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Free online courses to offer digital business skills

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A new Government-backed scheme is providing digital skills courses from University College London and Cambridge University for free online.

The Digital Business Academy will give those who sign up access to eight existing courses that focus on the digital side of business including business development, marketing and finance. Each course will take between three and six weeks to complete.



A new crowdfunded app will log cycle accidents, injuries and near misses in the capital

Research teams from the Orthopaedic and Emergency Departments of Barts Health have collaborated with Barts charity ITP and mySociety to release an app that explores bike related injuries in London

The Bespoke project collaborators have developed a crowd sourcing app that will log cycle accidents, injuries and near misses in the hope of mapping cycling blackspots.

The app was suggested after Orthopaedic and Emergency Departments of Barts Health saw an increase in the number of cyclists brought into A and E departments after cycling on London's road.

OpenCo Festival returns to the city

Google is among the companies opening their doors for the OpenCo festival. Credit: Press Association images.

Some of London's top technology businesses will be opening up their doors to the public today.

The OpenCo festival returns for the second year and will offer a behind-the-scenes look at companies including Spotify, YouTube and Google.

Similar events have taken place all over the world and attracted thousands of visitors.

YouTube star Alfie Deyes describes 'insane' real life success

Video blogging star Alfie Deyes says it is "insane" that 8,000 people turned up on Saturday for his 'The Pointless Book' signing event in London.

Deyes was besieged by fans as he launched the book to accompany his YouTube channel where he posts videos about every day issues.

Speaking to ITV London the 21-year-old vlogger who has over three million subscribers to his Pointless blog and 1.2 million Twitter followers says he thinks his success is down to the fact that he is just "normal".

British Museum to be digitally re-created in Minecraft

An online version of the British Museum, complete with all of its eight million exhibits, is due to be built using the popular video game Minecraft.

In the game, players can build entire worlds from scratch using different types of blocks. Staff at the museum have gone online looking for members of the public and fans of the game to take part.

The British Museum will be re-created online with all of its exhibits

The project is part of the Museum of the Future scheme, trying to expand the British Museum's online appeal. Built in the 1850s, it is now the UK's most popular tourist attraction and has over six million visitors every year.

Famous exhibits, like the Lewis Chessmen, will be re-created in digital form

The project is still in its early stages and the first steps will be to build the Great Court and facade of the building before starting work on other areas of the museum.

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