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Mayor's press releases

Mayor of London publishes blueprint for major regeneration of London Riverside
10 February 2015
A blueprint for creating thousands of new homes and jobs along the River Thames has been published by The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Mayor’s plans for London’s road network step up a gear as he visits Boston’s ‘Big Dig’
9 February 2015

The Mayor of London today [8th February] revealed further details of plans to deliver his bold vision for the future of London’s road network, aimed at reducing congestion, creating new public spaces and encouraging more people to walk and cycle.

US healthcare companies join the rush to London with £26m new investment
9 February 2015
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed the capital’s position as a leading centre for life science research and development on the second day of his US trade mission to drum up new business for the capital.
Mayor of London looks to strengthen US ties during visit to three East Coast cities
6 February 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is leading a six day trade mission to America's East Coast, aimed at strengthening economic and cultural ties between London and the United States.

Airports Commission’s confusing consultation is failing London
4 February 2015

The Mayor of London has told the Government Commission tasked with recommending the shape of future airport provision in the south-east that the options they have shortlisted at Heathrow will cost the taxpayer more than they are admitting, contain significant safety risks that have not been...

Mayor helps Londoners roll up their sleeves & make city greener for Capital Clean-up
3 February 2015

•         Grants of between £500 and £1500 available to help communities get started

Mayor and Shelter launch loan scheme for private renters
3 February 2015

A scheme in London offering workers an interest free loan to pay for their deposit on a rented home is being rolled out across the country.

London population confirmed at record high
2 February 2015
The Mayor of London has confirmed that the capital is now home to more people than at any time in its history. More than 8.6 million people are now living in London with the latest projections estimating that the city will be home to 11million people by 2050. 
Mayor’s new air quality campaign to help Londoners ‘breathe better’
30 January 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today launched a major new air quality public awareness campaign aimed at helping Londoners make small changes to reduce their exposure to pollution and help improve air quality.

A further £58m confirmed to support new jobs and skills in the capital
29 January 2015

The Mayor of London has welcomed £58m of new Government funding that his team will use to help create thousands of new jobs. The money will be spent on developing schemes that will help the capital’s employers generate new jobs and provide Londoners with the skills to fill them.

Plans to transform Old Oak Common receive seal of approval from Secretary of State
28 January 2015

One of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades has received the seal of approval from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles.

Mayor welcomes Smithsonian decision to join formal talks on new base at east London’s 'Olympicopolis’
27 January 2015

• World-renowned Smithsonian Institution opens official talks over a new London base at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Mayor announces final build plans for “Crossrail for the Bike” with traffic delays along route cut by 60 per cent over previous proposals
27 January 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today set out final plans for the construction of Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleways, the centrepiece of his £913 million commitment to get more Londoners on their bikes.

Mayor of London joins London Assembly to host poignant Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall
26 January 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson was joined by Members of the London Assembly, MPs, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and Holocaust survivors today at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall.

Mayor heads to Kurdistan Region in bid to boost trade links with London
22 January 2015

The Mayor of London is in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq today (22 January), at the invitation of the Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, where he is promoting trade links with the UK and London in an area that has become a success story for the Middle East.