Mayor's press releases

Mayor makes waves and announces mobile swimming pool scheme to visit three more boroughs
6 March 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson made waves earlier today (Thursday, March 6) when he announced that his flagship mobile swimming pool scheme is to visit another three boroughs before the end of the year.

Mayor gets Apprenticeship Week off to a ‘frying start'
3 March 2014

 Today (3 March) the Mayor of London got Apprenticeship Week cooking in the capital by revealing plans to create 7,000 new apprenticeship positions in the catering industry. The announcement takes him a step closer to achieving his target of 250,000 apprenticeships in London by 2016.

Mayor helps turn Dagenham gravel pit into hundreds of new homes at Lymington Fields
27 February 2014

A former gravel pit and landfill site in Dagenham is being transformed into a new £78.4 million scheme which will deliver hundreds of new homes on public land released by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

 

Local community hub 639 Enterprise Centre becomes safe haven for young people
27 February 2014

The 639 High Road Enterprise Centre in Tottenham, which was set up with funding from the Mayor of London following the 2011 riots, is to become a CitySafe Haven, offering a place of refuge for vulnerable young people at risk. the 639 Enterprise Centre has already established itself as an...

“Sixties relics” to be ripped out as cycle transformation begins
26 February 2014

Thirty-three of London’s biggest and nastiest road junctions will be transformed in a £300 million programme to make them safer and less threatening for cyclists and pedestrians, the Mayor and TfL announced today.

Mayor’s budget delivering for London
14 February 2014
  • Sensible savings have once again delivered an affordable budget for hard working Londoners.
Mayor to use road cameras to deliver crime fighting boost for London
11 February 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today revealed proposals to boost crime fighting by giving the Met Police access to more than 1,000 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) road cameras across the capital.

Artists Hans Haacke and David Shrigley awarded next two commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square
7 February 2014

Hans Haacke and David Shrigley were announced today as the winning artists of the next two commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Their designs will be unveiled in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Mayor meets young entrepreneurs inspiring others to follow in their flip-flops
6 February 2014

Today (6 February) the Mayor of London visited a pioneering south London small business on the verge of a global expansion that specialises in a product more often found on the beach than on the streets of the capital.

Award winning artist Jeremy Deller on the hunt for London's best young artists
3 February 2014

Turner Prize winner to judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards

Award-winning artist Jeremy Deller will judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards, it was announced today.

Award winning artist Jeremy Deller on the hunt for London's best young artists
3 February 2014

Turner Prize winner to judge this year's Fourth Plinth Schools Awards

Mayor calls on Londoners to help clean up the capital in 2014
30 January 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is calling on Londoners young and old to roll up their sleeves and join this year’s Capital Clean-up.

Boris Johnson welcomes London's Chinese New Year celebrations
30 January 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed this Sunday's Chinese New Year celebrations, which are taking place in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown and mark the start of the Year of the Horse.

Lorries without cycle safety equipment to be banned from London
30 January 2014

Lorries without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians will be banned from London, the Mayor, Boris Johnson, and the London boroughs announced today.

Mayor’s “deep concern” at UK government opposition to safer lorry proposals as he joins forces with other European cities
29 January 2014

The Mayors of London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Madrid, leaders of 130 other European cities, haulage industry associations, transport unions, accident victims, safety campaigners and Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman joined forces in Brussels today (29 January) to press for much tighter EU...

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