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Department for Culture Media and Sport

archive 2008


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Digital Radio Working Group recommends pathway to digital migration


19 December 2008

Britain could be ready to migrate from analogue to digital radio as early as 2017 according to the Digital Radio Working Group (DRWG), which published its final report today.

New chair of VisitEngland announced


19 December 2008

Lady Cobham has been appointed as the new chairman of the national tourism body, VisitEngland.

Culture Secretary says ‘thank you’ to Liverpool on a fantastic year as capital of culture


18 December 2008

Culture Secretary Andy Burnham today said ‘thank you’ to Liverpool on delivering an inspirational programme of arts and culture throughout its period as Liverpool Capital of Culture.

Dame Liz Forgan to be Chair of Arts Council England


16 December 2008

Dame Liz Forgan has been appointed as Chair of Arts Council England, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham announced today. 

Historic stools remain in the UK under temporary export bar


12 December 2008

Culture Minister, Barbara Follett, has placed a temporary export bar on a pair of important Queen Anne giltwood stools.  This will provide a last chance to raise the money to prevent this furniture from leaving the United Kingdom.

Planning play for the future


10 December 2008

Joint DCSF/DCMS Press Release

National Play Strategy launched with 89 local authorities awarded funding to build and revamp playgrounds

Burnham announces Chair of free-to-air events review


10 December 2008

David Davies, former Executive Director of the Football Association, will lead a review and possible overhaul of the events that must be broadcast free to the nation, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham announced today.

Turner painting belongs in the UK, says Culture Minister


10 December 2008

Culture Minister, Barbara Follett, has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by J M W Turner - Pope’s Villa at Twickenham. This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the painting in the United Kingdom. 

Poll shows UK public right behind 2012 Olympics


9 December 2008

A new nationwide survey suggests public enthusiasm for London staging the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2012 now stands at 78 per cent – with more people interested in London 2012 and more believing that the Games will have a positive impact on their own lives and local communities.

Millions across England to enjoy free swimming - 82 per cent of Councils sign up in a major drive to get England more active


8 December 2008

More than twenty million people aged 16 and under and over 60 will be able to swim for free from next April as Culture Secretary Andy Burnham today announced that 82 per cent of local authorities in England have signed up to take part in a £140 million Government scheme.

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