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100 Years of Saving Our Heritage for the Nation - Margaret Hodge hails AIL Scheme and unveils latest acquisition


31 March 2010

An exquisite bronze statue of a dancer by the acclaimed impressionist Edgar Degas today became the latest item to be saved for the nation under the Government’s Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) Scheme, administered by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) which celebrates its centenary this year.

25th Hour campaign launched to inspire London 2012 legacy


30 March 2010

Thousands of people to get exclusive preview of the Opening Ceremony as a reward for giving time

New scheme launched to inspire 500 young people through London 2012 Games


29 March 2010

Young people in England and Wales are to be given the chance to become the first ever Opportunity 2012 graduates, Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said today.

Museums given last chance to buy first British portrait of a freed slave


26 March 2010

Culture Minister, Margaret Hodge, has placed a temporary export bar on a fascinating portrait of a freed slave by the eighteenth-century British artist William Hoare of Bath.  This will provide a last chance to raise the money to keep Portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo in the United Kingdom. 

Preferred bidders announced for Independently Funded News Consortia pilots


25 March 2010

Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw today announced the preferred bidders for the three independently funded news consortia (IFNC) pilots in Scotland, Wales and the Tyne Tees/Border region in England.

Ben Bradshaw announces £250,000 funding for improvements and development of world-famous Bletchley Park museum


25 March 2010

Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw today announced £250,000 funding for Bletchley Park museum.  Located on the site of the secret British WWII code-breaking HQ, the museum will use the money to help maintain and repair buildings, and enhance the experience for the 100,000 people who now visit each year.

Margaret Hodge sets out Government ‘Vision’ for England’s Historic Environment


24 March 2010

‘Six-Point Strategy’ to build on past success and help secure future
The value of the historic environment should be recognised and championed by all those – at every level in Government and beyond – who have a role in its protection, Culture Minister Margaret Hodge said today.  The Government’s Statement on the Historic Environment for England 2010, published today, sets out a Six Point Strategy to safeguard England’s precious built heritage highlighting the need to:

Budget 2010: Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Contribution to Operational Efficiency and Smarter Government Savings


24 March 2010

Today the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announces that it will deliver £60 million of efficiency savings, as their departmental contribution towards £11 billion of savings that are being made across Government.

Consultation on the Tote to offer pool betting on all sports launched


22 March 2010

Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe today launched a consultation on a proposal to allow the Tote to offer pool betting on all sports. 

Consultation on licence requirements for overseas online gambling firms launched


22 March 2010

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport today launched a consultation on bringing in new licence requirements for overseas online gambling firms.

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