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Cabinet reshuffle: Karen Bradley named culture secretary
Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has made a bold reshuffle to the cabinet, with a number of high-profile changes likely to affect the leisure sector.
Rio 2016 venues declared ready, despite delays
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has declared the facilities for the Rio Olympics ready for action despite well-publicised delays of some of the venues.
Everton FC lands £4m loan from council for training ground revamp
Everton Football Club has received a £4m (US$5.3m, €4.8m) cash injection from Liverpool City Council to make improvements to its training ground, including the development of a new show pitch.
Top entertainment at the 2016 IOG Industry Awards
Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at this year’s IOG Industry Awards, the UK’s biggest annual celebration for groundsmanship.
The unseen work of football ground staff, who ensure the grass is always greener
While pitches at Euro 2016 have struggled to cope with unseasonably heavy rain, England’s dreary weather has made Premier League ground staff world experts.
DCMS committed to sport funding despite Brexit – although emergency Budget...
Government funding for Sport England and UK Sport is not expected to be cut as a result of the UK voting to leave the European Union – although the landscape could change if chancellor George Osbor
Sport England makes six new board appointments
Swimming World Champion Karen Pickering, Sported chief executive Chris Grant and Leicestershire County Cricket Club CEO Wasim Khan are among the six new appointments to Sport England’s board.
Government invests £10m in rugby league infrastructure as part of World Cup bid
The government has pledged to plough £10m (US$13.2m, €12m) into rugby league infrastructure in the north of England as part of a bid to host the 2021 World Cup.
Turfcare advice at SAPCA Sports Surfaces Symposium
IOG regional pitch advisors, Andy Clarke and Darren Symonds, both of which work within the FA, ECB, RFL and Sport England-funded Grounds & Natural Truf Improvement Programme, will be hosting a
Outdoor Demonstrations Return to SALTEX 2016
The organisers of SALTEX have announced that outdoor working demonstrations will be returning to the 2016 exhibition, which will be held on 2 and 3 November at the NEC, Birmingham.