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02 April 2012

Boris Johnson: Launch of 2012 Crime Manifesto

Boris Johnson today launched the crime chapter of his 2012 manifesto.

‘In 2008 I said I would take a personal lead in fighting crime and since then I have lived up to my word.

I have twice been out on dawn raids, twice I have wielded the door-smasher and entered premises where the police had reason to believe they would find a criminal suspect.

But on that day – elsewhere in the city hundreds of other arrests were made. Hundreds of people were stopped from making the lives of others a misery.Boris Johnson today launched the crime chapter of his 2012 manifesto.

‘In 2008 I said I would take a personal lead in fighting crime and since then I have lived up to my word.

I have twice been out on dawn raids, twice I have wielded the door-smasher and entered premises where the police had reason to believe they would find a criminal suspect.

But on that day – elsewhere in the city hundreds of other arrests were made. Hundreds of people were stopped from making the lives of others a misery.

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Categories: crime | Tags: Boris johnson, Crime, Police

23 February 2012

Boris: I'm putting more police on the streets

Boris Johnson welcomed over 140 new Met Police recruits who are among the 1,000 extra police officers the Mayor is putting on London’s streets. This comes after Boris invested an extra £42million in the Met last year.

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Categories: Achievements, crime, Delivering for London, London | Tags: Crime, Met, Police numbers, Police officers, Richmond

22 February 2012

The cycle revolution continues

Boris Johnson’s cycle revolution continues. Today, TfL announced twenty-six grants of up to £5,000 available to London-based cycling projects that promote cycling in the capital.

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Categories: Achievements, Delivering for London, London, Transport | Tags: Barclays cycle hire, Community cycling fund for london, Cycle superhighways, Cycling

21 February 2012

Boris Pledges to Extend the Freedom Pass

Boris Johnson today promised, if re-elected, to extend the Freedom Pass to Londoners aged 60 years or older, rewarding those who have worked hard, paid their taxes and done the right thing throughout their life.

The Mayor’s pledge reverses the decision by Ken Livingstone’s Labour Party to increase the age at which Londoners qualify, meaning any Londoner aged 60 or older will be entitled to free travel on buses, Tube, DLR and London Overground anywhere, anytime, anyplace in Greater London.

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Categories: Delivering for London, London, Transport | Tags: Freedom pass, Transport

17 February 2012

Boris: Confidence in London just keeps growing

Following last week’s CBI report on a positive outlook on economic recovery for London, Mayor Boris Johnson today highlighted more good news for the capital – several major firms have pledged investment for London.

Global professional services group Harvey Nash announced its decision to retain London as its global headquarters after considering New York, Dublin, Zurich and Hong Kong as potential new bases. And in another exciting win for London, US insurance giant Aon will be moving their headquarters to the capital from Chicago, an indication of the strength of London’s reputation as a centre of the global insurance and reinsurance industry.

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Categories: business, Delivering for London, London | Tags: Business, Economy, Investment, Jobs, London

16 February 2012

London's orbital railway a step closer to completion

The final track on the London Overground orbital network was completed today as Mayor Johnson tightened a clip fixing the last rail in place on the 1.3km section of new railway that will connect London Overground to existing track leading to Clapham Junction.

The creation of the orbital network means much more than extended train service – it means more jobs. 56 new jobs will be created in the running of the new service on top of the 1,000 that were created in order to design and build the line. The new line will also put 125,000 more jobs within an hour’s travel from south- east London stations.

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Categories: jobs, London, Transport | Tags: Clapham junction, London overground, Orbital railway

15 February 2012

New trams in Croydon creating jobs and supporting economic growth

Six new trams, funded by Boris Johnson, will join the Tramlink fleet by the end of this month. The investment by the Mayor will create 20 new jobs, grow the local economy and help reduce congestion and increase the frequency of services in this critical part of London.

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Categories: business, jobs, London, Transport | Tags: Croydon, Jobs, Mayor's fund, Tramlink

14 February 2012

Growing London’s economy and creating jobs with £2.7m regeneration boost in Hillingdon

Boris Johnson today announced plans to invest over £2.7 million to help rejuvenate two key town centres in Hillingdon, driving economic growth and creating jobs by revitalising local high street shops and small businesses.

The investment will be used to deliver improvements in the Ruislip Manor and Northwood Hills areas and are set to deliver economic and social benefits. Funding includes provisions for new markets, cultural and community events, retail and business support, and the promotion of apprenticeships within local firms.

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Categories: business, Delivering for London, jobs, London | Tags: Apprenticeships, Economy, Hillingdon, Jobs, Northwood hills, Ruislip manor, Small business, Town centres

10 February 2012

Sobriety scheme targets serious drink-related offences

Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that London will be the first city in England to trial a new scheme to tackle alcohol related crime. The new ‘sobriety’ scheme,will take on people convicted of serious drink-related offences such as assault and criminal damage.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Crime, Sobriety scheme

08 February 2012

Boris on target to reach his 100,000 apprenticeship goal by end of 2012

Boris Johnson is more than halfway to delivering his goal of 100,000 apprenticeships in London by the end of 2012.

The Mayor announced that 54,470 apprenticeships have already been created in the capital and his campaign to reach 100,000 received a further boost today from retailers Westfield, with their pledge to create 200 apprenticeships across their two London locations.

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Categories: Achievements, business, Delivering for London, education, jobs, London, young people | Tags: Apprenticeships, Jobs and skills

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