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Video-On-Demand Code of Practice Issued

19/12/2002

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today backed a new code of practice for providers of Video-on-Demand (VoD) – the system that allows customers to watch films, music videos and programmes whenever they want to.

 

Historic Items Worth £2.7 Million Saved Following Export Deferral

18/12/2002

Twenty items valued at £2.7 million, including Lewis Carroll's prints and glass negatives of Alice Liddell, a 17th century masterpiece by Barocci, and a pair of carved stone sphinxes, were kept in the country following export deferral during 2001-02.  All will now become available for the public to enjoy, some for the first time.

Temporary Export Bar For 'Outstanding' Reynolds' Portrait Of Omai

17/12/2002

Minister of State for the Arts, Tessa Blackstone, has placed a temporary bar on the export of a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds of Omai (c. 1775-6).  This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the portrait in the United Kingdom.

'Stonehenge Will Be Reunited With Its Natural Landscape By 2008' Says Arts Minister Tessa Blackstone

10/12/2002

Two km bored tunnel will remove A303 from World Heritage site.

Tessa Jowell Adds New Conditions To BBC News 24

05/12/2002

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today announced tough new conditions, which will be attached to the approvals for BBC News 24, requiring the BBC to ensure that it is distinct from commercial channels.

"Don't Get Captured By Pirates This Christmas" - Howells

04/12/2002

Culture Minister Kim Howells today invited the general public to join forces with the Government and the music industry to combat the problem of piracy - which is most acute during the run up to Christmas.

Culture Secretary Honours Celebrated Irish Author William Trevor

04/12/2002

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today presented an honorary KBE to author William Trevor. Mr Trevor received the award in recognition of his services to literature.

"Longer Licensing Hours: One Step Closer To Permanent Relaxation On This And Every New Year's Eve, " Says Kim Howells

04/12/2002

Pubs will be able to open for an unbroken 36-hour period on New Year's Eve this year and for all future New Year's Eves if Parliament approves Government proposals to relax licensing hours, Minister for Licensing Kim Howells announced today.

Tessa Jowell to honour celebrated author, William Trevor

02/12/2002

Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell is to present an honorary KBE to author William Trevor in recognition of his services to literature.

Arts Minister Places Temporary Export Bar On A Painting By Van Dyck

29/11/2002

Minister of State for the Arts, Tessa Blackstone, has placed a temporary bar on a study of a grey stallion with a recently discovered landscape sketch on the reverse.  The sketch is our only evidence of how the five lost Van Dyck landscapes listed in collections in Antwerp in the 17th century might look. The temporary bar will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep the painting in the United Kingdom.

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