This strange news item comes from The Escapist.
It seems that the Council of Derby (about 20 km west of Nottingham, England), made a misstep when they “went to the public for help in naming two sections of the city’s inner ring road that had just been built.” One of these inner rings will be called “Lara Croft Way.”
Maybe not well known for being a “Native Daughter” of Derby, as evidenced by Councilor Lucy Care’s response that, “The vote really captured the imagination of people from across the world and, despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89 percent for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore! She was created in Derby and deserves [to] stand alongside some of the more traditional icons of the city.”
The creators of Lara Croft (of the Tomb Raider series), Core Design, was located in Derby until “the studio was bought out by Rebellion in 2006 and, as Rebellion Derby, is reportedly being considered for closure.”
If Derby City Council is thinking ahead they should be mass producing Lara Croft Way street signs and selling them in gift shops because if they don’t they’re bound to go mysteriously missing from signposts.