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Gang of fraudsters jailed for 43 years in wake of Metropolitan Police Service investigation

A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for their parts in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad. Following on from a six-month trial, the convictions were handed down between 26 and 28 March for the...
Posted On 10 May 2019
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Drone safety partnership with retail sector launched as Government moves to limit UAV misuse

The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have announced a new partnership with popular retailer Jessops as part of a national campaign orchestrated to increase public awareness of the rules around flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones....
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Tavcom Training responds to “airport chaos” with Drone Detection course dates

Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has responded to requests from the security industry for expert training in order that organisations can be better prepared to mitigate the threat posed by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ie drones). The company will run its...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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New police powers to tackle illegal use of drones unveiled by Department for Transport

The Government is moving forward with plans to give police new powers to tackle drones misuse and abuse with the publication of its considered response to the drones consultation exercise. New legislation will give police officers the power to land drones, search premises and...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) 2018: Q&A with Professor Chris Kemp

With the second edition of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) now fast approaching, Official Media Partner Risk Xtra interviews Mind Over Matter’s CEO Professor Chris Kemp, who’s involved in programming for the day, to gain a flavour of what’s in store for...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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Organiser ILMC unveils agenda for Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) 2018

The conference agenda for the second annual Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) – for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – has been announced and more than doubles the number of discussion topics and presentations from the inaugural edition held last...
Posted On 22 Aug 2018
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New drone laws issued by Department for Transport set to boost airport safety

New laws being introduced by the Department for Transport in tandem with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will restrict all drones from flying above 400 feet and within one kilometre of airport boundaries. Following a year-on-year increase in the reporting of drone incidents...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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First UK ePassport gates opened in Gare du Nord, Paris by Border Force director general

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn, and the director general of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery, have opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport gates. In a ceremony held at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord Station, the Ambassador hailed the positive...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017