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Mayor's press releases

Mayor and Commissioner celebrate record numbers of young police volunteers
3 August 2015
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Bernard Hogan Howe today praised the increasingly important role of young police volunteers in the capital, as the number of 10-19 year old Volunteer Police Cadets reaches a record high.
Heathrow third runway threat to UK flights
31 July 2015

Nearly half the flights between Heathrow and the rest of the UK are set for the scrapheap if a third runway is given the green light according to data published by the Airports Commission.

Mayor smashes Team London target nine months early with 100,000 volunteers
30 July 2015
The Mayor's Team London volunteering programme has smashed its target to reach 100,000 volunteers nine months ahead of schedule.
Mayor backs innovation on London’s high streets and places of work with £20m fund
30 July 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is today launching a new £20 million fund that will re-energise the capital’s high streets by embracing the city’s incredible talent for creativity and technological innovation.

50,000 new homes for Londoners thanks to Mayor’s Housing Zone scheme
29 July 2015

· Target of 50,000 homes reached
· Three new Housing Zones announced
· 20 Housing Zones to be designated by late summer

Mayor opens up quest to find London’s best food and drink producers
27 July 2015

The Mayor of London is on a quest to find the best of London’s local larder after launching the Urban Food Awards to celebrate the tastiest food and drink in the capital.

Mayor extends sobriety tag pilot, following 91 per cent success rate
27 July 2015
A scheme to tackle alcohol-related crime through the use of compulsory electronic ankle tags has proved such a success it is being extended, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced.
Liberty Festival returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
24 July 2015

Liberty Festival returns with big beats, dirty synths, pop up art, world music and powerful dance, as cultural centrepiece of Sainsbury's Anniversary Games weekend and National Busking Day

Mayor urges Londoners to enjoy the Great Outdoors this summer
24 July 2015

With the summer holidays underway, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is urging Londoners to get outside and explore public spaces in their neighbourhoods, using a brand new interactive map.


Mayor welcomes the capital’s music industry to City Hall
23 July 2015
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed key figures from the capital's vibrant and varied music scene at a special reception held last night at City Hall.
London celebrates end of Ramadan with free 10th anniversary Eid Festival in Trafalgar Square
23 July 2015
In celebration of the end of Ramadan, the annual Eid Festival takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 25 July.
City Hall unveils early designs of new user-friendly website
22 July 2015
Work-in-progress designs of the revamped website for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly have been unveiled today in a bid to boost engagement with the Mayoralty and get more Londoners involved in major decisions.
Mayor unveils London’s Ultra Low Emission future as Fire Brigade joins electric revolution
22 July 2015

•Vision for London to become the Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle capital of Europe

•London Fire Brigade announces commitment to transfer support cars to electric by 2016 and vision for low emission fire engines

Construction on 700 new homes begins at iconic Cane Hill site
22 July 2015

An abandoned 205 acre site that was previously home to Cane Hill psychiatric hospital and appeared on the front cover of a David Bowie album is set to be transformed into nearly 700 new homes in Croydon.