UK's Former Culture Secretary Has Died At Age 70

Dame Tessa Jowell has died

Theresa May, the current British Prime Minister, said the dignity and courage with which Dame Tessa confronted her illness was "humbling" and "inspirational".

Dame Tessa died peacefully Saturday night, her family have confirmed.

Dame Tessa, who served as culture secretary from 2001 to 2007, played a major role in securing the London 2012 Olympics.

Former prime minister David Cameron tweeted: "Devastated that Tessa Jowell has passed away after her incredibly courageous fight".

"She was universally popular and respected among politicians of all parties", he added.

"Baroness Jowell was one of the key figures in the delivery of London 2012 and was a great friend to British Olympic sport".

He added: "I kind of can't quite believe she's gone".

"Her accomplishments are enormous but just as impressive is how she achieved them: with decency, determination, guts and grace". In politics, Blair applauded her understanding of public health and the need "to shift health policy towards prevention of illness and not only cure". "She brought the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to London, and ensured their success". In the process, he said, "she gave hope and opportunity to hundreds of thousands of children".

Where are Great Britain's London 2012 gold medallists now?

"Her determination and sense of humour surrounding them was infectious", he tweeted.

Top minister: Israel should eradicate any trace of Iranian entrenchment in Syria
It is growingly hard for Iran to refrain from counterstriking Israel from Syria not to look as if it has given in. But for now, Iran's grand vision of an overland corridor to fight Israel has been dealt a formidable blow.


Brad Stevens Wouldn't Vote for Himself for COY
I think it's a lot more important to focus on competing with your team rather than trying to compare yourself to others. Much credit has been given to Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "And the guy that should have won got it".


DC United in 'serious talk' to acquire Everton's Rooney
The Sun: Allardyce is set to be sacked with Everton players already talking about Marco Silva succeeding him. Rooney still has £15m left on the remaining year of his Everton contract.


David Beckham, who was an ambassador for the London 2012 bid, wrote on Instagram: "Dame Tessa was a passionate and wonderful woman in so many different ways and will be missed by so many".

Dame Tessa died on Saturday after her selfless battle with brain cancer, her family announced on Sunday Morning.

"Her husband David and their children Jessie and Matthew were by her side, with Jessie's husband Finn, Matthew's wife Ella, and David's children from his first marriage", the statement read.

"In addition to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, in recent months doctors tried innovative new treatments which Tessa gladly embraced, but sadly the tumour recently progressed very quickly".

"Related to that, she also raised the bar on the whole thing because we didn't go for the simple solution, which would have been to bid with all of those stadia in the west of London, we could have used Twickenham, Wembley, Earls Court and probably Lords. They have been touched and moved by the response, in both Houses of Parliament; from members of the public; and other cancer patients and their families around the world".

"I will certainly never forget it - neither the day itself nor the days afterwards".

Tessa Jowell's final Parliamentary speech is one of the most powerful you'll ever see.

He said: 'Tessa Jowell was an inspirational woman and committed parliamentarian.

In a tweet he wrote: "From Councillor to Cabinet Minister, her achievements were huge, including helping to bring the Olympics to London".

She was nominated for life peerage in the 2015 and has recently campaigned for more cancer treatments to be made available through the NHS.

Related News:



Most liked

China's 1st domestically built aircraft carrier starts sea trials
The ship's chief engineering commander, Hu Wenming, told the broadcaster the carrier was smaller than USA carriers' Nimitz class. Local media say the Chinese-built carrier may be handed over to the military as early as in the latter half of this year.

Fortnite's Thanos was result of directors loving Fortnite
The Russo brothers confirmed an extensive list of deceased characters, who also crumbled to ash when Thanos snapped his fingers. Something, someone forgot to tell Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan about this, when he went to watch Avengers Infinity War .

Pakistan declare first innings on 310-9 in only Test against Ireland
Amir promptly left the field at the end of that over, seemingly in some discomfort rather than out of pique. And when he had last man Tim Murtagh caught at short leg, Ireland were 31 runs shy of the follow-on.

UFC 224 Start time Preview at Brazil
Prior to the start of the fifth, Pennington told her corner she was "done", but she still went out to try and finish the contest. Nunes made an impression right out of the gate with a leg kick that dropped Pennington and set up the rest of her offense.

Queen Elizabeth Gives Handwritten Consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The " Instrument of Consent ", Queen Elizabeth's formal consent to Prince Harry's forthcoming marriage to Meghan Markle . Each include a rose because it's the national flower of the United States and both also feature Harry's Label .

Two Britons kidnapped in Democratic Republic of Congo
The park has seen rising violence in recent months, with armed gangs using weapons to steal resources, in particular charcoal. Virunga national park runs along the border with Uganda and Rwanda, and is a Unesco world heritage site.

Google previews a future where AI makes phone calls for you
A neural network that Google developed two years ago can detect evidence of diabetic retinopathy using just the images of the eye. Google has introduced this Digital Assistant for the ease of the persons who are so busy that they can not set their appointment.

China's Mango TV Banned From Airing 'Eurovision Song Contest' After LGBT Censorship
This year marks the first time Azerbaijan, Romania and Russian Federation have failed to qualify for the grand final since 2004. Albania's performance was cut due to the singer Eugent Bushpepa's tattoos.

NBA Playoffs 2018: Celtics vs
If they can keep the Warriors from blowing them off the court and maintain their composure, this could be their series. The Rockets cruised through their two first round series with relative ease as did the Golden State Warriors .

Google Assistant to book your appointments
And, based on a press release from Kenwood, Android P will also allow Google to make third-party devices Android Auto-compatible. Using the same technology that made Holly's voice possible, WaveNet, Google is bringing 6 brand new voices to Google Assistant .

Dressed down Queen enjoys horse show at Windsor week before Harry's wedding
While Meghan Markle (and her attire) seems to be the victim of most posts, it's all in good fun and completely worth the follow. Check out how the Lego version of the mini royal wedding and Windsor castle was pieced together.

United States shopper costs rose a modest 0.2 % in April
Economists saw the slower increase in wholesale prices in April as a good sign that inflation is not getting out of control. For April, food costs fell 1.1 percent in April, the biggest decline since a 1.3 percent fall in August 2016.

Deadpool Mocks Infinity War And Demands Your Sister, Er, Silence
Of course, like all of the promotions for Deadpool 2 , this campaign has a humorous Deadpool twist. Ironically, the Merc with a Mouth is asking you to keep yours shut.

Predators To Rely On Defense For Game 7 Against Jets
The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 39-17 in their last 56 overall. These two teams have been involved in some of the most exciting matchups of the year, and this series has not disappointed.

92-year-old Mahathir sworn in as Malaysian PM
Rising living costs also weighed heavily on many voters and saw them peel away from Mr Najib and his once unshakeable coalition. Dr Mahathir also renewed his promise to seek to have his former deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, released and pardoned.