Mayor's press releases

Mayor appoints new Adviser on Health and Youth opportunities
17 March 2009

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Tuesday March 17, 2009

Mayor appoints new Adviser on Health and Youth opportunities 

The Mayor of...

Connecting Chinese Businesses To London
16 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Minister for Olympics Tessa Jowell will speak at a series of meetings and events for a Chinese business delegation next week (16th to 20th March 2009). The ‘Connect to London’ programme will be hosted by Think London, the foreign direct investment agency...

Young Londoners taking less drugs, but alcohol abuse is rising
12 March 2009

New figures published today show fewer young Londoners are using drugs, particularly cocaine. The report also reveals that while both drug use and alcohol consumption by young people is lower in London than the rest of the UK, the number of 11 – 18 years admitted to hospital for alcohol related...

Music industry aims to turn the tables on climate change
12 March 2009

Julie's Bicycle – a coalition working to reduce the music industry's climate change impacts – has joined forces with the Mayor of London to produce a new Green Music Guide aimed at music companies and individuals wanting to green their activities, launched today (Thursday 12th March), on the...

Mayor dedicates London's St Patrick's Day celebrations to the Irish peace process
11 March 2009

As London prepares for this year's St Patrick's Day celebrations, London Mayor Boris Johnson has condemned the killings that have taken place in Northern Ireland.

Mayor rejects Porsche demand to scrap CO2 charge
11 March 2009

In a letter sent to Porsche setting out why their objections are unfounded, the Mayor and TfL made clear that:

Mayor and Think London offer overseas investors help to set up in capital
11 March 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (11th March) urged foreign businesses to relocate to London and outlined measures to ensure the capital remains the top place to do business despite the current global downturn.

As the latest cost of living survey revealed London is cheaper to...

Mayor invests to transform London's Great Spaces
10 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced plans for a major scheme to revamp and revitalise some of the capital’s unique public spaces and make London an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.

The Mayor’s ‘Great Spaces’ initiative will champion existing public spaces...

Mayor calls for E-revolution
10 March 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has called for a revolution in the use of electric cars. Having test driven an electric sports car last weekend, the Mayor told of his pride at driving a vehicle with no exhaust pipe, carburettor or fuel tank. Writing in The Daily Telegraph today (10 March)...

Mayor condemns Government immigration failure
9 March 2009

The Mayor of London today condemned the Government for failing to deal with immigration after a new report found the estimated number of irregular migrants in the UK had risen by 295,000 in just six years.

The interim report by the LSE, ‘Economic impact on London and the UK of an earned...

Mayor to promote London to international investors and developers
9 March 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will promote London as the top choice to do business and beat the recession, during a visit to MIPIM, the world’s premier property conference in Cannes. He will highlight the multitude of investment opportunities that London offers - from the 2012 Olympics,...

Don't miss out on 2012 Games Mayor tells London businesses
9 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today urged London’s businesses to exploit all the opportunities that are coming to London as it prepares to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

His call comes as a major London Development Agency campaign begins to help London's businesses...

Deputy Mayor and Acting MPS Deputy Commissioner visit new initiative to stop re-offending and cut crime
5 March 2009

Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse, and MPS Acting Deputy Commissioner, Tim Godwin, today visited the London Diamond Initiative based in Deptford police station to see first-hand how this innovative scheme, which builds on the success of the Safer Neighbourhoods Programme, is working to...

Mayor announces first public debate for women in London
5 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced his first public debate aimed specifically at women in London.

Speaking tonight ahead of International Women’s Day at his second People’s Question Time in Tower Hamlets, he also praised the awesome contribution of women to the ongoing...

Come to London, says Mayor
5 March 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson called on international businesses wanting to trade in the global market to make London their base as the capital is rated the top global financial centre in a new survey published today by the City of London.

The Global Financial Services Index of...