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Mayor's press releases

Mayor urges London to recycle, help protect the environment & save millions of pounds this Christmas
24 December 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson is calling on Londoners to boost recycling levels over the festive season, helping to protect the environment and save the capital around £4million in rubbish disposal costs.
Planning strategies published to ensure Tech City continues to thrive
22 December 2014

The Mayor of London is asking for views on detailed planning strategies that he hopes will ensure that the area around Old Street can continue to thrive as the beating heart of London’s tech sector.

Mayor confirms council tax precept cut for fourth year in draft budget to foster growth
22 December 2014
Londoners are set to benefit from a further reduction in the Mayor of London’s share of household council tax bills, it has been confirmed with the publication of his draft budget for 2015-16.
Garden Bridge approved by Mayor of London’s office
19 December 2014

Construction of a new Garden Bridge over the River Thames could begin next year after the scheme was given the green light by the Mayor of London’s office.

Mayor welcomes proposals to create world’s second biggest cancer research campus in Sutton
18 December 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson visited a groundbreaking cancer research facility in Sutton today (Thursday, December 18) and lent his support to their proposals to transform it into the second biggest campus of its kind in the world.

Mayor drives delivery of tens of thousands of new homes and jobs at Old Oak Common and Park Royal
17 December 2014

Plans to transform Old Oak Common in West London into a brand new neighbourhood creating up to 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs came under the microscope today (Wednesday, December 17) as the London Assembly scrutinised proposals by the Mayor of London to set up a Mayoral Development...

London's New Year's Eve fireworks tickets now fully booked
16 December 2014

London's New Year's Eve fireworks tickets now fully booked
• All tickets now booked following 10 week booking period
• Those without a ticket are advised to avoid the event area
• Plan ahead to make the most of one of the busiest nights of the year

Deputy Mayor launches new maps to show Londoners' confidence in their local police
15 December 2014
The confidence that Londoners have in the police can be tracked for the first time at both a borough and neighbourhood level, through two new online tools launched today by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh.
Mayor of London to join Chanukah celebrations in Trafalgar Square
15 December 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join members of the Jewish community and other Londoners in Trafalgar Square tomorrow evening (Tuesday 16 December) for the annual celebrations to mark Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights.

Mayor opens state-of-the-art Crossrail train testing facility
11 December 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today unveiled a state-of-the-art testing facility for the new fleet of Crossrail trains during a visit to the Bombardier factory in Derby.

Mayor of London approves plans for up to 3,610 homes and more than 17,000 jobs at Canary Wharf
10 December 2014

Plans to create a new waterside community on the eastern edge of Canary Wharf with up to 3,610 homes and more than 17,000 jobs have been approved by the Mayor of London today (Wednesday, December 10).

Mayor secures major cash boost for frontline policing in historic Scotland Yard sale deal
9 December 2014

• Outdated HQ sold for £370m to Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) in biggest shake up of Met estate since 1960s
• Proceeds from sale to be invested in cutting-edge technology and a leaner, more modern estate

Mayor plants the seed for a leafier London with pledge of thousands more trees
5 December 2014

As part of National Tree Week the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced plans to make London leafier by planting the final 4,300 trees in his Street Tree Initiative.

Mayor launches fund to help budding London tech start-ups
4 December 2014

Budding tech and science start-up businesses in the capital who are looking to raise the finance they need to take their business to the next level can now take advantage of a venture capital fund for small businesses launched today (4 December).

London wins membership of prestigious global network of resilient cities
3 December 2014
Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, London will receive funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, alongside l...