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Findings of annual DCMS survey of engagement with leisure, culture and sport published today.
Guidance information published for broadband bidders.
Linda Lennon to join executive agency.
Heritage from prehistoric to postmodern is given special status.
Next stage of exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery opens.
Structure in northern town awarded Grade II* status.
Consultation now open on the European Commission's proposals.
Jeremy Hunt appoints Suzanna Taverne to governing body.
Culture Secretary lays out timetable for English councils to submit plans.
Silverdale Viking Hoard just one of many interesting public discoveries.
'New stations will provide local communities with programming relevant to their daily lives' says Jeremy Hunt.
Outstanding treasures saved from export for the public to enjoy.
Update published on releasing 500 MHz of public sector spectrum.
National Maritime Museum and the Art Fund ask for your help to secure 'fourth plinth' piece.
Creative England opens two new funds to support development of regional filmmaking talent.
Culture Minister defers export of stunning impressionist painting.
Replies to open letter made public to ensure transparency.
Quarterly Report reveals additional investment in ceremonies; detailed planning results in changes to security costs.
Thousands of Games-time workers across the UK prepare for next summer.
Culture Secretary urges headteachers and students in East of England to sign up to School Games.
Jeremy Hunt promotes tourism opportunities and encourages more schools to join the 10,000 who have signed up to the School Games.
DCMS-sponsored institutions mark 10 years since introduction of universal free access.
West Midlands businesses to produce new medal.
What the Autumn Statement 2011 means for our sectors.
Government publishes its response to the Next Gen report.
Registration opens soon for competition run by Abertay University, TIGA and Technology Strategy Board programme IC Tomorrow.
Culture Secretary highlights the benefits of London 2012 to the regions of the UK.
New website will inform eAccessibility Action Plan and aims to promote best practice.
Bank supports museum's learning programme.
World Horse Welfare annual conference looks ahead to the Olympic and Paralympics
Six 'role model' philanthropists awarded at Clarence House.
Foreign affairs adviser to join broadcaster's governing body.
Beckford Tower Trust successfully secures rare piece thanks to funding from National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art fund and personal donations.
Hugh Robertson tells annual conference that '2012 is just the beginning of a golden era for sport in this country'.
4G trial will cover 40 square kilometres of London.
London to host competition.
PM announces continuation of targeted tax break for film industry.
Showcasing the benefits of London 2012 to communities and businesses across the nation.
Hugh Robertson pulls his socks up in aid of Help for Heroes.
Sporting, cultural and educational opportunities across the nation.
More than 95 per cent of the population to be within 10 miles of the Flame.
Culture Secretary urges more businesses to take advantage of Olympic opportunities.
Culture Minister places temporary export bar on significant and rare items.
Minister welcomes bid to boost philanthropy.
International business leaders join Government Ministers to address key issues facing the internet.
Arts Council England (ACE) has set out details of how it will invest £440 million of strategic funding between 2012 and 2015.
New body builds on Football Licensing Authority's success with increased powers to benefit more sports.
Government help to create and safeguard jobs as part of £950m Regional Growth Fund announcement.
New Code of Practice sets out measures to help parents block inappropriate online content.
Deadline to supply high-speed cabling brought forward by 12 months.
English Heritage recognises those who have saved significant historic buildings.
Hugh Robertson joins leading sports figures to see the state of the art venue in action.
First time web-users given internet masterclass.
Culture Secretary hails building progress in the Olympic Village.
Minister welcomes public-private partnership for the creative industries in Greater Birmingham and Solihull.
Jeremy Hunt hails 'world class' Olympic build as UK business gears up for 2012.
A single point of access for all Government-related news stories before and during the 2012 Games.
An eighteenth century silver wine cooler has been kept in the country after a successful fundraising campaign.
Katie Melua and fellow music stars urge young singers and musicians to upload their entries and get voting!
Former international players Stuart Pearce and Hope Powell named as coaches.
Thousands have already signed up for the School Games.
First round of investment made under Protecting Playing Fields programme.
All member states sign up to agreement.
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to share best practice with industry.
Ed Vaizey welcomes moves to increase in-car digital radio provision.
Mark Camley to join Legacy Company to set up the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Temporary export bar placed on 1768 painting.
Art Fund Prize 2012 opens for entries.
New approach aims to give businesses more certainty and promote growth.
Future of sport in schools under discussion at Youth Sport Trust conference.
World's best new films come to the Capital.
