London Mayor launches groundbreaking Creative Land Trust

A new independent Trust has been launched to protect and increase affordable artist workspace following the decline in artist studios in the capital. Speaking today at Bloomberg’s European headquarters, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, outlined how the new Creative Land Trust will help tackle the problem of rising rents in the capital by providing artists and creatives with affordable workspace. The organisation has been created with support from Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Outset Contemporary Art Fund. The Creative Land Trust is an independent organisation that will provide…

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London Mayor launches world’s largest air quality monitoring network

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the world’s most advanced and comprehensive network of air quality monitors to help investigate and improve London’s toxic air. Breathe London will use a range of cutting-edge fixed and mobile sensors to build up a real-time, hyperlocal image of London’s air quality. The data these monitors collect from across the capital will provide an unprecedented level of detail about London’s air quality crisis and deliver new insight into the sources of pollution.   To deliver this world-leading project, the Mayor has collaborated with…

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London Mayor’s rough sleeping campaign hits £150k in first month

A campaign launched a month ago by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has already raised more than £150,000 to help homelessness charities go further in tackling rough sleeping in the capital. The campaign is part of the Mayor’s efforts to boost rough sleeping services in London, including using funding he has secured from national Government to double the size of City Hall’s street outreach team, and his agreement with London boroughs that all severe weather shelters London-wide will open if the temperature is predicted to drop to or below…

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London Mayor confirms ban on junk food advertising on transport network

Junk food advertising will be banned on the entire Transport for London (TfL) network from 25 February under groundbreaking measures to help tackle child obesity, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed. The decision follows a public consultation launched in May which found overwhelming support from Londoners for a ban, covering all adverts for food and non-alcoholic drinks high in fat, salt and / or sugar and considered “less healthy” under Public Health England guidelines. Examples of products that would not be accepted are sugary drinks, cheeseburgers, chocolate bars…

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London City Hall Joins Forces With The Red Box Project

On World Menstrual Hygiene Day (Mon 28 May), the Mayor of London has revealed the potential scale of period poverty experienced by young women and girls in London. Today he calls on the Government to eradicate an issue that prevents girls from engaging fully in education, sport and their community. Period poverty – not being able to afford appropriate menstrual products every month – is affecting thousands of young women and girls in the capital. The shame and stigma that continue to surround periods compounds this issue. With girls admitting to…

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