Big increases are due next April but charities say soaring prices mean people need the money now.
The doctors' union cites lack of PPE and says medics still suffer the health impacts of the pandemic.
Rangers suffer an agonising penalty shootout defeat in their fifth European final as Eintracht Frankfurt in an absorbing Europa League final.
Diana Ross, Eurovision star Sam Ryder and Queen and Adam Lambert will perform at Buckingham Palace.
The chancellor says it won't be easy to tackle cost of living crisis as inflation hits 40-year high.