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2008-12-27 11:20:46

British Culture Secretary Andy Burnham says his country and the world should employ a ratings system for Internet sites akin to movie ratings. The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday that Burnham intends to hold talks with the incoming administration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama about the proposal of an online decency crackdown. Burnham said an international ratings effort would help contain instances of indecency online, along with copyright and libel incidents. If you look back at...

2008-06-21 09:00:40

By DAVID LISTER The Week in Arts I have not touched on the issue of ticket prices for a while, even though I think it remains a key factor in encouraging or discouraging access to the arts. But now two things, one national, one local, have made it a live issue again. Andy Burnham, the Culture Secretary, has declared himself in favour of free admission to arts events for sections of the population. He says: "I think there is a strong case for it, beginning with under-25s. There isn't a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'