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Mayor's press releases

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.

New database brings together 65 years of policing research from around the world
20 July 2015
Sixty-five years of policing research from around the world is to be brought together in one ground-breaking new resource, announced today by the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the College of Policing.
From the underground to the high street - National Busking Day comes to town
17 July 2015
Live music and street performance across the UK this Saturday 18 July, including Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Canterbury, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Margate,...
Mayor announces creation of Crossrail 2 Growth Commission as top business leaders urge Government to back new rail link
17 July 2015

With London’s population set to top 10 million by 2030 some of the UK’s most senior business leaders today issued a powerful call to Government to support the Mayor’s economic case for building Crossrail 2, the proposed northeast south west rail link across London. The call to action came as...

Mayor rolls up sleeves to kick-start London’s biggest ever Capital Clean-up
16 July 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is rolling up his sleeves and grabbing a paint brush to help some of the thousands of volunteers tidy up neglected parts of the city in this summer’s biggest ever Capital Clean-up.

London becomes first world city to quantify the health effects of nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
15 July 2015
·         Mayor’s  new report shows that nearly half of the health effects are caused by air pollution from outside London, including 75 per cent of cardiovascular hospital admissions associated with PM2.5
Mayor brings in new plan to introduce London pupils to the wonders of science and discovery
15 July 2015

The Mayor of London has announced a brand new initiative that will see thousands of London schoolchildren in every borough learning about science through the ground-breaking discoveries, inventions and scientific ideas that have emerged or been applied in the capital.