Live updates

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.

Advertisement

  1. National

Teenager sells Summly app to Yahoo for 'millions'

A 17-year-old has sold an app he designed to Yahoo! in a deal believed to be worth tens of millions of pounds.

Nick D'Aloisio created Summly, which offers "snack-sized content" from media sources, when he was just 15.

Nick D'Aloisio has been compared to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: ITV News

In a message on the Summly website, he wrote: "I am delighted to announce Summly has signed an agreement to be acquired by Yahoo!.

"After spending some time on campus, I discovered that Yahoo! has an inspirational goal to make people's daily routines entertaining and meaningful, and mobile will be a central part of that vision. For us, it's the perfect fit.

The teenager, who is studying for his A-levels, will join the Yahoo! team in London.

Phone app to reward walkers and cyclists

Boris Johnson alongside London's bikes Credit: ITN

A scheme has being launched to reward people for walking and cycling in London, in a bid to reduce congestion and boost fitness.

A mobile phone app can be used to collect points for journeys made. These points can then be redeemed against discounts and offers in shops, including Marks and Spencer and Planet Organic.