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Private house designed by Richard Rogers for his parents is listed grade II* by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey


25 February 2013

A private house in Wimbledon, with separate studio/housekeeper's flat, designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Lord Rogers - and his then wife Su - for his parents, has been listed by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey.

First fibre broadband cabinet milestone for Superfast Cymru project


22 February 2013

Following significant government investment of over £50 million, parts of Bangor will become the first in Wales to get high speed fibre broadband as part of the multi-million pound Superfast Cymru project. The first fibre broadband cabinet will be unveiled today.

Peter the Wild Boy's grave in Hertfordshire is 'listed' by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey


20 February 2013

The final resting place of a feral German child, adopted as a sort of 'court pet' by the Royal family of George I in the early eighteenth century, has been listed by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey.  The Grade II listing follows expert advice from English Heritage.

At risk of export: The painting that paid for the parties


8 February 2013

One of the last few examples of British landscapes by American painters in a UK collection is at risk of permanently leaving the UK, the second time in recent history it has faced being exported overseas.

Culture Minister defers export of Britain's first Kangaroo and Dingo


06 February 2013

The two paintings by George Stubbs that gave the British public its first glimpse of strange creatures from the “New World” are at risk of leaving the UK unless a matching offer from a UK buyer can be found.

London 2012 suppliers to get Olympic Games boost


27 January 2013

Tens of thousands of companies able to promote involvement in Olympics and Paralympics to help drive growth for Britain.

Equal marriage a step closer as legislation published


25 January 2013

A Government commitment to open up marriage to same-sex couples took an important step forward today with the publication of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.

Norfolk to pilot 'Fast Start' approach to nationwide broadband roll-out


24 January 2013

Norfolk has been selected to pioneer a new approach to the roll out of superfast broadband, which will help ensure the smooth delivery of the county's broadband scheme.

Public service broadcasters should no longer pay to be shown by satellite platforms


23 January 2013

Satellite platforms should end the fees they charge public service broadcasters for carrying their channels, Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said today.

Government to recruit new chairs for UK Sport and Sport England


23 January 2013

Two individuals will play a crucial role in keeping up momentum from London 2012 and delivering sports legacy