Government are now in discussions over how to remove the rabbit without damaging the statue of the anti-apartheid icon
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Monday 01 November 2010
Video games body Tiga has criticised the Government's argument against a tax relief for the industry as "increasingly threadbare", after a senior Treasury official appeared to contradict the official line.
Thursday 21 October 2010
The Government's decision to freeze the BBC licence fee for six years and cut the corporation's budget by 16 per cent is an "act of cultural and political vandalism", the former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw said last night.
Friday 15 October 2010
Riot police clashed with culture ministry workers who shut down the Acropolis monuments in a protest over unpaid wages yesterday.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
The chief executive of the UK Film Council, John Woodward, announced his resignation yesterday with a sideswipe at the Government's planned scrapping of the organisation.
Monday 30 August 2010
It's tough being a Conservative culture minister. Essentially, your job is to rub along with people who are often awkward to start with, on top of which they frequently profess profound contempt for your politics while at the same time demanding your patronage. All credit to Ed Vaizey for being so upfront about this, and for cheerfully admitting to The Independent that at least one of the artists whose works decorate his ministerial office was "horrified" to discover where his painting had ended up.
Monday 30 August 2010
Five leading Israeli theatres were facing a mounting political row yesterday after a pledge by 60 of the country's most prominent actors, writers and directors to boycott the companies' planned performances in a Jewish West Bank settlement.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
The row between sections of the British film industry and the Government escalated last night when senior figures at the UK Film Council were summoned to the Department of Culture, Media & Sport for a dressing down amid claims of misuse of public money.
Friday 16 July 2010
How do Marks & Spencer's shareholders, already hopping mad about the whacking pay package awarded to new chief executive Marc Bolland, feel about their chairman's job being hawked round the City as some sort of consolation prize for ex-government ministers? The top two contenders for the role, once Sir Stuart Rose finally steps down, are Lord Myners and Lord Davies according to City bookmaker BGC. Both lost their jobs in government when Labour got the boot in May.
Thursday 08 July 2010
Outlook The Culture minister, Ed Vaizey, shares the view of the previous government that 2015 is a realistic target for the switchover to digital radio broadcasting (he says as much in a speech today) but his determination to stick to his predecessors' timetable is curious.
Monday 28 June 2010
Authorities in Georgia tore down another monument to Josef Stalin.
Sunday 23 May 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
When it was in opposition, the nearest thing the Conservative Party had to a video games tzar was Ed Vaizey. As “spokesperson for the games industry”, Vaizey had been keen on tax breaks for the games business and other “imaginative policies to support the industry as much as possible,” as he explained in an interview last year.
Thursday 29 April 2010
Even the Mona Lisa may find it hard to keep her smile. France's other Italian-born icon of enigmatic female beauty has denied La Joconde a free rock concert. Plans for the first open-air gig in the courtyard of the Louvre have been squashed by the pop-singing French first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, according to a French investigative newspaper.
Monday 12 April 2010
As a scruffy London market is granted listed status, Tom Mendelsohn looks at how stallholders across the country are resisting attempts to smarten them up
Monday 12 April 2010
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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