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The hospitals that 'never treat patients on time'
Nearly one in five local hospital services have failed to hit their key waiting time targets for a whole year.
Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.
Brexit: Cabinet meets as DUP step up pressure on PM
Northern Ireland's DUP fire a warning shot at Theresa May over what they say are broken Brexit promises.
Hartlepool: The town where ‘police don’t come out’
The BBC follows officers in one of England's poorest towns to witness how budget cuts impact police on the front line.
Ivanka used own email for White House business
President Donald Trump's daughter used her own account to send hundreds of messages to officials.
How to check if Black Friday deals really are cheaper
Price-trackers can show the history of what on-line retailers have been charging
Stress damages many people's sex life - survey
A 5 Live survey on attitudes to sex finds the stress of modern living is taking a toll in the bedroom.
Merton police attack: Officers ‘could let suspects go’
A police federation chief speaks out after footage of officers being dragged and kicked goes viral.
US migrant caravan: Trump's asylum ban halted by judge
The US president issued the proclamation at a time of political tension over a migrant caravan.
I'm a Celeb: Hegerty praised for Asperger's chat
Fans watched her speak about her condition with former EastEnders actress Rita Simons and other campmates.
Boots travel insurer faces double investigation
A firm called Travel Insurance Facilities is being accused of denying proper care to policyholders.
Darts bosses consider 'gamesmanship' crackdown
Darts players could face 'in-play' punishments in an effort to deter gamesmanship under plans being considered by the PDC.
Southampton students' union president resigns in WW1 mural row
It follows a social media backlash over her comments about "white men" war casualties.
The Papers: Police warning over 'violent thugs'
Front pages carry suggestions officers might have to let suspects go unless they receive public backing during street attacks.
'UK's oldest twins' turn 102: Stourport-on-Severn pair mark birthday
Twin sisters Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones put their longevity down to luck and eating "good food".
Medication for mental health: Call to 'end pill-shaming'
The Royal College of Psychiatrists says it's worried some people are not getting the help they need.
Huge waves hit Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands
Footage shows the 20ft (6m) waves battering Tenerife, with homes hotels, and restaurants affected.
'Ditch the witch': Julia Gillard shocked by 'vile' abuse while Australian PM
Australia's first female PM Julia Gillard tells BBC 100 Women she was taken aback by insults.
The remote UK community living off-grid
Photographer Ed Gold lived alongside the off-grid community of Scoraig in the Highlands of Scotland.
Harry Potter actors' good-luck messages for star
Film cast members say they're "rooting" for one of their own, who's appearing in a TV dancing show final.
Meet @JohnLewis - the John Lewis that isn't the British retailer
Every year an American lecturer is mixed up with the retailer but now he has his own Christmas ad
BBC Politics Live
Live coverage of the day's politics from Westminster.
What's gone wrong at Victoria's Secret?
A new boss has been named to lead the brand, which is grappling with declining sales.
The crunch of an apple makes me want to run away
Margot Noel has misophonia, which means "hatred of sound". Noises that may be annoying to some people cause her real distress.
Reality Check: Can you be 'employed' for one hour's work?
How many hours do you need to work to be officially classified as "employed"?
I found out my dad was cheating on my mum - but I couldn't tell her
A 25-year-old shares the story of his dad's long affair and how he dealt with the guilt of knowing.
100 Women: The woman who decides if men can take a second wife
Malaysia's first female Sharia high court judge says her role allows her to protect women.
Would you buy a handbag from Plada or Loius Vuitton?
From fake shops to copycat products, firms around the world are losing billions to copyright theft.
Why do we put up with so many bad managers?
Why do businesses have so many bad managers? asks author Alison Green.
How I set out to catch a romance scammer
Panorama's Athar Ahmad tracks down the fraudsters who are trying to get their hands on people's cash.
Carlos Ghosn: Renault-Nissan's relentless 'cost killer'
The boss of Renault-Nissan is one of the car industry's big beasts who has revived two global giants.
'He had tears in his eyes' - Van Dijk consoles referee after Dutch draw
Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan is consoled by Virgil van Dijk as Netherlands draw with Germany
From Brazil to Cambodia and bust-ups with McGregor along the way – the life of a UFC referee
UFC referee Marc Goddard tells BBC Sport about keeping the rules in the octagon, his MMA roots and clashing with Conor McGregor.
Watch all 14 touchdowns as Rams beat Chiefs in 105-point NFL classic
Watch all 14 touchdowns in the third-highest scoring NFL game as the Los Angeles Rams narrowly defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 54-51.
