P507 Teletext 507 Oct23 21:00:00    ———————  ————————————————  MANDELSON "FAVOURS BSkyB DEAL" Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Mandelson will approve the bid by BSkyB for Manchester United, according to the Guardian newspaper. Although he is expected to refer the bid to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission he believe that objections raised by opponents of the deal can be overcome, it said. The £623m deal has been strongly opposed by fans and MPs. ——————————————————————————————————————— Share index 510 Market report 517 FINANCIAL SPREAD BETTING SEE p699 Next Shares FTSE Company news