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Too Much, Too Many…Capping PHV Licenses. By Lee Ward. 

3 Mar 17

Capping PHV Licenses? I recently sent an email to the Chairmen of NALEO (National Association of Licensing Enforcement Officers) and ILO (Institute of Licensing Officers) with my suggestions for what could, or rather should, be considered as a …


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Ilford North MP Wes Streeting Launches Inquiry Into London’s Black Cabs Today 

28 Feb 17

Parliamentary inquiry into the future of London’s taxi trade, chaired by Ilford North MP Wes Streeting, is inviting black cab drivers to have their say.


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Unbooked, Unlicensed Minicab Warning After Woman Was Sexually Assaulted. 

28 Feb 17

Wrexham County Borough Council’s Licensing Section is reminding people of the dangers of using unbooked private hire vehicles following a recent sexual assault of a woman.


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Don’t Be Disheartened … The Fight Is Most Definitely NOT Over. By Harry Wall. 

27 Feb 17

Iain Wright MP Jo Maugham QC What a week that was! But not half as bad as Uber.


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UPDATE ON BANK JUNCTION NOTHING IS EVER A “DONE DEAL.” THE I.T.A. WILL ALWAYS FIGHT ON 

24 Feb 17

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ITA After of a series of actions, the ITA met with City of London and Transport for London representatives, concerning the proposed oxymoronic ‘Bank on Safety’ scheme.


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Repairing Broken Boundaries : by Lee Ward. 

18 Feb 17

Since my post on Taxi Leaks, and also printed in PHTM named Uber Boundaries, Bent or Broken? ( Link found he r e ) I have now evolved this issue to repair the boundaries that have been bent or broken, and the repair comes with Case Law to support it…


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Basildon Cabbies In Limbo As Residents Park In Taxi Bays. Council Refuses To Intervene. 

17 Feb 17

Cab drivers cannot access their waiting bays outside Basildon station.


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More than 500 old taxis to be forced off Birmingham streets – and drivers are not happy 

16 Feb 17

More than 500 black taxi cabs could be run off the road by stringent new anti-pollution measures in what has been called a ‘catastrophe’ for the trade.


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Blah Blah Land Is Over. It’s Kill Or Be Killed Now….by Semtex. 8829 

16 Feb 17

Nobody is or should be, more powerful than the Laws of our Land.


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When They Say “It’s Not About The Money”….Its ALL About The Money. By Harry Wall. 

15 Feb 17

We all know why Uber want our trade and that they’ll go to any financial lengths to get it.


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Are Uber Giving TfL The Big Finger… By I’m Spartacus : Plus The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars 

15 Feb 17

Why do you think TfL ‘lent’ their policy officer to DfT…


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Statement From The Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA) ….. Back To Industrial Action 1st March, 16:30-18:30 

14 Feb 17

RETURN TO DIRECT ACTION! The City of London and corrupt TfL leave us no choice.


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The Shame Of Transport For London : Party To A Nationwide Illegal Trade 

14 Feb 17

Again, we see TfL registered private hire vehicles, using the Uber App to do local pick ups and drop offs, many miles from the area they’re licensed to work in.


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Cabbies threaten dramatic new Uber protest – More Proof Uber Problem Is Being Politically Managed 

11 Feb 17

A dashcam video clip, showing an Uber car driving the wrong way along York’s Nunnery Lane CABBIES have voted to block York city centre unless council bosses heed their angry protests against Uberdrivers ‘flooding into the city.


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Is TfL’s Biased Compliance And Harassment Of Black Cabs, Resulting In PH Free For All Around City Airport ? 

10 Feb 17

Neighbours around the City Airport fear they will be living in a ghetto, unless minicab drivers using their streets as a toilet and unofficial pick up point change their anti-social behaviour.


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Bromsgrove Councillor Slams District Council’s Decision To Refuse Policy Making Taxis Wheelchair Accessible 

8 Feb 17

A BROMSGROVE councillor has slammed the district council’s decision to refuse a policy making all taxis in the town wheelchair accessible.