Financial fair play needs to be more robust - Uefa boss Ceferin
Financial fair play needs to be more "robust" and the rules are "weak" in certain areas, says Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.
Cleveland Cavaliers: How LeBron James' exit preceded their NBA slump
A head coach sacked, their main man injured and the NBA's worst record - is it a coincidence that Cleveland's collapse follows LeBron James' exit?
'No fear of paralysis' for Florsch after 10-hour surgery
Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch's surgery went "extremely well" and there is "no fear of paralysis", her team principal tells the BBC.
'You're a villain when you lose' - jockey Walsh on form concerns
Jockey Ruby Walsh addresses concerns over his form, saying: "When you're winning, you're a hero. When you're losing, you're a villain."
Brexit: The five questions everyone's asking Google
What is Brexit and what does a no-deal Brexit mean? The answers to the questions you've been looking up online.
Brexit dinner date: Big Brother contestant meets Lord Winston
She nicknamed the fertility expert "Lord Embryo" but did they get on talking Brexit over dinner?
Who has written no confidence letters against Theresa May?
If 48 letters are submitted to the chair of the 1922 Committee, Theresa May will face a secret ballot.
Brexit Q&A: Your questions answered
BBC experts answer your questions on the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Brexit: Can Theresa May get her deal through the Commons?
The Commons numbers are not looking good for Theresa May, writes the BBC's Peter Barnes.
What does the Brexit draft document really mean?
BBC correspondents explain the 585-page withdrawal document faster than you could print them.
Reality Check: Making sense of the Brexit deal
Chris Morris analyses the key points from the 585-page draft agreement between the UK and the EU.
Brexit vote: Can May learn from Heath's Parliamentary tactics?
Ted Heath was persuaded to give his MPs a free vote on Europe in 1971 - could Theresa May do the same?
When Paradise burned down
The full story of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history.
Jonestown: Rebuilding my life after surviving the massacre
Laura Johnston Kohl reflects on surviving the events of November 1978, when more than 900 died.
Suneung: The day silence falls over South Korea
More than half a million students take on an exam for which they have been preparing all their lives.
The girl who witnessed Kristallnacht
Eighty years ago the Nazis' persecution of the Jews suddenly turned violent. Ruth Winkelmann still remembers it vividly.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Why half of America panics when this woman falls ill
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a pop culture icon as well as the liberal face of the Supreme Court.
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SAP claims French robo minnow Contextor slurp will slash clicks needed in its ERP software
<h4>Automated mercy for those knobbly pointers</h4> <p>SAP has snaffled automation minnow Contextor, claiming it will automate half the business processes supported by its ERP software in the next three years.…</p>
Germany pushes router security rules, OpenWRT and CCC push back
<h4>Hacker coalition wants device support timeline clarified, free firmware mandates</h4> <p>Last week, in a attempt to address broadband router security, the German government published its suggestions for minimum standards – and came under immediate criticism that its proposals didn't go far enough.…</p>
A 5G day may come when the courage of cable and DSL fails ... but it is not this day
<h4>Tech issues and rivalries can slow this down</h4> <p><strong>Analysis</strong> 5G has the potential to make cable and DSL as antiquated and pointless as using a horse and a cart to drive to the supermarket. And it's already here.…</p>
Busy week for ISS as Russia resumes flights and vies for parking spaces with NASA
<h4>Don't worry, it was just cargo, not 'nauts</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> Russia, China and India all flung rockets into space this week and SpaceX managed to get a secondhand Falcon 9 off the historic pad 39A at Cape Canaveral.…</p>
UK's national Airwave terminal procurement framework awarded to Motorola and Sepura
<h4>Emergency services need Tetra devices for at least three more years thanks to 4G delays</h4> <p>Motorola Solutions and Sepura are to build a centrally managed procurement framework for the UK's radio network, Airwave.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Windows 10 goes into the Light and Cortana MIA as Microsoft buys chatbot bods XOXCO
<h4>Plus: Battery-powered Azure Sphere, Razor support in Visual Studio Core</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> This week Microsoft saw the light in Windows 10 and returned to the realm of chatbots, among plenty of other things notwithstanding the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/17/windows_10_mail_client_adverts/">flashing of a surprise ad in an Insider build</a>.…</p>
Pure Storage: You thought we were just good for hot flash? Feel our cooling hybrid cloud
