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British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries makes London Tech Week debut

New British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries gave the opening speech at the London Tech Week conference on Monday with the promise of “stable digital regulation”. Dorries, whose full official title is Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has said she will deliver on the UK government’s digital regulation ambitions set out in […]

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Brutalist tower demolished after new culture secretary orders it to be delisted

The 1950s Dorman Long Tower was given a last-minute reprieve last week, after it was added to England’s National Heritage List on the recommendation of Historic England. The listing decision came shortly after the planning permission for its demolition was approved. However, it was almost immediately canceled by the new Secretary of State. Historic England […]

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Sir Elton John calls for urgent meeting with new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries over visa rules

Sir Elton John calls for urgent meeting with new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries over post-Brexit visa rules which have hit musicians trying to tour the EU The rock singer is pushing for the relaxation of the rules that came into force in 2021 They do not guarantee visa-free travel for block musicians He argues it […]

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Derby County: Culture Secretary pledges action to stop football clubs going bankrupt as Wayne Rooney’s side face points deduction | Political news

Nadine Dorries, the new culture and sport secretary, has vowed to ‘take action’ to prevent more football clubs going bankrupt after Derby County became the latest to run into financial trouble. She was responding to comments from Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville, who called on her to appoint an independent regulator to ‘stop this’. On […]

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Historic tower faces demolition as new Culture Secretary withdraws list status

NOT New Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries removed the status as a listed industrial monument, allowing it to be demolished after campaigners believed it had been saved. Just a week after Historic England granted Teesside Dorman Long Tower Grade II status, it was withdrawn on appeal, meaning the 1955 concrete structure can be flattened. Tees Valley […]

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BBC Managing Director Tim Davie on Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries

BBC chief executive Tim Davie said the shocking government cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, which saw the ouster of another Culture Secretary, underlines the urgent need for a “really serious and mature dialogue “with the government to discuss the future of the creative industries. Davie, whose opening speech on Thursday morning opened the second and final […]

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Music and entertainment world reacts to Nadine Dorries becoming culture secretary

The music and entertainment world has reacted to Nadine Dorries becoming the UK’s new Culture Secretary. READ MORE: ‘It’s going to be devastating’ – here’s how Brexit will screw up UK artists on tour As part of Boris Johnson’s significant cabinet reshuffle yesterday (September 15), Dorries took over as head of the Department for Culture, […]

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BBC’s Tim Davie on pursuing reform and engaging with new Culture Secretary – Deadline

BBC chief executive Tim Davie said the broadcaster needed “a really serious dialogue with the government” amid the replacement of Nadine Dorries by Oliver Dowden as Britain’s new culture secretary. Dorries has been a vocal critic of the BBC in the past. In 2018 she tweeted that the broadcaster was “a biased left-wing organization that […]

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BBC critic Nadine Dorries named UK culture secretary

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Nadine Dorries as the country’s Culture Secretary. The appointment is controversial, with Dorries regularly criticizing the BBC as biased in its presentation of political news. An MP for Mid Bedfordshire since 2005, Dorries was first given the post of Minister of State for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and […]

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British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden replaced in cabinet reshuffle

Just 45 minutes before Oliver Dowden addressed the British television industry at the Royal Television Society conference in Cambridge, the Culture Secretary was replaced in a shocking cabinet reshuffle that helped produce one of the most puzzling media moments in recent memory. Dowden has been replaced by Nadine Dorries (pictured), author and MP for Mid […]

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Nadine Dorries appointed UK Culture Secretary

Nadine Dorries is the UK’s new Culture Secretary, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reshuffle this afternoon. Oliver Dowden, who has held the post since 2019, has been named chairman of the Conservative Party. Dorries was elected MP for Mid Bedfordshire in 2005. In July 2019, Johnson appointed her Deputy Minister responsible for Mental Health, Suicide […]

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Channel 4 privatization ‘necessary’ to compete with streaming services, culture secretary says | UK News

The culture secretary is expected to outline what he claims are the benefits of privatizing Channel 4, saying the “much needed investment” will help the broadcaster compete with streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. In a speech to the Royal Television Society Convention today, Oliver Dowden will acknowledge the channel is currently ‘in a stable […]

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Privatization of Channel 4: the British secretary for culture details the advantages

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is expected to outline the financial benefits privatization could bring to UK public service broadcaster Channel 4. On Tuesday, in response to a consultation from the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the privatization plan, Channel 4 warned that its public service remit would be compromised […]

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UK culture secretary spells out privatization hopes – Deadline

In his speech to the Royal Television Society convention on Wednesday, UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden will explain the Conservative government’s reasoning for wanting to privatize broadcaster Channel 4. Dowden will argue that new private investment would allow the channel to better follow SVODs such as Netflix and Amazon and point to Channel 4’s recent […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has issued an opinion on the recruitment of the new chairman of the Charity Commission

