Moira Redmond, DCMS Sustainability policy advisor for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the opening of the new Olympic Park Energy Centre: It’s OK – the gold medal is for vision in sustainability and the French are not elite athletes but the team which has designed and will operate the new King’s Yard Energy…
There are lots of things we associate with seaside holidays in the UK. Some of them are childhood memories, while others come to us as we get older and, if we’re lucky, have the pleasure of seeing the seaside through our children’s eyes.
Last week I interviewed the Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey on stage, at the Youth Dance England conference, in front of more than 300 people from across the world.
Apparently my opposite number in Italy, Tourism Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla, is furious at a new ‘What Country’* app which sums up Italy as ‘pizza, the Mafia and scooters’, and wants it removed from the Apple online store.
Guest blog by Rachel Waterman, a member of the London 2012 Nations and Regions Group team.
Woke up this morning to see a picture of a crumbling bridge in Delhi on the front page of the Guardian just as India gets ready to host the Commonwealth Games.
It would be handy to be able to kick this little effort off with something about ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ or a doleful suggestion that ‘summer’s lease hath all too short a date’ but, let’s be honest, there’s a better than even chance that you’ll be moaning about it all being too hot and muggy…
Last week was dominated by an almost continuous stream of meetings about the Comprehensive Spending Review.
What brings 150 of London’s business leaders, politicians and public servants together on a September evening in a part built East London shopping centre?
Working for the Government Olympics team isn’t just about sitting behind a desk in Whitehall, planning the Games.