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Mayor’s new plan to bring dance into the classroom backed by internationally renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and Sadler’s Wells
10 July 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced a major new initiative that will see thousands of London schoolchildren being given the chance to participate in and learn about dance. Backed by award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor and leading dance organisations, the Mayor is...

Mayor of London pays tribute to victims and survivors of the 7/7 bombings
7 July 2015
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, has paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the 7/7 London bombings ahead of a series of events in the capital to mark the tenth anniversary of the attack.
Mayor opens up overseas markets for London businesses
3 July 2015

A group of small and medium sized businesses are heading off on a trade mission to Asia this weekend as part of the Mayor of London’s export programme to help firms tap into overseas markets.

Mayor of London condemns highly predictable and catastrophic third runway plan
1 July 2015

The Mayor of London has described the Airports Commission decision to recommend that a third runway be built at Heathrow as highly predictable, short-termist and completely politically undeliverable.

Victoria Hills named Chief Executive Officer of Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
29 June 2015

Victoria Hills has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).

Pure electric double-decker London bus trial announced at world-first Clean Bus Summit
29 June 2015

The world’s first purpose-built purely electric double-decker bus will enter passenger service in London this year, Mayor Boris Johnson announced today, as he hosted representatives and major bus manufacturers from across the globe at City Hall for the first ever global Clean Bus Summit.

Boris Johnson welcomes London's Pride celebrations
26 June 2015

Large crowds are anticipated for this year's Pride celebrations, which take place tomorrow (Saturday 27 June) and the Mayor of London has a message for everyone taking part in one of the city's largest public events of the year.

Mayor hails 150th anniversary of The Knowledge and sets out vision for 21st Century taxi trade
25 June 2015
The Mayor today (Thursday 25 June) met with newly ‘badged’ black cab drivers at City Hall and set out his vision for a 21st century taxi trade, emphasising his commitment to ensure that it maintains its position as ...
Mayor of London announces four more Housing Zones to fast-track 12,000 new homes
25 June 2015

• 15 out of 20 planned Housing Zones now announced
• Significant progress made on affordable housing
• Target of 50,000 new homes from Housing Zones within reach

Mayor considers £10bn ‘megafund’ as option to boost drug development
25 June 2015

Plans to create a £10bn ‘megafund’ that would make it easier for pharmaceutical companies in London and across the country to develop groundbreaking new drugs and treatments is one of a number of options that will be discussed today at a special conference hosted by the Mayor o

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.