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Department for Culture Media and Sport

archive 2009


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A fair deal for British gambling operators - creating a more level playing field to compete with overseas rivals


30 April 2009

Overseas based gambling operators who advertise in the UK may face new requirements, Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe announced today.

Tourism Minister launches new advisory council


30 April 2009

A new council to bolster Government support for the tourism industry has its first meeting today.

Sue Charteris appointed to carry out local inquiry into public library service in the Wirral


29 April 2009

Sue Charteris has been appointed to carry out the local Inquiry into the public library service in the Wirral, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham announced today.

Local Media Summit: helping local media in the digital age


28 April 2009

Key figures from across the media industry will come together today to discuss the challenges facing local newspapers, in a summit hosted by Culture Secretary Andy Burnham.

Government scheme returns Gainsborough landscape to Norwich


21 April 2009

A major landscape painting by one of England’s most important painters is to become part of Norwich Castle Museum’s permanent collection, Barbara Follett, Minister for Culture and for the East of England, announced today.

Barbara Follett protects the weapons stores which helped protect us in the past


17 April 2009

Ordnance Yards and Magazine Depots from the Napoleonic War to the First World War are amongst 48 buildings listed or upgraded today by Culture Minister, Barbara Follett, following a study by English Heritage.

£700k grant will help people to ‘Discover Greenwich’


16 April 2009

A major new tourist attraction exploring the history of maritime Greenwich was given the go-ahead today, as Culture Minister Barbara Follett pledged the final £700,000 needed to make the ‘Discover Greenwich’ project a reality. 

Digital Britain Summit – Equipping Britain for a digital future


16 April 2009

Joint DCMS/BERR Press Release

Technology and communications experts will debate how best to equip Britain for a digital future, at a Digital Britain summit in the British Library tomorrow.

Early Medieval mount found in Yorkshire should stay in the UK, says Culture Minister


14 April 2009

Culture Minister, Barbara Follett, has placed a temporary export bar on an unusual animal-shaped copper alloy mount found in North Yorkshire. The discovery is very significant and is likely to be a product of Viking activity and perhaps evidence of links between Dublin and York. This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the mount in the United Kingdom. 

Culture Minister defers export of a 19th century Iranian Insignia


9 April 2009

Culture Minister, Barbara Follett, has placed a temporary export bar on a 19th-century Iranian decoration, the Insignia of the Order of the Lion and the Sun.  This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the insignia in the United Kingdom.

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