Official inflation figures understate the real extent of rising costs, but even the government's own CPI scheme lays bare the ongoing misery for working people and those dependent on benefits.
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Welsh Football Weekly: Bala Town's 1-0 triumph over Port Talbot in the Europa League play-off at the weekend sealed a season of Welsh Premier dominance for north Wales clubs.
Scottish sports comment: Jon Daly has described his imminent switch to Rangers as “a no brainer,” but it’s a far cry from that. The plain fact is that should the Dundee United striker move to Ibrox — pending a scan on his right knee — he will become the first high-profile Roman Catholic from the Republic of Ireland to play for the club.
Football: Tony Pulis's reign as Stoke City manager was set to end tonight following talks with club chairman Peter Coates.
Cycling: Benat Intxausti sprinted for the line with 400 metres to go to claim victory on stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia today as the general classification leaders held station behind.
Scottish football: Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is relishing the prospect of testing a number of inexperienced players in the competitive environment of next month’s World Cup qualifier against Croatia.
Boxing comment: You know you’re an elite-level fighter when other elite-level fighters are not only calling you out but offering to fight you in your own backyard.
Football: Sheffield United have made an approach to Motherwell for permission to hold talks with Stuart McCall over their managerial vacancy.
Football: Brighton have formally apologised to Crystal Palace and vowed to tighten security after “vandalism” in the Eagles’ dressing room prior to last week’s Championship play-off semi-final at the Amex Stadium.
Racing: Last year’s St Leger hero Encke is among seven further horses formerly in the care of Mahmood Al Zarooni to test positive for anabolic steroids, the British Horseracing Authority said today.