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Young sports talent to get new Olympic scholarships in bid for 2012 success in London


121/04 Young sports stars are celebrating after a new cash injection to help them get to the top. Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced today that £1m in special £10,000 Olympic Scholarships will be given each year to around 100 young people with the potential to be our medallists in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

Football Foundation Gets £45m Boost For Future


122/04   A bright future awaits thousands of new community sports projects after Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced that funding was being extended for the Football Foundation. A £45 million package has been agreed in principle, which added to matched amounts from the Football Association and Premier League, will help fund the Foundation's vital work over the next three years.

Tessa Jowell Says Culture And Sport Help To Build Stronger Local Communities


120/04   Secretary of State Tessa Jowell today launched a new booklet providing practical advice to local authorities and other organisations on how to use culture and sport in their areas to build community cohesion.

Tough Controls On High Prize Slot Machines To Stay - Jowell



Tough controls limiting the accessibility of high prize 'Category A' slot machines will not be relaxed when the Gambling Bill is introduced, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Tessa Jowell said today.

New Chairman Appointed To Lead VisitBritain



Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today announced the appointment of Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge as the new Chairman of VisitBritain.  Lord Marshall will succeed the current chairman, Sir Michael Lickiss, on 2 January 2005.

Estelle Morris Defers Export Licence On Rare Album Of Watercolours By James Baillie Fraser



Arts Minister, Estelle Morris, has placed a temporary export bar on a rare, complete and intact album of twenty-four watercolours, Views of Calcutta, by James Baillie Fraser.  This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep one of the finest series of watercolours by a British artist done in the east in the United Kingdom. 


Consultation On Licensing Regulations And Order Begins



The retail, leisure, entertainment and hospitality industries, along with the police, local residents and arts organisations, are being invited to take part in a consultation on new rules which will slash the red tape involved in applying for licences.

City Heritage Guides launched in ten cities across England



A new online service, giving a unique 'neighbourhood' view of the culture and heritage of English cities became live today.  City Heritage Guides - from the Government's £13m Culture Online programme - will give 'inside information' and comment on how visitors can get the most from ten cities around the country.

One Minute's Silence To Mark Events in Beslan, Russia



As a mark of European sympathy following the tragic events in Beslan, Russia, Government Buildings across the United Kingdom will be observing a one minute silence at 11am on Tuesday 14 September. 

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme



Five times Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave is to back a new multi-million pound Government initiative designed to nurture a new generation of sporting talent.

The rowing gold medallist is to act as Ambassador for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). Its first round of 800 young sportsmen and women who are being helped to fulfil their dreams and boost the country's sporting fortunes are named today.

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