It’s certainly been a week of extremes in British sport.
An interesting report from Sheffield Hallam University brings welcome news for the tourism industry. Welcome, that is, in the sense that it helps dispel some of the received wisdom that the seaside tourist sector is in dire straits, following the historic increase in overseas holidays being taken by Brits.
I want to start out by congratulating the England team on their performance on Wednesday against Slovenia. It was a much improved performance and they thoroughly deserved their win.
Government’s a funny business....
This is the first episode of what I very much hope will become a weekly bulletin describing what I’ve been up to, who I’ve met and – from time to time – my thoughts and reflections on issues that I’ve had to deal with in the week.
This is the first of what will be regular previews of my week ahead, I hope they will shed some light on the day to day work of a Sport and Olympics Minister.