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Mairead Philpott appeal to be televised

Mairead Philpott's appeal of the length of her sentence is to be televised.

The law was changed to allow cameras into the Court of Appeal last month, and today's case is set to be the most high-profile to be broadcast so far.

Philpott is appealing a jail term of 17 years for the manslaughter of her children in a house fire in Derby last year.

Mairead Philpott to appeal sentence

Mairead Philpott will challenge the length of her sentence today in the Court of Appeal.

Mairead Philpott
Mairead Philpott, who was sentenced in April, is scheduled to begin her appeal at 10:30am. Credit: PA

Philpott, 33, was jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire in Derby.

Family friend Paul Mosley also got 17 years for the manslaughter, and Philpott's husband Mick was jailed for life.

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Child killer's appeal launch over right to vote in jail

A man serving a life sentence for raping and murdering his niece launches an appeal at the UK's highest court today over the right to vote while in jail.

Peter Chester's challenge at the Supreme Court follows a decision by three Court of Appeal judges in December 2010 to dismiss his case.

Chester, who is in his 50s, is serving life for raping and strangling seven-year-old Donna Marie Gillbanks in Blackpool in 1977.

Seven justices at the Supreme Court in London will hear Chester's appeal along with that of another convicted murderer George McGeoch, who is fighting to win the right to vote in the Scottish Parliament election.

Footballer in fresh appeal against rape conviction

Ched Evans has launched a new challenge against his conviction for rape and will have his case heard by three judges at the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, sitting with Mr Justice Mitting and Mr Justice Griffith Williams in London, will hear a renewed application by the former-footballer for leave to appeal against conviction.

Ched Evans launches a new appeal against his conviction for rape
Ched Evans launches a new appeal against his conviction for rape Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Evans lost the first stage of the appeal process in August when his application for leave was rejected by a single judge considering the case on the papers.

Submissions on his behalf will be presented to the full court today in a bid to have the conviction overturned.

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Ched Evans to appeal against rape conviction

Ched Evans was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old woman Credit: North Wales Police

Footballer Ched Evans launches a new challenge today against his conviction for rape.

The former Sheffield United and Wales striker will have his case heard by three judges at the Court of Appeal in London.

The 23-year-old was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

It comes the day after nine people were found guilty of revealing the name of his victim.

Seven men and three women, aged between 18 and 27 from north Wales and Sheffield, have been accused of revealing the victim's identity.

The law grants victims and alleged victims of rape lifelong anonymity.

One of the women denied the charge and was granted bail until 21 January.

Sam Hallam walks free after more than 6 years in jail

Sam Hallam leaving the Court of Appeal with his mother Wendy today.
Sam Hallam leaving the Court of Appeal with his mother Wendy today. Credit: ITN

24-year-old Sam Hallam was freed on bail from the Court of Appeal in London today, after prosecutors announced they would not oppose his appeal against conviction.

Hallam was 18-years-old when he was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old trainee chef Essayas Kassahun, who died after being attacked by a group of youths in Clerkenwell, London in 2004.

There were cheers and tears in the public gallery as Lady Justice Hallett said the court would give its ruling in the case tomorrow, but that Hallam would be released on bail this afternoon.

Earlier, the court heard from his QC that Hallam was the victim of a "serious miscarriage of justice".

For more on this story go to ITV London

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