Majority of BBC viewers want fees changed

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- Two thirds of viewers believe the BBC television license fee is no longer the best funding source for the British government broadcaster, a survey said.

Tony Blair is talked out of quitting

LONDON, July 10 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair reportedly came close to resigning last month, and might have done so if not for the intervention of four cabinet ministers.

BBC's new chairman to be announced soon

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- The British Broadcasting Corp. will soon name its new chairman to succeed Gavyn Davies, who resigned in January.

Britain debates alcohol licensing law

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- Changes in Britain's licensing law is causing controversy because parts seem at odds with the government's view that drinking contributes to crime.

Britain rejects ban on junk food ads

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- An umbrella group called "Sustain" has coordinated a call for Britain to ban advertising and promotion of junk food to children.

Wanted: BBC chairman, no politicos please

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The British government is advertising in three of the country's Sunday newspapers for a new chairman for the British Broadcasting Corporation.

British PM faces tough party meet

BOURNEMOUTH, England, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair will face his toughest time at this year's Labor party annual conference which opens in Bournemouth, England.

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The Art World: Pesky Parthenon marbles

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Greece is blithely going ahead with the construction of a new $87 million Acropolis Museum in Athens centered on a huge exhibition hall for the display of the P

Open season on the British media market

LONDON, May 10 (UPI) -- A new communications bill under debate in the British government would lay the foundations for one of the most liberal media markets in the world and effectively open the door for U.S. and other foreign communications giants to battle for a share in it.
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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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