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MP Jackie Doyle-Price, Wants Law Change To Prevent Uber Operating InThurrock On TfL Licence. 

14 Dec 17

Safety concerns over Uber drivers operating in Thurrock Concerns have been raised over Uber drivers operating in Thurrock, with the MP for the borough calling for a change in the law.


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London Taxi Driver Hailed Local Hero. 

13 Dec 17

Screen shot taken from FaceBook A black cab driver has been hailed as a ‘hero’ after helping a nurse get to work during the snow storm over the weekend.


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More Traffic Khanage On Holloway Road, Plus Another TfL Waste Of Time Consultation. 

13 Dec 17

From 01:00 on Monday 18 December until 04:00 on Monday 8 January, the A1 Holloway Road will be closed in both directions between Digswell Street and Highbury Corner roundabout.


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Uber Threaten To Use Out Of Town Cars As York Refuse To Relicense. 

13 Dec 17

Members of the gambling, licensing regulatory committee of City of York Council voted by seven to three – with two abstentions – to deny Uber a renewed licence.


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Could Cambridge Have A London-Style ‘Uber Ban’? Would They Just Kept Operating Regardless Of Ban? 

12 Dec 17

Uber’s licence to operate in Cambridge is being reviewed to determine whether they are a “fit and proper” group to operate in the city.


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Remote Hiring, Cross Boarder Hiring, Deregulation And The Six Departments.. By Lee Ward. 

7 Dec 17

Firstly, I should introduce myself.


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TfL, Architect Of It’s Own Demise: None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See. 

28 Nov 17

There’s and old saying, which has never been truer than today…


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Not The First Time Uber’s Been Hacked…And Not The First a Time They’ve Covered It Up. 

24 Nov 17

So, Uber say that the 57 million passenger details have been bought back and that their Credit Card account details are safe.


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Taxi Trade Lied To Over Bank Junction Exclusion – Moorgate To Close For5 Months – New Ranks ???? 

24 Nov 17

Again we find out, the Taxi trade has been lied to over the Bank Junction…


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Open Letter To Deputy Mayor Val Shawcross In Regards To Uber Driver Sexual Assault Figures. 

19 Nov 17

Dear Deputy Mayor Shawcross It has been bought to Taxi Leak’s attention, that in reply to a letter sent to you by Jackie Doyle-Price MP in late 2016, you allegedly made an untrue statement which did grave damage and stopped the advancement to get her…


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Letter To Taxi Leaks From Rob : I Wonder If Helen Chapman Is Sleeping Easily In Her Bed Tonight ? 

11 Nov 17

I wonder if Helen Chapman is sleeping easily in her bed tonight? Almost thirteen thousand criminal record checks still to be completed on Uber drivers with alleged fake DBS certificates.


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If You Get A Ticket Dropping At The Ned, Don’t Pay It…You Must Appeal. 

10 Nov 17

Again, our largest trade orgs are failing to sort out the problems costing drivers dearly.


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Liverpool Taxi Alliance : “It’s A Free For All” Private Hire Situation In Liverpool. 

9 Nov 17

The Liverpool Echo spent a Saturday night in town with the Taxi Alliance An image being shared on social media appears to show a “free for all” private hire situation in Liverpool.


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MAYOR’S EARLY CLEAN AIR ANNOUNCEMENT, COULD HAVE DEVASTATING AFFECT ON LONDON’S SUPPLY CHAIN, SAYS FTA. 

6 Nov 17

LONDON’S OPEN ??? BUT THE SHOPS COULD BE EMPTY !!! The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s largest membership association in the freight and logistics sector, has reacted with concern to last week’s announcement by the Mayor of London …


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What Is It That Mayor Khan Has Been Telling The World…. London’s Open !!! Lol… 

3 Nov 17

Westminster From 12:00 until 16:30 on Saturday 4 November, there will be closures between Mayfair and Parliament Square including Grosvenor Square, Oxford Street, New Bond Street, Old Bond Street, Piccadilly, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall, Cockspur …


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BREAKING NEWS : Uber’s Brighton licence renewed – but only for six months 

2 Nov 17

Brighton and Hove City Council has extended Uber’s licence to operate a taxi service in the city – but only for a further six months while it monitors the implications of the loss of its London licence.