The British people are a proud nation of donors, with the majority of us saying they have donated to charity at some point in the last year. Whether it’s improving our local communities, funding medical research, or protecting animals and wildlife, we want to do our part to support others, near and far. Charities are […]

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Vaccine passports could be needed beyond nightclubs, culture secretary admits

It sparked speculation that Mr Johnson’s statement was an attempt to encourage young people to get vaccinated, given concerns about slow uptake among people aged 18 to 30. On Friday, the Culture Secretary told Sky News: ‘My overall approach to certification – and that of the Prime Minister and the rest of government – is […]

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Culture Secretary takes aim at ‘noisy woke brigade’ trying to change our history

September 10, 2021, 08:24 Oliver Dowden launches a blistering attack on the ‘noisy awakening brigade trying to change British history’. After a charity set up in honor of Sir Winston Churchill changed its name and removed all photos of him from its website, Nick Ferrari interviewed a government minister. Culture Secretary Olive Dowden said he […]

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Culture Secretary praises Alnwick attractions after ‘brilliant’ family holiday in Northumberland

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport visited Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle during a family holiday in Northumberland earlier this month. He said: ‘I had a great family holiday in Northumberland this summer and visiting Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle was a real highlight. “The castle is an extraordinary piece of […]

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Ofcom could regulate Netflix documentaries to tackle ‘misinformation’, says Culture Secretary

Meanwhile, the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, about the impacts of ‘sustainable fishing’ on the marine environment, has been accused by interviewees who complained of misrepresenting their views. Ali Tabrizi, the British filmmaker behind the documentary, dismissed these claims. Launching the consultation, Mr Dowden said: “While there are certain rules that [streaming] providers must follow to protect […]

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Culture Secretary appoints Chris Boardman MBE as Chairman of Sport England

Chris Boardman MBE appointed for a four-year term Dame Katherine Grainger DBE also reappointed as chair of UK Sport Appointments put two great athletes with extensive experience in sports governance at the heart of the two bodies responsible for the development of grassroots and elite sport The news will see Boardman serving a four-year term […]

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TTG – Travel Industry News

June 25, 2021by Sophie Griffiths A leading travel accountant is urging the travel industry to contact their local MP following a successful meeting with their culture secretary, Oliver Dowden. Jonathan Wall said Oliver Dowden admitted he didn’t fully appreciate how the financial side of the travel industry works. Jonathan Wall, chief executive of Elman […]

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Culture Secretary blasted for Portsmouth ‘photo op’ without listening to arts bosses

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, left, chats with a historical interpreter during a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to announce how the £300million Culture Recovery Fund will be spent. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire Oliver Dowden has used the impressive HMS Victory as the backdrop for a tender announcement for the Cultural Recovery Fund’s remaining £300million. But […]

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Latest £300m Culture Recovery Fund backing announced by Culture Secretary

Having already provided urgent financial aid worth around £1.2billion to more than 5,000 organizations in England, the latest stage of the funding scheme now aims to safeguard the future of many more cultural institutions. . The objective of this final cycle is the evolution of the sector towards reopening at full capacity, considered the best […]

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UK culture secretary points to business-friendly data regulation post-Brexit

The UK is set to depart from tough EU data protection regulations with a set of new rules. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said the rules could be more “pro-growth” and less bureaucratic. The UK must ensure that the rules are deemed “adequate” by the EU to ensure the free flow of data. UK Digital Secretary […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden visits recovery grant businesses on whistleblower tour

MAKING gin and visiting a pub might not be the best activities to combine with driving a train, but that’s what a government minister did while visiting the Stratford area. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden’s Whistle Tour hosted organizations that received government stimulus grants during the lockdown. The local tour was organized by Shakespeare’s England. Mr […]

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Minack Theater slams Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden for fake tweet after Jill Biden’s G7 visit

Cornwall’s famed Minack Theater has denounced a false statement by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden after celebrating a visit from US First Lady Jill Biden and partners of the G7 leaders yesterday. After the visit, Mr Dowden tweeted: “Glad that @FLOTUS and @carrielbjohnson were able to visit the beautiful Minack Theatre. This unique venue was one […]

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Former senior IAS official and Culture Secretary Jawhar Sirkar shares morphed image of PM Modi

Former top bureaucrat Jawhar Sircar, who was also CEO of Prasar Bharati and India’s Culture Secretary, today (June 7) released a tweaked image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack him alleging crony capitalism . Sircar then proceeded to delete said tweet after criticism from social media users. Tweet deleted from Jawhar Sircar In the […]

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ECB overstepping the mark, says UK Culture Secretary on Ollie Robinson ban | locust

