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6 in 10 Northamptonshire businesses victims of cyber crime

Phishing emails are the most common attack Credit: PA

Six out of ten Northamptonshire firms have been victims of cyber crime - that's according to a report from the Federation of Small Businesses.

The figures show that on average they've been hacked on four occasions, costing each business almost £3,000.

The FSB said small firms are unfairly carrying the cost of cyber crime.

Small firms take their cyber security responsibility very seriously, but often they are the least able to bear the cost of doing so.

Smaller businesses have limited resources, time and expertise to deal with ever-evolving and increasing digital attacks.

We're calling on Government, larger businesses, individuals and providers to take part in a joint effort to tackle cyber crime and improve business resilience, and have created this event to help that.

– David Nicholls, FSB Northamptonshire

Bedfordshire Police launch campaign to combat online grooming

Bedfordshire Police are concerned about the problem. Credit: PA

Parents across Bedfordshire are being urged to wise up about online safety, as part of a new campaign to protect children from online grooming.

Police are offering parents information on how to keep youngsters safe on the web, as well as advising them about the signs of sexual exploitation and where they can turn to with concerns.

It's important to recognise that child sexual exploitation can happen online as well as in person, and that's why we felt it was important to launch this campaign to help reduce the risk of that happening where possible.

– Detective Superintendent Nick Bellingham

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More than a million downloads for pioneering game

More than a million people have downloaded a mobile phone game which is helping researcher's studying dementia.

The project saw Cambridge-based Alzheimer's Research UK team up with scientists from the University of East Anglia, UCL and a telecoms company to develop the game.

Playing the game will help our scientists understand in detail how our brains navigate space. It's reckoned that by playing the game for just 2 minutes generates the same amount of data it would take researchers 5 hours to obtain.

Find out more about the game below.

Three day exhibition for Essex 'Science Hub' plan

It will be built at the old GlaxoSmithKline site. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A three day exhibition opens today about plans for a huge Science Hub in Harlow.

The chancellor announced the £400 million project for Public Health England last year.

It will create 900 jobs and will be involved in researching some of the world's most lethal diseases such as Ebola.

It will be opened in the vacant GlaxoSmithKline site at the New Frontiers Science Park.

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