England and Wales get 24-hour pubs

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The new licensing law has gone into effect allowing more than 1,000 pubs, clubs and supermarkets in England and Wales to sell alcohol for 24 hours a day.

British squabble delays anti-smoking law

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Britain delayed publication of its new anti-smoking law as cabinet members squabbled about specifics of the rules applying to pubs, reports said Wednesday.

Brits misled on casino deals -- report

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Contrary to an earlier statement, British government officials have met with U.S. casino bosses to ease money laundering laws, a report says.

Olympic homecoming salute canceled

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Homecoming celebrations for London's successful 2012 Olympics bidders have been canceled after Thursday's terrorist blasts in the British capital.

IOC: London Olympic bid 'high quality'

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- London's bid to be the host for the 2012 Olympics was praised as "high quality" by the International Olympic Committee in a report published Monday.

UK election: Signs suggest upsets on way

LONDON, May 5 (UPI) -- As electoral results are announced from consituencies across Britain, the early signs are that some major upsets could be on the way.

Brits and Bollywood join forces

NEW DELHI, March 31 (UPI) -- British and Indian culture ministers signed a deal in Delhi Wednesday to collaborate on filmmaking to improve the product.

BBC governors to be scrapped

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- The British Broadcasting Corp. board of governors will be scrapped after 78 years, the government announced Wednesday.

Free admissions boost British museums

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- There were nearly seven million more visits last year to British national arts institutions under a new free admission policy than there were during 2003.

London said impressive in 2012 Olympic bid

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Olympic inspectors, winding up a four-day visit to London, were reportedly "impressed" by the city's bid to host the 2012 Games.

Europe marks 3-minute silence for victims

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Millions of people in Britain and Europe will observe a three-minute silence Wednesday to remember the 150,000 victims of the Asian tsunamis, the BBC reports.

Blair to hold talks with Bush in Washington

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair is scheduled to hold talks with newly-re-elected U.S. President George Bush in Washington Thursday and Friday.

Britain grapples with casino growth

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair could face a cabinet revolt over a proposal to allow as many as 40 new super-casinos to be built.

BBC's digital channels criticized

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A British government advisor has criticized four digital channels of the British Broadcast Corp. for targeting niche audiences.

Britain won't ban TV food ads

LONDON, July 22 (UPI) -- A British telecom regulatory agency refused to ban food ads on TV, but suggested encouraging children to exercise as a means to curb childhood obesity.
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Tessa Jowell
Minister for Olympics Tessa Jowell arrives at No.10 Downing Street for her first Cabinet meeting with the new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on June 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Tessa Jowell (born 17 September 1947) is a British politician. She is the Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood.

She is a British Cabinet Minister and currently holds the positions of Minister for the Olympics, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General.

Born Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Palmer in London, her father Kenneth was a doctor and her mother Rosemary a radiographer. She was educated at the public school St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Edinburgh and Goldsmiths College, University of London. She became a social worker and eventually administrator of the mental health charity Mind. In 1978 she was Labour Party candidate in a by-election in Ilford North but lost Labour's majority to the Conservatives.

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