Independent Plus People of Liberty party (PDL) leader Silvio Berlusconi

Conviction for the former Italian prime minister’s long-time associate adds to mounting troubles

Football: Magilton's fine finale

Southampton 3

Berkovitch's class steadies the Saints

Stephen Brenkley

Berlusconi colleague on Mafia charge

One of Silvio Berlusconi's closest associates and parliamentary colleagues, Marcello Dell'Utri, was formally accused of criminal collusion with the Sicilian mafia as prosecutors in Palermo deposited more than 500 pages of evidence against him.

Dodd opens door

Southampton 3 Dodd 38, Le Tissier pen 53, Shipperley 89 Sunderland 0 Attendance: 15,225

Portable powerhouses

Nick Edmunds reviews the latest notebooks to top the league in PC Magazine

Price dip behind EVC loss

EVC International, the biggest maker of PVC in Europe, has crashed into the red and warned its problems are far from over. The company, which is part-owned by ICI and Enichem of Italy, floated on the Amsterdam stock exchange in 1994. It said yesterday that a slump in prices for plastics was principally behind a 7.8m guilders (pounds 3m) first-half loss compared with a 152.7m guilders profit in the same period last year.

Not so easy listening on Radio 2

Amid the storms at its sibling stations, Radio 2 has sailed on magnificently in calm waters. Until now...

TAMING THE DELL

PART 1: BODNANT, NORTH WALES

Football: Coventry arrive at critical point

The past week has not seen the best days in the life of Ron Atkinson - and Southampton plan to make it even tougher for the beleaguered Coventry City manager at The Dell tonight.

Magilton in control

Southampton 2 (Watson 46, Magilton 77) Everton 2 (Stuart 52, Ho rne 56 )Attendance: 15,136

Le Tissier ensures bells toll for Pompey

Southampton 3 Portsmouth 0

Le Tissier's missing link

England continue to suffer an absence of inspiration while Wednesday's opponents have recovered from a traumatic time; Ian Ridley says home hopes rest on a change for Southampton's artist

OBITUARY: Alan Dell

"I try to forget the mike," Alan Dell said. "It's just something that's there." Most times in his broadcasts Dell sounded as if he had swallowed the mike, for his technique was to get as close to it as possible and then to speak quietly, giving his voice a resonance that would not be there when he spoke normally.

Inequality still a problem for Ms Britain

Women in the Nineties: Study points to disadvantaged position, despite advances over the past two deacdes. Mary Braid reports

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices