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.
The Con-Dems have had it their way too long. We have to turn this country around
Cycling: Chris Froome navigated poor weather on the final stage of the Criterium du Dauphine to underline his status as Tour de France favourite with overall victory.
Tennis: Serena Williams clinched her 16th grand slam on Saturday and then struck fear into the hearts of her rivals by claiming that her best may be yet to come.
Tennis: British number one Laura Robson is hoping that new coach Miles Maclagan can bring some much-needed consistency to her game before this month’s Wimbledon tournament.
Boxing: Welsh flyweight Andrew Selby eased the disappointment of missing out on a medal at London 2012 by retaining his European Amateur title in Belarus on Saturday.
Tennis: Defending champion Maria Sharapova will have to halt a 12-match losing streak against Serena Williams if she is to retain her French Open crown on Saturday.
This week Alex talks about bagging the winner against Chelsea, a training-ground bet with Gilly Flaherty and a nervous wait ahead of the Euro 2013 squad announcement...
Formula One: Sebastian Vettel's ongoing dominance may be sucking the life out of the Formula One title race, but it will be fascinating to see how an ever-improving Mercedes team fares in the crucible of Montreal this weekend.
Football: Football League clubs voted today to close the loophole that saw Watford have 14 players on loan last season, including 10 from Italian side Udinese.
Boxing: One of boxing’s best-kept secrets, Ola Afolabi, returns to action on Saturday evening in Germany. He faces Marco Huck for the third time in four years at the Max Schmeling Halle in Berlin, looking to take the current WBO cruiserweight champion’s title.
Boxing: British boxing’s forgotten man James DeGale will be looking to continue his quiet progress when he takes on Croatia’s Stjepan Bozic at Bluewater in Kent on Saturday night.