Government says BBC's Dome bid came too late

– A joint bid by the BBC and the Tussauds Group to turn the Millennium Dome into a theme park featuring characters from BBC television programmes has reached Whitehall too late for consideration.

– A joint bid by the BBC and the Tussauds Group to turn the Millennium Dome into a theme park featuring characters from BBC television programmes has reached Whitehall too late for consideration.

Government officials yesterday confirmed receipt of the Tussauds' offer, backed by the BBC, but indicated it could not be considered after the deadline.

The offer to take over the Greenwich site had promised to share profits with the government.



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