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Mayor Boris to support young black men in fight against youth crime
14 June 2010

 Mayor Boris to support young black men in fight against youth crime

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has joined forces with the Metropolitan Police’s Black Police Association to help turn around the attitudes and behaviour of young people involved in or at risk of...

Mayor warns Chancellor to invest in London or risk starving UK's economic engine
14 June 2010

Ahead of the first budget of the new government, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today urged the Chancellor not to cut spending in the capital.  A new report published today commissioned by GLA Economics has found that investment in major infrastructure projects like Crossrail and...

Vuvuzelas at the ready! Boris welcomes start of FIFA World Cup
11 June 2010

A taste of South Africa is coming to Trafalgar Square today (Friday 11 June 2010) to celebrate the start of the FIFA World Cup 2010.

The free event is hosted by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who is being joined by South African High Commissioner Dr Zola Skweyiya and pupils from St...

Rosie Boycott announces new London Food Board line-up
11 June 2010

Rosie Boycott, chair of London Food Board, today announced a new line-up of food experts who will work to inform the development of programmes to improve Londoners’ access to healthy food, boost the economic vibrancy of the food sector and reduce the food system’s impact on the environment....

Veronica Wadley to be London Chair at Arts Council England
10 June 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is delighted to announce that Veronica Wadley will be the next London Chair at Arts Council England. The Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Olympics and Sport has approved the appointment following the unanimous recommendation of an independent panel.

Mayor delivers over 26,000 more affordable homes for London
10 June 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today called upon the new government to protect vital investment in housing as he announced that he is more than halfway towards delivering 50,000 affordable homes, a record number for Londoners, by 2012 despite challenging economic conditions.

Mayor increases London Living Wage as four international employers sign up
9 June 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that he is increasing the London Living Wage to £7.85 per hour, a rise of 25p.  In addition, this year, four major employers have signed up to pay the London Living Wage.  They are Deloitte, Nomura, Prudential and Standard Chartered...

Mayor’s funding boost for the capital’s Greenways
8 June 2010

Londoners will be able to enjoy a greener, more peaceful side to the capital this summer, with a stroll or cycle along a series of new and improved pathways, thanks to a £1.3m investment by the Mayor and Transport for London.  

Mayor's charity raises £7m for fighting child poverty in London
8 June 2010

The charity the Mayor of London Boris Johnson set up to fight child poverty in the capital has secured £7 million of funding commitments in its first year. Today the Mayor’s Fund for London published its first annual report (for 2009) and announced a host of new flagship projects aimed at...

Arts and culture strategy for 2012 and beyond out for consultation
7 June 2010

2012 offers once in a lifetime opportunity for arts and culture in London, says Mayor.

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games present a unique opportunity to showcase London's unparalleled arts and culture scene, the Mayor said today, as he unveiled his Draft Cultural Strategy ...

Mayor backs anti-knife crime operation
2 June 2010

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse, joined a police operation at Vauxhall Station today to see firsthand how the Met is cracking down on knife crime in the capital. 

Over the half-term holidays a range of enforcement and diversionary tactics...

Mayor calls on creative groups to sign up for 2012 Culture Diary
2 June 2010
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Barclays saddle up to sponsor London Cycle Hire Scheme
28 May 2010

Barclays saddle up to sponsor London Cycle Hire scheme

  • Barclays Cycle Hire roadshow to tour the capital
  • Barclays to also sponsor the Cycle Superhighway network

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was today...

Mayor is halfway to leafy landmark in plans to cover the capital with trees
28 May 2010

The Mayor of London today (Friday 28 May) announced the third round of City Hall's tree funding grants has opened and that Londoners in areas still in need of trees can apply now to have one planted in their street. 5000 street trees have already...

Mayor unveils £30m plans to kick-start London’s ‘Green Enterprise District’
27 May 2010

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, the chief executive of Siemens, Andreas J. Goss and the Mayor of Newham Borough Council, Sir Robin Wales, today announced a plan for Siemens to invest £30 million in a new landmark building in East London, comprising an exhibition and conference centre. This...