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
Tennis: It was a bad day for British tennis today as Heather Watson, Laura Robson and Johanna Konta all crashed out of the Aegon Classic in Edgbaston.
Scottish sports comment: “We're on the march with Gordon’s Army … and we’ll really shake them up when we win the World Cup…”
Football exclusive: Anti-homophobia campaigners expressed fears over the safety of LGBT fans at the 2018 World Cup after Russia’s lower house passed a bill today stigmatising the gay community.
Football: Jose Mourinho described himself as “the happy one” as he confirmed his return as Chelsea manager today — though you wouldn’t have known it from his serious demeanour when speaking to the world’s media.
Boxing: The Copper Box arena, home of the London 2012 Olympic handball competition, is to host top-flight boxing matches.
Cricket: Matthew Maynard says he was left “broken” by his son Tom’s death and is angered by the focus on his drug use.
Rugby union: Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell hit back at Robbie Deans today over claims the tourists are becoming paranoid over security.
Tennis: Rafael Nadal became the first man to win eight titles at the same grand slam tournament when he beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the French Open final 6-3 6-2 6-3 today.
Cricket: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting would be open to a return to the national side for this summer’s Ashes, claims his old team-mate Michael Slater.