Mayor's press releases

Mayor launches drive to help young people’s job prospects through volunteering
3 June 2014

Young Londoners are being offered the opportunity to gain valuable experience and increase their future employability as a result of two new volunteering schemes being launched by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th

Mayor kick starts London’s spring clean with £50,000 for hundreds of local events
2 June 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched hundreds of local clean-up events to help spruce up the capital for the summer, with £50,000 worth of grants and clean-up kits from City Hall.
Mayor hosts international summit as London turns a corner on gang crime
2 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has set out how he plans to build on the positive progress being made to tackle gang crime in London. Addressing a major summit at City Hall, bringing together some of the top experts from across the globe working on gangs, the Mayor said that whilst targeted...

Mayor’s food scheme saving restaurants, pubs & hotels 70 stone ‘food mountains’
30 May 2014
Restaurants, pubs & hotels  are being invited to save thousands of pounds and massively cut the amount of food they waste, under a scheme supported by the Mayor Boris Johnson.
Mayor approves Westfield expansion
30 May 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has approved plans to extend the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush and build more than 1,300 homes.

Mayor launches first London Rental Standard
28 May 2014
  • A city-wide badge of accreditation for London’s landlords
  • Enabling Londoners to rent with confidence
Mayor backs police road safety operation as serious cyclist injuries fall by 28 per cent
27 May 2014

The annual figures measuring death and serious injury to cyclists in London reveal a significant drop in the numbers killed or seriously injured in 2013 compared to the previous year.


Mayor welcomes plans to build pioneering biomedical engineering centre at Imperial
27 May 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday, May 27) welcomed news that Imperial College London is to build a pioneering biomedical engineering centre and believes that it will cement London and the South East’s reputation as “one of the leading regions in the world for gam

London students compete ‘Dragons’ Den’ style to become Mayor’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2014
27 May 2014
London’s budding student entrepreneurs will battle it out today, Tuesday 27th May, in ‘Dragons’ Den’ style to become the Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur of 2014. 
London Tree Week: Pop up forests, 1,000’s of streets trees & new phone app
23 May 2014
Pop up forests in shopping centres, free ‘green spotters’ commuter phone app and kick starting the planting of thousands of new trees across local streets are just some of the exciting things happening during this year’s London Tree Week from Saturday
Atlas uncovers hidden world of Park Royal
23 May 2014
A new ‘atlas’ that shines a light on the 2,000 businesses based at Park Royal and aims to ensure they can maximise the enormous benefits of one of the largest regeneration schemes in Europe has been launched today (Friday, May 23).
Mayor warns Airports Commission not to miss the 'bigger picture'
23 May 2014

The Mayor of London today urged the Commission charged with refereeing the ongoing debate about where to provide new aviation capacity in the UK to take the “bigger picture and longer view ” into account.

Mayor approves plans for 3,000 new homes in Hackney
20 May 2014

Plans to comprehensively regenerate a housing estate in Hackney and build more than 3,000 new homes were approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson last week (Friday, May 16).


Industry gets behind talented young musicians as first ever 'London Music Awards' sells out!
12 May 2014

MAYOR'S MUSIC FUND: The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is to host a glittering celebration of musical talent, when the inaugural London Music Awards take place at the Roundhouse on Wednesday 11 June. With performers including Soul II Soul, the event will be an important fundraiser for the Mayor'...

Mayor champions healthier workplaces through City Hall get fit challenge
8 May 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is leading a call for workplaces to help employees get fitter and healthier by personally signing up to a new City Hall health challenge. The Greater London Authority is encouraging staff to get involved in an eight-week 'get fit for summer' promotion, which...