Department of Culture Media and Sport

Culture, or Cancer Research?

John Nickson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
John Nickson

The idea that a British Government Minister should think it necessary to make a speech about the importance of culture must astonish Germans. For them, culture is as natural as breathing. The British have also made an exceptional contribution to culture and continue to do so but our reputation for philistinism in high places continues.

Women Must Be at the Heart of Our Efforts to Create Employment and Grow Our Economy

Maria Miller | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Politics
Maria Miller

I have been part of many debates on gender diversity in corporate boardrooms. Although there is a long road ahead, one small step in the right direction is that the issue is now more firmly fixed in the minds of shareholders, employers and employees. And I hope events like last week will be a catalyst for greater interest and awareness of our public boards and equal appointments to them. It's a promising start that number of women taking up public appointments is increasing across Whitehall.

Jessica Elgot

Press Regulation 'Royal Charter' Draft Published, After Deadlock Over Leveson

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

The key recommendation of Lord Leveson's report into media conduct, that a new media regulation system be enshrined in law, has been firmly rejected b...

Former NI Boss Slams Commons Hacking Report

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

Former News International boss Les Hinton has hit back at a report by MPs on the phone-hacking scandal, accusing them of "misreading" evidence. The...

Comedian Has No Plans For Second Murdoch Stunt

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

The comedian who threw a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch has no regrets about the stunt - but will not try anything similar when the billionaire appears at...

Jeremy Hunt Under Fire For Failing To Stem Library Closures

Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics

Officials have attacked the government for failing to support libraries - amid accusations that ministers don't understand exactly what it is they do....

John Whittingdale - The MP At The Centre Of 2011's Big, Big, Story

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 23.12.2011 | UK Politics

Twelve months ago John Whittingdale had no idea his Culture, Media and Sport committee in the Commons would spend much of 2011 engrossed by phone-hack...

'Ambush Marketing' Outlawed at London Olympics

Mark Knight | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Mark Knight

If you are not an official sponsor and are thinking of piggy backing next year's London Olympic Games with a timely promotion, you need to read the rules very carefully to avoid the risk of a heavy fine or even jail.