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Boris Johnson arrives at Bombardier factory

Boris Johnson arriving at Bombardier

Boris Johnson has arrived at the Bombardier factory in Derby to inspect the progress on trains being built for London's Crossrail project.

The Mayor of London gives welding a go Credit: ITV News Central

The contract with Transport for London is worth £1.3bn.

Bombardier is delivering 65 nine-car trains for the east-west rail link in the capital.

The project is due to open in 2018.

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Boris and Cameron support Met Police chief over plebgate

Both the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London have backed the Metropolitan Police chief after former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell said he had "no confidence" in Bernard Hogan-Howe.

The Evening Standard quotes a Downing Street spokesperson as saying that, "the Prime Minister has full confidence in the Metropolitan police commissioner and believes the police should be allowed to carry out the investigation."

Boris Johnson's office is also quoted as supporting Mr Hogan-Howe, "The Mayor has absolute confidence in the commissioner."