A file photograph of the house where Mick Philpott killed his six children by torching the property as they slept. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

The house where Mick Philpott killed his six children by torching the property as they slept will be demolished, councillors have promised. (...)

Jimmy Duffy, the father of Mairead Philpott, hugs his daughter Bernadette outside Nottingham Crown Court after Mick and Mairead Philpott were convicted of killing six children in a blaze at the family home in Derby in May last year. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Mick Philpott was yesterday jailed for life for being the “driving force” behind a plot to set fire to a home in the city (...)

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne tours a housing development in Marehay, central England today. Photorgraph: Darren Staples/Reuters

British chancellor George Osborne has linked the case of child killer Mick Philpott to the need for reform of the benefits system, ques(...)

Mick Philpott and wife Mairead who were convicted today of the manslaughter of their six children. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The parents of six children who died in a house fire were today found guilty of their manslaughter. Mick and Mairead Philpott were convic(...)

Court drawing of Mick Philpott in the witness box at Nottingham Crown Court where he is accused of killing his six children in a house fire. Photograph: Elizabeth Cook/PA

A mother accused of the manslaughter of her six children in a fire at the family home has described her husband as her “guardian angel”. (...)

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