. Says literary reviewer Christopher Hart: ‘Some of the letters housed in the Bodleian Library contain fantasies about girls aged between 12 and 16. Perhaps they should be put on some post-mortem Jimmy Savile register, along with Elvis Presley, Edgar Allan Poe, Romeo [of Juliet fame], and quite a few others.’ Author Kingsley Amis, who wrote letters to his friend poet Philip Larkin JOHN Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, has launched a ‘menswear fashion range’ including jock-straps, buttock-revealing trousers, tank top vests with nipple cut-outs, and a pink mesh creation, pictured right, – all inspired, she says, by drawings she did as a wedding gift to her ‘hot bod’ husband in 1969
EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Andrew Marr is in purrrfect working order… | UPDATED: 22:38 GMT, 28 November 2012 Sir Cliff Richard, 72, hopes to record with the late Elvis Presley from beyond the grave, saying: ‘Outside America, it was always Elvis and Cliff. I came second to him many times and there were times when I was able to compete with his success