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State Of The Trade : TfL’s Non Compliance And Harassment Agenda 

7 Feb 17

We’ve decided to suspend the daily compliance statistics as you can’t report on negative action.


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Hero taxi driver stops woman jumping from Lambeth Bridge 

6 Feb 17

A hero black cab driver has told how he risked his life by clinging on to a woman who was trying to jump from a London bridge.


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Puff And The Magic Dragons Den : …..It Couldn’t Happen….Could It ? 

6 Feb 17

Found this on a facebook forum, made me chuckle while also getting the point across…


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Daily Compliance Statistics 02/02/17 From Drive Observations … By Gerald Coba 

3 Feb 17

Don’t forget, your help is essential.


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A Blast From The Past…..Back In The Day. 

3 Feb 17

THE TIMES SATURDAY REVIEW SEPTEMBER 5 1992 Minicabs have had a good run in London, Malcolm Macalister Hall reports, but licensed cabbies are fighting back in the increasingly violent battle for fares…


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Legislation, Legislation, Legislation is all you need… by Lee Ward. 

3 Feb 17

So, that old chestnut legislation, you know, the thing that every politician falls back on when the industry want something changed to protect its future or indeed the public.


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STOP THE BUSES : Statement From The Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA), After Meeting With CoL. 

31 Jan 17

Stop the buses! At yesterday’s meeting, officials from the City of London said that although they understood the taxi trade is concerns, unfortunately they had to be guided by TfL, even though all the statistics provided by TfL’s were proven to be …


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COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MEN … By Jim Thomas 

30 Jan 17

I sat in the Kings Cross Taxi Centre last night chatting to my normal crowd, most in their mid 60’s to early 70s.


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Letter To Taxi Leaks : Conclusive Evidence That A Profit Making Company Should Not Be Running TfL 

29 Jan 17

Dear Taxi Leaks Appertaining to your post about Sky doing away with satellite dishes : At first I wondered why this would be attached to this blog.


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What Statistics Did The CoL Corporation Use To Excluded Taxis From Th Bank Junction ? …by Jim Thomas 

25 Jan 17

Below is the recorded statistics for 2016, at least 69 people killed.


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Biker architect ‘killed by bus driver who couldn’t see him’ 

24 Jan 17

On the same day the head of surface transport lectures a conference on road safety, one of his bus drivers appeared in court, accused of killing a principal architect at Network Rail, while driving carelessly and “without due care and attention” …


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PETITION : VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN LEON DANIELS. 

23 Jan 17

Leon Daniels has in his capacity as Managing Director of surface transport, approved and introduced measures that have brought Londons capital to a standstill, increasing congestion, increasing pollution, costing business and citizens millions of …


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Anyone Can Hold The Helm When The Sea Is Calm……..by Semtex. 

21 Jan 17

There was a hell of a lot to learn about the Great London Cab Trade this week, and not just regarding our access to the Bank Junction.


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BANK JUNCTION TAXI EXCLUSION UPDATE : City of London Peace Talks Announced… By Jim Thomas 

21 Jan 17

DAY 5 For five days, the passionate driver led coalition of the Independent Taxi Alliance (ITA), with little or no support from the leadership of our largest org, led the police around the City on a cat and mouse chase.


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Another Day, Another Demo 

20 Jan 17

Again, yesterday afternoon, rank and file drivers answered the call and assembled at the Bank Junction, despite another section 14 being slapped on the peaceful protest, limiting a static demonstration to just 30 minutes.


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HOLDING THE MAYOR TO ACCOUNT AND INVESTIGATING ISSUES THAT MATTER TO LONDONERS 

19 Jan 17

Over a decade ago, London led the world by introducing a Congestion Charge in the centre of the city.


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Bank Junction Blockade Day 3 : Plans Kept Off Social Media Leaves City Police In The Dark. 

18 Jan 17

It gets worse!…


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Major Victory For The Taxi Trade, Over Who Can Call Themselves A Taxi….. By Jim Thomas 

18 Jan 17

Seems a Minicab company can no longer pretend to be a Taxi! Well done to everyone who made the effort to put in a complaint to the ASA, after it was shown Addison Lee had changed the heading on their download sites for their minicab app.


