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

Obituary: Huntz Hall

HUNTZ HALL gave some impressive performances on film as a character actor (notably in the war film A Walk in the Sun) but he will always be remembered for his role as part of the gang known through the years as the Dead End Kids, the East Side Kids and ultimately the Bowery Boys.

Football: Taylor ready for emotional return

MAIK TAYLOR, the Fulham goalkeeper, remembers that May day well. He was only four, but the image of Southampton winning the FA Cup in 1976 is indelibly imprinted on his memory.

Football: Plenty of faith left in Saint Matthew

Le Tissier has been through thick and thin at The Dell and he has no intention of giving it all up now. By Nick Harris

Smell: The teenage obsession

Pubescent boys are using cleansing and freshening lotions in unprecedented quantities. James Delingpole investigates, while savouring the memory of his own fetid adolescence

Outlook: Delusion in the face of market gloom

AMID ALL the gloom, here are a couple of upbeat statements from international business leaders, both issued this week. Michael Dell reckons that world-wide sales of personal computers will rise by 17 per cent a year for the next three years, and that his own sales growth will be much higher. Meanwhile, Wendelin Wiedeking, chairman of Porsche, acknowledges that his sales will be hit in Asia and Latin America, but insists that "order books are filled to the brim" and that the rest of the world will keep the overall position healthy.

Network: Have you ever been unfaithful to a PC supplier?

A new survey reveals which firms engender the greatest loyalty in their customers - and why. By David Fox

Football: New deal for Dell boys

Saints count on fresh faces on old heads. Andrew Warshaw reports

Arts: More than moonshine

THEATRE: CYRANO DE BERGERAC THE DUKE'S PROMENADE WILLIAMSON PARK LANCASTER

Football: Howells moves to The Dell

DAVID HOWELLS has agreed to join Southampton on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.

The Investment Column: South West's waste line

SOUTH WEST WATER has been greedily buying up landfill sites for waste management. In the last three months its Haul Waste division has taken on 12 million cubic metres of new ground, representing a 15 per cent increase on its overall capacity.

The Investment Column: Northamber blip should not deter

Perhaps it's understandable that investors with long memories are wary of Northamber. Shareholders in the computer distributor almost lost their shirts during the recession, when it crashed to a loss. Even so, those who picked the right time to buy are sitting on a tidy profit. In the past five years, Northamber shares have risen from 12.5p to a high of 255p.

Tandy to close 69 stores

Tandy, the electrical retailer, is to close 69 of its stores with the loss of 230 jobs. The decision is part of a plan to weed out the more poorly located and under-performing stores in its portfolio. Tandy will still have 269 shops in the UK.

HISTORY LESSON

Southampton entertain Manchester United on Monday hoping to beat the Premiership champions at The Dell for the third year in succession. Two seasons ago Southampton won 3-1 and last season they beat United 6- 3. In the previous season United could only draw 2-2 at The Dell and their last League victory there was a 3-1 win in 1993-94.

Psion signs deal with Dell to supply modem cards

Psion, the hand-held computer company, has signed an agreement to supply US giant Dell Computer with the next generation of hi-tech computer modem cards world-wide.

Where to buy that new computer

Gateway (http://www.gateway 2000.co.uk) was the first manufacturer to offer online sales of PCs on the Web, and is Dell's closest rival. Although only the US sales figures have been released ($2.2m a day), it is certainly selling at least $3m-worth a day worldwide.
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