Why do we put up with so many bad managers?

Image copyright Getty Images Would you ever hire an accountant with no bookkeeping training? How about a doctor who hadn’t been to medical school? asks author Alison Green, and the creator of the workplace advice column Ask a Manager. We tend to agree that most skilled jobs require some amount of formal training – and […]

Portsmouth power cut leaves thousands in darkness

Image copyright @Keith63685164 Image caption Thousands of homes were plunged into darkness A major power outage plunged large areas of Portsmouth into a blackout earlier this evening. A fault at a network primary substation caused a power cut to 50,000 homes and businesses across Portsmouth, Waterlooville and Gosport. The area was without power for 30 […]

Jim Acosta row: White House restores CNN reporter’s pass

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump v Acosta The White House has restored the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, less than two weeks after withdrawing them over an argument with President Trump during a news conference. The reversal came days after a judge ordered the administration to reinstate the journalist’s […]

Wall Street sees red as tech shares plunge

Image copyright Getty Images Shares in some of the world’s largest technology stocks plunged on Monday, dragging the Nasdaq down by 3% to drive a wider market sell-off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.5% lower while the S&P 500 index ended down 1.9%. The declines were driven by Apple and Facebook. Investors dumped stock […]

TalkTalk hack attack: Friends jailed for cyber crimes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Two Staffordshire men admitted charges after an attack on the TalkTalk website Two friends who took part in a £77 million hack on the TalkTalk website have been jailed. Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Tamworth in Staffordshire, admitted their roles in the massive 2015 data […]