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Artists' campaign launched to protest against the prospect of the privatisation of a large section of the NHS

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Following the news that Museums Sheffield  are to lose the central funding  that they have benefited from since 2004,  they are now rallying public support to make the case for culture in the UK's fourth largest city - visual art in particular is "grossly underfunded" in the city
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Arts Council England announce  £60m to be shared over three years by 16 museum partnerships and consortia including those in rural Cumbria as well as major cities, Manchester, Tyne and Wear and Bristol. Sheffield Museums and the East Midlands lose out ...>> 
The High Court has ruled that the Wedgwood Museum’s collection can be sold off to help plug the £130m pension deficit of a company from which it has been separate for 50 years
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 The 'unhelpfully vague'  National Planning Policy Framework must " address social, environmental and economic demands on land supply on an equal basis."  Arts bodies welcome the Communities and Local Government Committee's call for arts and culture to be included in the definition of sustainable development ... 
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Expert Panel recommends that the arts and design remain compulsory in the curriculum until age of 16  
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