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Mayor's press releases

Offenders clean up war memorials as part of Mayor’s commitment to ‘visible justice’
6 November 2014

As Armistice Day approaches, offenders on Community Payback schemes are helping to restore and repair war memorials in the capital as part of the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson’s, ongoing drive to increase visible justice for victims of crime.

School shows London’s Deputy Mayor why it is the healthiest in the capital
6 November 2014

London’s Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick visited Woodlane High School in Hammersmith and Fulham today, Thursday 6th November, to see firsthand the work it has done to achieve the Mayor’s Healthy Schools London Gold status.

Mayor warns against sacrificing golden goose of London arts and culture
5 November 2014

New report into arts spending fails to recognise that more than half the organisations regularly funded by Arts Council England in London spend 80 per cent of their time outside London

Top industry figures join Mayor to steer London’s future infrastructure
4 November 2014

Senior figures from the public sector and some of the UK’s biggest firms – representing transport, telecoms, new media, energy, the environment, the utility providers, and the building industry - have agreed to join forces with the Mayor of London to help deliver a major programme of

Mayor confirms increase to London Living Wage as hundreds more businesses sign up
3 November 2014

• London Living Wage to increase to £9.15 per hour
• Number of accredited companies paying London Living Wage has doubled over the past 12 months to exceed 400.

Mayor confirms hundreds of new homes for long-term private rent in Elephant and Castle
31 October 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, with developers Mace, and Canadian residential and hospitality owner operators Realstar, has confirmed work is to begin on one of the largest long-term rental developments in the capital at Newington Butts in Elephant and Castle, a...
Mayor publishes guidance to make London most accessible city in the world
28 October 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday, October 28) issued detailed planning advice to ensure that London becomes the most accessible city in the world for disabled people.

‘Crossrail 2 vital to support London’s growth’, says Mayor
28 October 2014

•        Further consultation shows continued strong support for Crossrail 2

•        Plans to be submitted to Government for safeguarding to protect a ‘regional’ route

Mayor unleashes power of city data
23 October 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that City Hall is to radically upgrade its data-sharing portal by adding reams of new city data and making it easier for it to be used to make the capital an even better place to live, work and visit.


Town centres to be transformed and second phase of Quietways launched as first major junction upgrade begins
21 October 2014
Further Quietway cycle routes extending the network to every borough and substantial funding set aside for a series of major cycling schemes in outer London were announced today.
Tracking crime in your area – Mayor launches new online dashboard to help Londoners monitor crime locally
21 October 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today (21 October) launched a new online, interactive dashboard, making it easier for Londoners to see what is happening with crime in their area and how well their local police are performing.
Mayor marks major milestone in creation of new Greenwich Peninsula district
17 October 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, today marked a major milestone in the delivery of thousands of new homes for Londoners on one of the capital’s largest regeneration projects, Greenwich Peninsula. 
Mayor hails London's film sector as more features shot in capital than ever before
14 October 2014

• UK film production spend now worth almost £1.1 billion • Over 100 features shot on location in London in 2013, compared to 60 in 2012 • 75 per cent of this production concentrated in and around the capital • 50 crews shooting on the streets of London each day • 18,000 filming days in 2013...

Zandra Rhodes joins Deputy Mayor to call for more women to come forward for breast screening
14 October 2014

• State of the art breast screening unit opens by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• Drive to boost screening amongst minority ethnic communities and women on low incomes

FreeSport grants now available
10 October 2014

Sports clubs, youth groups and community organisations from across London can now apply for grants of up to £1,500 to run free sport activities.