Mayor's press releases

Award winning artist Jeremy Deller on the hunt for London's best young artists
3 February 2014

Turner Prize winner to judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards

Award-winning artist Jeremy Deller will judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards, it was announced today.

Award winning artist Jeremy Deller on the hunt for London's best young artists
3 February 2014

Turner Prize winner to judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards

Mayor calls on Londoners to help clean up the capital in 2014
30 January 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is calling on Londoners young and old to roll up their sleeves and join this year’s Capital Clean-up.

Boris Johnson welcomes London's Chinese New Year celebrations
30 January 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed this Sunday's Chinese New Year celebrations, which are taking place in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown and mark the start of the Year of the Horse.

Lorries without cycle safety equipment to be banned from London
30 January 2014

Lorries without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians will be banned from London, the Mayor, Boris Johnson, and the London boroughs announced today.

Mayor’s “deep concern” at UK government opposition to safer lorry proposals as he joins forces with other European cities
29 January 2014

The Mayors of London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Madrid, leaders of 130 other European cities, haulage industry associations, transport unions, accident victims, safety campaigners and Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman joined forces in Brussels today (29 January) to press for much tighter EU...

London set for another world-beating year of major events
27 January 2014

On the eve of London's renowned and hugely popular Chinese New Year celebrations – amongst the biggest outside China - the Mayor Boris Johnson today announced that 2014 will be another world-beating year for major events in the capital.

Mayor funds people’s workshop in Walthamstow
22 January 2014

London’s Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, Kit Malthouse, will help to open an innovative new workspace in Walthamstow today (22 January).

Mayor on a mission to persuade global business to invest in London
22 January 2014

The Mayor of London will head for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland today (22 January) where he will urge the world’s wealthiest business leaders to open their cheque books and invest in London's future, as he seeks to drive jobs and growth in the capital.

Action on mental health could help save London up to £26 billion a year
22 January 2014

The scale of mental ill health in London is costing the capital around £26 billion a year, a new report commissioned by the Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed today. In any given year, an estimated one in four Londoners will experience a diagnosable mental health condition. A third of these will...

Mayor to consider plans to build homes at Mount Pleasant
21 January 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has agreed to step in and speed up a planning application that could lead to the construction of almost 700 much-needed homes on the site of the iconic Mount Pleasant postal sorting office.

Mayor urges pensioners not to miss out on Pension Credit
21 January 2014

180,000 older Londoners could be living in poverty
42,000 carers also missing out on crucial benefits
Mayor urges them to claim what they are entitled to

Mayor to meet with Barnet and Camden communities at City Hall
20 January 2014

At his first community reception of 2014, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will meet with people living and working in Barnet and Camden.

Police water cannon in London- have your say
17 January 2014

Londoners will have the opportunity to give their views to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson on the use of water cannon in the capital. The Mayor is asking Londoners their views on whether the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) should have water cannon available to use.

Mayor invites Londoners to help create one of his 100 ‘pocket parks’ in their area
17 January 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, is calling on volunteers and community groups to apply for grants of up to £20,000 each to help transform more of London’s unloved spaces into ‘Pocket Parks’ – tennis court sized green retreats for local neighbourhoods to enjoy.

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