Ed Vaizey

MOBO Movement to Act as Gate Keepers For Diverse Talent From This October

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Some 200 high-flying movers and shakers gathered at the House Of Commons this week to hear about the MOBO brands next big step in their twenty year journey.

Board Level Accountability Needed to Help Stop Nuisance Calls and Texts

Richard Lloyd | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Richard Lloyd

To say nuisance calls and texts are the bane of millions of people's lives would be an understatement. We found that eight in 10 people (83%) said they had received an unsolicited call within one month on their landline. Around one in 10 (13%) of these received more than 20 unwanted calls in that month.

Cable Wants More Women In Boardrooms, But He's Not Exactly Leading By Example

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has urged companies not to stop in their efforts to get more women into their boardrooms, as a key target next year draws near. Women's...

From Eastern Europeans to Lenny Henry: The Ugly Side of Ukip

Edward Adoo | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

The ugliness of UKIP has yet again reared its ugly face and been exposed by Enfield local election candidate William Henwood and his racist comment about Lenny Henry...

Together, Can We Build a Diverse Music Industry?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Did you know that 92% of the UK music industry is white? Does that matter? Who cares? Does it matter when you consider that it's totally unrepresentative of the music scene's artist's, promoter's, record label's worker's and fan's? It does matter.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!

Edward Adoo | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Gil Scott Heron said "The Revolution will not be televised". He was right in some sense. It will certainly not be televised but digitalised on the radio. Although that might not happen for quite some time as the government, BBC and commercial radio have been bickering for years on scheduling a date to switch from analogue to digital.

LOOK: Are These Paintings Worth Fighting Over?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Two paintings showing a kangaroo and a dingo will stay in Britain after an attempt to send them to Australia failed. Ministers stepped to impose an...

Tory Minister Admits He's 'Completely Useless'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Tory minister Ed Vaizey has been overheard admitting he is "completely useless". Vaizey's admission came late on Monday night after leaving a Sky N...

LOOK: 'Concrete Monstrosities' Given Listed Status

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

A Cold War bunker, a concrete electricity sub-station and a yellow-roofed warehouse that featured in a James Bond film have been given listed status. ...

London Fashion Week and a UK Growth Industry to Be Proud Of

Ed Vaizey | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

The UK fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and creative business sectors in this country, with show-stopping talent, craft and ingenuity... But too often the economic impact of fashion isn't recognised and it's time we appreciated the industry not just for its creativity and vibrancy but for the huge role it plays in our economy too.

British Library To 'Harvest' The Web For Future Historians

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Tech

The British Library will begin to preserve the digital age for future generations when new regulations come into force. It aims to "harvest" the en...

Britain Loses Picasso Masterpiece

Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

After more than forty years delighting art visitors, 'Child With A Dove', one of the most loved paintings in the Britain, is going home with its new o...

London's Cultural Quarter To Get Glass Makeover

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

London's cultural quarter at the South Bank could be transformed by a huge glass pavilion, under new plans to continue the revamp of the area. The ...

Which Will Be The Next UK City Of Culture?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Eleven contenders have put their names forward to become the next UK City of Culture in 2017. Culture minister Ed Vaizey announced the bids which i...

Ned Simons

Tory MP Complains Broadcast Media Is Too Aggressive With Politicians

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's former press secretary, Camborne and Redruth MP George Eustice, has attacked broadcast media for "undermining public trust" in politic...

ResHUFFle: The Young Bucks Who Could Be Up For Promotion

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Politics

Continuing our fanatical speculation on who might be on the up - or on the way out - in the looming Cabinet reshuffle, here's a profile of four young ...

Rural Broadband Needs More Help To Avoid 'Digital Divide', Say Lords

PA | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Tech

The government's broadband policy has become "preoccupied" with delivering certain speeds to consumers and needs greater focus on access to the intern...

'Portrait Of Omai' To Stay in UK After Ed Vaizey Intervention

PA | Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

A masterpiece by Sir Joshua Reynolds will stay in the country after the Government refused to grant a temporary export licence. The full-length Por...

PICTURES: The Most Complained About Ads Of All Time

PA | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

A Kentucky Fried Chicken advert featuring call centre workers singing with their mouths full is the most complained-about UK campaign of all time, the...

News Corp: 'Is Jeremy Hunt Still Coming To See Take That With Us?'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt was invited by News Corporation to a Take That concert, according to emails released by the Leveson Inquiry on Tuesday. In an email exc...

HuffPost Meets Shadow Culture Minister Dan Jarvis..

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK Politics

Fierce thunderstorms are rolling over Westminster on the afternoon I meet Dan Jarvis; so I arrive at his office late, and slightly wet. Jarvis says i...

Heading for a Colourless Economy

Benjamin Halfpenny | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics
Benjamin Halfpenny

In the last week or two I have continually asked myself two questions: what is British culture, and who or what is it for?

Cost Of EU Mobile Phone Roaming Set To Fall Again

PA | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech

More cuts in mobile phone roaming charges are on the way this summer - the latest move towards reducing the gap between domestic and foreign call rate...

Why We Need to Lobby to Save Our Libraries

Tim Coates | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Coates

Today hundreds of people will march on Parliament to protest the closure and diminished service of their public libraries all over the country. Public officials simply do not understand why libraries are important - and that is because they are all of an age and an income which, for some reason, makes them believe that libraries are a thing of the ancient past.

How to Save the British Film Industry

Jon Spira | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

So, we finally have a road map to saving the British film industry. The culture minister Ed Vaizey commissioned it, Lord Chris Smith chaired the panel that produced it and I shall now pooh-pooh it. That's my involvement. Just doing my bit.