Mayor's press releases

Town centres to be transformed and second phase of Quietways launched as first major junction upgrade begins
21 October 2014
Further Quietway cycle routes extending the network to every borough and substantial funding set aside for a series of major cycling schemes in outer London were announced today.
Mayor marks major milestone in creation of new Greenwich Peninsula district
17 October 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, today marked a major milestone in the delivery of thousands of new homes for Londoners on one of the capital’s largest regeneration projects, Greenwich Peninsula. 
Mayor hails London's film sector as more features shot in capital than ever before
14 October 2014

• UK film production spend now worth almost £1.1 billion • Over 100 features shot on location in London in 2013, compared to 60 in 2012 • 75 per cent of this production concentrated in and around the capital • 50 crews shooting on the streets of London each day • 18,000 filming days in 2013...

Zandra Rhodes joins Deputy Mayor to call for more women to come forward for breast screening
14 October 2014

• State of the art breast screening unit opens by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• Drive to boost screening amongst minority ethnic communities and women on low incomes

FreeSport grants now available
10 October 2014

Sports clubs, youth groups and community organisations from across London can now apply for grants of up to £1,500 to run free sport activities.

Mayor of London calls for better awareness of mental health
10 October 2014

With countries across the globe marking World Mental Health Day, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling for increased awareness of mental ill health, which affects one in four Londoners and costs the capital an estimated £26 billion each year.

Mayor calls for planning exemption to be preserved to protect London’s key business districts
9 October 2014

The Mayor of London is bidding to preserve London’s key business districts by urging the Government to reconsider proposals that could see valuable office space in the capital turned into homes.

Mayor of London calls for investment in International Dementia Research Institute
8 October 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is today supporting the Prime Minister’s efforts to find a cure for dementia and help carers and patients living with the disease by calling for the Government and private sector to come together and fund an International Dementia Research Institute.

London’s Deputy Mayor praises 34 Bromley schools for efforts to keep pupils happy and healthy
7 October 2014

Thirty-four Bromley schools have achieved awards for teaching children about the importance of healthy eating, regular physical activity and emotional health and wellbeing, as part of the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London (HSL) programme.

Children's parade to kick off the Mayor's Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square
7 October 2014

Dressed up as Lord Rama, his wife, Sita, his brother Lakshmana, and their army of devoted monkeys and villagers, children from the local community will take part in a parade - or a Ram Yatra - to launch the Mayor of London's Diwali Festival, which takes in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, 12 October...

African festival in Trafalgar Square to be part of Mayor's Black History Month celebrations
6 October 2014

• Lebara and Air France to sponsor Africa on the Square
• Mayor also to host Black History Month First World War event at City Hall
• City Hall exhibition, 'From Emancipation to Windrush'

Mayor launches public consultation on plans to transform Crystal Palace sports centre
6 October 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, is calling on local residents and users of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace to contribute their views on redevelopment plans to improve its sporting, recreational and educational facilities and secure its long term future in the heart of south London....
London tech talent heading to the States to win international business
6 October 2014

A group of ambitious London tech firms have arrived on American soil this morning (6 October) on a week-long mission to showcase their digital and technology expertise and win new investment in the capital.

Mayor approves Mount Pleasant application after doubling affordable housing
3 October 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today approved plans to build almost 700 homes on parts of the Mount Pleasant postal sorting site – after doubling the amount of affordable housing that was originally proposed.