Boris Johnson is supporting a project to combat the plight of young people living alone at Christmas.
Boris Johnson has been asked to act over a rise in cycling injuries in London. A new report recommends doubling funding for cycling.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that some London tube and bus fares will rise by above the rate of inflation.
The enormous haul of uninsured vehicles seized from drivers cuts across the spectrum from Fords to Ferraris. Luxury vehicles seized over the past year have also included Bentleys, Aston Martins, Porches, Rolls Royce's and a Lamborghini.
In excess of £1million has been raised to date through the scrap and auction of thousands of vehicles seized under Operation Cubo, with money raised over and above the total costs of operational activity going directly back into frontline policing.
This includes the funding of a new intelligence team made up of police officers dedicated to furthering the work of Operation Cubo and additional technology such as cutting edge ID scanners used at pounds to detect fraudulent documents.
Over 1,250 police officers are taking part in a coordinated series of operations targeting those drivers who are more likely to be involved in criminal activity, who are five times more likely to be involved in collisions and less likely to have vehicles in a road worthy condition.
Since the Met Police Commissioner launched Operation Cubo in October 2011 as part of his commitment to target criminals and disrupt their activities, the total number of vehicles seized has risen to more than 44,000 - the most the Met has ever seized in one year.
More than 1,000 people have been arrested under Cubo for offences including rape, possession of illegal firearms, money laundering and drugs. Firearms, other weapons and large quantities of cash and drugs have also been recovered.
The Met Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson are appearing next to seized and crushed cars in a graphic warning to rogue motorists, demonstrating what could happen to your vehicle if you drive illegally in the capital.
The event takes place on the same day the 14th day of action under Operation Cubo gets underway across London.
Hundreds of officers taking part in a coordinated series of operations targeting those drivers who are more likely to be involved in criminal activity, five times more likely to be involved in collisions and less likely to have their vehicles in a road worthy condition.
Leaving the European Union would not be "the end of the world" for Britain, London mayor Boris Johnson has said.
Mr Johnson - seen as a possible future rival to David Cameron for the Tory leadership - said that the Government could not put off indefinitely a referendum on Britain's future in the EU.
In an interview with BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show, he said that he would like to see the public given the chance to vote on the issue before the next general election in 2015 although he did not expect it to happen.
– London Mayor Boris Johnson
We have never had a popular vote since 1975 on a European question.
I would like to be able to campaign for a single market and the withdrawal from a lot of the nonsensical policies.
I think it would be a good idea if they did it before 2015. It would be fantastic. I can't see them doing it before 2015.
Boris Johnson's transport spokesperson Isabel Dedring said the mayor had "more than tripled the level of investment in cycling since he came in".
But she added: "Because the number of people we're seeing in the cycle network has more than doubled over the last few years, we do see very clearly we need to increase that level of investment going forward."
London Mayor Boris Johnson is being encouraged to make the streets safer for his fellow cyclists.
A London Assembly report is calling for Boris Johnson to bring about a "cycling revolution" in the capital and do more to protect people on bikes.
The report, called Gearing Up recommends doubling the funding for cycling in TfL's transport budget, introducing a "commissioner" to champion cycling and creating more space on the capital's roads.
Boris Johnson has backed black cab drivers in their bid to get more taxis on London’s streets over Christmas.
Hundreds of cabbies face a shortfall as a lack of vehicles threatens to ruin their busiest time of year.
Many rent taxis but have had plans foiled after the biggest manufacturer Manganese Bronze went into administration last month.
Its collapse came after four years of financial losses and the recall of hundreds of vehicles, leaving many drivers on a long waiting list.
The Mayor said he was “disappointed and concerned” no help had been provided for drivers by the administrators PwC.
London Mayor Boris Johnson: "It's absolutely vital that we do this for the long-term, health and efficiency of London."