Mayor's press releases

Vodafone joins forces with Mayor for world's first multi-sensory fireworks display
9 December 2013

• New partnership sees Vodafone teaming up with Mayor and working with food scientists Bompas & Parr to bring a world first to London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations
• Free Vodafone augmented reality smartphone app to bring the experience of the fireworks to millions of people, wherever...

Mayor gets London businesses super-connected
7 December 2013

The Mayor of London is encouraging small businesses in the capital to take advantage of a new multimillion pound scheme to provide them with high speed broadband. Businesses can apply for a voucher worth up to £3,000 to help them with the set up cost of high speed internet connections.

Mayor of London's tribute to Nelson Mandela
6 December 2013

In response to the death of Nelson Mandela, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said:

Top institutions drive to improve accessibility for country's 12m disabled people
4 December 2013

Improving accessibility for the country’s 12million disabled people should become a requirement of all built environment courses at universities and colleges, six leading professional institutions have announced.

Mayor and Chancellor announce commitment to the development of major new education and arts centres on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
4 December 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today welcomed the Chancellor George Osborne’s pledge in the National Infrastructure Plan to support the creation of a major new higher education and cultural district on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Mayor freezes fares in real terms for 2014 as TfL sets out investment priorities to support jobs and growth
3 December 2013
  • 2014 TfL fares frozen in real terms to help ease cost of living for Londoners
  • Fares held down due to TfL efficiencies programme and commercial revenue targets
Mayor joins cadets to help commuters avoid being victims of crime
2 December 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, joined Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) during a coordinated day of action to highlight the importance of crime prevention.

World AIDS Day 2013 - Mayor of London backs HIV testing
29 November 2013

Over 10,000 Londoners do not know they are living with HIV

Boosting jobs and skills for Londoners at City Hall summit
29 November 2013

Equipping Londoners with the skills they need to succeed in the jobs market will be top of the agenda during a major summit at City Hall today (29 November).

Mayor pledges thousands more trees to make London leafier
29 November 2013

 As part of National Tree Week the Mayor of London today announced plans to make London leafier by planting thousands of trees on streets and community green spaces.  Nearly £800,000 has been granted to community and borough projects to help local people improve their green space

Mayor secures more than £300,000 to boost air quality in the capital
28 November 2013

 The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has successfully secured an additional £335,000 from a £1m Government pot to tackle air pollution, build green infrastructure and support low emission vehicles in the capital.

Mayor to join Chanukah ceremony in Trafalgar Square
28 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join members of the Jewish community and other Londoners this evening (Thursday 28 November) for a celebration to mark Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.
To see the Mayor's YouTube message for Chanukah go to:...

Mayor’s £20,000 prize to inspire green business dragons of the future
28 November 2013

The Mayor Boris Johnson and top entrepreneur and star of TV’s Dragons’ Den Deborah Meaden are calling on London’s students to come up with innovative new business ideas to cut future carbon emissions and enhance the capital’s green economy.

Mayor of London approves £1bn Croydon regeneration scheme
27 November 2013

Plans to construct a £1 billion state-of-the-art retail and leisure development that will act as a major catalyst for regeneration in Croydon have been given the green light by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today (Wednesday, November 27).

Mayor to challenge agencies to share information to help prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in the capital
27 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today (Wednesday 27th November) called on hospitals to share the information that they hold on victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with the police, so that girls can be protected and a true picture on the extent of this horrific practice can...