Mayor's press releases

Mayor sets out bold vision to tackle London’s housing needs
25 November 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today announced initial new funding of more than £1 billion to deliver thousands more low cost homes as he warned that London needed at least 42,000 homes a year to meet the demands of the city’s ever increasing population....

Mayor joins Paralympic champion Martine Wright to award London’s outstanding volunteers
25 November 2013
  • Mayor recognises Team London volunteers for their outstanding contribution to city life
  • Barbara Windsor, Ledley King and Bear Grylls join celebrations
Mayor of London hails schools setting the pace for education in the capital
22 November 2013

• First 111 schools to become members of the Mayor’s London Schools Gold Club named
• Announcement comes as the Mayor opens the first annual London Education Conference at City Hall
• Teachers, education leaders and delegates addressed by the Mayor and the Education Secretary

Mayor and TfL set out vision for the future of the Tube
21 November 2013

• New 24-hour ‘Night Tube’ service at weekends
• Further improvement in the reliability, capacity and accessibility of Tube services
• All Tube stations to be controlled and staffed while services are operating

Deputy Mayor to host debate on the impact of older people to society
18 November 2013

The contribution of older Londoners to their city is the theme being debated at London’s Older People's Assembly on Thursday 21 November.

Waste heat from the Tube will help to warm hundreds of homes
15 November 2013

 A pioneering new deal announced today will capture waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation to help warm homes and cut energy bills.

Mayor welcomes international cooperation on culture in World Cities
14 November 2013

London is sharing its expertise as a top cultural destination with cities from around the globe, as they gather this week for the second World Cities Culture Summit.

Mayor’s new scheme to help small businesses cut food waste – FoodSave
12 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched ‘FoodSave’, a new scheme to help food businesses maximise their profits by reducing food waste and diverting surplus food to useful purposes and away from landfill. 

‘New website can help Londoners and businesses reduce air pollution’, says Mayor
11 November 2013

• Website features unique tools to help Londoners reduce emissions and exposure to air pollution
• Resources for schools and businesses so they can reduce their own air pollution footprint, with case studies and informative technical guides

Mayor on track to deliver 100 ‘pocket parks’ with 60 projects now underway
11 November 2013
From a rooftop orchard to a tropical retreat, work is now underway on 60 of the Mayor Boris Johnson’s ‘pocket parks’ – transforming underused urban spaces across the city into mini oases for Londoners to enjoy.
Mayor confirms plans for New Year's Eve fireworks to bring in the New Year
8 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today confirmed plans for this year's New Year's Eve celebrations

International speakers to join Mayor at major conference debating education
8 November 2013

The Mayor's Education Conference 2013 will bring together London and national school leaders and international experts to debate what action is required to ensure schoolchildren in the capital receive a world class education that gives them the skills, knowledge and creativity needed for...

Mayor awards around £70,000 for drug intervention programme in Bexley
7 November 2013

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has given £67,677 funding to the London Borough of Bexley to cut drug-related crime through a drug intervention programme for offenders. 

Buses to run on ‘chip fat’ in pilot scheme
7 November 2013

• Used cooking oil and other food waste products are being used to fuel London’s red buses in significant quantity for the first time

New London Schools Atlas puts information and transparency at the heart of education in the capital
7 November 2013

A new interactive online map of London is being launched today, which provides a uniquely detailed and comprehensive picture of London schools, current patterns of attendance and potential future demand for places across the capital.