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Will Green Taxi Be Final Nail In Coffin Of London Taxi Trade…by Jim Thomas.

Under Mayor Boris Johnson, TfL spent the best part of a billion pounds, putting in ridiculous congestion causing traffic schemes. They are now looking for a slap on the back for putting a bandaid plaster over the gaping wound they’ve inflicted on the population of the capital. After an increase in fatalities from cyclist who […]

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Woman left needing stitches after being ‘dragged down the road’ by Uber driver in row over phone

A hairdresser was left needing stitches after allegedly being “dragged down the road” by an angry Uber driver. Sabrina Benltaief claims she woke up in hospital after the man drove off while she was leaning into his car, leaving her unconscious in the street. After previously being dropped off by the same driver, Ms Benltaief realised […]

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Oxford Street to be pedestrianised by 2020

London transport bosses have announced Oxford Street will be pedestrianised by 2020. Plans to transform the world famous shopping street into a car-free zone were unveiled by the Mayor of London’s office to coincide with the opening of Crossrail. Valerie Shawcross, London’s deputy mayor for transport, told the London Assembly all vehicles will be banned […]

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Statement From The Mayfair Mob Regarding LTDA Branch Meeting.

In recent times we have found ourselves in the position of being compromised by the behaviour of the LTDA senior management as they have in our opinion, attempted to hijack ideas and initiatives shared with them in good faith whilst also claiming credit for the work of driver led actions in the London Taxi Trade. […]

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Taxi driver honoured by the Queen after 30 years working to help underprivileged children

A TAXI driver who has spent 30 years making a difference to the lives of underprivileged children “thought it was a joke” when he found out he was being honoured by the Queen. Michael Son, 72, of Dulverton Avenue, Westcliff, has been selected to receive a British Empire Medal. A committee member of The London […]

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Private Hire Feeder Park At Heathrow….Huge Flop.

Robert Evans, Stanwell and Stanwell Moor’s County Councillor welcomed the opening of a new designated car park for minicabs at Heathrow Airport a couple of weeks ago. For months, even years, the two villages represented by Labour’s Robert Evans have had an increasing problem of minicabs and Uber drivers, parking at the road side awaiting […]

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CAR CLOCKING IN PRIVATE HIRE, MINICAB AND CHAUFFEURING TRADE COSTING MILLIONS AND PLACING PASSENGERS AT RISK WARN EXPERTS

New research and investigations from automotive experts HPI and consumer group LicensedTransportUncovered.com (LTU) has revealed that private hire, minicab and chauffeur customers are at risk due to an epidemic of clocking, with hundreds of millions of miles being removed from odometers across the UK every year. HPI and LTU have teamed up to warn of […]

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Uber Admit, Under Oath that they do receive or handle the booking in any way.

In a Toronto court case, Uber have openly admitted (under oath) that worldwide, they do not receive or handle customer bookings in any way. They said they simply put the customer in contact with the driver, and then it is the driver who accepts the booking IN CAR. This actually means that Uber do not […]

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Taxi driver Greg Smith, holds raffle to raise cash to send sick children to Disneyland in Paris.

A taxi driver is raising cash to send sick children on the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland in Paris. Greg Smith from North Chingford is holding a raffle in aid of Magical Taxi Tour, a charity that sends seriously ill children on an all-expenses paid holiday. Greg, who is captain of Brentwood Golf Club […]

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Taxi drivers to protest on Wednesday after contract awarded to London firm

TAXI drivers will be protesting outside Luton Town Hall at 1.30pm on Wednesday 22nd June over the awarding of a contract to a London firm. Drivers who are a member of the RMT trade union are protesting the contract and will congregate outside Luton town hall on Wednesday 22 June at 1:30pm. Luton Airport awarded […]

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HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT PASSES LAW TO BLOCK “ILLEGAL TAXI APP” UBER

Hungary has been planning to ban the service offered by the US-based mobile ride hail company Uber, according to a government politician. After a long, wrangling procedure including demonstrations staged by taxi drivers, increasing inspections and fines levied upon the ride-hailing service, the Parliament of Hungary finally put an end to the question of this “Uber […]

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More Good News : St Pancras Parking Problem, Solution Found.

