Feeds

Lara Croft walks rings round Derby City

Home town heroine has road named after her

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

By popular acclaim, Lara Croft is to have a road named after her in Derby, the city in which the computer game character was created.

Almost 90 per cent of the 27,000 people who participated in an online poll to name a stretch of the new £36m ring road, voted for Lara Croft Way, Derby City Council announced.

Lara Croft in front of pool and waterfall inside cavern

Lara Croft was one of eight names short-listed by the council and garnered huge support worldwide following internet campaigning, the Derby Telegraph reports.

Councillor Lucy Care, cabinet member for planning and transport, said: "The vote really captured the imagination of people across the world."

Lara Croft, the buxom heroine of the Tomb Raider series immortalised on film by Angelina Jolie, was created by the now defunct games studio Core Design, which was based in Derby. The franchise is owned today by Eidos Interactive.

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption
Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD TO DIE, and this is WHY
Apple, er, couldn’t get parts for HDD models
Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2
New iPads look a lot like the old one. There's a reason for that
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US
Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'
Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness
We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois
Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring
Back to driving's basics with a joyously legal high
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.