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Mayor's press releases

100 hours ‘experience of work’ for every child from seven
25 June 2015

School pupils in London should receive 100 hours experience of the world of work starting from the age of seven, according to London’s business leaders and politicians.

Armed Forces honoured with ceremony at City Hall
22 June 2015

The Mayor of London and the London Assembly joined members of the British Armed Forces today for a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, to honour the bravery and commitment of service personnel past and present, ahead of Armed Forces Day

London joins towns and cities across the UK for first National Busking Day
22 June 2015

Performers from around the world take to streets and railway stations across the UK for first National Busking Day on 18 July, including Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Canterbury, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Margate, Newcastle-Gateshead, Norwich...

Mayor of London launches major drive to boost connectivity in capital
17 June 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is today (Wednesday, June 17) launching two initiatives to help make the capital the best connected city in Europe and boost affordable access to superfast connections for homes and small businesses.

London cements position as tech capital of Europe at launch of London Technology Week
15 June 2015

Five years since the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP and the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron launched the Tech City Initiative, new research shows London has cemented its position as the most important tech hub in Europe and is forecast to boost its economy by £18bn in 2015.

Twitter, Citi and the CIPD sign up to the Mayor’s Team London Skill-UP programme this Small Charity Week
15 June 2015

The Mayor of London today announced the launch of Team London Skill-UP, a brand new programme that will see London’s top companies volunteer their time to train and advise small charities, to help to bridge the skills gap preventing many of them from growing.

Mayor of London visits the Maypole Project for sick and disabled young Londoners
11 June 2015

The Mayor of London visited The Maypole Project today (Thursday 11th June) to see how £10,000 from his Team London Small Grants Innovation Fund has helped to recruit an extra 10 specialist volunteers to get children and young people with complex medical needs involved in sports through the...

Nearly 2,000 homes and new train station to transform Beam Park
9 June 2015

The Mayor of London has confirmed plans for an empty piece of industrial land in Rainham to be transformed into a new neighbourhood with thousands of homes and a train station with easy access to central London, accelerating the regeneration of east London and opening the way to the creation of...

1,000 London schools sign up to Team London Young Ambassadors scheme
8 June 2015

The Mayor of London hailed the latest milestone for the Team London Young Ambassadors programme today (8 June) as he announced that 1,000 schools across the capital have signed up in just two years, and over 190,000 young Londoners have become active citizens in their local community by taking...

London cycling now the highest on record as rate of deaths and serious injuries falls to lowest ever level
4 June 2015

More people are cycling in London than at any time since records began, new TfL figures show.

2014 was also the safest year on record for London cyclists. Cycling on the TfL main roads rose by 11 per cent last year and has increased by 59 per cent since the Mayor took office in 2008.

Mayor updates guidelines on building quality homes for Londoners
3 June 2015

The Mayor of London has released updated planning guidance that aims to maximise the construction of quality homes for Londoners, a vital step in achieving the goal of building 49,000 houses a year in order to keep up with London’s booming population.

Mayor confirms plans to roll out 20,000 police body cameras across the Met
3 June 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has confirmed plans are underway to equip all neighbourhood and response officers across the Metropolitan police with Body Worn Video cameras, to help them fight crime and boost public confidence. The move will make the new technology available to more...

Mayor launches new multi-million pound Low Emission Neighbourhoods scheme
29 May 2015

London boroughs are invited to put together ambitious plans to tackle air quality hotspots, under a ground-breaking new Low Emission Neighbourhood scheme. Up to two £1 million Low Emission Neighbourhoods will be funded as part of the Mayor’s £20 million Air Quality Fund.

Mayor plants final ‘Paralympic inspired tree’ in new Olympic Park orchard to mark London Tree Week
26 May 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today planted the final tree in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s brand new orchard, made up of 55 new fruit trees including one for each of the gold medal winners at the London 2012 Paralympic games.

City Hall hosts cyber security masterclasses to help London Businesses get ‘online savvy’
26 May 2015
The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime and Federation of Small Businesses are running a series of free masterclasses to help the capital’s small and medium sized businesses buff up on cyber security.