Britain’s Culture and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Monday the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had gone “beyond that” by suspending Ollie Robinson for racist and sexist tweets he posted in 2012. England fast bowler Robinson was suspended from international cricket on Sunday pending an investigation into discriminatory tweets he posted as a […]

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ECB overstepping the mark, says UK Culture Secretary on Ollie Robinson ban | Cricket News

LONDON (Reuters) – The UK Government’s Culture and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden said on Monday the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had gone “beyond that” by suspending Ollie Robinson for racist tweets and sexists he published in 2012. England fast bowler Robinson was suspended from international cricket on Sunday pending an investigation into his […]

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Please could we have a cultured cultural secretary? | Stewart Lee

I am a pan-disciplinary recipient of the two highest cultural honors in the country, the Bafta for film and television and the Olivier for theatre; I was described by the Times as “the world’s greatest living comedian”; I rapped in 10th century Old English on a #1 single; I won celebrity genius answer questions about […]

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Culture Secretary ‘very optimistic’ for full return of live music, as Download Festival added to events research program

Business News Legal Live Business Top Stories By Chris Cooke and Andy Malt | Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Optimism is growing that shows and events at full capacity will be possible again in England from June 21 following comments from UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Although a government spokesperson stressed that data is […]

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Program unveiled for AIM 2021 conference with Culture Secretary among speakers

A varied itinerary of three days of online sessions will take place between 16and and 18and June 2021, with content ranging from hands-on best practice sharing sessions to virtual networking workshops. As with most industry events right now, Covid looms large. The main objectives of the conference include exploring lessons learned from the pandemic and […]

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BBC must act quickly to restore trust, says UK Culture Secretary

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) – Britain said on Monday the BBC must act quickly to restore trust after a damning report into how it secured a 1995 interview with Princess Diana revealed failings at heart of the state-funded broadcaster. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the Government would not ‘stand idly by’ after the report concluded […]

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Interview with Princess Diana: British Culture Secretary wants change at the BBC

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has called for a change of attitude at the BBC following the Dyson report into the circumstances surrounding Princess Diana’s 1995 interview with Martin Bashir on ‘Panorama’ . Writing in Britain’s The Times newspaper on Monday, Dowden said: ‘The BBC needs to improve its culture to ensure this never happens […]

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Fans will help craft new rules to govern football, announces Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden

Fans and players will help craft new rules to govern football, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced. A “group of experts” to advise the government will be appointed this weekend. And Mr Dowden promised the review would lead to real change in the way clubs are run. He said: “This weekend I will announce the […]

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UK Government will not consider festival insurance until lockdown ends, Culture Secretary says

The UK government will not consider festival insurance until the lockdown ends, according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Speaking at a Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee meeting on May 13, Dowden clarified the position, suggesting that insurance support would only be considered an option. after the fourth stage of the easing of […]

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Live events are under review, Culture Secretary warns ‘as the country enters a period of heightened vigilance’

VSChampagne corks popped at the stroke of midnight on Friday as Polish bars and restaurants opened their outdoor terraces for the first time in more than six months and many Poles came out to celebrate. Bars and restaurants can now offer outdoor service, with indoor service due to reopen with limited capacity on May 28. […]

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Culture Secretary’s claims about visa-free tours to 17 EU countries slammed as ‘misleading’

New claims by UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that artists will be able to tour without a visa in 17 of the 27 European Union countries after Brexit have been slammed as ‘misleading’ by a leading campaign group . After more than 300 figures in the arts industry signed an open letter last month urging […]

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Sale of Channel 4 ‘under review’ in this Parliament, says Culture Secretary

Oliver Dowden said there was reason to consider the best future operating model ‘for the public broadcaster, which is largely commercially self-funded ( Image: NurPhoto Images/PA) Ministers are considering selling Channel 4 as part of a review of public service broadcasting. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said a decision on whether or not to privatize the […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says test pilot events in sport help ‘unlock’ a sense of normalcy

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says pilot events such as the World Snooker Championship and FA Cup semi-finals will help ‘unlock’ a sense of normalcy and ‘pave the way for life to return as we knew it”. Sports fans returned to the UK stadium over the current weekend 320 fans attended Saturday’s World Snooker Championships match […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to meet with Facebook over Australian news ban, reports say

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has requested a meeting with Facebook after the social media giant banned news on its platform in Australia, according to reports. Facebook on Thursday began removing news content from its platform in Australia due to a bill they say “fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers.” The ban not […]

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Culture Secretary appoints Blondel Cluff CBE as chair of National Lottery Community Fund

In this role, she will set the long-term strategic direction of the UK’s largest funder of community activities, working with charities to enable people and communities to thrive. In 2020, it distributed over £650m, thanks to National Lottery players, supporting over 13,000 community groups as part of the coronavirus response. Recipients ranged from radio shows […]