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Lost TradeMark Battle Could See London Taxi Market Open To Other Manufactures. 

2 Nov 17

It was all over the trade news outlets yesterday that LTC (now calling themselves LEVC) have lost their embittered trademark battle with MetroCab.


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Redressing The Balance… Letter To TfLTPH From A Grateful Passenger 

31 Oct 17

The piece below is an extract from a letter sent to TfL by a grateful passenger.


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TFL’s New Cash Cow Announced, As They Intend To Raise Extra Funding From The 125,000 Minicabs. 

30 Oct 17

TfL looking to make an extra £375,000,000 a year from new tax on Minicabs.


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Canary Wharf Sales Worker Sacked After Bilking Taxis To His Home Near Brighton. 

28 Oct 17

A serial fare dodger has been sacked from his job after it was discovered that he had failed to pay for taxis from London to the south coast.


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Here We Go Again : More Designed Chaos As TfL Launch The Borough Junction Consultation. 

27 Oct 17

TfL are proposing changes at the junction of Borough High Street with Marshalsea Road and Great Dover Street, in Southwark.


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Uber War Of Words Explodes As Council Boss Hits Back At ‘Fake Outrage’ Coventry Politicians. 

26 Oct 17

A war of words has erupted between councillors in Coventry and Wolverhampton as the row over Uber licensing in the city reaches boiling point.


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PLANS to limit the colour of cars which can be used as taxis in Barrow, will “force cabbies out of work”, say drivers 

26 Oct 17

‘It’s like forcing every shop in town to paint their frontage the same colour’ Barrow hackney taxis will be brought in line with Carlisle where the vehicles are white.


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TFL Not Fit And Proper, Part 2 : TfL Licence Uber Driver Banned By Bath Council 

24 Oct 17

A taxi driver who was banned from holding a taxi licence in Bath is back working as an Uber driver in the city.


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T-Charge Starts Monday, All You Need To Know… 

21 Oct 17

The T-Charge starts this Monday.


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Jeremy Corbyn’s Speech To Young Labour: An Uber Co-Op Run By The Drivers, Sharing Profits. 

16 Oct 17

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Co-Op party (the one the United Cabbies Group [UCG] have alined themselves with) ahead of the Young Labour Policy Conference.


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Could The Leytonstone, Buckingham Palace And Exhibition Road Atrocities Been Avoided… With A More Competent TfLTPH? By Jim Thomas 

9 Oct 17

Leytonstone Slasher, Palace Attacker And Exhibition Road Driver.


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UberRape, Getting National Coverage : Uber drivers’ ‘sex attacks’ across Britain 

1 Oct 17

At last, the word about UberRape is getting out to the public.


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Letter to MP, Times, Economist, Evening Standard & Spectator….Geoffrey Whitehouse, London Cabbie 

1 Oct 17

My letter to my MP, the Times, the Economist, the Evening Standard and the Spectator…


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TfL plans cycle super highway for Tooley Street, Jamaica Road and Rotherhithe roundabout 

28 Sep 17

Locals have until November 19 to comment on the plans TfL has today announced proposals for a segregated Cycle Super Highway to run through Tooley Street and Jamaica Road.


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Osborne should resign a “conflicting job” after Uber bias 

26 Sep 17

For immediate release: Tuesday 26th September Zoom.


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Cambridge ‘looking closely’ at Uber licence after London drops the ride-hailing app 

24 Sep 17

City bosses will be “looking closely” at whether Uber is allowed to continue operating in Cambridge following news that Transport for London (TfL) won’t renew its licence in London.


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Legal Trouble On The Horizon For The Toxicity Charge 

21 Sep 17

To try to reduce air pollution in London, the toxicity charge, or T-charge, will come into effect on the 23 October 2017.


