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Back The Bid - Say UK's Sporting Captains


London's campaign to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 today gets a star-studded boost – with ten captains from the country's national teams in football, rugby and cricket endorsing the bid in an unprecedented show of support.

Extra £6 million goes to fund young rising sports stars


158/04  A further £6 million investment has been announced today for the scholarship initiative designed to nurture a new generation of sporting talent.

Government Publishes Lottery Bill



The Lottery will become more responsive to public priorities and streamlining will save between £6-12m a year in administration costs, Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport Tessa Jowell said as the Lottery Bill was published today.

National Lottery Operating Licence To Stay With A Single Operator



Companies will compete for a single National Lottery operating licence under an improved system designed to deliver significantly greater competition to the licensing process, Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport Tessa Jowell said today.

It follows a review of plans to encourage more competition into bidding for National Lottery operating licences. The plans were included in the National Lottery Bill published today.

Spoilation Advisory Panel Recommends Restitution Of Painting Lost During Nazi Era



A painting, part of the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, was looted during the Nazi era and must be returned to its rightful owner, an independent panel today ruled.  The picture - Still Life, formerly attributed to the 18th century artist Chardin – was seized from an auction house in 1936 and was acquired - in good faith - by the Burrell collection eight years later.

Andrew McIntosh Welcomes Ofcom Consumer Panel Switchover Report



Broadcasting Minister Andrew McIntosh today stressed that digital switchover must be a "truly inclusive revolution" as he welcomed the publication of a key report into the issue.

Libraries Minister Andrew McIntosh Announces Start Of Consultation On Establishing Advisory Panel For Legal Deposit Libraries


153/04 Libraries Minister Andrew McIntosh , today announced that the Department is seeking views on proposals for the establishment and composition of a Legal Deposit Advisory Panel for Legal Deposit Libraries.

Surburban House Where JRR Tolkien Wrote The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings Is Listed By Heritage Minister Andrew McIntosh


152/04  A comfortable 1920s eight bedroom house in the suburbs of Oxford is to become a Grade II listed building, Heritage Minister Andrew McIntosh announced today.

Estelle Morris defers export of an oak coffer from Lansdown tower, Bath


151/04  Arts Minister, Estelle Morris, has placed a temporary export bar on an oak coffer, originally from a set of four, believed to have been designed in a collaboration between William Beckford and his architect H.E. Goodrich.  This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the coffer in the United Kingdom.

Speech given by Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport at the London 2012 press conference


We're here today to celebrate a big milestone in the journey to Singapore and the final announcement of the host city for the 2012 Games.

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