Mairead Philpott weeps as sentences are read

Mairead Philpott wept as the sentences were read out at Nottingham Crown Court. Credit: Priscilla Coleman/ITV News

Mairead Philpott wept in court as she was sentenced to 17 years behind bars for the manslaughter of six children in a house fire.

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Lanterns for 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. The house is be demolished, councillors have announced yesterday.