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Jailed: Minicab rapist who plied student with drink and drugs 

17 Sep 17

A minicab tout who twice raped a student after plying her with cocaine and alcohol has been jailed for 14 years.


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London Mayor tight-lipped on pending Uber license decision 

15 Sep 17

London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to comment on Thursday on whether taxi app Uber [UBER.


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There’s a serious chance Uber won’t be allowed to operate in London 

13 Sep 17

There’s a real chance Uber won’t be allowed to operate in London, with the city’s transport authorities spooked by the firm’s history of poor behaviour.


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Japan’s Degrading Electric Taxis Falling Out Of Favour With Taxi Drivers 

5 Sep 17

Six years ago, in February 2011, the city of Osaka introduced a fleet of fifty Nissan Leaf taxis.


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Uber Fake Medicals And Fake DBS Checks, Not Enough To Suspend Licenses…Sean Paul Day Says: “We Need To Refocus”. 

3 Sep 17

The Sunday times has now published the story, about Uber’s partnership with a company that’s been changing DBS results to help drivers who have dodgy backgrounds get PH licenses.


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The Result Of TfL Licensing Uber Drivers, With Fake Topographical Test Results, Fake Medicals and Fake DBS Checks 

1 Sep 17

Well, as they say…


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TfL In Another Alleged Cover Up : No Mention Of Palace Attacker Being A PH Driver In National Press. 

31 Aug 17

Last week, after the Palce knife attack, the main media failed to make any mention or connection, of the terrorist/attacker being an Uber driver.


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Why Are The Local Authorities Not Dealing With Vehicles From Out Of Town? …by Les Ward. 

29 Aug 17

Let’s go back to 1976, the year that the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act was born, the very Act to regulate the Private Hire industry.


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A TfL Uninsured private hire driver from Luton who touted for business ‘put public at risk’ 

24 Aug 17

A Transport for London licensed private hire driver who was operating in Luton has been prosecuted by Luton Borough Council licensing service.


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Greenbadgejohn writes in reply to ‘Drivers Held To Ransom By Greedy Card Machine Suppliers’. 

23 Aug 17

Greenbadgejohn writes in reply to ‘Drivers Held To Ransom By Greedy Card Machine Suppliers.


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Conservative MP, Charlie Elphicke Says Bank Junction Cameras Are Fleecing Motorists. 

17 Aug 17

A Conservative MP has accused the City of London Corporation’s decision to ban all vehicles other than bicycles and buses at Bank Junction as being motivated more by a desire to raise money through fining motorists who ignore it, rather than being …


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Bank Junction Update : It’s Never Been About Safety, It’s All About Money, £50m a year 

15 Aug 17

New traffic cameras will rake in £50million a year in fines About 1,500 drivers a day are being hit by seven cameras monitoring one junction, with revenue topping £16,000 an hour – almost £200,000 every day.


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Letter From Lee Ward : Pressure Must Be Put On All Local Authorities Who Have Licensed Uber, To Prove Uber Operate Legally 

15 Aug 17

Equality: The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities.


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“MINICAB” Passenger Jailed For Raping Fellow “MINICAB” Passenger. 

12 Aug 17

A man who said he had ‘the right’ to sexually assault a vulnerable woman after paying for her Minicab home has been jailed.


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Taxi Drivers Get TfL To Admit Uber Are Acting Illegally. Blue Touch Paper Lit, Next Comes The Fireworks. 

10 Aug 17

On Monday, a mixed group of Taxi drivers from Dads Defending Daughters and also trade reps from the LCDC, met at a prearranged location just off the M25.


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Come here, There’s More….it gets worse…. By Jim Thomas 

7 Aug 17

Although TfLTPH have still refused to answer my question about which legislated regulation gives their COs the power to remove a news paper from a Taxi…


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GMB HOLDS BRIGHTON TAXI DEMO TO CALL FOR TRANSPARENCY FROM UBER 

7 Aug 17

GMB Union calls on Uber to let the public know how their app stays on the right side of the law – people have a right to know.







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