Heather Mills wins £24.3m divorce payout

Heather Mills has been awarded £24.3 million in her bitter divorce from Sir Paul McCartney – and immediately announced she is to fight on.

Speaking outside London’s High Court, Ms Mills said she was “glad it’s over” and declared the outcome “an incredible result to secure mine and my daughter’s future”.

“We are very, very pleased,” she added.

But she vowed to continue her legal battle as early as Tuesday by challenging the publication of the ruling.

Justice Hugh Bennett said Mills had sought £125 million and been offered £15.8 million by former Beatle, Sir Paul.

The judge decided on a lump sum of £16.5 million and assets of £7.8 million.

The couple failed to reach an agreement in court last month, leaving the judge to determine the final figure.