Mayor's press releases

First-time buyers 'bamboozled' by low cost housing deals
12 August 2009

Three quarters of London’s first-time buyers are not sure who qualifies for low cost housing schemes and may be missing the chance to get on the property ladder, according to new research carried out for the Mayor of London.

The Ipsos MORI survey, commissioned by the GLA to inform the...

Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse praises Summer Uni London as 24,000 young Londoners sign up
11 August 2009

Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse, today praised the success of Summer Uni London as a record number of 24,000 youngsters across London signed up for free courses during the holidays.

Summer Uni's offer thousands of excellent youth-led activities for youngsters aged eight to 25 in...

Mayor and top chefs join forces on a new campaign to create tasty dishes from London's leftovers
11 August 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Tuesday, 11 August) joined forces with Gary Rhodes, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Oliver Rowe and other top chefs to urge Londoners use tasty leftovers for great recipes, rather than throw away perfectly edible food.

The expert chefs have...

Mayor upgrades graduates website with hundreds of new work opportunities
10 August 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today announced a major extension to his graduate employment website by posting over 250 work opportunities on the site’s own newly created jobs board.

Commuters encouraged to swap to bikes on Cycle Fridays
7 August 2009

A series of bike convoys led by experienced riders will be on hand to guide novice commuter cyclists into central London each Friday in a new initiative by the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) dubbed ‘Cycle Fridays’.

For eight weeks the rides will depart at 8am from six...

Mayor announces £12m boost for affordable childcare in London
6 August 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today (August 6) announced a new £12m programme to boost affordable childcare in the capital and help unemployed parents back to work.

Londoners pay, on average, 25 per cent more for childcare than parents living elsewhere in England. Research has...

Mayor and Rebecca Adlington open mobile pool on London's Southbank
4 August 2009

Boris Johnson Mayor of London and Olympic double gold medallist Rebecca Adlington today opened the British Gas Pools 4 Schools Summer Camp on London's Southbank.

The Summer Camp is situated adjacent to Gabriel's Wharf on the South Bank, between two of London's most recognised landmarks,...

Mayor heads to Copenhagen to promote London's action on climate change
3 August 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Monday 14 December) travels to Copenhagen to show the rest of the world how London is tackling climate change, helping to create a low carbon economy and tens of thousands of new green jobs.

Mayor announces doubling of rape crisis provision in London
3 August 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today announced the doubling of rape crisis provision in the capital with proposals to open a new rape crisis centre and additional funding for the existing Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in Croydon.

Mayor praises London's top accessible attractions
30 July 2009

Mayor praises London's top accessible attractions
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