<h4>Disk to disk to tape? Nah, it should be flash to flash to cloud</h4> <p><strong>+Comment</strong> Pure Storage is going to make hybrid public-private cloud data services available to customers, allowing them to, among other things, restore snapshots to either on-prem kit or AWS silos.…</p>
TalkTalk hackhack duoduo thrownthrown in the coolercooler: 'Talented' pair sentenced for ransacking ISP
<h4>Matthew Hanley, Connor Allsopp get 12 and 8 months in the clink, respectively</h4> <p>Two miscreants were sent down by the Old Bailey yesterday for their role in the 2015 hacking of UK ISP TalkTalk.…</p>
From directory traversal to direct travesty: Crash, hijack, siphon off this TP-Link VPN box via classic exploitable bugs
<h4>TL-R600VPN owners, grab and install firmware fixes now</h4> <p>Bug-hunters have this week disclosed details of four security vulnerabilities in a family of TP-Link 1GbE VPN routers.…</p>
As losses narrow, nbn™ says business will drive growth in ARPU (that'll be how much it extracts from each punter)
<h4>Oz broadband network-builder quarterly revenue bests half-billion mark</h4> <p>The outfit building Australia's National Broadband Network has outlined how it plans to achieve the per-user revenue mix that underpins its eventual profitability.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Linux kernel Spectre V2 defense fingered for massively slowing down unlucky apps on Intel Hyper-Thread CPUs
<h4>This is on by default? 'Yikes' says Chipzilla techie</h4> <p>Linux supremo Linus Torvalds has voiced support for a kernel patch that limits a previously deployed defense against Spectre Variant 2, a data-leaking vulnerability in modern processors.…</p>
Microsoft confirms: We fixed Azure by turning it off and on again. PS: Office 362 is still borked
<h4>Redmond battles TITSUP multi-factor auth logins (yes, that's Total Inability To Support Users' Passcodes)</h4> <p>Microsoft is recovering somewhat from a bad case of the Mondays that left some of its subscribers unable to use multi-factor authentication to log into their cloud services.…</p>
Behold, the world's most popular programming language – and it is...wait, er, YAML?!?
<h4>We don't think so either, but config file format is getting harder to avoid</h4> <p>The world's most popular programming language, according to devops biz Datree.io at least, it not Java, JavaScript, nor Python. Rather, it's YAML, a recursive acronym for "YAML Ain't Markup Language."…</p>
Symantec execs cooked the books to protect their fat bonuses, investor lawsuit alleges
<h4>Security biz hit with class-action fraud sueball after probe smashes stock price</h4> <p>A Symantec shareholder is suing the infosec biz, alleging its top brass fraudulently massaged the company's financial figures.…</p>
Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?
<h4>Majority of sketchy apps can be traced to China, study finds</h4> <p>Many popular free VPN apps are sketchy Chinese operations with dubious privacy policies, according to research.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Health secretary Matt Hancock assembles brains trust: OK, guys. Let's cure NHS IT
<h4>Expert panel hopes to make dreams of improvement reality</h4> <p>Health secretary Matt Hancock's tech brains trust met for the first time today as the UK government revealed the people it hopes will come up with workable ideas to fix the NHS's creaking IT systems.…</p>
China examines antitrust probe thrust into Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron: Claims to see 'massive evidence'
<h4>We'll thrust it even deeper into chipmakers, vow investigators</h4> <p>China has claimed to have gathered "massive evidence" in its ongoing investigation into Korean chip giants Samsung and SK Hynix and the US's Micron for alleged violations of its antitrust laws.…</p>
Britain may not be able to fend off a determined cyber-attack, MPs warn
<h4>And those utility price controls? Er, not helpful</h4> <p>Britain's critical national infrastructure is vulnerable to hackers and neither UK.gov nor privatised operators are doing enough to tighten things up, a Parliamentary committee has warned.…</p>
Hortonworks faces sueball over Cloudera merger
<h4>Disgruntled investor says shareholders are being 'misled' on finances</h4> <p>Hortonworks is facing a sueball over its uneven merger with competitor Cloudera, as a proposed class action takes aim at the company's claims to shareholders.…</p>
Wombats literally sh!t bricks – and now boffins reckon they know how
<h4>All you need to do this at home is a party balloon and roadkill</h4> <p>The year is 2018 and planet Earth is on the edge. Tensions between the great powers are at boiling point, fires ravage the western United States, and the European Union is in disarray. But yesterday in Atlanta, Georgia, the world's finest minds gathered to answer the question on everyone's lips.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Vision Direct 'fesses up to hack that exposed customer names, payment cards
<h4>Data including CVV numbers slurped up as customers submitted it to website</h4> <p>Vision Direct has admitted customers' personal and financial data was leaked earlier this month after hackers compromised the company's website.…</p>
