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Boris visits Pimlico Academy

Boris Johnson arrives at New Street station for Conservative Party Conference (8 October) Credit: REUTERS

Lord Mayor Boris Johnson is visiting an academy in Pimlico today, after announcing he wants to see more free schools at the Conservative Party Conference.

The Mayor says he has plans to unveil which will make the capital a world leader in education.

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Mayor apology to firms hit by Games

Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Credit: PA

Boris Johnson has apologised to London businesses whose trade was hit by the Olympics.

The mayor denied claims the capital became a "ghost town" during the summer spectacle, but admitted tills failed to ring in some shops after figures showed trade dipped in parts of the city.

He told LBC 97.3 radio: "I'm not going to pretend it was a bonanza for everybody and for those that feel hard done by I'm sorry for the losses or low takings they had.

"But the overall economic benefit to London of people around the world seeing a city that can deliver an amazing event like that so successfully was incredibly positive."

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