Department for Culture Media and Sport
Ed Vaizey gives heritage recognition to Norman Foster building.
New transmitters bring more DAB stations to local listener.
Customers advised to shop around as gender will no longer play a part in pricing.
Jo Swinson welcomes progress to date.
Last surviving wooden three-masted topsail schooner could leave UK.
Hugh Robertson welcomes preparations for 2016 Games and beyond.
Research published into the impact of Health Lottery on National Lottery good causes.
Local authorities across England will be able to compare their library services.
Four national treasures saved for display in UK museums in 2011/12.
Sport England investment continues inspiration of London 2012.
Taking Part survey also reveals an increase in visitors to museums and heritage sites.
Maria Miller welcomes Democratising Philanthropy report.
Culture Minister defers export of a George II medal cabinet, a Chinese porcelain casket and a sixteenth century table top.
North Yorkshire first area to benefit from BDUK support.
Same-sex couples in England and Wales will be allowed to marry.
Sport England figures show substantial increase in sports participation.
European Commission's green light paves the way for investment.
What the growth-focused Autumn Statement means for our sectors.
Culture Secretary chairs meeting with newspaper editors.
Seventy-five foreign partnerships will be treated as equivalent to UK civil partnerships.
Famous painter's home was his studio for nearly three decades.
Legacy fund aims to continue momentum from Paralympic Games.
Finds in 2011 up by eight per cent.
Culture Secretary addresses Parliament in Leveson Report debate.
Bill reforms remote gambling regulations in Great Britain
More than 90 per cent of employers support equality in the workplace, new research has shown.
Independent inquiry examined the ethics and regulation of the press.
Report shows how organisations outside London can boost philanthropy.
Steering group to ask whether statutory duty is working as intended.
Sport England releases planning applications data.
Students take part in exchange programme with 2016 Olympics hosts.
Top advertising professional takes up new role.
Maria Miller ensures a secure and diverse future for public service broadcasting.
Learn how to use Taking Part survey data at our free event.
Jo Swinson praises those who've had the courage to stand up and express who they are.
Government plans get the green light from Brussels.
Benefits of legacy giving highlighted in new report.
Experienced public servant to advise DCMS ministers and staff.
Almost 200 works for the public to enjoy under one roof.
Helen Grant launches new Equality Advisory and Support Service.
Arts Council announces 22 test projects across the UK.
First keynote speech by Women and Equalities Minister sets out plans to remove barriers to the workplace.
UK Sport's Gold Event Series to create 'A Stage to Inspire' as part of Olympic legacy.
Independent report shows sport, community and regeneration legacy plans are also on track.
Sport England invests in community sports clubs to make them more inclusive as part of Sainsbury's Active Kids for All scheme.
Reynolds and Turner paintings included in the latest Acceptance in Lieu Scheme Report.
Historians, novelists and former military chiefs among those selected.
Maria Miller to make first speech about tourism at World Travel Market today.
Temporary export bar provides chance to keep items in the UK.
Report shows 25 per cent real growth in value over five years.
A new agreement to boost cooperation between the UK and Indonesia was signed this week.
Maria Miller sees Arsenal Ladies defeat German champions Potsdam.
Minister meets business owners at first regional workshop.
Applications invited for three Arts Council schemes.
Extra channels available following digital switchover.
Switchover in Northern Ireland sees the end of UK's analogue TV signal.
Maria Miller attends Wembley Stadium launch event.
Final quarterly economic report shows expected £377m saving; work underway to transform Park for legacy use.
Survey highlights impact of 'the beautiful game' on tourism.
Scheme highlights people rescuing their local heritage.
Measures aim to boost the deployment of infrastructure.
Culture Secretary announces head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
New joint venture will ensure viewers can continue to enjoy Freeview when 4G services are introduced.
Commission will focus on tackling violence in 2013.
Grassroots facilities to benefit from Olympic legacy fund.
Maria Miller and London 2012 stars speak at conference.
Sport Makers to be appointed across the country.
Culture Minister praises buildings as fine examples of post-war design.
Independent panel calls for evidence to inform review.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller announces decision.
Appointees from the worlds of journalism and business will take up supervisory positions.
Imperial War Museum refurbishment and a series of national events among ways the nation will commemorate anniversary.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller announces £600,000 package to close remaining funding gap.