Influential Valley gadfly and Intel 8051 architect John Wharton has died
<h4>He was there when Bill Gates tried to carve up tech</h4> <p><strong>Obit</strong> We're sorry to bring news that John Wharton, a popular and influential figure in Silicon Valley, died last week.…</p>
Scumbags cram Make-A-Wish website with coin-mining malware
<h4>Do they accept Monero in Hell?</h4> <p>One or more completely feckless scumbags have loaded the Make-A-Wish foundation's international website with crypto-mining malware scripts.…</p>
Finally a platform for train puns: IBM Halt station derailed
<h4>Halt – who goes there? No one, from now on</h4> <p>As if its <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/17/ibm_q3_2018_expectations/">financial woes</a> weren't bad enough, IBM is suffering the further indignity of having a Scottish rail operator halting services to a station named after everyone's favourite mainframe maker.…</p>
Congrats to Debbie Crosbie: New CEO at IT meltdown bank TSB has unenviable task ahead
<h4>I've heard so much about the team, she burbles. Yes, us too</h4> <p>TSB has named Debbie Crosbie as the chief exec to clear up its tech mess and persuade customers they can still trust the meltdown bank.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Azure, Office 365 go super-secure: Multi-factor auth borked in Europe, Asia, USA
<h4>Microsoft's cloudy service finds Mondays just as hard as the rest of us</h4> <p><strong>Updated</strong> Happy Monday, everyone! Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is struggling, meaning that some users with the functionality enabled are now super secure. And, er, locked out.…</p>
Prepare for the battle against cybercrime at SANS London 2019
<h4>Discover the latest attacks, learn the best defence tactics</h4> <p><strong>Promo</strong> No matter how sophisticated your security precautions are, you can never assume your computer systems are impenetrable. Only the most alert and highly skilled defenders can fight off determined cybercriminals who know how to circumvent today’s advanced security and monitoring tools.…</p>
Washington Post offers invalid cookie consent under EU rules – ICO
<h4>UK watchdog waves fist in paper’s general direction, asks it to stop forcing people to accept tracking</h4> <p>The Washington Post newspaper's online subscription options don't comply with European Union data protection rules – but the UK's privacy watchdog can only issue it with a firm telling off.…</p>
OpenStack 2018: Mark Shuttleworth chats to The Reg about 10-year support plans, Linus Torvalds and Russian rockets
<h4>Like Ubuntu, hate upgrading? Canonical founder has good news. And a mighty, mighty beard</h4> <p><strong>Interview</strong> Mark Shuttleworth delivered an unashamed plug for Ubuntu while cheerfully throwing a little shade on the competition at the OpenStack Berlin 2018 summit last week.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Microsoft sysadmin hired for fake NetWare skills keeps job despite twitchy trigger finger
<h4>Embellished CV almost spells disaster</h4> <p><strong>Who, Me?</strong> Roll up, roll up, for another instalment of Who, Me?, the weekly column in which <i>El Reg</i> tries to cure the very worst cases of Monday blues with fist-biting tales from readers of tech jobs gone wrong.…</p>
A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing
<h4>Boffins find those who know about phishing more likely to be duped than the less informed</h4> <p>Phishing works more frequently on those who understand what social engineering is than on those who live in blissful ignorance, or so <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1811.06078.pdf">a study</a> of students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggests.…</p>
RIP Bill Godbout: Cali wildfire claims the life of master maverick of microcomputers
<h4>Silicon Valley legend dies in firestorm that has killed scores while more than 1,000 are missing</h4> <p><strong>Obit</strong> Bill Godbout, a maverick techie who played a pivotal role in getting computers into the hands of the masses, was killed this week in California's wildfires. He was aged 79.…</p>
SMS 2FA database leak drama, MageCart mishaps, Black Friday badware, and more
<h4>Plus, why is Kaspersky Lab getting into chess?</h4> <p><strong>Roundup</strong> What a week it has been: we had the creation of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/15/congress_passes_cisa/">a new government agency</a>, a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/14/spectre_meltdown_variants/">meltdown flashback,</a> and of course, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/14/patch_tuesday_november/">Patch Tuesday</a>.…</p>
Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again
<h4>Measurement nerds enter the 21st century</h4> <p>As incredible as it may seem, until this week the definitive measurement of a kilogram was a cylinder made of an alloy comprising 90 per cent platinum and 10 per cent iridium sat under a glass dome in a room in Paris.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality
