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Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council has weclomed Oliver Dowden’s appointment as Secretary of State at DCMS.
Ofcom will be asked to police tech firms under government plans to crack down on harmful online content.
Racial bias in the media not only negates our messages and minimises our work as individuals, but leads to group think in news reports relevant to our society and democracy
The Government will set itself on a fresh collision course with the BBC by taking the first steps towards decriminalising people who don’t pay their TV Licence.
The new Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, Michael Dugher, writes that he is determined to drive big changes across the industry and help the Government deliver the most far-reaching package of reforms as part of their Review of the Gambling Act.
Recent media reports suggested that betting companies had access to an educational database – the Learning Records Service – which includes the personal details of 28 million pupils aged 14 and above from state and private schools and colleges across the UK. The development was framed as one of the ‘biggest breaches of government data’.
Recent news over the FA Cup’s broadcasting agreement with gambling operators cast the industry into the public and political limelight. It prompted questions about the ‘gamblification of sport’, and whether any sport should only be available on betting websites.
A multi-million pound advertising blitz designed to get the public ready for Brexit did not make them "significantly better prepared" for it, the public spending watchdog has found.
High speed broadband, the future of the BBC, social media and gambling regulations, and sports club governance would be my priorities as chair of the DCMS committee
We should all defend the BBC in retaining its independence and capacity to hold to the powerful to account, writes Lord Blunkett
The Culture Secretary believes a review of the licence fee should take place - but does not want to see the BBC's output suffer as a result, writes Sebastian Whale
We want a healthy gambling industry that can strike the right balance between contributing to the economy and being socially responsible, writes Tracey Crouch MP
We must connect and collaborate with fans and football’s governing bodies if we’re to kick out racial abuse, writes David Lammy MP
The rise in popularity of the women’s game should be a springboard to address inequality issues around financing and media coverage, writes Hannah Bardell MP
We need greater transparency and accountability over football governance if we’re to protect the welfare of the beautiful game, writes Chi Onwurah MP
The re-appointment of Nicky Morgan to Boris Johnson’s Cabinet raised eyebrows when it was announced in the days after the general election. Recently ennobled, the former MP still plans to “step back” from frontline politics – but insists she is not just keeping the seat warm for her successor. The Culture Secretary speaks to Sebastian Whale
The editor of Radio 4's Today programme has accused Downing Street of deploying "Trumpian" tactics after ministers were banned from appearing on the flagship morning show.
'Limits are good’: a new campaign to encourage safer gambling over the festive period
The BBC's coverage of the general election "played a part" in Labour's crushing defeat, according to one of the party's most senior MPs.
Boris Johnson has hinted that the BBC licence fee could be scrapped if the Conservatives win the general election.
The Liberal Democrats are announcing they would re-introduce standing at top-flight football if they got into Government.
Boris Johnson will not be interviewed by Andrew Neil before the general election, it has been confirmed.
Labour’s Deputy Leader is leaving Parliament, but his legacy is here to stay, writes Dr James Noyes, former advisor on gambling policy to Labour's Tom Watson.
A Whitehall probe has ruled that the decision to give £100,000 in public money to a firm run by an associate of Boris Johnson was "appropriate".