Department for Culture Media and Sport

archive 2006


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Golden opportunity to save rare winter crucifixion



Culture Minister, David Lammy, has placed a temporary export bar on The Crucifixion, a painting by the Netherlandish artist Karel van Mander the Elder.  This will provide a last chance to raise the money and save the painting, which is the only known work of this artist existing in the UK. 

Vince Power receives honorary CBE from Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell



Music promoter Vince Power today received an honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) from Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, for his valuable contribution to the music industry.

Tessa Jowell meets designer of DCMS official Christmas card



Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell today met Tessa Standen (age 11) to congratulate her on winning the competition to design the official Culture Department Christmas card, a Nativity scene that will be sent around the world.

Tessa Jowell announces cost of Digital switchover help scheme



The scheme to deliver help to assist older and disabled people with the switch to digital television will cost around £600 million, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced today.

New basis for the sale of the Horserace Totalisator Board ("Tote") announced



The Government announced today that it has invited a consortium of racing interests – the Race Course Association, the Racehorse Owners Association and the Racecourse Holdings Trust – together with management and staff of the Tote itself, to make a final bid for the Tote at full market value. The consortium has been requested to submit its bid on this basis by 26 January 2007.

Kottekaran Radhakrishnan receives honorary MBE from Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell



Community leader Kottekaran Radhakrishnan today received an honorary Member of the British Empire (MBE) from Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, for his valuable contribution to enhancing the cultural links between Britain and India.

Bill Bryson receives honorary OBE from Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell



Bestselling author Bill Bryson today received an honorary Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, for his contribution to literature.

Encouraging signs for small music venues



More than 60 per cent of smaller venues have a licence to put on live music following the introduction of the new licensing laws, according to figures published today.


Rodrigues appointed new tourism boss



Christopher Rodrigues has been appointed as the new chair of the national tourism body, VisitBritain.

Big lottery fund board appointed



Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has announced the appointment of the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) board.

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