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Mayor's press releases

Mayor brings in London Digital Security Centre to tackle cyber crime
1 October 2015

England’s first specialist centre dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) protect themselves from cyber criminals has opened today in central London.

Mayor joins forces with Unicef for 'Big Resolution' as part of London's New Year's Eve celebrations
1 October 2015
  • Tickets for the New Year's Eve fireworks go live this Friday 2 October at 12 noon
Mayor renews call for further powers over private hire trade
30 September 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has renewed his call for further powers to cap the number of Private Hire Vehicles in the capital.

Mayor unveils expanded traffic-busting plans to keep London moving
29 September 2015
New technology trials will see real-time digital road signs on major roads and remotely controlled roadworks traffic lights to cut delays 
Mayor thanks Londoners as Mayoral charities pass £20 million mark
28 September 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today thanked Londoners and businesses that have helped to raise a staggering £20 million for the three charities he set up to increase opportunities and improve the life chances for young people in the capital.

Local food producers crowned at inaugural Urban Food Awards
25 September 2015

It’s funded by Seeds of Change and the Mayor of London and delivered by the Plunkett Foundation and London Food Link, with the aim of helping social enterprises and privately-owned business to become more sustainable, while encouraging Londoners to buy locally grown food.

Mayor awards schools across London Gold Club status for exceptional educational achievements
25 September 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has awarded 113 schools from across the capital with Gold Club status which recognises exceptional schools in the city. The Gold Club is part of the Mayor's drive to boost standards and raise attainment for all schoolchildren wherever they live in the capital...

Mayor invests £2.5m to get thousands of Londoners active
22 September 2015

Tens of thousands of Londoners will have the chance to get active and take part in sports programmes across the capital thanks to an additional £2.5 million investment announced today by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Design Council Cabe appointed to key Old Oak and Park Royal role
22 September 2015

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation has appointed Design Council Cabe to a key new role that will aim to ensure all new developments on the largest regeneration site in London meet the very highest of design standards.

Mayor secures permanent home for Fulham Boys School, creating 800 more school places
21 September 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that he has secured a permanent home for The Fulham Boys School, which will create an additional 800 secondary school places and further deliver on his promise to help alleviate pressure on the capital's classrooms. The free school is expected to...

Mayor welcomes Rugby World Cup 2015 to London with £100,000 investment into grassroots rugby
18 September 2015

With Rugby World Cup 2015 due to kick-off at Twickenham later today, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that he is partnering with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and investing £100,000 from his Sports Legacy Programme to boost grassroots participation in the sport.

Met minority ethnic recruits more than double in first year of London only policy
16 September 2015

The Mayor of London has welcomed the positive effect of the Met Police’s London only recruitment policy. In just one year the new approach has already seen the number of recruits from minority ethnic backgrounds more than double, and female recruits increase from a quarter to a third. The...

Mayor backs London’s first garden ‘High Line’ as part of £285,000 community fund
15 September 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today pledged £285,000 to local community projects as part of his £9 million High Street Fund, including £10,000 to the Peckham Coal Line, which aims to transform disused railway sidings into a new 1km stretch of green space.