Mayor's press releases

Mayor launches new employment website for London's summer graduates
21 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a brand new employment and careers website for Londoners, initially aimed at the 100,000 graduates in the capital who will be looking for work this summer. ‘Helping Graduates into Work’ has been developed in conjunction with The Careers Group,...

Mayor meets with health and key public services to discuss swine flu
20 July 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson has met with bosses of London's health and key public services at City Hall to discuss the potential impact of swine flu on the capital. Despite mounting public concern officials reassured the Mayor that London was coping well and fully prepared for the ongoing...

Walford welcomes Mayor of London
20 July 2009

The Mayor of London will receive a real East End welcome when he pays an impromptu visit to Albert Square later this year.

Boris Johnson is unknowingly set to feel the sharp end of Peggy Mitchell's tongue after she's spent a morning trying to track him down during a visit to the famous...

London's amazing history brought to life this weekend
18 July 2009

If you've ever wondered what life was really like in the past, don't miss this weekend's action-packed programme of living history events, which are sure to be a highlight of this month's Story of London festival. History will literally come to life with re-enactments ranging...

Mayor of London to hold swine flu meeting
17 July 2009

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Mayor slams planned £565 million rate hike for capital's businesses
16 July 2009

'The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called on the Government to drop plans for a 10 per cent hike in business rates, which will hit London and its businesses far harder than the rest of the UK.

The proposals would see business rates in London rise by an average of 10 per cent,...

Overground trains with an Underground twist
13 July 2009

The latest stage of improvements to Transport for London's Overground services began today (13 July) as passengers began travelling on brand new, walkthrough trains. They have more space for passengers, improved CCTV and air conditioning.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson rode the first...

Kate Hoey launches London's Olympic legacy sports board
13 July 2009

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Youth theatre charity celebrates 10 years of creativity with Art Malik and James Cleverly
13 July 2009

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Mayor hails the ultimate pub quiz companion
13 July 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today (July 13th) unveiled the ultimate pub quiz companion and challenged Londoners to discover even more about their capital city.

‘Focus on London 2009’ published by the Greater London Authority is bursting with facts and figures about life in London....

Mayor urges government to publish proposals for older people
10 July 2009

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Capital Growth receives prestigious RHS Commendation for London's 'grow your own' revolution
10 July 2009

Vegetable plot outside London’s City Hall becomes latest Capital Growth space -

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Rosie Boycott, Chair of London Food, will today (Friday, 10 July) accept a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Commendation for Capital Growth, London’s food growing...

Boris backs two day musical celebration for young people
9 July 2009

Talented young musicians aged between 16-25 will be busking on London Underground and performing in some of the capital's bandstands as part Rhythm of London - two days of activities backed by the Mayor of London to promote musical participation amongst young people.

Those busking on the...

No more 'hobbit homes' in London, says Mayor
8 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today published guidance on the design of all new publicly funded homes built in the capital from 2011. The guidance sets new minimum standards to meet his commitment to improve the quality of new homes and consequently the quality of life for Londoners....

Mayor marks the anniversary of the 7th July bombings
7 July 2009

The fourth anniversary of the 7th July bombings, which killed 52 people in the capital, will be marked today with the dedication of the London Bombing Memorial in Hyde Park.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join the TRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Prime...

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