British athletes to help coach an inspired generation.
New National Football Centre gets Royal approval.
Jo Swinson announces an end to measures that are placing unnecessary burdens on employers.
From L.S.Lowry to Elizabeth I, an eclectic selection hits the road.
Temporary export bars provide last chance to keep historic artefacts in the UK.
Baroness Onora O'Neill put forward by Government.
Hugh Robertson heads to the South West for his first visit as Tourism Minister.
UK set to get next generation mobile broadband services.
DCMS appoints David Hendon.
People who believe they have been treated unfairly because of their age will be protected and will have the right to bring a legal challenge.
Music venues across the country set to benefit from more flexible rules.
Industry and Stakeholder opinion sought to aid introduction of tax reliefs for the creative sector.
Partnership paves the way for closer collaboration within the two countries' film and television industries.
Aims to inspire ambitious and innovative cultural partnerships.
Clear strategy could help more libraries to adopt the practice.
Construction projects can continue to learn from Games venue success.
Innovative project announced by Creative Industries Minister.
Ten cities around the country will share £114 of broadband funding to make them super-connected cities.
Taking Part statistics show growing trend among young adults and BME groups.
Culture Secretary shows her support for equal civil marriage.
Report shows number of jobs in the sector is also on the rise.
Investment in inclusive sport for schools will build on the success of the School Games.
Grimsby and Brighton are trailblazers in local TV revolution.
Sports Minister praises all those involved in London 2012.
Ed Vaizey praises film visionary in recognition of his services to the industry.
Moves to fast-track the roll-out of superfast broadband – essential to the UK's economic future – are to be announced today by Culture Secretary Maria Miller.
Public encouraged to nominate voluntary organisations for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012.
Ms Miller 'delighted' to be joining DCMS.
Bazalgette to provide strategic leadership and act as an ambassador for the arts.
Annual event for deaf and disabled performers returns as London hosts Paralympics.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games begins with a science-inspired, wonder-filled opening ceremony.
This evening up to 3,000 guests are set to attend a special ceremony at Stoke Mandeville Stadium to witness the start of the 24-hour Torch Relay.
First of four national ceremonies to create the Paralympic Flame.
Jeremy Hunt's speech on meeting the demand for higher broadband speeds.
200 disabled and deaf artists present work that celebrates Games and breaks down barriers.
The Paralympic Torch Relay began this morning with the lighting of flames at the top of four mountains across the UK.
New body will be set up ahead of 4G services introduction.
Symbol for Paralympics unveiled ahead of Games.
Ed Vaizey steps in to postpone Child with a Dove export
Jeremy Hunt announces new strategy to boost visitors by building on London 2012 success.
Towns and cities up and down the UK are in line for local stations.
Changes to Listed Places of Worship grants will come into effect in autumn.
David Cameron praises 70,000 volunteers working at London 2012.
Team GB athletes will benefit from £125m every year before the next Olympic Games, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
David Cameron announces that promoting competitive team and individual sports will be at the heart of the new primary school curriculum.
Huge investment in British business sees deals worth up to £14bn announced in recent weeks.
Oxford museum acquires nineteenth century work.
The Deputy PM visits talented sporting youngsters at the National Cycling Centre and Moss Side Gym.
Team GB's Sailing team has a historic day by the seaside.
Watchdog will look at media plurality issues.
Prince Harry meets high flyers of 2012 School Games.
Inspiring young people to stay in education through sport.
Stella McCartney and James Bond Producer lead creative charge.
Latest move by Government to better protect children from unsuitable material.
Tickets still available for greatest ever Paralympics.
Big Ben was among the bells that rang in unison around the UK at 8.12am today.
Prime Minister welcomes opportunity to show the best of Britain in a Games like no other.
A uniquely British odyssey marks beginning of the XXX Olympiad.
Heritage Lottery Fund announces latest awards for the sector.
Flame greeted by cheering crowds at the heart of Government.
Comms Minister says agreement is “great news for consumers”.
Hugh Robertson joins colleagues to discuss connection between sport, development and peace.
Hugh Robertson's wager with Australian Sports Minister.
£20m of funding set aside for conservation projects.
Scheme aims to deliver better broadband speeds to rural communities.
377 community sports projects across England will benefit.
