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Mayor's press releases

Mayor urges Londoners to join national commemorations to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day
15 March 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today called for people across the capital and around the country to join in the national commemorations being organised to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Three days of events are being planned in London and across the UK to mark VE Day,...

Young entrepreneurs compete to win Mayor’s £20,000 green business prize
13 March 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, welcomed some of London’s brightest young minds to City Hall this morning to battle it out in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style contest for the chance to win £20,000 to launch their low carbon business idea.

Barry McGuigan to lead London's St Patrick's Day celebrations
13 March 2015

Barry McGuigan will be the Grand Marshall at this year's St Patrick's Day celebrations being organised by the Mayor of London on Sunday 15 March. The boxing legend will head the colourful procession of Irish marching bands, energetic dance groups and spectacular pageantry, which will begin...

Mayor and Commissioner mark recruitment milestone for Met Police as force reaches full strength and diversity climbs
13 March 2015

• Officer numbers rise to highest levels in three years
• Proportion of BME officers has risen 50 percent since Mayor elected
• Proportion of female officers jumps from 20 to 26 percent

Mayor launches £30m fund to tackle homelessness & help young Londoners
12 March 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched a £30m fund to help both improve hostel services for homeless people and deliver new accommodation targeting young adults facing homelessness who may not be able to maintain employment or education.

London aims to be the most physically active city on the planet
12 March 2015

A new not-for-profit sports organisation with a £5.5m budget to improve sports facilities and inspire more Londoners to be physically active was unveiled in the capital today.


Mayor of London announces major new development opportunity at West Ham
11 March 2015

Plans to fast track the delivery of approximately 2,000 homes on the site of a former Parcelforce depot in East London will be announced today (Wednesday, March 11) by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.


Mayor joins the diggers on “Crossrail” Cycle Superhighways
10 March 2015

Construction of central London’s flagship segregated Cycle Superhighways has begun as the Mayor, Boris Johnson, helped dig out the first tarmac.

Mayor of London publishes strategic plan for the capital
10 March 2015

A city-wide planning strategy to deliver the economic, environmental, transport and social improvements that London will need over the next 20 years will be published today (Tuesday, March 10) by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.


Mayor confirms £1.8 million scheme to create over 3,500 new London apprentices
9 March 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today kick started National Apprenticeship Week by confirming plans for a £1.8 million scheme that will create over 3,500 new apprenticeships across the capital.

Mayor unveils 10th Fourth Plinth Commission, Gift Horse by Hans Haacke
5 March 2015

The new commission for the Fourth Plinth, Gift Horse by German born, New York based artist Hans Haacke, was unveiled by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson this morning in London’s Trafalgar Square.Commissioned by the Mayor as part of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Programme, Gift Horse is the...

Record 20,000 Street Trees planted across capital in Mayor’s green scheme
4 March 2015

Today, the Mayor’s Street Tree scheme marks the planting of a record number of 20,000 trees along London’s roads.

Mayor pledges £5 million to create first London-wide service to help domestic violence victims and boost conviction
4 March 2015

• First ever pan-London domestic violence service will support victims’ recovery and help them navigate the criminal justice system
• Reported domestic abuse incidents rose last year in London by 23 percent
• Number of perpetrators brought to just is up 18.6 percent since 2012, but...

New poll puts housing and infrastructure top of Londoners’ agenda
3 March 2015

Housing and infrastructure are the key challenges facing the capital, according to Londoners polled by City Hall.


Mayor of London backs innovation and creativity with latest High Street Fund awards
3 March 2015

Small businesses and community groups on London’s high streets are set to receive a share of up to £9 million of funding from the Mayor of London to help revitalise and potentially reinvent the way we use our high streets.