<h4>We never meant to make that widely public which is why we made a public FAQ for it</h4> <p>Microsoft was, and maybe still is, considering injecting targeted adverts into the Windows 10 Mail app.…</p>
We asked the US military for its 'do not buy' list of Russian, Chinese gear. Surprise: It doesn't exist
<h4><i>El Reg</i> drills into banned technology with Freedom-of-Info request</h4> <p>The US Department of Defense's "do not buy" list of foreign software and equipment turns out to be about as long as the list of bug-free Windows releases or privacy-focused Facebook apps.…</p>
Amazon tries to ruin infosec world's fastest-growing cottage industry (finding data-spaffing S3 storage buckets)
<h4>AWS comes up with blanket policies to smother public-facing cloud silos</h4> <p>Amazon Web Services is taking steps to halt the epidemic of data leaks caused by the S3 cloud buckets it hosts from being accidentally left wide open to the internet by customers.…</p>
Pick three people you think will replace Google Cloud CEO Greene, then forget them – because it's Thomas Kurian
<h4>Ex-Oracle man gets top job as another experienced woman exec quits web ads titan</h4> <p>Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene has quit the online ads giant, and will be replaced by ex-Oracle executive Thomas Kurian.…</p>
Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office
<h4>Telemetry data slurp broke the law, Dutch govt eggheads say</h4> <p>Microsoft broke Euro privacy rules by carrying out the "large scale and covert" gathering of private data through its Office apps.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Visual Studio 2017 15.9 is here! Fire up your Windows on Arm laptops. All four of you
<h4>Final update of beloved development adding ARM64</h4> <p>Microsoft devs rejoice! A new version of Visual Studio 2017 has arrived replete with fixes, tweaks and ARM64 support.…</p>
The week in networking? It's SD-WAN all the way down
<h4>Also: Huawei cloud lands in Africa, Nokia OpenStack, Cisco Nexus BIOS bugs</h4> <p>Riverbed made two announcements covering its SteelHead SD-WAN solution this week – a bunch of enhancements, and subscription pricing options.…</p>
The Quantum of car lists: Storage firm drives into autonomous vehicle data logging
<h4>Sells 'intelligent' chassis, removable drive magazine, StorNext base station</h4> <p>Quantum has stepped sideways into the autonomous vehicle testing market with a data logging system integrated with its StorNext multi-tiered workflow file management product.…</p>
Microsoft Surface kicks dust in face of Apple iPad Pro in Q3
<h4>Hold on Redmond, don't light those fireworks yet, the dominance will be shortlived</h4> <p>Microsoft's Surface line leapfrogged Apple's iPad Pro as the detachable tablet of choice for tech distributors in Western Europe but that top spot definitely won't be sustained, or so IDC says.…</p>
Oracle snaffles up a chunk of SD-WAN market with Talari Networks buyout
<h4>As shareholders sign off on Big Red's big pay packet for first time in seven years</h4> <p>Oracle is to slurp up software-defined WAN provider Talari Networks for an undisclosed sum.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Alphabet gives bipedal robots the Schaft 'cos no one wants to buy its creepy machine maker
<h4>Even Softbank balked at these tethered terrors</h4> <p>Google's parent company Alphabet has closed down its biped robot maker Schaft after failing to find a buyer.…</p>
Court doc typo 'reveals' Julian Assange may have been charged in US
<h4>Routine file about accused crim suddenly mentions WikiLeaker's name</h4> <p>An apparent cut-and-paste error has revealed that American prosecutors may have already filed criminal charges against cupboard-dwelling WikiLeaks fugitive Julian Assange.…</p>
BlackBerry absorbs Operation Cleaver beaver Cylance into threat detection unit
<h4>$1.4bn match made in heaven</h4> <p>BlackBerry has made its biggest acquisition ever, spending over half of its cash pile to bolster its threat detection unit.…</p>
'Unjustifiably excessive': Not even London cops can follow law with their rubbish gang database
<h4>Gangs Matrix led to 'multiple and serious' breaches of data protection rules, says watchdog</h4> <p>London cops have broken data protection rules by using a controversial database that ranks people's likelihood of gang-related violence but fails to distinguish between victims and perps, and low and high-risk people.…</p>
Dell melts in face of investor dissent, ups offer for Class V stock
<h4>Guess what happens? Stockholders thaw to idea of cashing in</h4> <p>Dell Technologies has upped the buy price for Class V stock to win support from shareholders that threatened to block the proposed transaction and hinder the company’s return to the US stock market.…</p><!--#include virtual='/data_centre/_whitepaper_textlinks_top.html' -->
Bloke fined £460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman
<h4>First UK conviction for reckless UAV flying</h4> <p>A Russian-speaking man from Cambridgeshire has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of illegally flying a drone beneath a police helicopter during a search operation.…</p>

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