Half a million pages of maps, photos, manuscripts and letters will be freely available online.
County becomes the first in England to deploy Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds.
Key issues considered in latest Comms Review events
Government-backed competition finds next generation of creative pioneers.
Display to showcase massive industrial chambers that fuelled the power station in a new light.
First steps to introduce new tourist signage to boost 2012 tourism legacy.
Young people from all backgrounds to get more opportunities to access dance, music and museums.
Post to run until autumn 2014.
Piece inspired by Roger Bannister is part of the exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Two people to join the governing body later this year.
Industry figures discuss potential changes in content markets policy.
A new dawn at Stonehenge.
Viewers to get help with problems caused by next generation of mobile services.
Announcement marks 50 days until the London 2012 Paralympic Games begin.
Centre will support thousands of journalists working in the capital during the Games.
Founder of Peyton & Byrne recognised for his culinary contribution.
Objects made with “extraordinary technical skill” could be exported.
Olympic project a perfect mix of expertise, imagination and ambition.
The first Communications Review seminar has taken place at DCMS.
Official ceremony to securely store medals until they're awarded during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Late eighteenth century work Omai has already spent years overseas.
Founders aim for it to be up and running by March 2013.
Three appointed to only the DCMS national museum based entirely outside London.
Interactive play shown around the country in RSC Schools Broadcast.
Olympics Minister praises 'great shape' team at Manchester Velodrome.
Refurbishment carried out with funding from Government and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Poppies dropped over Green Park to remember lives lost.
Latest Taking Part survey shows increase in visits to the arts, heritage sites, museums and galleries.
£6m fund among measures announced to improve library services.
Initial findings show GREAT campaign is helping to make UK the “top of mind” destination for investment and tourism.
PM marks final milestone by highlighting 'warm welcome' the world can expect at London 2012.
Minister gives opening address at summit in historic Greenwich.
Read and comment on the discussion papers for the upcoming seminars.
Government and Ofcom take next steps on Digital Economy Act.
School Games President hopes London 2012 will inspire young people to get active.
Sport England figures show the number of people in England playing sport every week has topped 15m.
Funding worth £1.1m available to all denominations and faiths across the UK.
Celebrating the people and places along the route with Tripline.
“Ambition and imagination” helps institution scoop Art Fund Prize 2012.
Five headline events across the UK kick off a summer-long celebration.
Thirty four organisations across England set to get a £162 million funding boost.
Jeremy Hunt's proposals to address fund raising challenges facing the arts sector.
Alexa Chung and David Gandy strike a pose on Savile Row.
Nearly £500m of contingency funds still available as Opening Ceremony approaches.
Five seminars planned to shape and inform review.
Three projects receive award from Sports Minister.
Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker's gift to the nation.
90% of viewers able to receive TG4 and RTE One and Two following switchover.
Hugh Robertson welcomes study that shows Chinese and Indians are more likely to want to visit Britain as a result of London 2012.
Scotland's Forth Bridge and Gorham's Cave Complex in Gibraltar invited to prepare formal bids.
Sports Minister addresses SportAccord conference in Quebec City.
French cooking legend launches film for GREAT campaign.
Find out how plans in your area are progressing.
Hugh Robertson lends support to project helping injured service personnel compete in the Paralympics.
The final countdown to the 'biggest Paralympics ever' begins.
Deputy PM says Olympic Torch will showcase best of Britain.
Dedicated team for government communications during London 2012 opens for business this week.
HRH the Princess Royal heads delegation in Athens.
Decision follows ICOMOS evaluation report's recommendations.
More than 10m people have taken part in thousands of projects in sport, the arts and volunteering.
Compilation pulls together the best of British live music.
Government responds to the recent film policy review.
£1m needed to keep Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus in the UK.
Visit Directgov website to help you get the most from the events.
Ceremony held in Ancient Olympia.
Bidding opens for operators to win local licences across the UK.
New system to give parents more confidence that children can only get suitable games.
Government reveals further plans to prevent commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood.
Appointment announced as 2012 school sport competition comes to an end.
Site which protected London will now be protected for future generations.
Jeremy Hunt announces eligibility criteria for second round of funding.
Online toolkit launched for local communities wanting to get involved.
Ministers discuss cooperation on internet policy.
