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    1. July 22, 2014

      Sajid Javid faces fight to boost UK broadband access

      For Sajid Javid, the pragmatic former banker turned culture secretary, improving the UK’s much criticised broadband and...

    2. July 22, 2014

      Low UK take-up for superfast broadband fund

      Only a small fraction of a £100m government fund for superfast broadband in UK cities has been taken up, in spite of growing...

    1. April 1, 2014

      Watchdog attacks BT ‘monopoly’ in rural broadband rollout

      The £1.2bn state project to provide fast broadband services to rural areas has been attacked for creating a “monopoly” for...

    2. November 28, 2013

      Telecoms companies targeted in ‘cost of living’ crackdown

      Labour will call for action to prevent mobile, broadband and pay-TV customers from being “ripped off” in the latest...

    3. September 26, 2013

      Rollout of rural broadband mismanaged, say MPs

      The rollout of broadband to rural areas has been mismanaged and left a “quasi-monopolistic position” that has been exploited...

    4. March 14, 2013

      Rural broadband plans descend into farce

      Plans to boost superfast broadband in rural areas descended into farce as BT was left as the only bidder for £530m of state...

    5. March 10, 2013

      Whitehall enlists Deloitte to plug skills gap

      The Department for Culture, Media and Sport had to enlist the help of Deloitte to finish its accounts because of a lack of...

    6. December 16, 2012

      Questions raised over mobile ‘not-spots’

      Plans to build telecoms infrastructure to bring mobile services to so-called “not-spots” – a key part of the government’s...

    7. December 3, 2012

      UK moves to tighten online gambling rules

      Gambling operators based abroad must inform the UK about suspicious sports betting patterns if they want a licence to take...

    8. November 29, 2012

      ‘Faultlines’ seen in proposal for Ofcom

      David Cameron and Nick Clegg were not alone in questioning proposals to give Ofcom an oversight role over the independent...

    9. October 7, 2012

      EU happy with UK rural broadband plan

      Europe’s competition watchdog is ready to approve plans to pump £530m of UK state aid into rural broadband, a move which...

    10. August 2, 2012

      High-speed broadband timetable slips

      A key target for the UK government’s rollout of superfast broadband will be missed this year, raising doubts about ambitions...

    11. May 25, 2012

      Dossier reveals News Corp connections

      A new dossier of evidence released by the Leveson inquiry into press ethics has revealed the full extent of News Corp’s...

    12. May 24, 2012

      News Corp lobbying revealed at Leveson

      Frederic Michel, News Corp’s chief lobbyist, exchanged more than 1,100 calls, emails and texts with members of Culture...

    13. May 3, 2012

      Academics warn of £1bn superfast shortfall

      Academics at the London School of Economics have warned of a billion-pound shortfall in funding for superfast broadband if...

    14. April 25, 2012

      Subdued high-flyer faces prospect of rapid descent

      Jeremy Hunt appeared subdued and hesitant as he gripped the Commons dispatch box; the sullen ranks of Conservative MPs...

    15. Westminster Blog

      April 25, 2012

      Resignation statement from Hunt's adviser

      Statement issued by DCMS on behalf of Adam Smith: “While it was part of my role to keep News Corporation informed throughout...

    16. April 11, 2012

      Kicking a gift horse in the teeth

      So keen is the government on charitable giving that it recently took the unusual step of announcing that the head of Arts...

    17. April 11, 2012

      MP warns of Olympic chaos at Heathrow

      Heathrow is at risk of chaos during the Olympics if the UK Border Agency does not provide sufficient staffing for the high...

    18. March 30, 2012

      Cameron turns to Olympics in difficult week

      Being photographed playing badminton on the lawn of Number 10 was not going to do much to address David Cameron’s image of...

    19. March 28, 2012

      Olympics to benefit all UK, says Cameron

      David Cameron has insisted the Olympics will create a legacy for the whole of the UK and not just London, but he...

    20. February 12, 2012

      Tackling racism tops football’s agenda

      English football has spent the weekend agonising about racism. Even the prime minister got involved: it emerged on Sunday...

    21. January 16, 2012

      UK broadcasters ‘failing to support film industry’

      A policy review has criticised ITV and BSkyB for not doing enough to support the UK film industry and called on them to make...

    22. January 10, 2012

      UK dumps Olympic legacy target

      The much-criticised Olympic legacy target of getting 1m more people to participate in sport has been dumped by the...

    23. December 4, 2011

      Jowell defends stance on Olympic sponsor

      Tessa Jowell insists she is not undermining the reputation of the London Olympics despite leading a campaign against Dow...

    24. October 12, 2011

      Move to force football clubs to consult fans

      Football clubs must allow representatives of their fans on to their boards when the ownership of the club changes hands,...

    25. October 11, 2011

      Options open after Olympic deal falters

      Ministers and London mayor Boris Johnson are prepared to abandon the idea of a football club taking up residence in the...

    26. September 27, 2011

      Tories claim Labour U-turn on media licences

      Labour has been accused of executing the “fastest U-turn in history” after Ivan Lewis, the shadow culture secretary,...

    27. September 14, 2011

      Press challenged on regulation

      Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, has challenged the national newspaper industry to put its house in order by devising a...

    28. September 14, 2011

      Hunt criticises BT over broadband access

      BT has been criticised by Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, for taking too long to tell its competitors how much they must...

    29. August 28, 2011

      Labour seeks stop-gap media controls

      Labour is seeking to embarrass the government by pushing for stop-gap rules to tighten controls on media ownership in the...

    30. August 19, 2011

      Hunt remains optimistic on local TV stations

      Jeremy Hunt has hit back at Labour’s suggestions that his desire to launch local television stations across the UK is a...

    31. August 19, 2011

      Armed forces ‘may have role’ in Olympics

      The cabinet minister responsible for the Olympics has said the armed forces “may very well have a role to play” in the...

    32. July 24, 2011

      Ministers play down Olympics boost

      Ministers are playing down expectations that the 2012 Olympic games will provide a substantial economic stimulus to the UK...

    33. July 24, 2011

      Little evidence of Olympics’ ‘Keynesian’ benefits

      Ever since London won its bid to host the Olympics, ministers have stressed the “Keynesian” benefits of spending on...

    34. July 11, 2011

      Fatal flaw in public services white paper

      The reaction on Labour’s benches said it all. Tessa Jowell, the Blairite former Cabinet minister, declared that the...

    35. July 11, 2011

      Murdoch’s BSkyB deal is dead in the water

      From the moment it was revealed that the News of the World had hacked into Milly Dowler’s phone, Rupert Murdoch’s bid to buy...

    36. July 7, 2011

      BSkyB verdict delayed until September

      Jeremy Hunt, culture secretary, is expected to delay until September his verdict on whether to allow Rupert Murdoch’s News...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2011

      NOTW Bene? [updated]

      For the first time in the News of the World phone hacking scandal the share price of the mother ship is under pressure....

    38. June 30, 2011

      Hunt ready to clear News Corp-BSkyB merger

      The government faced protests in parliament, the media and on the streets after indicating that it was ready to approve...

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