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Shay Given set to be fit for FA Cup final

Shay Given is set to be fit for Aston Villa's first FA Cup final in 15 years after returning to training following a groin injury.

Shay Given should be fit for the FA Cup final on Saturday Credit: PA

The goalkeeper was a doubt after missing the Premier League finale as Villa lost 1-0 to Burnley on Sunday but could return against Arsenal at Wembley.

Aly Cissokho (groin), Kieran Richardson (calf) and Jores Okore (knee) have also trained but Ciaran Clark (knee) is out while Libor Kozak remains sidelined as he continues to recover from a broken leg.

Provisional squad

Guzan, Given, Lowton, Hutton, Senderos, Bacuna, Vlaar, Okore, Baker, Richardson, Cissokho, Delph, Cleverley, Westwood, Grealish, Cole, Sanchez, Gil, Sinclair, N'Zogbia, Benteke, Weimann, Agbonlahor.


Children's pocket money on the slide in the Midlands

Young girl putting money in a piggy bank Credit: PA

Research claims children in the West Midlands receive the less pocket money that anywhere else in the UK.

They are given an average of £5.45 per-week, which was the smallest amount in a regional survey by a high street bank.

The research by Halifax found children in the East Midlands receive an average of £5.64 per week.

Giles Martin, Head of Halifax Savings, said:

A fall in the amount of pocket money children receive for the second year running shows the financial pressures that some households are still under, despite the improving economy.

Nevertheless, parents will be pleased to know that on the whole, children are satisfied with the amount of money they receive.

– Giles Martin, head of Halifax Savings
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