Sports Minister wants football family to improve governance to benefit the game long-term.
Stadium to be retained as a public asset; OPLC to start new process to secure tenants.
Hugh Robertson joins leading sporting figures to launch new anti-doping programme.
Nominate an extraordinary person for an Honour.
Details of 2012 School Games finals revealed.
Over 300 responses were received.
Netball, running and lacrosse among the sports to benefit from extra investment.
Board members and details of available funding for filmmakers announced.
New publication looks back at eight years of investment in museums and galleries.
Firm announces new philanthropic partnership with three leading UK institutions.
Finishing touches made to Olympic Stadium track as IAAF officials come to town.
Arts Council England to take on museums and libraries role from 1 October.
London 2012 venue and Lottery-funded cultural projects in running for top architecture award.
Announcement follows suggestions from businesses and the public during the Red Tape Challenge.
Applications now open for part of the Catalyst fund.
Information published on using Royal names and titles.
Independent research praises 'good practice' in planning for a sustainable legacy.
Cornelia Parker's 'Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain' at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Consultation to reduce overall fee burden on the gambling industry.
Ed Vaizey joins Sir George Martin in congratulating iconic creative institution.
Right on schedule, more than half of UK homes are now using digital-only TV.
Drive to generate at least £1 billion in Olympic business boost and attract four million extra visitors.
In depth review looks at unclaimed winnings.
British Museum display for the Cultural Olympiad opens.
Updated BBC Agreement delivers transparency and ensures value for money.
'Superfast broadband is essential for economic growth' says Jeremy Hunt.
Culture Secretary presents bronze of Paralympic sprinter Libby Clegg in Trafalgar Square.
Jeremy Hunt lays out his vision for a new Communications Act at the RTS Cambridge Convention.
Jeremy Hunt hails economic legacy from 2012 Games as £1.8 billion retail gateway to Olympic park officially opens.
Jeremy Hunt announces new investment that will ensure an economic legacy for the whole country.
Following the Red Tape Challenge, Minister vows to reduce 'pointless bureaucracy' for smaller events.
Apply now to see sport like never before.
Explore a range of interesting properties across England as part of Heritage Opens Days.
Experience the excitement of the Paralympic Games.
Sports Minister Hugh Robertson reopens renovated Herne Hill Velodrome.
Second display from V&A/Crafts Council partnership.
Members of the public urged to back their favourites.
Bank Holiday Monday marks one year until the opening of the Paralympic Games.
Government backs bid to bring IAAF competition to the Olympic Stadium.
Competition launched in the run up to the London Design Festival.
Changes to come in ahead of 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Citizens urged to 'make their voices heard' to help secure local match funding.
UK Sport is looking for athletes with raw talent to develop into future medalists.
Part of a rolling program to take broadband to everyone in the UK.
Legacy Company invites architects, designers and engineers to design a new public space for London.
Local Government Association Group and the MLA report on future libraries.
Sixty five towns and cities are in the running to pioneer the UK's first local television services.
The Royal Armouries has completed a major redevelopment of its museum at Fort Nelson.
Are you involved in rescuing a historic place?
Sports & Olympics Minister visits London 2012 sailing venue.
Winners chosen in Your Park, Your Place competition.
Strict controls on video-on-demand services will be secured.
From classic cars to the latest hybrid vehicles, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is this week showcasing transport through the ages.
Government responds to the Hargreaves Review.
Hugh Robertson sees the programme in action with West Midlands Fire Service.
Eleven conservation projects pass first round of Heritage Lottery Fund programme.
Ministers, Olympic chiefs and athletes visited the completed Aquatics Centre and gathered in Trafalgar Square to mark the milestone.
John Penrose protects Capital's 'hidden heritage'.
Details of the second exhibition of works from the Government Art Collection have been announced.
Diverse range of works by established and up-and-coming contemporary craftspeople will be on display to visitors to the Prime Minister's official residence.
Treasure hunts, carnivals and film screenings will be among the entertainment on offer.
Anticipated final cost of construction programme is going down, latest Quarterly Report reveals.
Football Foundation opens applications for an independent non-executive chair.
Reform proposals will be drawn up for “unclear” code.
Changes to be introduced to the way green spaces including Hyde Park and St James's Park are run.
Jeremy Hunt announces structure to create thriving local TV.
Hundreds of local sports clubs and facilities will be upgraded thanks to a fund launched today by Sport England and Sports Minister Hugh Robertson.