Number 10 launches Food is GREAT.
Iconic high street kick starts Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
25,000 artists from around the world including Stephen Fry, Ai Wei Wei and Jay-Z will take part.
Conservation of nineteenth-century tea clipper completed.
Testing the effectiveness and resilience of key Games-time roles.
Chance to apply for designated spaces.
Sports bodies come together at first Disability Sport Summit.
90 per cent of the UK now getting improved service.
Games aim to 'inspire a generation'
London's V&A Museum hosts first annual meeting.
Public can apply for seats near the Palace as details of procession route are also revealed.
Campaign to showcase the best of the UK reaches south east Asia.
Recipients get new roles as pilot phase draws to a close.
National Historic Ships UK launches its third annual photography competition.
Government asks sport, heritage, gambling and lottery industries to name and shame regulations they want to scrap.
Survey shows Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people motivated to do sport, voluntary work or cultural activities in the run up to the Olympic year.
Minister for Sport presents club with Big Society Award.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief praises UK during final visit before the Games.
Racing's share of sale proceeds will be delivered through charity and grants.
Search begins for someone to take up role in 2013.
Chancellor reveals cities to share £100m to introduce ultra-fast broadband, with additional £50m for further roll-out.
Tax relief proposals for animation, video games and high-end TV production industries.
Stained glass window presented as a gift from Parliament.
Thousands of people will take turns to carry the Torch around the UK.
From Bath to Birmingham, John Penrose marks the week with seven days of activity.
Melbourne becomes the latest destination for the campaign ahead of this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.
Three places given city status in honour of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of 10 Downing Street.
2016 Olympic host city celebrates best of British.
Superfast broadband procurement moves forward in many areas – with two exceptions.
A campaign has been launched today encouraging people to choose 'staycations'.
Painting to go on display thanks to tax scheme.
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the catalyst for a revolution in British sport at all levels over the next decade.
Authors, illustrators, books and reading celebrated across the globe.
Houses in Liverpool where The Beatles wrote their early songs including Please, Please Me are given special status.
Anticipated final cost reduced by £211 million since 2010 Spending Review.
Government announces plans to build on recommendations of Cultural Education Review.
Nominations open for special award.
150 ways the Olympics are helping people and places all around the UK.
Competition will be held to find title-holder for 2017.
PM's residence hosts latest display of contemporary craft and design.
LSO to record core orchestral soundtrack for London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
53 organisations to take part in Arts Council and BBC project The Space.
Authorities unite at Downing Street summit.
Mobile operators to help solve problems caused by 4G services.
Fashion icon to act as international ambassador for tourism campaign.
Report will provide advice for future British success.
An extra £200 million could go to the sector.
Thirteen schemes to receive money through the Libraries Development Initiative.
Just 200 days to go until the largest Paralympic Games ever.
Heritage Minister announces Government boost for Green Park monument.
90 million people to see adverts in Britain's biggest ever international tourism campaign.
Art Fund Prize 2012 longlist announced.
Specially commissioned photographs of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen's Accession.
Government reveals support for school sports competition and new 'Sport is GREAT' campaign.
Major exhibition opens at the British Museum.
A national campaign has been launched today to encourage the public to plan their travel during London 2012.
Good progress is being made by most local authorities developing plans to roll out superfast broadband says Ed Vaizey.
Council endorses report into improving skills of people working in the sector.
Culture Secretary welcomes former UK Sport Chief Executive John Steele to new role.
16 museums from Beamish to Bristol to share three-year funding package, in 'a good week for museums'.
Recommendations from independent panel for widespread deregulation of the tourism and hospitality industries.
Changes to lottery share boost funding over the next five years.
Ed Vaizey announces funding to help improve 36 museums and galleries through the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.
Art Fund and Crafts Council celebrate fifth year of initiative.
Olympics Minister tours the facility.
Independent review of film policy published.
Plans to extend mobile coverage to 99% of UK population.
Jeremy Hunt hails scheme to get more young people engaged in sport as four more sports are added and Premier League invests further £2m.
Jeremy Hunt unveils £1 billion strategy that delivers on 2012 Games promise.
Ministers mark 200 days to the Games by visiting venues to be used this summer.
World War 2 heritage further protected.
VisitBritain launch new phase of marketing campaign.
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