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Mayor's press releases

Mayor calls for London's youngsters to join in Children's Art Day
6 May 2010

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is urging London's artistic youngsters to unleash their creative talents and get involved in this year's Children's Art Day. The annual event aims to get young people involved in painting, drawing and other visual arts, as well as visiting galleries and museums...

London looks forward to welcoming SportAccord in 2011
29 April 2010

London today (Thursday 29th April) became the official host city for the 2011 international SportAccord Convention. The announcement was made at this year's event in Dubai, where Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer, London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, gave the official...

New era of rail travel as London Overground's east London route opens to public
27 April 2010

• £1 billion upgrade gives huge boost to east London and north-south rail links with new stations and fast, reliable journeys

• Latest piece of 2012 infrastructure delivered ahead of schedule and on budget

A new era of rail travel for the capital began today as the Mayor of...

London counts the cost of lost visitors due to airspace closure
25 April 2010

London’s economy took a huge financial hit as a result of the recent disruption to air travel and continues to count the cost.

At this time of year, around 30,000 overseas visitors arrive by air into London every day, spending an estimated £17m a day in the city. Although the real cost...

Flag goes up at City Hall as London celebrates St George's Day
23 April 2010

London is marking St George's Day by raising the English flag at City Hall ahead of a fantastic musical celebration, backed by the Greater London Authority, in Trafalgar Square on Saturday.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: 'As well as marking the extraordinary life of a...

London leading the new information age
19 April 2010

London is on the cusp of transforming the way information is shared between Government bodies and the public according to some of the world’s leading experts in ‘real time data’.

Mayor appoints new advisor
8 April 2010

The Mayor Boris Johnson has appointed Nicholas Griffin as his Advisor on Budgets and Performance. Nicholas is a highly skilled business professional with over 25 years of business management experience at Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse.

He is tasked with advising on how...

Young people urged to give creative climate change ideas by top Vampire author  
1 April 2010

Famous faces climate change exhibition moves to ZSL London Zoo

Top author, Darren Shan, has urged young people to contribute their ideas on how London can prepare for climate change. This comes as a celebrity-packed portrait exhibition,...

Action must be taken to tackle dangerous dogs – Deputy Mayor
31 March 2010

Deputy Mayor for Policing Kit Malthouse has today (March 31) urged the Government to take whatever action is necessary to make the Dangerous Dogs Act effective and end the scourge of 'weapon dogs' in London.

He welcomed the Government's decision to drop plans for compulsory insurance for...

Regent Street Vision wins Mayor’s Planning Award for Excellence
29 March 2010

The Regent Street Vision has received the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson's, Award for Planning Excellence at the London Planning Awards.

The annual London Planning Awards, jointly run by the Mayor of London, London First, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and London Councils, are...

Mayor outlines 2012 vision for London
29 March 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will today (Monday 29th March) unveil how London will look, feel, move and party during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Plans announced to tackle pollution on London's dirtiest roads
28 March 2010

Low Emission Zone to include the most polluting larger vans and minibuses from January 2012

The Mayor of London has set out detailed plans to tackle air pollution hotspots to ensure London meets legal targets for particulate matter by 2011 and that 250km of the dirtiest roads meet NO2...

London’s ‘hydrogen network’ plans unveiled
26 March 2010

London is set to create a ‘Hydrogen network’ by 2012, under plans unveiled today (Friday 26 March) to help accelerate the wider use of this zero-polluting, zero-carbon energy in the capital.

Mayor gives Southall regeneration scheme the green light
25 March 2010

A major redevelopment that will deliver significant regeneration to Southall was approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today (Thursday, 25th March).

At a public hearing at City Hall the Mayor approved plans for the Southall Gas Works Site, which will create up to 3,750 new homes...

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