Award-winning bike goes on display at Manchester show celebrating the iconic brand.
Jeremy Hunt presents Dr Helaine Blumenfeld with honorary OBE.
Better protection for British consumers using overseas operators.
BetFred take over state-owned betting firm; proceeds to support racing industry.
Newly-formed group will give creative industries a voice and help to find ways to make the sector grow.
Independent inquiry to be led by Lord Justice Leveson.
Put your Olympic and Paralympic questions to Hugh Robertson.
Funding to help everyone in Wales have access to broadband, with 90% of homes and businesses accessing superfast speeds.
A framework of broadband service providers is being developed.
Jeremy Hunt makes statement to Parliament following withdrawal of undertakings in lieu.
Statement from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Monolith for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami made possible by DCMS grant.
Figures show central Government has achieved a 10 per cent reduction goal.
Ofcom's interactive map gives a picture of speeds and availability across UK.
Publication coincides with the first public exhibition of works from the collection.
Michael Portillo to chair Endowment Fund panel.
Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson join schools taking part in the London School Games, part of the 2012 sports legacy.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt's statement following consultation on the proposed merger.
Tell us what you want to see on our page to win tickets to a new production at the National Theatre.
A host of events mark the start of 'an important and lasting change' for cultural giving.
Olympic venue for canoe and slalom helping to prepare Team GB for London 2012.
Culture Secretary announces details of who will be eligible for the medal.
Ministers join pupils aiming for personal bests.
Jeremy Hunt and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao discuss closer cultural ties on eve of key summit.
Seeking industry views on how to support the UK film sector.
The UK's School Games are to go global thanks to a deal with Rio 2016, agreed yesterday by Jeremy Hunt on a trip to Brazil.
Saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe.
Tracey Emin to be among leading artists who will design Olympic and Paralympic posters to be shown in a free exhibition as part of the festival.
Register for the live webcast to join the debate on how Britain's design industry can play a more central role in driving economic growth.
Global TV campaign kicks off four-year marketing programme.
Competition aims to boost disability sport in schools.
Joint project with the BBC clinches title of Museum of the Year.
Using 2012 to boost economic growth.
Three hundred thousand teenagers and young adults to benefit from a new sports programme, inspiring young people to choose sport.
Army, Royal Navy and RAF personnel urged to sign up to see the Games.
First major exhibition to comprehensively explore aestheticism.
Budding photographers and maritime enthusiasts are being encouraged to get snap happy for the chance to win prizes.
John Penrose lists 'seminal post-war housing estate'.
One month left to submit your research ideas on how to improve performance of British athletes.
Dame Patricia Hodgson and Dame Lynne Brindley appointed as Non-Executive Directors.
The supermarket chain's George brand launched a recruitment drive for 62 graduate jobs during Graduate Fashion Week 2011.
Government to maximise 2012 economic growth opportunities with overseas investment drive.
Funding will promote the use of digital technologies to connect with wider audiences and explore new ways of working.
John Penrose welcomes new action that will help tourists coming to the UK.
Ed Vaizey places temporary export bar on La Surprise.
Julia Donaldson takes on the role for the next two years.
Changes to B3 fruit machines aim to help leisure industry.
Meeting will look at how to ensure a coordinated approach to the switch from IPv4.
Former Chief Executive of the Welsh language channel S4C has been appointed as its new Chairman.
First of five public displays opens at London's Whitechapel Gallery.
Agreed deal will make sure interests of racing and Tote employees are protected.
Individual stations appear more feasible and faster to deliver.
Everything you need to know about the national celebration in 2012.
Train test ride marked completion of the main gateway station at Stratford.
Mixed football teams for 12 and 13 year olds from next season.
Sport Minister welcomes Sport and Recreation Alliance report
£50m funding package for next wave of rural broadband.
BMX, basketball and beach volleyball will be among the 'London Prepares' series.
Michael Kaiser to share his expertise with arts organisations across England.
Study shows variations in how successful finance applications are across creative industries sectors.
The National Lottery has achieved more than 80 per cent of its target for funding the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A list of 10 principles that should be applied by web designers to create beautiful, usable and accessible websites has been published.
The Government has today published the results of independent research on digital radio.
Government confirms there will be no immediate changes to how UK websites operate.
British Museum announces figures as antiquities and treasure report is launched.
Four more arts and cultural organisations have joined the DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries scheme.
Identifying barriers to growth and building a more successful British film industry will be top priorities.
