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Mayor's press releases

Mayor of London to join Chanukah celebrations in Trafalgar Square
15 December 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join members of the Jewish community and other Londoners in Trafalgar Square tomorrow evening (Tuesday 16 December) for the annual celebrations to mark Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.

Mayor opens state-of-the-art Crossrail train testing facility
11 December 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today unveiled a state-of-the-art testing facility for the new fleet of Crossrail trains during a visit to the Bombardier factory in Derby.

Mayor of London approves plans for up to 3,610 homes and more than 17,000 jobs at Canary Wharf
10 December 2014

Plans to create a new waterside community on the eastern edge of Canary Wharf with up to 3,610 homes and more than 17,000 jobs have been approved by the Mayor of London today (Wednesday, December 10).

Mayor secures major cash boost for frontline policing in historic Scotland Yard sale deal
9 December 2014

• Outdated HQ sold for £370m to Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) in biggest shake up of Met estate since 1960s
• Proceeds from sale to be invested in cutting-edge technology and a leaner, more modern estate

Mayor plants the seed for a leafier London with pledge of thousands more trees
5 December 2014

As part of National Tree Week the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced plans to make London leafier by planting the final 4,300 trees in his Street Tree Initiative.

Mayor launches fund to help budding London tech start-ups
4 December 2014

Budding tech and science start-up businesses in the capital who are looking to raise the finance they need to take their business to the next level can now take advantage of a venture capital fund for small businesses launched today (4 December).

London wins membership of prestigious global network of resilient cities
3 December 2014
Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, London will receive funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, alongside l...
Mayor welcomes Government funding that can deliver big wins for London
2 December 2014

The Mayor of London has welcomed funding commitments by the Government that promise to help deliver a series of significant housing and transport schemes in the capital.

Mayor welcomes £141m from Government to support world leading culture and education quarter on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
2 December 2014

• University College London and University of the Arts London to create two new campuses
• Victoria and Albert Museum and Sadler’s Wells will be at the core of the cultural district

Deputy Mayor unveils plan to tackle hate crime in London
2 December 2014

A new app to make it easier for victims to report hate crime online is one of a raft of new measures aimed at tackling hate crime in the capital to be unveiled by the Deputy Mayor for Policing And Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh tomorrow (3 December).

Too many Londoners still in the dark about HIV 30 years on
1 December 2014

National AIDS Trust and Mayor of London join forces to raise awareness and tackle stigma

Mayor urges UK firms to grab business opportunities in Malaysia
1 December 2014

• Architects Bjarke Ingels Group wins competition to design Malaysia Square in Battersea.

Mayor & Indonesian President build stronger economic ties between London & Jakarta
30 November 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today met the newly elected President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo to build stronger economic, business and education opportunities between Jakarta and London.
Mayor cultivates fruitful botanical relationship between London and Singapore
29 November 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Saturday 29 November) confirmed Kew Garden’s position as the world’s leading centre of expertise for botanical science as he visited Singapore’s Botanic Gardens and highlighted the important role o
Masterchef winner joins 300 children to tackle food waste at Mayor’s volunteering summit
28 November 2014
300 London schoolchildren were joined by Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers and Unilever Project Sunlight to plan how to tackle food waste and food poverty in this year’s Team London Youth Summit.