In the headlines
The verdict in the Wagatha Christie trial is in: Rebekah Vardy lost her libel case against Coleen Rooney, who had accused Vardy of leaking stories about her to the press. The High Court ruling ends a three-year legal drama that has reportedly cost both women around £1m each. Energy firms are racking up “sickening profits” as millions struggle with their bills, says the Daily Star. Shell made a record £9.5bn between April and June, while Centrica, owner of British Gas, took in £1.3bn in the first half of the year. “Money-grabbing scumbags.” An estimated one billion people tuned in to the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last night, says the BBC. The spectacle at Alexander Stadium included music from the city’s own Duran Duran, and a 10m-tall animatronic bull celebrating Birmingham’s industrial heritage.