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An article on Derby City Council News dated 12th March 2018 gives advanced notice of the next phase of work on the A52 Brian Clough Way, between the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions.
The current phase of works being carried out, on midweek nights between 8pm and 6am, continues until 23rd March. The A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound, between Eastgate/Pentagon Island and Raynesway, will be closed overnight. There will be no access to the A52 Eastbound from the Wyvern Way slip road. Lane 2 westbound will also be closed, from Raynesway to Pentagon Island, at the same times as the eastbound road closure each evening.
The next phase of works from 24th March includes the construction of a new concrete safety barrier in the central reservation. Due to the complexity of the installation process and safety concerns, it is essential that this work takes place during the daytime. One lane in each direction of the carriageway, between the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions, will be closed for 24 hours a day. The lane closures will be in place between Monday 26th March and Thursday 29th March and between Tuesday 3rd April and Friday 6th April.
More details about the next planned programme of works, from 24th March, are in the Latest News section on the A52 Scheme webpage. Further email updates will be sent out and will the webpage will be updated, along with Twitter and Facebook updates.
Conference to help close ‘digital doors’ on cyber criminals
Police and industry professionals in the East Midlands are joining forces to provide advice to business owners on how to best protect against cybercrime.
The first East Midlands regional cybercrime conference will take place at Pride Park Stadium in Derby next month.
The Essential Digital Protection for Business Conference is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses protect themselves from cyberattacks — and advise on what do to in the event that they are targeted.
The free event will bring together experts in the field and is hosted by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), which works on behalf of the region’s five police forces in tackling serious, organised and major crime, counter-terrorism and domestic extremism.
Derbyshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Peter Goodman, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for cybercrime, said: “Digital crime is now the biggest single crime category faced by police.
“The majority of organisations have had some sort of digital security breach and businesses and industry need to work closely with the police to try and prevent and detect cyberattacks.
“For criminals, cybercrime is perceived to have a lower risk of being caught than traditional crime, but the impact on individuals concerned can still be life changing.
“This conference is the perfect opportunity to learn how to protect your business and livelihood.”
Chief Constable Goodman will be delivering a key note speech outlining the main issues affecting businesses and will be followed by presentations on how to protect your business, the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation and a panel discussion on the response to a cyberattack.
For those unable to attend the full day event, a breakfast session is being held covering the key points of the day from 8am until 9am. Those unable to make the trip to Derby then they can join the livestream of the event and feed their questions into the speakers.
EMSOU Detective Chief Inspector Ed McBryde-Wilding said: “If you own a home or business it goes without saying that you insure the building and what’s inside is protected. You invest in good locks and burglar alarms, you may even employ a security guard to patrol your grounds.
“Considering we conduct a large part of our living and working online these days (in fact, it’s hard to imagine a business, or individual for that matter, without some form of digital footprint) the same amount of investment is still not being made in our online security. And this is, for many, not through a lack of desire, but more a lack of understanding of what can be a complex and constantly evolving area.
“Many people still don’t know enough about the cyber world and as a consequence are inadvertently leaving digital doors open to criminals. And I’m not just talking about small, local business owners. These sorts of breaches are happening to large national corporations and even global leaders in the digital sector.
“We can all better understand our technical estate and better protect it from the unscrupulous few who are always on the lookout for ways of exploiting and profiting from others.
“So, just as we do our premises, let’s do all we can to protect our online assets from criminals. Learn how to defend against hackers and malware, back-up information and report any breaches.
“Attend our conference and learn how we can work together to keep online criminals out.”
The Essential Digital Protection for Business Conference takes place on March 9. To book attendance at this event, or the condensed breakfast session, click here.
If you suspect your business has been targeted by cyber criminals report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
New Derby Half Marathon added to Run For All’s 2018 event calendar
Thousands of runners are set to take on a new Run For All challenge in 2018 – as the organisation announces a new half marathon in Derby.
The not-for-profit organisation is taking over the staging of the event formerly known as the Ramathon.
Run For All aims to build on the success of the event, which already attracts thousands of runners every year.
Next year’s event – to be known as the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon – will take place on Sunday 3rd June and entries are open now at www.runforall.com
To celebrate the launch of the new event, participants who enter in the next week can take part for the discounted price of just £25!
Run For All is part of the lasting legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson CBE, who raised almost £2m for charity through a series of endurance challenges despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Its stable of events already includes successful 10Ks in Leeds, Lincoln, Sheffield, York, Hull, Burnley, Bury, Leicester, King’s Lynn and Nottingham, the Leeds Half Marathon, Sheffield Half Marathon, Hull Half Marathon and the Yorkshire 10 Mile and Yorkshire Marathon in York.
The Asda Foundation is the headline sponsor of all Run For All events and the Ramathon will be renamed the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon
As in previous years, the half marathon will leave Pride Park Stadium and head into city centre, going through Market Place and past the cathedral before heading back along London Road. Elvaston Castle Country Park will remain a key feature of the route. The key organiser of the event in previous years will also be working alongside Run For All to deliver the event in future years.
Run For All Events Manager Tristan Batley-Kyle said: “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to take on the running of such an excellent event.
“We look forward to working with everyone involved to make the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon a huge success.”
Mandy Rivett, Asda Foundation Coordinator, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to add another exciting half marathon to the Asda Foundation series. The events that make up the series are already highly regarded and the addition of Derby will further enhance that reputation and provide a great new challenge for runners and fundraisers.”
Entrants can run for fun, for a personal challenge or for a good cause of their choice. They are especially encouraged to support the event’s official partner charities which will be announced shortly.
Entries for the Derby Half Marathon on Sunday 3rd June are now open at www.runforall.com
Three members of the team at civil and structural engineering firm BSP Consulting have been promoted to new positions.
Chartered civil engineer Carol Ell and chartered structural engineer Monika Anszperger have become associates, while associate Tim Wilson has stepped up to associate director.
Carol, who works in BSP’s Leicester office in De Montfort Street, joined the company in July 2004, while Monika, who is based in the Derby office at Pride Park, joined in January 2014.
Tim, who has been with BSP since 2005, heads up the civil engineering team in Leicester.
BSP MD David Sumner said: “These changes reflect the much-increased responsibility levels that Tim, Carol and Monika now embrace and perform for the company. I and the BSP team congratulate them on their achievement.”
BSP, which is based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the East Midlands and the UK.
Relocation of pedestrian crossing on Wyvern Way – During week commencing 18th December 2017, work took place to move the pedestrian crossing from its current location on Wyvern Way, near Toys R Us, further up Wyvern Way towards Derwent Parade. A temporary footway has been created from the footbridge to the replacement crossing. Temporary lights have been put in place.
A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound overnight road closures – Work is continuing on the A52 Eastbound with nightly road closures up until the evening of Thursday 21st December. There will then be a break over the Christmas/New Year period. When the road closures re-commence on the night of Monday 8th January 2018, the closure will be from Pentagon Island to Raynesway, including the slip road from Wyvern Way onto the A52 Eastbound. The road will be closed Monday to Friday nights from 8.00pm to 6.00am. Works will not start until after 11.00pm on the midweek evenings when Derby County Football Club are playing home games.
Derwent Parade/Wyvern Way roundabout – Works will continue on 2nd January 2018 on Derwent Parade near to the Wyvern Way roundabout. This will involve lane closures whilst work is carried out in the footway.
Wyvern Way slip road to A52 eastbound – The lane leading from Wyvern Way to the A52 eastbound will be narrowed for 3 weeks from 2nd January 2018 whilst work is carried out in the verge.
Further details about the scheme are on the A52 Scheme webpage. This will be regularly updated as the Scheme progresses.