Heather Mills McCartney has said that she will "always love" her estranged husband Sir Paul McCartney and insists that there is an agenda against her in the media.

The animal rights campaigner made the comments as she sought to raise awareness of aspects of pig farming which she deems to be cruel.

Much media attention has been focussed on her divorce with Sir Paul, with tabloids dubbing her "Lady Mucca".

An article in the Daily Mirror earlier this week accused her of hypocrisy for wearing a fur coat; it later emerged that the picture of her in the mink coat was taken over a decade ago before she campaigned against animal fur being used in the fashion industry.

In an interview with the BBC this morning she said that that is a "huge agenda behind trying to destroy" her and that there is a lot of "rubbish" and "misreporting" in the papers.

When asked about her relationship with Sir Paul she said: "I'll always have strong feelings for him but I have to move on with it. We just have to stay as strong as we can. I will always love Paul. He is the father of my child."

And on her much debated divorce and when it might be finalised she added: "Ask Paul, it's up to him [and has] absolutely nothing to do with me."

15/03/2007 12:04:58