The longest squeeze in British living standards in almost a century intensifies today – which has been dubbed 'worse-off Wednesday' because it marks the beginning of a tax year in which tax increases and benefits and public-sector cuts will add to the misery already experienced by the millions struggling to cope with high inflation and minimal pay rises. Put simply, the 2011-12 fiscal year will be the first full year of Coalition cuts, and the one when the pain begins in earnest.
Both run by supporters but with wildly differing results on and off the field, Ebbsfleet and AFC Wimbledon meet in the FA Cup tonight. Glenn Moore looks at two new-model outfits
Britain's first eco-friendly arena will be in the FA Cup spotlight when Port Vale arrive at Princes Park tomorrow
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Fabio Capello goes into England's first two World Cup qualifiers extremely concerned about the fragile confidence of his squad. Despite the achievements of players such as John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney, the Italian is worried that England do not have enough strength of character. It is one reason why he called up Jimmy Bullard.
Dolphins in London, falcons in Cardiff – it's amazing what you can find in the city
Ebbsfleet United will make Wembley history in May when they face Torquay United in the FA Trophy final with a team picked via the internet by the thousands of members of the MyFootballClub group that now owns the club.
A Radio 1 DJ has been jailed for four years in Dubai after admitting to possession of cannabis as he entered the country.