Mayor's press releases

Mayor takes charge of funding to support the capital’s crime victims
1 October 2014

The Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged to transform the way victims of crime are helped in London, as his office takes responsibility for commissioning victim services in the capital today.

Mayor’s entrepreneurs recharge London phone boxes for the 21st Century
1 October 2014

• First revamped London telephone box unveiled on Tottenham Court Road, after ‘solarbox’ won £5,000 in Mayor’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2014 competition

Mayor’s London Housing Bank opens to accelerate building thousands of new homes
26 September 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today opened an innovative new £200 million investment scheme for developers and housing associations that will help accelerate the building of thousands more low cost homes for Londoners. 
Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick to attend Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square
26 September 2014

The Deputy Mayor of London Victoria Borwick will attend this year's Japan Matsuri, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 27 September.

Superfast broadband of ‘Paramount’ importance as 1,000th London business signs up to voucher scheme
26 September 2014

A restaurant and cocktail bar on Oxford Street has become the 1,000th small business in London to sign up to a scheme to gain access to high speed broadband.

Traffic modelling data released for the Mayor’s East-West & North-South Cycle Superhighways
25 September 2014

Traffic modelling data for the Mayor of London’s new cycle superhighway schemes is being released today by TfL as part of City Hall’s commitment to openness and transparency over journey times and their impacts on vehicle traffic.

Mayor's Rosh Hashanah message to London's Jewish community
25 September 2014
With London's Jewish community preparing to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has issued the following message:
Mayor helps deliver 100s of new hospitality apprenticeships & jobs for young people
24 September 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is today helping to deliver hundreds of new apprenticeships and jobs for young people in the hospitality industry.

Mayor, business leaders and doctors say: “This is about the kind of city we want
23 September 2014

Cycle Superhighway 2 from Whitechapel to Bow will be upgraded from a painted line to a world-class fully and semi-segregated cycle track under plans launched for consultation today.


Mayor’s air quality improvements win double C40 acclaim
23 September 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today received a double accolade for his carbon cutting measures, including his work to make London’s iconic black taxi’s zero emission capable by 2018.
Mayor joined by a host of famous faces to celebrate capital’s volunteering legacy
18 September 2014
  • Actress Barbara Windsor MBE, designer Wayne Hemingway MBE and Paralympian Martine Wright at Team London Awards recognising volunteers’ efforts to improve life in the capital
London's New Year's Eve celebrations to be ticketed for the first time
17 September 2014

London's hugely popular and internationally acclaimed New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations are to be ticketed for the first time, Mayor Boris Johnson announced today. With plans well advanced for 2014, the Mayor wants to ensure London's celebrations, which are watched by millions of people in...

Mayor announces developers for ground-breaking private rent homes scheme
16 September 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has selected preferred bidders for two sites, owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA), to fast track the creation of more than 1,200 new high quality homes including 480 homes for long-term private rent.
Mayor and Internet providers pledge to improve London’s digital connectivity
16 September 2014

London’s largest internet providers will meet the Mayor of London today (September 16) at a summit to discuss how to make the capital the best connected city in Europe and further improve affordable access to superfast connections for homes and small businesses.


Searching for more space for London's artists and small businesses
15 September 2014

With London's population set to soar to ten million people by 2030 City Hall is at the forefront of the search for more work space for new and growing businesses.