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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 […]