Mayor's press releases

Mayor secures more than £300,000 to boost air quality in the capital
28 November 2013

 The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has successfully secured an additional £335,000 from a £1m Government pot to tackle air pollution, build green infrastructure and support low emission vehicles in the capital.

Mayor to join Chanukah ceremony in Trafalgar Square
28 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join members of the Jewish community and other Londoners this evening (Thursday 28 November) for a celebration to mark Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.
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Mayor’s £20,000 prize to inspire green business dragons of the future
28 November 2013

The Mayor Boris Johnson and top entrepreneur and star of TV’s Dragons’ Den Deborah Meaden are calling on London’s students to come up with innovative new business ideas to cut future carbon emissions and enhance the capital’s green economy.

Mayor of London approves £1bn Croydon regeneration scheme
27 November 2013

Plans to construct a £1 billion state-of-the-art retail and leisure development that will act as a major catalyst for regeneration in Croydon have been given the green light by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today (Wednesday, November 27).

Mayor to challenge agencies to share information to help prevent Violence Against Women and Girls in the capital
27 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today (Wednesday 27th November) called on hospitals to share the information that they hold on victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with the police, so that girls can be protected and a true picture on the extent of this horrific practice can...

Mayor sets out bold vision to tackle London’s housing needs
25 November 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today announced initial new funding of more than £1 billion to deliver thousands more low cost homes as he warned that London needed at least 42,000 homes a year to meet the demands of the city’s ever increasing population....

Mayor joins Paralympic champion Martine Wright to award London’s outstanding volunteers
25 November 2013
  • Mayor recognises Team London volunteers for their outstanding contribution to city life
  • Barbara Windsor, Ledley King and Bear Grylls join celebrations
Mayor of London hails schools setting the pace for education in the capital
22 November 2013

• First 111 schools to become members of the Mayor’s London Schools Gold Club named
• Announcement comes as the Mayor opens the first annual London Education Conference at City Hall
• Teachers, education leaders and delegates addressed by the Mayor and the Education Secretary

Mayor and TfL set out vision for the future of the Tube
21 November 2013

• New 24-hour ‘Night Tube’ service at weekends
• Further improvement in the reliability, capacity and accessibility of Tube services
• All Tube stations to be controlled and staffed while services are operating

Deputy Mayor to host debate on the impact of older people to society
18 November 2013

The contribution of older Londoners to their city is the theme being debated at London’s Older People's Assembly on Thursday 21 November.

Waste heat from the Tube will help to warm hundreds of homes
15 November 2013

 A pioneering new deal announced today will capture waste heat from London Underground tunnels and an electrical substation to help warm homes and cut energy bills.

Mayor welcomes international cooperation on culture in World Cities
14 November 2013

London is sharing its expertise as a top cultural destination with cities from around the globe, as they gather this week for the second World Cities Culture Summit.

Mayor’s new scheme to help small businesses cut food waste – FoodSave
12 November 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today launched ‘FoodSave’, a new scheme to help food businesses maximise their profits by reducing food waste and diverting surplus food to useful purposes and away from landfill. 

‘New website can help Londoners and businesses reduce air pollution’, says Mayor
11 November 2013

• Website features unique tools to help Londoners reduce emissions and exposure to air pollution
• Resources for schools and businesses so they can reduce their own air pollution footprint, with case studies and informative technical guides

Mayor on track to deliver 100 ‘pocket parks’ with 60 projects now underway
11 November 2013
From a rooftop orchard to a tropical retreat, work is now underway on 60 of the Mayor Boris Johnson’s ‘pocket parks’ – transforming underused urban spaces across the city into mini oases for Londoners to enjoy.