The council leader in Eastleigh, Hampshire, has suggested the Department of Culture, Media and Sport should be renamed "the Department for Lack of Culture" after failing to protect a local pub. Eastleigh Council served a building preservation order on the Lamp and Mantle, which dates from the 1920. The move was then overturned by Whitehall, allowing developers to go ahead with plans to convert the site into flats. Council leader Keith House said the council had tried to get the building listed because it was one of area's few older buildings.

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