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Bank Junction Blockade, Day 2 Another Resounding Success…. By Jim Thomas 

17 Jan 17

After the success of Mondays protest, the City Police decided to try to scupper the moral of demonstrators by making a new caveat to the section 14 and reduced the time allowed to just 30 minutes.


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I Have A Fishing Rob…Doesn’t Mean I Can Fish…. By Lee Ward. 

17 Jan 17

I have continued to work on my theory (knowledge actually) of the Uber App being illegal, and have continued to search for further evidence.


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Bank Junction: Taxi Drivers Blockade Junction Over Exclusion Plan…. By Jim Thomas 

17 Jan 17

London’s Taxi drivers brought traffic to a standstill again yesterday, at the start of a five-day protest over their exclusion from the a Bank Junction.


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TfL’s Woeful Inadequacies Partially Responsible For Our Exclusion From Bank Junction…by Sean Paul Day. 

16 Jan 17

This type of accident, should not be recorded as a Taxi and Private hire.


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Statement From The Independent Taxi Alliance In Regards To Mondays Protest At The Bank Junction 

16 Jan 17

Thousands of black cabs are set to bring traffic to a standstill in a five day protest about plans to ban them from the Bank Junction.


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If You Have Tears, Prepare To Shed Them Now …………..by Semtex. 

14 Jan 17

Not my own words, but the words of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Act 3 Scene 2.


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CITY POLICE IMPOSE SEC14 ON TAXI DEMONSTRATION MONDAY 16th JANUARY 2017 

14 Jan 17

Section 14 Public Order Act 1986 ​ In order to prevent serious disruption to the life of the community, the following condition has been placed upon the event due to take place on the highway: A static assembly must only take place within the roads…


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New taxi licences suspended by council amidst chaos at offices after knowledge requirement is scrapped. 

10 Jan 17

The issuing of new Taxi licences has been suspended in Knowsley as the council struggles to cope with a deluge of applications.


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Bank Junction; In a Game of Chess if you don’t plan your moves its Check Mate…. By Dave Davies 

4 Jan 17

When someone plays Chess they plan several moves ahead, trying to second guess what their opponents reactive move will be and considering all options.


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Open Letter To Val Shawcross…. From Cabby Alex White. 

3 Jan 17

Dear Val Shawcross Firstly happy new year to you, whilst I am a licensed black cab driver (London Green Badge) I am not writing to you in that capacity mainly, I am writing to you in the capacity of someone who witnessed the devastation of a family …


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New FaceBook Lost Property Site. Black Cabs Lost And Found 

2 Jan 17

GREAT NEW SITE ON FACE BOOK : Cabby Gareth Williams has put together a great idea for a new site on FaceBook called; BLACK CABS LOST AND FOUND.


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Yet Another Holiday Inn, In Kensington … But It Appears They Don’t Want Us….by Jim Thomas 

2 Jan 17

I’ve been off work for a while, so this may not be cutting edge news.


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Major changes coming to cycle route interchange at Blackfriars next month, for five years of works. 

28 Dec 16

Tideway is building a new 25km-long sewer under the Thames, as London’s sewage is now at capacity.


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New Year Action??? If You Fail To Plan, You Plan To Fail…..by Dave Davies. 

22 Dec 16

I have been calling for a Public Inquiry into TFL to expose the utter corruption for many years.


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More Written Answers To Caroline Pidgeon’s Questions, From Mayor Khan. 

20 Dec 16

Enforcement activity Question No: 2016/4537 Caroline Pidgeon Please publish a table showing a breakdown of arrests, prosecutions and other actions taken during 2016 by TfL’s Enforcement and On-street Operations Directorate relating to the following …


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Mayor Answers Question On Inconsistency With Publication Of Taxi & Private Hire Related Sexual Offences. 

20 Dec 16

Question No: 2016/4540 Caroline Pidgeon While welcoming the publication on TfL’s website of data relating to taxi and private hire-related sexual offences in London can detailed clarification be provided as to why the data has appeared in a different…







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