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Oliver Dowden

British accountant and politician (born 1978)

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Oliver Dowden: British accountant and politician (born 1978)
Oliver James Dowden, is a British politician who, since February 2020, serves as the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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Dowden: I was being attacked by the arts for prioritising sports [Video]

Dowden: I was being attacked by the arts for prioritising sports

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden accepts there is a growing sense offrustration at the ban on live crowds at sporting events, but insists therecan be no change until the spread of coronavirus is curbed.

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Oliver Dowden dismisses Project Big Picture plans as a ‘latest wheeze’ [Video]

Oliver Dowden dismisses Project Big Picture plans as a ‘latest wheeze’

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden described the proposals as “a distraction atbest” and added: “I hope the EFL will stop being distracted by this latestwheeze.”

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published
High-tier regions may face strict restrictions, Dowden warns [Video]

High-tier regions may face strict restrictions, Dowden warns

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says parts of the country may face stricter lockdown restrictions based on the level of infection in the region. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at..

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Culture Secretary criticises overhaul plans for English top-flight [Video]

Culture Secretary criticises overhaul plans for English top-flight

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says he could look into fan-led governance ofEnglish football after plans were unveiled to overhaul the league system inProject Big Picture.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published
Oliver Dowden explains new three-tier Covid restrictions [Video]

Oliver Dowden explains new three-tier Covid restrictions

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden discusses the Government's new three-tierCovid strategy, with areas in England labelled as medium, high or very highrisk, which will inform the interventions needed in..

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Government defends handling of students in lockdown [Video]

Government defends handling of students in lockdown

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary Oliver Dowden says students should pay fulluniversity fees, despite many being in lockdown and uncertain whether theywill be allowed to return home for Christmas,..

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'No sports crowds hateful but necessary' says UK minister

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says he accepts that keeping spectators away from sports venues is "positively hateful" but necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: No crowds at sport 'positively hateful' but necessary - Oliver Dowden

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says he accepts that keeping spectators away from sports venues is "positively hateful" but necessary to stop the spread of coronavirus.
BBC News - Published

Covid: Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden defends students' university return

It comes as scientists warn university outbreaks are "entirely predictable" and had been modelled.
BBC News - Published

Premier League support for EFL clubs could be reached in coming week - Oliver Dowden

A deal for the Premier League to support lower-league clubs during the coronavirus pandemic "could be reached this week", according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
BBC News - Published

Premier League deal to help smaller clubs could come 'this week'

A deal for the Premier League to support lower-league clubs during the coronavirus pandemic "could be reached this week", according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus testing at airports 'not silver bullet' to easing restrictions, minister says

Virus 'can incubate over a period of time', Oliver Dowden says
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: No 'viable' alternative to mandatory 14-day quarantine for UK passengers, says culture secretary

'There is a real risk here the virus is spreading around the world, it's rising rapidly around the world,' says Oliver Dowden
Independent - Published

Outdoor concerts and plays can restart on Saturday under social distancing rules

Outdoor theatre, opera, music and dance events are to be permitted with socially-distanced audiences in England from 11 July, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced.
Independent - Published

Huawei: 5G decision to be made 'within weeks', says culture secretary

'I will be discussing that with the prime minister and if there's any change of policy arising from it I will make an announcement,' says Oliver Dowden
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: Keir Starmer to do unconscious racial bias training, and PM to make Huawei 5G decision 'within weeks'

The government will announce any change to Huawei's role in the UK's 5G network within weeks, said culture secretary Oliver Dowden – indicating a new intelligence report had found US sanctions have..
Independent - Published

Britain still in talks with France over quarantine exemption: minister

Britain is still in talks with France over whether French travellers should be exempt from a requirement for a 14-day quarantine when they arrive in the United Kingdom, culture minister Oliver Dowden..
Reuters - Published

UK will review how it handled COVID-19 when time is right, minister says

Britain will review its approach to the coronavirus pandemic to learn what it could have done better, Culture Minister Oliver Dowden said on Monday, following criticism that the government was too slow..
Reuters - Published

Britain secured 25 million protective gowns from China, minister says

Britain has secured 25 million protective gowns from China and is working across the globe to secure more supplies of medical clothing after some hospitals warned they were running dangerously low,..
Reuters - Published

Cabinet minister forced to defend Priti Patel over home secretary failing to face scrutiny over coronavirus

Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, says Ms Patel is "100% committed"
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: British sporting events to continue as normal, says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden

Sporting events in Britain are unlikely to be affected by coronavirus in the imminent future, says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
BBC News - Published