Boris Johnson

Tribute to Sir Simon, London Mayor Boris Johnson's aide

By Sandy Rashty, May 2, 2013

London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled a bust of the late Sir Simon Milton in a West End ceremony.

Sir Simon, his former chief of staff and deputy mayor of London, died of pneumonia aged 49 in 2011 after a 20-year battle with leukaemia.

The ceremony in Piccadilly was attended by more than 150 people, including Sir Simon’s former partner, councillor Robert Davis.

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Rosh Hashana wishes from London Mayor Boris Johnson

By Sandy Rashty, September 12, 2012

The Mayor of London has released a special New Year message to the members of the Jewish community.

Boris Johnson thanked the community for playing “an active and important role in ensuring that London has shone like never before over the past year.

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Greek expert's ode to zipwire Boris

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2012

A classics professor has composed an ode to Boris Johnson after the London mayor found himself suspended mid-air on a zipwire.

Earlier this summer, Dr Armand D'Angour, a Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, was asked by Mr Johnson to compose an ode to the Olympics.

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Boris Johnson honours Munich victims at Hackney ceremony

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2012

A plaque has been unveiled near the Olympic village to honour the victims of the 1972 Munich massacre.

London Mayor Boris Johnson was joined by Yosef Romano, nephew of one of the murdered Israelis, as wreaths were laid during the commemoration in an art gallery near Hackney Town Hall, organised by Councillor Linda Kelly and Martin Sugarman.

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Boris Johnson promises 'good deal for London' after defeating Ken Livingstone

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2012

A bitterly fought election campaign ended on Friday evening with Boris Johnson named the next mayor of London.

The Conservative incumbent defeated Ken Livingstone by a narrow margin of 51.5 per cent to 48.5 per cent.

He pledged to fight for a “good deal for Londoners,” and thanked voters for giving him “a new chance and a new mandate to take us forward”.

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Boris and Ken: Like old drunks at a wedding

By Martin Bright, May 3, 2012

The London mayoral election has been the opposite of edifying. The grown-ups have been behaving like drunken relatives at a wedding reception.

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Boris Johnson: Ken voters need their heads examined

By Jennifer Lipman, April 17, 2012

Boris Johnson on his opposition at a London Jewish Forum breakfast event

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Mayoral candidates offered Manifesto for Jewish London

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2012

The London Jewish Forum has listed its priorities with a month to go before residents vote on the capital's next mayor.

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Please, let's move on from the 'Ken and the Jews' dramas

March 29, 2012

The last week saw my relationship with the Jewish community in the headlines. I agree with those, including in my own party, who want to break out of the "drama" of "Ken and the Jewish community" - it's time to move on from that, onto something less headline-grabbing but more dynamic.

I understand the dismay caused when these kinds of controversies hit the headlines.

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High hopes for Beatty director

By Candice Krieger, March 29, 2012

Balfour Beatty's Peter Zinkin is not a fan of the word "construction" - at least not when referring to the company he has worked in for more than three decades.

The planning and development director prefers to use the term "global infrastructure business." He explains: "We are not just a construction company.

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