Mick Philpott and Mairead Philpott: Wife and mistress "took it in turns" to sleep with father accused of starting fire that killed six…

Wife and mistress 'took it in turns' to sleep with father accused of starting fire that killed six children… and his lover was a bridesmaid at defendants' wedding Mairead Philpott and Lisa Willis slept with Mick Philpott on alternate nights Court heard of arrangement during the married couple's manslaughter trialWillis, 29, told the court: 'We never had all three of us together'Former mistress said she was a bridesmaid when the Philpotts got marriedPhilpotts accused of starting fire at semi-detached Derby home The married couple and a third defendant deny six separate counts of manslaughter /11/06/article-2228528-13BC2AD2000005DC-638_196x326.jpg” width=”196″ height=”326″ alt=”Jade Philpott, 10″ class=”blkBorder” /> Jade Philpott, 10 Jayden Philpott, 5 John Philpott, 9 Jack Philpott, 8 Jesse Philpott, 6 Duwayne Philpott, 13 She said that when the children approached him for help with homework or to read to them, he would tell them to speak to the two women because he was ‘trying to watch telly’. Miss Willis later agreed with a suggestion from Anthony Orchard QC, defending Philpott, that ‘personal hygiene was not a high priority’ for the father

Huge rise in ambulance journey times revealed

Shock 37% rise in 'blue light' ambulances that take more than 30 minutes to reach casualty Patient groups up in arms and blame figures on cutsMail on Sunday has led campaign to stop A&E closures and cost cuttingBut NHS says patients must accept shut downs to ensure service's survival | UPDATED: 00:52 GMT, 30 December 2012 Thousands of the most seriously ill emergency patients are being forced to travel further to hospital in ambulances following a swathe of A&E closures and downgrades. Figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show that the number of patients with life-threatening conditions taking longer than 30 minutes to reach A&E has rocketed by an average of 37 per cent in two years

Forget diets, just think yourself thin: Believing a meal is bigger than it is helps to curb your appetite

Forget diets, just think yourself thin: Believing a meal is bigger than it is helps to curb your appetiteThe study, published in the journal PLoS ONE adds to evidence that our memory of what we have eaten plays a key role in dampening appetite | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 Forget fad diets and soggy salads and think yourself thin. A study has shown that believing a meal was bigger than it actually was can curb appetite. One hundred men and women were shown either a large or small bowl of soup and then given it to eat.

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant: How well will William cope now Kate"s got a new No.1?

How well will William cope now Kate's got a new No.1 | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 5 December 2012 Morning sickness — in poor Kate’s case, an appallingly extreme version — is only the first indication of a shocking new reality that all parents must come to terms with: from now on, life’s no longer all about you. As far as the Duchess of Cambridge is concerned, I imagine this is a lesson that will come easily — for two reasons