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Aug 07 2015

ACE has announced £7.1million fund to ensure all public libraries in England will offer free wifi access by March 2016.

Aug 05 2015

Amid increasing concerns that Britain is failing to live up to the legacy promise of the London 2012 Olympics, a public consultation has been launched by Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, to mark the start of a new strategy for sport.

Aug 03 2015

Two new reports are available that provide further evidence on the contribution of arts and culture to the national economy.

Jul 31 2015

The Prime Minister has launched a new Five Point Plan to boost tourism across the UK.

Jul 15 2015

MIND have released some new research that shows that 80% of people with mental health problems who do not take part in sport, are put off because they feel self-conscious about their bodies.

Jul 08 2015

The summer budget had very little in it that directly affected our sector, however reductions in benefits and a plan to extend Sunday trading hours could have a knock-on effect on culture and leisure activities.

Jul 02 2015

From today DONATE will be available to all charities and, from September 1st, to all organisations with a charitable purpose.

Jul 01 2015

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced that the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) will be compulsory and will not contain arts subjects or physical education.

Jun 29 2015

Arts engagement has not increased in England since 2005/06, although there have been pockets of growth amongst those in rural areas, older people and those with a disability. 

Jun 12 2015

A further drop in the number of people swimming once a week has again dominated the latest grassroots sports participation figures, which were published yesterday.