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Mayor's press releases

Be part of 2012 and welcome the world, says Mayor
27 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today announced plans to recruit a new army of volunteers to greet and assist the thousands of visitors arriving in London for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. The Mayor wants approximately 12,000 new city volunteers to complement the work of the 70,...

3 Years And Counting - London 2012 Looks Ahead
27 July 2009

In exactly three years, people around the world will be celebrating the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.  To mark this, Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes will join Organising Committee Chairman Sebastian Coe, Olympic Delivery Authority Chair John Armitt, Olympics...

Mayor's energy- busting building makeover helps 'boys in blue' go green
24 July 2009

Wembley police station has become the first building to get an eco-makeover from the Mayor of London's scheme to make public buildings greener and save taxpayers' money on fuel bills (Friday 24 July).

First bendy buses meet their Waterloo
24 July 2009

Bendy buses bow out on route 507, and Mayor confirms all bendy buses will be gone by 2011
The Mayor's election pledge to banish bendy buses from the capital took a big step forwards today as the articulated juggernauts completed their final day of service on Route 507.

Nine bendy...

Mayor calls on the Government to address 'fuel poverty' in London
23 July 2009

Almost a quarter of London’s families are living in fuel poverty, far more than previously thought, according to a report published by the Mayor of London, today (Thursday 23 July).

The Mayor is calling on the Government to act now to alleviate this problem before the start of colder...

Town centres are vital to London's future prosperity, says Mayor
22 July 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has pledged to put London’s town centres at the heart of his plans to beat the recession and ensure the capital remains one step ahead of its financial rivals at home and abroad.

Acting on the key recommendation of his Outer London Commission, the Mayor...

Mayor launches new employment website for London's summer graduates
21 July 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a brand new employment and careers website for Londoners, initially aimed at the 100,000 graduates in the capital who will be looking for work this summer. ‘Helping Graduates into Work’ has been developed in conjunction with The Careers Group,...

Mayor meets with health and key public services to discuss swine flu
20 July 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson has met with bosses of London's health and key public services at City Hall to discuss the potential impact of swine flu on the capital. Despite mounting public concern officials reassured the Mayor that London was coping well and fully prepared for the ongoing...

Walford welcomes Mayor of London
20 July 2009

The Mayor of London will receive a real East End welcome when he pays an impromptu visit to Albert Square later this year.

Boris Johnson is unknowingly set to feel the sharp end of Peggy Mitchell's tongue after she's spent a morning trying to track him down during a visit to the famous...

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

Mayor of London to hold swine flu meeting
17 July 2009

news release
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GLA/2009/389                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...

Mayor slams planned £565 million rate hike for capital's businesses
16 July 2009

'The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called on the Government to drop plans for a 10 per cent hike in business rates, which will hit London and its businesses far harder than the rest of the UK.

The proposals would see business rates in London rise by an average of 10 per cent,...

Mayor hails the ultimate pub quiz companion
13 July 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today (July 13th) unveiled the ultimate pub quiz companion and challenged Londoners to discover even more about their capital city.

‘Focus on London 2009’ published by the Greater London Authority is bursting with facts and figures about life in London....

Overground trains with an Underground twist
13 July 2009

The latest stage of improvements to Transport for London's Overground services began today (13 July) as passengers began travelling on brand new, walkthrough trains. They have more space for passengers, improved CCTV and air conditioning.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson rode the first...

Kate Hoey launches London's Olympic legacy sports board
13 July 2009

news release
Office hours: 020 7983 4070
Out of hours and weekends: 020 7983 4000

GLA/2009/378                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE