19 April 2011

Transforming transport

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today strengthened his top team at City Hall as he delivers an unprecedented transformation of the capital's transport network. Isabel Dedring will become Deputy Mayor for Transport, while Deputy Chairman of Transport for London Daniel Moylan, who will work with the Mayor to deliver key projects, will increase his time commitment from two to four days a week.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: Anthony browne, Boris johnson, City hall, Daniel moylan, Digital, Environment, Isabel dedring, Kulveer ranger, London, Sir peter rogers, Transport

18 April 2011

London's Olympic build going swimmingly

The 180,000th and final tile was laid at the Aquatics Centre by Paralympic swimming champion Liz Johnson. The centre, designed by Zaha Hadid and featuring a 160-metre wave-shaped roof, is well on track for an on-time completion this summer. To mark 500 days until the start of London Games, the 26 year-old visited the pool where she hopes to win gold next summer.

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Categories: London, Olympics | Tags: Aquatic centre, London, Olympics, Paralympics

15 April 2011

WATCH: Boris takes a tour of District Line upgrade work

After cancelling Labour's disastrous PPP contract, Boris Johnson has overseen the biggest investment in London's transport in 80 years. Take a look to see what's happening.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Achievements, London, Transport, Tube upgrade

07 April 2011

Royal Wedding - Live!

Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square will host live broadcasts of the Royal Wedding so Londoners and visitors alike are able to join in the celebrations. Prince William and Kate Middleton's special day will be broadcast on giant screens in these two iconic London locations, organised jointly by the Mayor of London, the Department for Media, Culture & Sport, and the Royal Parks.

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Categories: London | Tags: Hyde park, London, Royal wedding, Trafalgar square

01 April 2011

Boris delivers on London 2012 preparations

The chief Olympics inspector today praised London's preparations for next summer's Games, saying the capital is at the same stage as Athens was the day before the Games opened there in 2004. The Olympic Stadium has already been completed, trees and plants are taking root around the site, and an entire block within the athlete's village is finished.

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Categories: London, Olympics | Tags: Achievements, London, Olympics

31 March 2011

WATCH: Boris and Arnie

Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger praises Mayor of London Boris Johnson for making the capital a leading city in green economies and environmental issues.

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Categories: environment, London | Tags: Boris johnson, Environment, London

29 March 2011

Importance of transforming transport

Boris's announcement on the greatest investment in the capital's transport system in 80 years is a major boost for London's commuters. Our Victorian-era underground system had long suffered from neglect and under-investment. This was typified by Labour's disastrous PPP contract which transferred management to Metronet, which went into administration, and TubeLines, which got bought out because they couldn't do the job.

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Categories: transport | Tags: Achievements, Investment, London, Transport

29 March 2011

Olympic Stadium - on time and under budget

The Olympic Stadium was today completed in record time, on schedule and under budget, in another success for London's Games. Boris Johnson declared construction of the landmark venue finished as the last piece of turf was laid by Olympic officials. Its completion means London broke the world record for completing an Olympic stadium, taking just 1,000 days to complete the 80,000-seat venue. The final £486million bill came in £10 million under budget.

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Tags: Achievements, Delivering for london, London, Olympics

24 March 2011

London is open for business

Backing up Boris's efforts to create the most competitive business environment for the capital, yesterday's Budget measures - easing rules on overseas corporate profits and cutting corporation tax by more than expected to 23% - signaled London is open for business.

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Categories: Fighting London's corner | Tags: Business, Fighting london's corner, London

23 March 2011

Boris secures London enterprise zone

Boris Johnson has secured another great deal for London from central government in today's Budget.

The capital has just been named in the Budget as the location of one of the country's 11 new enterprise zones. These enterprise zones will help create jobs and opportunities and make London one of the most competitive environments for business in the world.

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Categories: Fighting London's corner | Tags: Achievements, Business, Jobs, London

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