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Mayor's press releases

London's energy busting Low Carbon Zones go ‘live’
19 March 2010

Ten energy-busting Low Carbon Zones across London have gone ‘live’ to help residents, schools and businesses to go green, to save money and create job opportunities at the same time. These Zones have each been awarded a share of £3million by the Mayor of London to cut carbon by 20.12 per cent...

Boris Johnson visits first two schools set to become Mayoral Academies
18 March 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today visited the first two schools set to become Mayoral Academies in September 2010.

At Turin Grove and Gladys Aylward schools, the Mayor met with pupils and teachers and dropped in on some busy art, English and sports lessons. The schools, which are...

Mayor announces £20m programme to get London’s unemployed into Olympic jobs
17 March 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced almost £20 million (£19.6 million) in new funding to seize the unique job opportunities generated by hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mayor calls for more schools to teach Latin
17 March 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is lobbying for more schools to teach Latin to enable all young people to benefit from a classical education. Currently only two – four per cent of state primary schools teach Latin compared to 40 per cent of independent primary schools.

The Mayor is a...

Full steam ahead for London’s Olympic legacy
16 March 2010

The Mayor has today (March 16) heralded a major step forward in reaching agreement with the Government to secure a lasting legacy for the 2012 Games.

Following complex negotiations, a decision has been made to transfer Olympic Park land owned by the London development Agency to the...

Poll of international businesses reveals confidence in London is high
16 March 2010

In the clearest signal yet that London is beating the recession, two-thirds of international firms say they are more confident about doing business in the capital compared with 12 months ago, the Mayor revealed today at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes.
Ninety per cent...

Summit talks to smooth the way to less disruption on London’s roads
12 March 2010

Three quarters of all roads in capital to be covered by London Permit Scheme early next year

A major summit attended by the Mayor’s Office, utility companies working in the capital, Transport for London, and the boroughs will discuss how to improve the flow of traffic in...

Mayor gives go ahead to £4.5 billion Brent Cross regeneration
12 March 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has approved plans for a major regeneration project, which will create a new town centre at Brent Cross in Cricklewood, north London.

The £4.5 billion scheme is a welcome boost to the local economy in Barnet and to London as a whole.  It aims to...

Mayor launches new website to help London's new businesses and property owners thrive
12 March 2010

Victorian Thames Tunnel reopens to the public
11 March 2010

Mayor of London Boris Johnson tonight (Thursday 11th March) took part in a unique walk through the historic Thames Tunnel connecting Rotherhithe and Wapping, on the eve of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for members of the public to walk the route of the trains.

Go green, enjoy the craic, at London's St Patrick's Day celebrations
11 March 2010

Camille O’Sullivan, Foy Vance, The Coronas, Kila and Hot Press Award winners join main stage line up on Sunday

Enjoy the 'craic'! That's the Mayor of London's message as the capital gears up for this year's St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, which take place on Sunday...

London's car clubs taking on Europe
10 March 2010

London is the car club centre of the UK and with membership continuing to thrive is set to lead Europe, the Mayor announced today, as 100,000 Londoners now enjoy access to a car without the financial or environmental cost of owning one.

The capital already leads the country as 84 per...

‘Government must do more to tackle dangerous dogs' - Deputy Mayor
9 March 2010

Deputy Mayor for Policing Kit Malthouse, has today (March 9) called on the Government to do more to tackle the scourge of dangerous ‘weapon’ dogs on London's streets, including tougher sentences for those caught with banned breeds or whose dogs are out of control.

Mayor Boris starts the search for London’s best young buskers
9 March 2010

Mayor Boris starts the search for London’s best young buskers  

London's most talented buskers are being sought by Mayor Boris Johnson in a major competition to crown the capital's best musical talent.

Musicians or singers aged 16-25 are invited to compete...

Mayor and TfL announce ambitious plans for improving cycle safety
9 March 2010
  • London's Cycle Safety Action Plan unveiled as the capital gears up for a year of cycling
  • New, powerful cycle safety advertising campaign launches this week 
  • Londoners urged to sign up for TfL-funded cycle...