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Taxi app says it is looking into legal action over ‘completely unconstitutional bill’ after Mayor Eduardo Paes signed legislation: ‘Uber is forbidden’ Taxi drivers in Rio de Janeiro protest against Uber in July. Photograph: Antonio Lacerda/EPA The city that hosts next year’s Olympic Games has become the first in Brazil to ban the use of […]
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Prince being taken to Invictus Games in Range Rover when crash took place His police escort smashed head-on into Toyota Prius near London Zoo Unconscious driver cut from vehicle while rider catapulted 30ft down road Harry’s driver feared terrorist attack and drove high speed through London Witness said Prince, 29, sat with head in hands, […]
This year’s Children’s Magical Taxi Tour departed from Canary Wharf on 18th September 2015. The countdown ribbon cutting took place after the Big Breakfast Send Off inside the East Wintergarden; this event marks the beginning of the trip and is attended each year attended by a number of the trip’s sponsors and dignitaries. The Chairman […]
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Update On Thursdays Demonstration 5pm – 6:30pm At The Bank Junction @UCGcampaigns The purpose of this account is to inform the trade of UCG demo’s. First Demo, Thursday 24th September 5pm-6:30 After today’s heated negotiations, the Met have now agreed to a 90 min protest, to be held between 5 and 6:30 (Rush Hour). […]
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Today’s Mayor’s Question Time had to be abandoned after pandemonium broke out when Mayor Boris Johnson referred to assembled Taxi drivers as Luddites. Because so many drivers turned up for the Mayors Question Time, it was decided the overflow of drivers would hold a separate demonstration along Tooley Street. TfL had tried to dilute the […]
TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transpo […]
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Crime Watch Daily got three ex-cons to apply to […]
– £2 charge proposed to fund new Silvertown crossing – Transport body says charges needed to prevent ‘serious delays’ – Motorists could face even higher charges during rush hour £2 to use Blackwall Tunnel… drivers will be charged to pay for new river crossing at Silvertown Motorists are facing toll charges of more than £2 […]
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A minicab flipped on its side when it crashed into a block of flats on Friday The Toyota Prius – a licensed private hire vehicle – crashed into Quentin House in Gray Street on the Southwark/Lambeth border in Waterloo. A Mercedes car was also damaged in the incident.
Thousands of London’s Taxi drivers defied the statement put out by certain trade orgs, that they should not attend any unsanctioned direct action. Drivers from ALL TRADE ORGS, fed up with their representative groups inaction, fed up with private hire licenses being dished out like sweets at a rate of 650 a week, turned out […]
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News was released yesterday on the BBC London news, that the current number of Private Hire driver licenses now stand at an all time high of 87,734. We were also informed that by Friday, this number will have risen by 650 with another 2000 in the pipeline, waiting to be processed. At yesterday’s compliance meeting, […]
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Demos to start again Sept the 24th, 3 Static and 3 Rolling. Please be assured that the time constraints are not our doing. The police have put restrictions on us. Demo Dates and Venues. 1) 24/9..Bank Junction 16:00 – 19:00 2)) 30/9 Aldwych 17:30 – 19:30 3) 5/10 Windsor Ho. 14:00 – 16::00 The following […]
Managing Director of surface transport at Transport for […]
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Boris claims hailing process is duplicated in mobile technology by Uber Mayor insists Parliament has been ‘very precise’ on rules for minicabs High Court is ruling if smartphones can lawfully be used to calculate fares Uber has hit out against TfL’s proposals to tighten private hire regulation Boris Johnson claimed today that Uber drivers are ‘systematically’ breaking the […]
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The ride-hailing service Uber is unquestionably one of the defining phenomena of our digital era. But much of the excitement it generates in the investment community comes from the notion that its growth is unstoppable — that sooner or later Uber will, well, reign uber alles. Indications are emerging, however, that Uber’s growth faces some […]
Test case: Rudolfs Treijs National News Two rickshaw drivers have admitted repeatedly flouting police orders at Westminster magistrates’ court. Rudolfs Treijs, 24, and Mavis Melders, 25, are the first London pedicab drivers to be successfully prosecuted for repeatedly breaching rules intended to prevent streets and pavements becoming clogged up. Some of the capital’s most popular areas […]
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“Violence is totally unacceptable” said United Cabbies Group (Source: Getty) A cabbies group has distanced itself from a man who was arrested yesterday following an attack on a security guard at City Hall last week and urged “ideological” protesters to stay away from future rallies. The man, said by police to be 65 years old, […]
Tony Arbour should be sacked immediately; he not only caused the disruption at City Hall by improperly ending a Public meeting but then made inflammatory and false statements and is now calling for Taxi Drivers who took exception to HIS improper conduct to be sacked. He said: “Not only did they riot inside the building, they […]
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Gallery: 12 Injured As London Bus Crashes Into Tree The bus was badly damaged and at least 12 people were injured. Pic: Newham MPS The bus was badly damaged and at least 12 people were injured. Pic: Newham MPS At least 12 people have been injured after a bus smashed into a tree in east London. […]
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Transport for London is to procure (at great expense to […]
London is on the front line of a Taxi war, with drivers orgs desperately trying to stop the rise of Uber. Both the black cab trade and legitimate minicab services are being decimated by Uber, which operates using a system which illegally plys for hire and undercuts traditional Tacis and minicabs on price. It’s also […]
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The announcement yesterday of the conclusion of the Private Hire consultation (which, instead of being acted upon has been put back out again as another consultation) was carefully orchestrated to try to upstage the proposed taxi demo at the Aldwych. With the help of the media, the recommendations from the consultation were all over […]
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A lack of taxi ranks could leave passengers stranded when the proposed 24-hour operation of some London Underground routes begins, claims Labour London Assembly Transport spokesman Val Shawcross. Shawcross says that 72 of the 144 stations on the Night Tube network do not have a taxi rank within 250 metres, and that this could leave […]
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MSC (Metropolitan Special Constable) Mohammed Hussain, who worked for Redbridge Police, was later cautioned for touting for hire by a private hire vehicle before he was dismissed at a police misconduct hearing on Thursday. The hearing comes following an incident on March 29. In a notice of outcome statement published on Metropolitan Police’s website, assistant […]
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Parliament to debate “The Future of Black Cabs in London”. This is a new item, only recently added to the calender. I note the day chosen is the one before the next Bumper trade Demo. Back to front rhetoric, we are legal and repeatedly cited as the best in the world. Concerns with uber are […]
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The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California May 7, 2015. REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH The European Commission will launch a study in September of the ride-hailing app Uber in an effort to settle legal disputes that have pitched the U.S. start-up against conventional taxis across Europe, three people familiar […]
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London Taxi Driver Patrick O’Dowd, speaks out and […]
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