Heritage Minister speaks at launch of national listed buildings database and four-year plan.
Plans to make philanthropy easier.
Out of this world British Library exhibition.
Details revealed one year before the Olympic Flame arrives in the UK.
Jeremy Hunt shares his vision at the Google Big Tent event.
Government's Broadband delivery team's vision for bringing forward network upgrades and improving access for poorly served areas.
Swimming heroes recognised.
Seeking your ideas on the future of the communications sector.
Entry deadline approaching in the Your Park, Your Place competition.
Research shows music tourists contribute at least £864m a year to the UK economy.
An updated assessment of when the Government will implement its commitments.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by the Spanish artist Luis de Morales.
Want to move the May Day Bank Holiday to October? Fancy celebrating a patron saint day with a Bank Holiday earlier in the year? Whatever your views, the debate begins today.
New Government broadband aims outlined in Jeremy Hunt speech.
Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey has visited the newly-expanded home of one of the UK's oldest games studios.
As Handball Arena is completed, anticipated final cost of 2012 construction programme falls by £35m.
National Lottery fund is part of the Places People Play legacy programme.
Ticket prices announced for Paralympic Games, with 50% costing £10 or under.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a highly significant work of art to provide a last chance to raise the money to keep it in the UK.
Hugh Robertson speaks at International Forum on Sport for Development and Peace.
Huw Jones selected as the Government's preferred candidate.
Minister invites hospitality, food and drink industries to 'declare war' on rules and red tape.
More than 1,500 organisations will give older people a free taste of using computers and the internet for this year's Spring Online with Silver Surfers Day.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has met representatives from a group of islands who are arranging the return of human remains kept in the Natural History Museum.
Information to help you get the most out of watching the Royal Wedding.
Ghanaian-born Becky Ayebia Clarke has received an Honorary MBE for services to literature.
The centre which will host the London 2012 canoe slalom competition has welcomed its first visitors.
Applications to see next year's Olympic Games must be submitted by 26 April.
Our response to the judgement.
Support and leadership for the UK's archive sector will transfer to The National Archives next year.
Paralympic gold medallist Liz Johnson has laid the final tile in the Aquatics Centre competition pool.
Games will transform perception of disabled people, according to report published today.
This weekend marks a major milestone for Paralympic athletes and fans in the countdown to London 2012.
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The Government has today published its final plans for implementing changes to EU regulations on electronic communications.
Creative Industries Minister Ed Vaizey has welcomed a Fujitsu project to improve internet access in remote areas of the country.
Raft of funding measures announced to help people all over the UK have access to great art.
Children from across the UK given the opportunity to try out a Paralympic sport.
The Football Association has launched the first semi-professional women's football league.
Have your say and take part in the consultation.
People planning to come to central London to watch the Royal Wedding on 29 April are being urged to keep up to date with the latest information.
Rollout 'at heart of growth agenda', as Minister lays out progress so far.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has toured a shopping centre development that will be at the gateway to the Olympic Park.
A flotilla of up to 1,000 boats will sail up the River Thames next summer to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
'End in sight' as Minister hails new Big Society approach to funding major capital projects.
Get set for a cracking carnival of culture this weekend.
Transfer of Lottery responsibilities heralds increased funding for filmmakers.
John Penrose will consider Don Foster's findings.
Games plans well on track and IOC happy with legacy strategy.
More than 40 sports projects are set to benefit from a £10 million National Lottery fund.
Ed Vaizey unveils plans to enable growth in wireless communications sector.
Heritage Minister John Penrose lists chapel following review of 2009 decision.
National Portfolio announcement made by Arms-Length Body.
On time, under budget and with an exemplary safety record.
Ed Vaizey calls for collaboration between the European Commission and the US Administration.
Four sites across the UK to benefit from Lottery money.
Ministers welcome announcement from Clore Duffield Foundation.
Ed Vaizey opens combined V&A and Horniman Museum music collection.
As millions around the world prepare to switch off on Saturday evening, we look at what DCMS is doing to be more sustainable.
County Council begins procurement process.
Every school in the country urged to sign up today to be part of the new School Games.
Culture Secretary has agreed to appoint serving trust member Diane Coyle.
Ed Vaizey speaks at event examining roll out of new internet protocol.
Budget includes raft of measures which will benefit the arts and support digital and creative industries.
From the very north of Scotland to the Garden of England, outstanding sites form the new tentative list for potential nomination for World Heritage status.
