Home by 10.00, where I worked all day catching-up on correspondence.

During the week Newham's Mayor agreed the Council's participation in the "Public Sector Mobile Portal" project, in which Newham became the lead site through its work on the Telecommunications Convergence project.

I was contacted by a Local Government Chronicle reporter concerning a story in Public Sector Forums, about applications for ".gov.uk" domain applications being automatically refused.

I wasn't aware of this policy of "presumed rejection" introduced, it seems, because Government wants to reduce the number of Government domains.

This may be semantics, but isn't ".gov.uk" the domain, which encompasses government web-sites; and aren't the important criteria to do with value and being Government related, rather than number; and isn't the transformational government programme, and joining-up with private and third sectors, going to mean more new sites?