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Michael Supports Northampton Teachers at No10 Downing Street

On Monday, 21st May 2018 the Prime Minister hosted a reception at 10 Downing Street to celebrate the outstanding work of teachers. I was invited to bring a teacher from Northampton to this reception who had shown a true dedication to high-quality teaching.

Michael Encourages Tourism to Salisbury

The poisoning incident in Salisbury in March was truly horrendous and I would like to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the police and security personnel, medical staff, military and investigation teams who have led the response to this appalling incident.

Michael Visits Dippy the Dinosaur on Tour!

The iconic Dippy the Diplodocus skeleton has been at the Natural History Museum in London since 1905. Now for the first time ever Dippy has been travelling outside of London and will be staying in 8 different museums all over the UK over the next 3 years.

Michael Supports Weston Favell Charity Walk

Starting on Tuesday, 15th May 2018 staff at the Weston Favell Shopping Centre along with other volunteers walked 100 miles over five days from London to Northampton for charity.

Michael Works with ‘Iraq Scheme’ to Save Iraqi Archaeology

As the Minister with responsibility for national museums I am always very interested in the projects that publicly funded museums are undertaking and I am particularly interested in a project the British Museum are currently undertaking.

Michael Visits Northampton Air Ambulance Volunteers

On Friday, 18th May I visited the Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s charity shop in Kingsthorpe, Northampton to meet the hard-working staff and volunteers to thank them for their work.

Michael’s Day of Debates

On Thursday, 10th May I participated in my third Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) question and answer session in the House of Commons. I was asked and I answered questions on historic landmarks, on UK tourism and on the museum sector.