Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa – BBC Sport

Mile Jedinak’s goal was his first in an away match since November 2014 Mile Jedinak’s header gave Aston Villa a one-goal lead going into the home leg of their Championship play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough. Jedinak headed home Jack Grealish’s corner for the only goal, while Villa’s Robert Snodgrass struck the upright. Boro’s best chance was […]

Mexico says round-the-world cyclists were murdered

Image copyright Chmielewski/Hagenbusch Image caption Krzysztof Chmielewski (l) and Holger Hagenbusch had spent years travelling the world on bikes Mexican investigators say two European cyclists did not die in an accident as first claimed – they were murdered. The bodies of Holger Hagenbusch, from Germany, and Krzysztof Chmielewski, from Poland, were found at the bottom […]

High stakes for fixed-odds betting machines

Image copyright PA The government is set to unveil a shake-up of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) shortly, gaming machines that exist in thousands of bookmakers across the UK. Critics call them the “crack cocaine” of the betting world. The industry says they are a vital – and perfectly legal – part of the sector that […]

Wage squeeze worst in modern history says TUC

Image copyright PA The UK’s real wage squeeze will be the worst in modern history and the slowest for 200 years, according to union data. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) says wages have lagged behind inflation since 2008 and are worth £24 less in real terms than in 2008. It says they won’t recover until […]

Meet the BBC Young Musician finalists

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Young Musician 2018: Meet the finalists The three finalists for BBC Young Musician 2018 are cooler than three cucumbers in a freezer in an igloo during the last ice age. Two of them have never played with an orchestra before and two of them have major […]