Ofcom Deputy Chairman to take up the post next month.
Ed Vaizey's contribution to YouTube Bible.
Four awards and the Academy fellowship are presented to home-grown talent.
Communications Minister Ed Vaizey meets with a host of industry and consumer groups to to discuss protecting the open internet.
140 UK acts performing at the world's largest music showcase as Brits top the US album chart.
Website opens to apply for tickets as London marks 500 days to the Games.
Heritage Minister awards building Grade II status.
Take part in a host of events up and down the country.
Detailed route map published.
Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a William IV oak cabinet made for millionaire collector William Beckford, offering a last chance to raise the money to keep it in the UK.
Football Licensing Authority poised to gain more power.
BDUK are inviting bids from Local Authorities and Local Economic Partnerships in England.
Advertisers and traders asked for their views on temporary measures.
Plan includes proposals on bank holidays, visas and tourism sector training.
St Pancras station hosts landmark ceremony.
Legacy Company founder members approve preferred legacy bidder.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt makes a statement on proposed merger.
Ed Vaizey speech to British Screen Advisory Council.
A celebration of books and reading.
We look back on a successful awards season for British film and actors and look at what the Government is doing to ensure a sustainable future for the industry.
English National Opera's latest production broadcast live to cinemas across Britain.
London 2012 jobs website launches.
Entertainment and internet industries come together to discuss new ways of providing content.
Cycling centre becomes the first Olympic Park venue to be completed.
Ten museums included on the long list for the UK's largest arts prize.
10-year-old's winning design chosen following national competition.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announces DCMS/Wolfson Improvement Fund.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt sets terms of the scheme for 2011-12.
Full details for the 19 days of sporting competition.
Annual Report on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games published today.
Joint Statement from Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
Interactive family-friendly exhibition will bring to life some of the best-loved children's books about conflict.
Funding will support early phases of superfast broadband.
'Watch and Rate' scheme to help parents protect their children online.
Internet service providers agree to look for fresh solutions to protect children.
Government and Lottery funding will give thousands of young people the opportunity to take part in competitive sport through the School Games.
Ministers to work together to ensure people from every background have access to quality music education.
Andy Payne to create an innovative new business model for UK video games developers to distribute digital content.
Ed Vaizey answers your questions on the topics that matter to you.
Ed Vaizey visits UK university highlighted as a leading light by industry review.
Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a set of Imari lacquered garniture from Althorp, giving a last chance to raise the money to keep the set in the UK.
LOCOG Deputy Chairman to oversee merger of the two organisations.
Government welcomes independent report.
Review will assess whether website-blocking powers could work.
Google tool provides virtual tours of famous galleries including Tate Britain and The National Gallery.
Thousands of volunteers will be interviewed over the next 14 months for their chance to be a London 2012 Games Maker.
National training facilities support British success.
Scheme being drawn up to offer practical business help to organisations.
Stay up to date with the latest ticketing information.
New facilities will inspire people to get active in the run up to 2012.
Winners will inspire others to reap the rewards of getting online.
Secondary legislation on sharing the costs of the Digital Economy Act's measures to tackle online copyright infringement has been laid in Parliament.
Former home of Venerable Bede could join list including Giant's Causeway and Great Barrier Reef.
Collections for 2011
Challenge your preconceptions.
Peter Bazalgette and Dr Tracy Long appointed as non-executive directors. Lord Coe will also sit on the board.
More than 12,000 people are now working on building the 2012 Olympic Park and Athletes' Village in East London.
Government aims to award licences by the end of 2012.
Royal Parks will be more directly accountable to the public says John Penrose.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on Portrait of a Young Woman, offering a last chance to keep the painting in the UK.
Competition and policy issues in media, broadcasting, digital and telecoms sectors transferred to DCMS.
Changes to Public Lending Right announced.
Sports fans will be able to apply for Olympics tickets from mid-March.
Nominations open for the 2011 National Lottery Awards.
New blog will track progress of young people taking part in DCMS Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme.
British Council and Premier League competition winner meets Sports Minister.
1920s tube station and London's first skyscraper given highest listed status.
Minister calls on industry, schools and Government to work closely together to equip young people for technology jobs.
Fund will focus on disadvantaged communities.
Youth Music are seeking young singers to be a part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Tourism industry digs deep to match government funds for growth.
National Lottery grant distributors will cut administration costs for the money they hand out to just five per cent, Lottery minister John Penrose has announced.
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