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Free training event in West Sussex to help protect local businesses from online fraud

Business owners will be able to attend an informal session over a free breakfast and have a chance to hear the latest cyber security tips and advice straight from the experts.

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The average cost of fraud to a UK business is now nearly £35,000 so it is vital business owners are up to speed with the latest online safety measures.

West Sussex County Council has today announced it has teamed up with police to host a free Stay Safe training session for anyone who owns or runs a business in West Sussex, regardless of its size or turnover.

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For just an hour of their time business owners will be able to attend an informal session over a free breakfast and have a chance to hear the latest cyber security tips from experts at South East Regional Organised Crime Unit along with advice from the Community Safety Team at West Sussex County Council.

This free training session takes place at County Hall, Chichester on 5 November 2018 from 6.45am to 8am. Breakfast rolls and refreshments will be provided and parking is free.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said:

“Police figures show that nearly half of UK firms identified a breach of data in the last 12 months, the majority as a result of phishing emails to staff. Becoming a victim of online fraud can be devastating for any business so it’s vital those in charge know how to spot the threats that exist so they can ready staff to protect against them.”

Places at the event are on a first come first serve basis and places need to be booked in advance.

Tickets can be reserved here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stay-safe-business-breakfast-event-tickets-50634991623

Or for more information, email: CommunitySafety.Wellbeing@westsussex.gov.uk

West Sussex County Council and partners are also hosting various Stay Safe sessions for West Sussex residents or  professional groups on how to protect children and vulnerable adults when they go online. For full details and to book a place visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/staysafe

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The Harry Potter Shop™ lands at Gatwick North Terminal

London Gatwick has welcomed The Harry Potter Shop™ to its North Terminal.

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As the UK enjoys the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the new 614 sq ft store offers a fantastic selection of items from across the Wizarding World.

From gifts to clothing, souvenirs to collectibles, Gatwick’s latest addition will offer a unique experience for the airport’s global passenger mix. Over 46 million passengers travel through Gatwick each year, with the airport offering connections to over 220 destinations, including more than 60 long-haul routes.

Tyler Miles, 10, visits The Harry Potter Shop before heading off on holiday from Gatwick.

Amongst the great winter gifts that can be purchased are Harry Potter Christmas jumpers and a winter accessories set including hat, scarf and gloves. Wizarding World fans can even bag a personalised Hogwarts acceptance letter, mystery flying Snitch or – the ultimate must-have for any aspiring wizard or witch – their favourite character’s wand.

Jonathan Sands of The Harry Potter Shop™ said:

“We are so proud to open the newest of our official Harry Potter Shops at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. Our aim is to create a unique shopping experience, offering the best of what the Wizarding World has to offer.”

Rachel Bulford, Head of Retail, London Gatwick said:

“I am thrilled to welcome such a popular and iconic brand to Gatwick. The Harry Potter Shop™ is a fantastic addition to the retailers at Gatwick as we continue to focus on providing great choice and value for our passengers through our mix of shops and restaurants.”

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