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.
The world's most expensive gifts: From the glass pool table to the 3,400 coffee beans, what the really rich will get this Christmas | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 20 December 2012 While most of us will be happy with a DVD, t-shirt or perhaps a nice new watch from our loved ones this year, the uber-rich will be expecting a little bit more as they unwrap their presents while sipping Kristal Champagne in front of the Queen's Speech. 'If in doubt, sprinkle it in diamonds' appears to be the rallying call of the upmarket manufacturers and boutiques catering to the whims of the international jet set this Christmas. From a 20,000 bejewelled USB stick (perfect for the billionaire tech genius in your life), to a solid gold pen that comes with an eye-watering 60,000 price tag, MailOnline takes a peek under the wrapping paper of the one per cent.
Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer EVERY SECOND with sales already up 1,000% on last year Retailers brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'Frenzy put down to greater choice and wider price range | UPDATED: 13:25 GMT, 9 December 2012 Staggering demand for computer tablets has seen British shoppers buy one every second as the rush for Christmas gifts goes into overdrive. Some shops are reporting sales of tablets like the iPad and Google Nexus 7 are up by 1,000 per cent from last year, leading retailers to brand 2012 the 'tablet Christmas'. The frenzy began last week on Cyber Monday when a tablet was sold every second, and it is forecasted demand will continue to be high during the countdown to Christmas