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Mother of Manchester terror attack victim calls for protective security improvements at 2019 Step Change Summit

Figen Murray – the mother of Manchester Arena terror attack victim Martyn Hett –  opened the third annual Step Change Summit at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre by stating: “As the mother of a victim of terror, I don’t have the power to prevent other parents or...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Dardan Security appoints former British Army commander Andrew Buxton as head of client services

Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Dardan Security has appointed former British Army commander of intelligence and surveillance, Major Andrew Buxton, as the company’s new head of client services. With over 30 years’ operational experience within the British...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
Dominic Grieve QC MP
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Intelligence and Security Committee publishes detailed report on 2017 terrorist attacks

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has just published its report on the terrorist attacks which took place in the UK last year. The UK suffered five serious terrorist attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green. In...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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Final Event Safety and Security Summit (E3S) 2018 agenda unveiled by organiser ILMC

The agenda for the second annual Event Safety and Security Summit (E3S) – which takes place on 30 October at the new and larger venue of London’s Congress Centre – is more than twice as large as last year’s debut outing, with highlights including a Welcome Address by Metropolitan...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018
Professor Chris Kemp
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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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Summer Events: Mitigating The Security Threat

The UK is home to some of the world’s greatest summer music festivals, including Glastonbury, Download, the V-Festival and Creamfields. Each of these events attracts crowds from across the world, which are drawn in by the creative stage designs, the events’ abilities to capture...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
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Travel industry actively training members of staff to deal with terrorist incidents

The travel industry is providing training for staff working in the UK and overseas in a bid to help keep holidaymakers safe this summer. Over 23,000 employees have attended education sessions, which include detailed advice on how to spot suspicious items and activities, as well...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017
Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe of Buckinghamshire New University
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Reports on “heroic efforts” of rescuers can reduce public fears in wake of terrorist attacks

Press reporting that concentrates wholly on the heroic efforts of rescuers can reduce public fears in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. That’s the conclusion of research findings presented to delegates at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017
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Duo of British Transport Police officers dismissed in wake of gross misconduct hearing

Two serving officers have been dismissed from the British Transport Police (BTP) after a misconduct hearing found them guilty of gross misconduct. The hearing discovered that the officers had been negligent when deleting photographs from a suspect’s phone and failed to...
Posted On 31 May 2017
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