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Three years after scrapping entry charges - visits to England's national museums continue to rise



Nearly six million more visits to England's formerly charging national museums and galleries took place this year, compared to the year before entry charges were scrapped by the Government, new figures show.

Rowdy takeaways will be taken away


170/04 Kebab shops, burger bars and hotdog vans could, from next year, be shut down if they are attracting alcohol-fuelled violence and rowdy behaviour after the pubs have shut, Licensing Minister, Richard Caborn warned today.

Paintings And Other Cultural Items Totalling £6.8 Million In Value Saved For The Nation Following Export Deferral



Seven items worth £6.8 million have been saved for the nation following export deferral during 2003-04. 

Government Sets Outs Cautious Approach To New Casino Regime



The new system for deciding the location and licensing regime for new casinos was set out in the Gambling Bill Standing Committee today.

Jowell Reveals £431 Million Injection For Sport


165/04   The 2004 Spending Review will bring a massive £431 million from central government for sport over the period 2005 to 2008. This represents an annual funding rise of 31% from £118 million in 2004-05 to over £155 million in 2007-08.

Prime Minister Announces Massive Boost For School Sport


166/04  The Government is today unveiling a half-billion pound boost for PE and sport in our schools - to give all children access to at least four hours of it each week by the end of the decade.

Heritage Minister Andrew McIntosh Acts To Protect Wreck Site Of Early 17th Century Ship In Poole Harbour, Dorset



Heritage Minister Andrew McIntosh has today announced that the wreck site of an early 17th century ship has been designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.

Spending Review 2004 - Tessa Jowell Heralds 'Record Rise' For Museums And Galleries Funding In England



A culture funding package for the next three years which sees a record uplift for England's museums and galleries was unveiled today by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell.

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill: CABE to become a statutory body


162/04 Heritage Minister Andrew McIntosh today welcomed the inclusion of a measure in the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill that will put the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) on a statutory basis.  CABE will be changed from a private company to a statutory body. 

Entrance building to Boscombe pier, Bournemouth, listed



Heritage Minister Andrew McIntosh has listed the neck or entrance building to Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth, Dorset at Grade II. The decision to list follows a public consultation.

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