Sport Heather Mills

The former wife of Sir Paul McCartney was hoping to take part in the Games but allegedly lunged at a leading IPC official when those hopes were dashed

Last Night's TV: They're cottoning on to the real world

Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts, BBC3; Heather Mills: What Really Happened, Channel 4

ITV Headcases: A new cast of computer-generated characters is satirising the media

Chris Green talks to the show's creator, Henry Naylor

Let it be, Heather! Mills twists and shouts over McCartney's 'girlfriends'

Whoever thought their divorce settlement would mark the end of the vitriolic exchanges between Heather Mills and Sir Paul McCartney was proved wrong yesterday when the former glamour model launched an astonishing attack on her ex-husband.

First the split, then the court fight. What now for Ms Mills?

Her image is at an all-time low, but reality TV could yet give Heather the last laugh

Leading article: Money, money, money...

It is giving away money that really makes us happy, say researchers at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Those who spend money on others are generally happy people, a study of 632 American men and women indicated.

Joan Smith: Bullies love a weakling – and Heather fits the bill

For anyone who imagined that apologies to Kate and Gerry McCann in two popular newspapers marked a new era of decency and compassion in the British media, the front page of yesterday's Daily Express was instructive. It reserved the bottom half (and much larger type) for its favourite hate figure, moving seamlessly from grovelling to the McCanns to savaging "fantasist Heather".

Mills was 'less than candid', says judge

Heather Mills was "a less than impressive witness" whose evidence was "not just inconsistent and inaccurate but also less than candid", a High Court judge says in a ruling the former model did not want the world to see.

McCartney to release Beatles back catalogue on iTunes

It may be almost 38 years since they officially split but the ability of all things Beatles to shake the world continues unabated.

Literature of lying: the cover is blown on yet another tall story

Margaret Jones's poignant memoirs told of a deprived gangland childhood and her struggle to escape her upbringing and win a place at university. The publishers loved it. But there was just one snag, reports Andy McSmith...

You write the reviews: Curb Your Enthusiasm, More4

The genius of Larry David knows no bounds. As soon as you think his HBO comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, cannot get any funnier, it does. Take "The Freak Book", an episode from the latest, sixth series, currently screening on More4, in which Larry, his long-suffering wife, Cheryl, and his closest friends decided to buy a burial plot together so that when their individual days of reckoning arrived, they would all be buried next to one another. Of course, in true Curb style, Larry proceeded to irritate, annoy and aggravate every person in his inner circle of friends with his pronounced social peculiarities.

Mills represents herself in showdown with McCartney over divorce settlement

Sir Paul McCartney and his estranged wife Heather Mills went to the High Court yesterday in the final part of their long-running and acrimonious divorce case.

Terence Blacker: Silly skirmishes in the ancient battle of the sexes

That great self-appointed spokes-person for the spurned wife, Margaret Cook, is at it again. Over the 10 years since her husband, the late Robin Cook, left her, Mrs Cook has been the first port of call for editors and producers who need an enraged squawk when another high-profile marriage breaks up.

Strange liaisons: The Prince, the ring and the Bermondsey bruiser

In conclusive proof that opposites attract, the odd couple of the week were Prince Azim, multisquillionaire prince of Brunei, and Bermondsey bruiser Jade Goody. The pair hung out in nightclubs, accompanied at all times by her dimwit boyfriend Jack. "He wanted to meet me, we met and got on like a house on fire," she said coolly. "He gave me a ring and it is huge, full of diamonds. He said, 'Take this' and I was like, 'I can't'."

McCartney attacks critics who say Heather's loss of leg was `good career move'

People Singer launches tirade against `malevolent' and `ridiculous' attacks on his wife

McCartney splits with his publicist after 15 years

Sir Paul McCartney confirmed last night that he had parted company with his publicist of 15 years but denied that it was because of a rift with his wife, Heather Mills.

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