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Philpott TV hearing will be 'landmark day for justice'

The Courts Minister described the upcoming live TV broadcast of Mairead Philpott's hearing in Nottingham - the first time cameras will be able to live broadcast a court hearing outside of London - as "another landmark day for justice."

It will give people across the country the opportunity to see and hear the decisions of judges sitting in Nottingham, which is a significant step towards achieving our aim of having an open and transparent justice system.

Justice must be seen to be done and today marks another important step towards opening up the court process to bring justice closer to the public.

However, we will always balance the need to make the justice system more accessible with the needs of victims and witnesses. That is why we will ensure that throughout the court process, they will not be filmed.

– Courts Minister Shailesh Vara

Read: Mairead Philpott to appeal sentence

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.

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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.

Mairead Philpott's father: I could never forgive her

The father of Mairead Philpott, who was jailed for 17 years for her role in the house fire that killed six of her children in May last year, has said he does not support his daughter's appeal against the sentence.

Speaking exclusively to Daybreak, Jim Duffy said he "could never forgive her" for what she has done and that he believes she should have received a life sentence.

Read: Philpott wife plans sentence appeal

Lanterns lit in Derby in memory of Philpott children

Lanterns were lit in Derby on Sunday in remembrance of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father.

Jade, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13, died last May.

Lanterns are lit by well-wisher in Derby Credit: ITN

On Sunday, Derby City Council confirmed its intention to knock down the property and the adjoining semi.

Mick Philpott, 56, was jailed for life last Wednesday after being convicted of killing the children.

His wife Mairead, and their friend Paul Mosley, have been sentenced to 17 years.

A tribute to 13-year-old Dwayne Philpott Credit: ITV
Flowers and tributes were also left outside the house where the children died. Credit: ITV

Council promises to bulldoze Philpott house

Tributes left outside Mick Philpott's house after his sentencing. Credit: PA

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

Derby City Council leader Paul Bayliss has confirmed the council's intention is to knock down the property and the adjoining semi.

The plan will be to consult the local community on what should replace the buildings.

An online petition has already been launched urging the local authority to install a memorial garden.

Mr Bayliss told the Derby Telegraph: "Who would want to live in a house where six children have died and why would you want to live next door to a house where six children have died?"

"It is the council's intention to bulldoze the properties but we need to go through a number of legal loopholes first."

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Minute of silence to remember Philpott children

Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road.
Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

A minute's silence has been held in memory of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father.

Supporters, staff and players fell silent at 3pm to remember Jade, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13.

Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road.
Derby County players observe a minute's silence in memory of the six children who lost their lives in a house fire on Victory Road. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Read: Tributes paid to six siblings killed in Derby house fire

Football club to hold memorial for Philpott children

Duwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden Philpott.

A minute's silence will be held today in memory of the six Philpott children who were killed in a house fire started by their father.

Derby County Football Club has asked supporters to join staff and players in remembering Jade, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13.

A spokesperson for the club said the Rams will hold the minute's silence ahead of their fixture with Ipswich Town at Pride Park Stadium this afternoon.

Mick Philpott, 56, was jailed for life on Wednesday after being convicted of killing the children along with his wife Mairead, 32, and friend Paul Mosley.

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