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Department for Culture Media and Sport

archive 2008

Government commits to delivering Byron recommendations

27/03/2008

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27 March 2008

Joint DCMS/DCSF Press Release

Strictly youth dancing - ministers join 'Strictly' stars and Royal Ballet to boost youth dance

17/03/2008

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17 March 2008

Dance – one of the fastest growing subject for GCSE and A level students in England – is to receive a £5.5 million boost from the Government, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham and Schools Minister Andrew Adonis announced today.

Strictly youth dancing - ministers join 'Strictly' stars and Royal Ballet to boost youth dance

13/03/2008

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17 March 2008

Dance – one of the fastest growing subject for GCSE and A level students in England – is to receive a £5.5 million boost from the Government, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham and Schools Minister Andrew Adonis announced today.

Mick Elliott appointed new Director of Culture at DCMS

12/03/2008

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12 March 2008

Mick Elliott, currently Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, has been appointed as the new Director of Culture at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  Mr Elliott, who is also Associate Cultural director of Liverpool Capital of Culture, will take up his post in June.

Playing field safeguards secure a better deal for sport

11/03/2008

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11 March 2008

New data from Sport England reveals that 1176 (97 per cent) out of 1216 concluded planning applications affecting playing fields in 2005-06 resulted in improved or protected sports provision. The statistics show that only 40 applications (three per cent) resulted in a detrimental impact to sport.

TV licence fee rises from 1 April

10/03/2008

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10 March 2008

The cost of a colour television licence is set to rise to £139.50 and a black and white licence will cost £47.00, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham announced today.

Government rejects racing consortium bid for the Tote

05/03/2008

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5 March 2008

The Government announced today that it has rejected the bid from a consortium of racing interests to buy the Horserace Totalisator Board (“the Tote”).  The bid did not meet the independent assessment of the Tote’s market value, which was necessary for a sale to proceed lawfully under EU state aid rules.

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