Mayor's press releases

London Mayor outlines ambitions to provide burglary-busting ‘liquid’ to more than 440,000 homes
11 April 2014
  • Metropolitan police trials in five boroughs show traceable liquids delivered a reduction of at least 49 per cent in just the target areas over a 6 month period
Mayor launches £20,000 prize for bright business idea to help keep London's lights on
11 April 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is challenging London’s small businesses to come up with innovative solutions to reduce London’s electricity use at peak times and reduce the likelihood of blackouts blighting the capital.
Mayor of London approves plans for new stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground
10 April 2014

The Mayor of London has approved plans to redevelop the Warner Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground.


The new stand will provide 2,922 seats with improved views of the ground and new catering facilities.


From North London to the Gare du Nord, The King's Parade head to Paris
9 April 2014

· Rising Cricklewood band takes the train to busk in the French capital

· Young musicians urged to sign up for the 2014 Gigs busking competition

Don't let London become a no go area for buskers, warns Mayor
9 April 2014

Mayor urges young musicians to sign up for Gigs busking competition and launches #BackBusking...

Mayor’s plans for London Housing Bank to help deliver thousands more homes
9 April 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched proposals for a new investment scheme designed to accelerate house building and help deliver thousands more low cost homes for Londoners.
Mayor of London launches MedCity
8 April 2014

Imperial, Kings & UCL join forces with Oxford & Cambridge to build world's most powerful life sciences cluster.

Prince Harry and the Mayor of London join youngsters for sneak preview of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
4 April 2014

London's newest, biggest green space received the Royal seal of approval today as His Royal Highness Prince Harry and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson joined local youngsters for a sneak preview of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ahead of its official opening on Saturday.

Global leaders sign up to £31m plan to demonstrate viability of hydrogen vehicles
3 April 2014

International project HyFive pioneers hydrogen fuel cell technology

A pioneering £31 million deal will be struck today (3 April) to make hydrogen vehicles a viable and environmentally friendly choice for motorists across Europe.

Thousands of new properties unveiled at the FIRST STEPS Homes show
2 April 2014

Event:              FIRST STEPS Homes Show Spring 2014

Date:                Saturday 12th April 2014 Time: 10:00am-5:00pm.

Mayor approves plans to build 1,000 homes in Islington
1 April 2014

Plans to build almost 1,000 homes in Islington have been approved today (Tuesday, April 1) by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.


Mayor approves plans for major new development at Convoys Wharf
1 April 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson yesterday (Monday, March 31) approved plans to build up to 3,500 new homes and create over 2,000 new jobs on a site in Deptford that has been derelict for 14 years.


Mayor wants honest discussion of how Heathrow site can best serve London in the 21st century
31 March 2014

The Mayor of London has released a major new report that sets out several options for redevelopment of the Heathrow airport site if a new hub airport in the south east is eventually agreed by the Government and Heathrow airport relocates.

Mayor’s plan to turbo boost housing to 1930s levels
28 March 2014

Mayor’s Housing Strategy for London:

- Plan to double house building

- Protection for leaseholders to halt spiralling service charges

Cycle Hire bikes go yellow as countdown to Tour de France begins
27 March 2014

With only 100 days left until the Tour de France arrives in the UK, London is gearing up for the return of the world’s largest cycling road race.