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Culture Secretary and Sports Minister lead panel discussion on the future of football

The Culture Secretary and Minister for Sport today led a roundtable with current and former players from the Premier League, English Football League (EFL), Women’s Super League (WSL) and Championship feminine, to obtain the players’ point of view on the fight against discrimination and abuse. in the game, as part of their ‘Future of Football’ […]

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The Crown should be labeled fiction

Update, December 15: The British government continues to form an idea of ​​how The crown is tagged on Netflix. Per Deadline, a parliamentary committee hearing on December 14 debated the subject extensively, with Culture Secretary John Whittingdale saying it “does no harm” for the streaming service to label the series fictional. Amusingly, Whittingdale was called […]

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HENRY DEEDS sees Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden unveil crackdown on social media content

What is it about Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden that doesn’t fill you with confidence? That precious voice, perhaps, or the way he reminds you of a model from a whimsical Boden catalog. It may be his inability to defend theaters for the past ten months. Either way, he doesn’t strike you as one of Westminster’s […]

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UK Culture Secretary calls on Netflix to label ‘The Crown’ fiction

Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has demanded that Netflix brand “The Crown” as fiction, to clarify that certain events depicted in the show should not be taken as fact. In an interview with Daily Mail, Dowden said: “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction, so as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear […]

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The Crown: Culture Secretary wants Netflix to claim show is fictional | Ents & Arts News

The Crown could be in danger of misleading fans, causing viewers to confuse the show’s fictional events with fact, the Culture Secretary has warned. Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), welcomed the hit show on Netflix as a “beautifully realized work of fiction”, but wants the streaming giant to […]

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UK Culture Secretary hopes for Premier League bailout for EFL clubs by end of week

UK Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Oliver Dowden, is hopeful the Premier League will strike a deal with the English Football League (EFL) to help its clubs weather the football crisis. coronavirus within a week. The EFL say their 72 clubs stand to lose £200m ($257m) this season […]

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Premier League must ‘step up’ EFL clubs, says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden | Soccer News

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has called on the Premier League to “step in” and provide financial support to EFL clubs during the coronavirus crisis. The EFL says its clubs stand to lose £200m without a crowd, having already lost £50m last season, amid fears that without a crowd some EFL clubs will disappear. dowden said […]

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Culture Secretary launches expert task force to work on getting fans back at elite sports venues

An independent team of sports, health and technology experts have been brought together to explore a range of high-tech solutions so fans can be back at elite sports venues when it’s safe, announced Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. Chaired by David Ross, co-founder of Carphone Warehouse and non-executive director of the British Olympic Association, the Sports […]

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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says performers can return to the stage ‘without further social distancing’

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said performers no longer needed to have ‘additional social distancing’ on stage following the results of a new study. As first shown on the BBCthe study supported by the government and Public Health England looked at the amount of aerosols and droplets generated by […]

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Culture Secretary meets top musicians to discuss future of industry post-lockdown

A team of leading UK musicians have been invited to take part in a virtual meeting with Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on the future of the music industry post-pandemic of coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown. Violinist Nicola Benedetti, trumpeter Alison Balsom, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and conductor Simon Rattle […]

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After that ? Nicky Morgan named new UK culture secretary

Nicky Morgan has been appointed UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. She is the fourth holder in office since 2016, after Karen Bradley, Matt Hancock and recently Jeremy Wright. Morgan is MP for Loughborough and served as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and […]

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Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright reveals his love for Lego | Jeremy Wright

Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said he has a large collection of Lego, which he uses to relax when he needs a break from the rigors of government. “In my opinion, it’s a great way to neutralize your brain, which is something we all have to do sometimes,” he said of his Lego collection. “It’s really […]

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Jeremy Wright becomes the new culture secretary | News

A cabinet reshuffle has brought changes at the top of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS): former Attorney General and huge James Bond fan Jeremy Wright is now the new Culture Secretary from the United Kingdom. Little is known about Wright’s cultural credentials, although he went on the record twice to express […]

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Limit children’s time on social media, says Culture Secretary | social media

Mandatory limits could be placed on the time children are allowed to spend on social media, the culture secretary has suggested. Matt Hancock says social media companies have failed in their duty of care to children. “We’re going to ask them to take those precautions,” he told The Times. “For an adult, I wouldn’t want […]

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BBC license fee in doubt as John Whittingdale appointed Culture Secretary | Media

The future of BBC licensing fees is uncertain following the appointment of John Whittingdale, chairman of the Commons Culture Committee, as the new Culture Secretary. Whittingdale, who has chaired the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee since 2005, will take a strong stance against the BBC when charter renewal negotiations begin later this year. In […]