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Hunt appointed culture secretary in new government

By Pete Hayman

Jeremy Hunt has been named as the new culture, Olympics, media and sport secretary in a series of new appointments by Prime Minister, David Cameron Responsibility for the London

2012 Games has been incorpo- rated into Hunt's new role, having previously formed a separate brief under the previous Labour administration. Hunt said: "Our sectors – par-

ticularly the creative industries, culture and tourism – are vital elements in the UK's recovery. "And the successful delivery of

the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London gives us a once-in-a-lifetime

and a thoughtful supporter of the work of the Arts Council. A British Hospitality Associa- tion (BHA) spokesperson said:

"The BHA is pleased that we have a government that can give stability for the country and has a clear view of the way forward, particularly in the areas of public expenditure, tax policies and interest rates." Other appointments include

Conservative MP Jeremy Hunt has been named culture secretary

chance to showcase the country to the world in what will be the greatest show on Earth." Arts Council England chief

executive Alan Davey has welcomed Hunt's appointment

to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Davey said: " In his role as

shadow culture secretary he has been a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the arts

Pottery museum trust placed into administration

Wedgwood Museum to stay open despite appointment of insolvency practitioners

By Pete Hayman

Trustees of the Wedgwood Museum in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, have called in administrators after being saddled with a multi-million pound pension deficit. The museum – dedicated to

the 250-year-old historic pottery group – will continue to operate despite the appoint- ment of Bob Young and Steve Currie of Begbies Traynor as joint administrators. Wedgwood Museum Trust said that it had taken the

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The trust has been handed a multi-million pound deficit

decision in order to allow the Wedgwood Group Pension Plan to receive support from the Pension Protection Fund.

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The trust, which was forced

to take on the deficit – said to be £134m – after Waterford Wedgwood collapsed last year, is deemed liable for the shortfall as five employees were part of the 7,000-member plan. George Stonier, chair of

Wedgwood Museum Trust, said: "The trustees are extremely grateful for the continued support of the museum's staff and its many friends, and remain optimistic that the collections will continue to be available to the public in our museum."

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the David Willetts as minister for universities and science. The government has also

ditched plans for a third runway at Heathrow and new runways at Stansted or Gatwick, while the Air Passenger Duty will be replaced with a 'per flight duty' targeting airlines.

FIA national audit of fitness

The Fitness Industry Association (FIA) and The Leisure Database Company, is offering members a free profiling service to measure and increase participation on a local level. The free service will

enable operators to assess their membership for the very first time, while also offering facilities and the industry as a whole a chance to compare themselves against government targets.

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