Department for Culture Media and Sport

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Remote Gambling Fact Pack


It’s nearly 40 years since the Government last had the opportunity to take a serious look at gambling legislation.

Extent of online gambling revealed ahead of international summit



Online gambling has more than doubled in the last five years, an independent research review published by the Government today reveals.

Government Publishes Guidance on Humanitarian Assistance in Emergencies



A booklet, Humanitarian Assistance in Emergencies has today been published by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) for all organisations that have a role in emergency response.  Drawing on advice from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Guidance on establishing Humanitarian Assistance Centres is intended to support local responders.

Number of Sports Playing Fields Continues to Grow



The number of playing fields being created in England has grown for the second year running, figures released today by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Sport England show.


Culture Minister defers export of rare and spectacular eighteenth-century court mantua



Culture Minister, David Lammy, has placed a temporary export bar on a rare and lavish court mantua and petticoat of silver-brocaded ivory silk, believed to date from the mid 1760s.

Culture Minister David Lammy on press freedom and diversity: "The right to be offensive doesn't mean it's right to be offensive."



In a multi-racial and increasingly fragmenting community, the media must open up discussion, not close it down, Culture Minister David Lammy said today.

Government Welcomes Recommendations on Future of Music Education



An independent report – with more than 50 recommendations to boost the teaching of music to young people - was welcomed today by the Government.


Schools Racing Ahead of Sport Targets


“Four million young people are now doing two or more hours of PE and sport a week. This is a massive achievement and I want to pay tribute to our schools, school sport partnerships and clubs for their hard work and drive. 

New consortium announced as preferred candidate to manage £40 million UK Trust


Legacy Trust UK Consortium has been selected as the preferred candidate to establish a new charitable Trust to support a diverse range of cultural and sporting initiatives throughout the UK associated with the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

Tessa Jowell announces final eight BBC Trust Members



The appointment of the final eight new BBC Trust members was announced today by the Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell.

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