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Weekend links: Oscars news, style guidance, red lines and more

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Next week is the seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week. Follow the hashtag #NAW2014 throughout the week to stay up to date.

Alex Holmes answers questions about the red lines on IT procurement that were announced in January.

It's the Academy Awards this weekend, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office team in LA are supporting UK contenders. You can also learn more about British film here.

The Back In Britain Tumblr is part of the Government's programme to mark the First World War Centenary.

Over on the Inside Gov blog, Sarah Richards talks about style guidance.

And finally, this week the Northern Lights were visible in some parts of the UK. Have a look at the BBC viewers gallery for some incredible pictures.


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  1. Comment by simonfj posted on

    Hi Carrie,

    I have been trying to find you something useful, which might instruct the GDS and GCN teams on what they are attempting to do. And it had to be centric.

    So here is one link that illustrates two things.

    It points at Michael Norton on the local government's knowledge hub. I'll leave it readers to see what Michael and the team have been doing for the past 4 &1/2 years, by reading his blog and rummaging around the hub. The hub provides a platform for GROUPS within the GDS and GCN to find one another, communicate and share their learning.

    It wasn't too hard to find because these things always start from the bottom/local. National governments tend to think they are leading these developments, not (finally) responding to changes which have happened in their communities. Hope it's useful.