We would like to give an update on the St Pancras parking situation. After a series of demonstrations the like of which the trade had never seen before that were instigated by the group known as Dads Defending Daughters (DDD), a member of the Mayfair Mob (MM) working closely with the RMT was able to […]

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REPLY FROM THE MAYOR OF LONDON, DON’T PISS UP MY BACK AND TELL ME IT’S RAINING

Dear Mayor Khan, I would like to thank you for your reply to my email, dated 19 Jul 2016, but I cannot. I felt your letter, an insult to my intelligence, was a fob. You did not answer any of my questions or engage with any of my suggestions. Did you actually read my email? […]

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Heroic taxi driver known as ‘Disco Dave’ killed as he tried to help driver at crash scen

Davey Hope, a cabbie for around 20 years, is believed to have pulled over on the A19 after spotting a car that had crashed into the central reservation Davey Hope telephoned police before going to see if he could help anyone Tributes have been paid to a heroic taxi driver who was killed as he […]

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They Don’t Like It Up Em Gov….Will TfL Stick To Their Promise?

There has been a call to immediately suspend the implementation of changes to Private Hire regulations which come into force yesterday (27 June 2016). The Chairman of the Licensed Private Hire Car Association, Steve Wright, has called for a halt on the new rules after being “Inundated with e‐mails, calls and other communications from Licensed […]

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Convoy of cabs to take WWII veterans to Worthing.

Now in its 68th year, it’s a highlight in the diary for hundreds of brave war veterans and their families. Nearly 100 cab drivers are volunteering their services to London’s Taxi Charity – full name, The London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled, picking up veterans and carers from their homes across the capital, including […]

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Uber chief quits Twitter ‘after sexist trolling from taxi drivers’

Uber’s boss in the UK claims she has been forced to quit Twitter after being bombarded with sexist and abusive messages from taxi drivers. Jo Bertram claimed the attacks have included one angry cabbie saying he hoped she would “get run over by a Toyota Prius”, while others have criticised her appearance including one who said she looked […]

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Taxis ‘must be allowed in Oxford Street even after it’s pedestrianised’

Taxis must be allowed to continue to access Oxford Street even after it is pedestrianised, the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association has said. Plans to transform the world famous shopping street into a car-free zone were unveiled by the Mayor of London’s office earlier this month. City Hall said all vehicles will be banned on a […]

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Marc Turner Attends Exhibition On Proposed Revisions To Disastrous Tavistock Place Scheme.

Thursday evening (14th July) i attended Mary Ward House for an exhibition of proposed revisions to the disasterous implementation of experimental traffic changes by Camden Council last year. There was a respectable turnout of concerned cabbies, far outnumbering local residents. But on chatting to said locals, I was surprised to hear their lifes have been […]

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Evening Standard Tobacco Dock Awards Protest : TfL Ignore Uber Touting In Street.

With military precision, Dads Defending Daughters marched into Pennington Street Wapping, to protest against Uber being up for awards at the Evening Standard business awards being held at Tobacco Dock. As the guests arrived, they were greeted by the banners and posters showing the despicable statistics being hidden from the general public by the mainstream […]

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Mini-cab driver convicted of sexual assault

A mini-cab driver has been convicted for a sexual assault on his female passenger, following an investigation by the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC).  Sothisundaram Soorriyakumaran, 50 (21.03.66) of Varley Parade, Barnet was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday, 14 June for committing the sexual assault. He received 15 months imprisonment, which […]

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Possibly The Best Article Ever Written “What is Plying For Hire….by Alan Fleming”

First Published in 2012 I  read  with interest in the last edition of United Cabbies News the proposals of  T&PH, for allowing PH ranks. Some ten years ago when at the Club I was informed that this was going to be the case in Kingston. I informed the other trade organisations but had no response. […]

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