Mayor's press releases

City Hall raises flag for Armed Forces Day and Mayor announces plans for veterans' parade across Tower Bridge
22 June 2009

Members of the British Armed Forces today joined the Mayor of London for a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, to help kick off a nationwide week of Armed Forces Day celebrations in honour of service men and women past and present.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Professional Head of the...

Boris Johnson meets Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at City Hall
22 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, met Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, at City Hall this morning.


Boris Johnson said,

“I am a huge admirer of Morgan Tsvangirai’s courage and bravery. He has shown amazing commitment and perseverance in his struggle for...

London's amazing history brought to life this weekend
18 June 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...

Sky joins the Mayor in getting London back on the bike
17 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Sky today announced a partnership to deliver a number of mass-participation cycling events in the capital this summer.  The partnership is part of Sky’s national programme of events, supported by British Cycling, to encourage Great Britain to get...

Hand over your unused phone and help save a life" says Deputy Mayor
15 June 2009

Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing, today urged Londoners to hand over their unused mobile phones to improve safety for those at risk of domestic violence.

Kit Malthouse was the keynote speaker at the launch of the fonesforsafety® project at City Hall, which reconfigures donated...

Crime on London's buses is cut by 18 per cent
15 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today announced that crime on buses in the capital is at its lowest level for five years, down by 18 per cent since he took office. Robberies and bus vandalism has been cut by more than a third.

Mayor rejects 'inappropriate' plans for Queen's Market redevelopment
13 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today directed Newham Council to refuse planning permission for plans to redevelop Queen’s Market in Upton Park, which include the construction of a 96 metre high residential tower block.

When plans were submitted to the Mayor for consultation in...

Mayor awards London's top carbon-busting organisations
11 June 2009

Flagship energy efficiency programme saves nearly 120,000 tonnes of carbon

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has heralded the capital's top organisations for saving nearly 120,000 tonnes of carbon, slashing tens of thousands off their energy bills.

Mayor unveils new Council to promote and rebrand London
11 June 2009

Plans for the future promotion and rebranding of the capital were discussed at the first meeting of the Promote London Council at City Hall today. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, met with key representatives of London’s promotional agencies and business groups, and outlined how he wants the...

Mayor offers financial relief for capital's small businesses
11 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a £3 million loan fund, which will help support small and medium businesses that are struggling to secure finance during the recession. 

The fund, part of the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Action Plan, is designed to bridge the funding...

Knife crime will not be tolerated - Kit Malthouse
11 June 2009

Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse, today congratulated the Metropolitan Police for the success of Operation Hawk, a major new anti-knife crime operation launched this morning.

More than 140 people were arrested after hundreds of police officers raided addresses across London of...

Mayor unveils plans to turn London's food waste into eco-fuel
10 June 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a major initiative to convert London’s food waste into eco-fuel to cut landfill rates and carbon emissions (Wednesday 10 June).

2012 legacy rising steadily from the ground as new homes for Londoners take shape
8 June 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson revealed today that London’s 2012 legacy plans are firmly on track, with construction of the Olympic Village well advanced since the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) began building work a year ago. The Village, which lies adjacent to the Olympic Park site in...

Plans released to keep London moving
8 June 2009

The Mayor and Transport for London have unveiled a raft of extra services as part of a major effort to help Londoners and commuters get around the capital during the tube strike this week.

Plans include extra buses, access to all Greater London National Rail services with Oyster pay as...

Mayor signs up London's large fleet owners to 'go electric' and calls on others to do the same
8 June 2009

Addressing a major conference on low carbon transport, the Mayor announced that some of London's major fleet owners - who are already using electric vehicles on London's streets - have signed up to work together with City Hall to share their experiences and to help other organisations across...