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TP Icap Staff Told They Can No Longer Claim Cab Fares On Expenses Over Black Taxi Ban At Bank Junction 

24 May 18

Expenses crackdown at interdealer broker TP Icap: This time it’s black cabs in the sights of the beancounters.


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Calls To Close ‘Loophole’ Allowing Minicab Drivers From Outside Winchester To Operate In City 

19 May 18

TAXI drivers in Winchester are calling for an end to a loophole allowing Minicabs from other parts of the country to operate in the city.


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PayPal agree to buy Swedish payments company iZettle for $2.2bn 

18 May 18

As of yesterday morning, the Swedish payments company iZettle was all ready for an initial public offering that was expected to value it at more than $1bn.


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With Morale At An All Time Low, Has The Fight Gone Out Of London’s Taxi Trade ??? 

16 May 18

When we had a massive problem with licensed and unlicensed minicabs forming their own ranks outside clubs and bars, because of TfL’s lack of enforcement, drivers took it upon themselves to do something about it.


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Brighton Council Explain Why They Never Relicensed Uber. 

4 May 18

Brighton is the latest to revoke the car-hailing service’s license.


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Let’s Remind Ourselves What The Prime Minister Said To The BBC About Uber In September! 

3 May 18

Uber ruling puts jobs at risk, says Theresa May The decision to stop Uber operating in London was “disproportionate” and has put thousands of jobs at risk, the prime minister has told the BBC.


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Hero cabbie chased down and caught thugs who snatched his takings, court hears 

2 May 18

A taxi driver has told the Old Bailey he chased and caught a teenager who had snatched his takings as he felt “violated”.


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BREAKING NEWS : Uber’s Brighton Licence Refused By Council 

1 May 18

Following the hearing on Monday 23 April, Brighton Hove City Council’s licensing panel has decided against renewing Uber Britannia Ltd’s Private Hire Operator Licence in the city.


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Taxi Drivers Rally Round For Knowledge Boy After Horrendous Attack In South London. 

28 Apr 18

Earlier this week, Karim a young knowledge student was attacked in South London.


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City Of London Police Appeal For Cyclist Involved In Road Traffic Collision With Uber Car To Come Forward 

28 Apr 18

The City of London Police have launched an appeal to find a cyclist who was involved in a collision last week.


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Mike (Onside) Brown…But Just Who’s Side Is He Really On??? 

26 Apr 18

A caveat to the news that Mike Brown refused to talk to the London Taxi trade about Uber’s relicense appeal, citing sub judice, the man then has two secret meetings with Uber’s CEO! Its now been alleged, that about three months ago at a transport …


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TAXI LEAKS EXCLUSIVE: Helen Chapman’s Photo Shopped Bill Accepted On MyTaxi App. 

25 Apr 18

TAXI LEAKS EXCLUSIVE : Taxi Leaks has acquired evidence that a drivers bill, bearing the name of TfLs Helen Chapman has been accepted onto the MyTaxi platform, even though it gives the address of 230 Blackfriars road (home of TFL’s Taxi and Private …


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ComfortDelGro acquires London taxi circuit operator Dial-a-Cab for £1.2 million 

19 Apr 18

Com Cab owners ComfortDelGro, have acquired London taxi circuit operator Dial-a-Cab’s business and assets for£1.2 million (S$2.2 million), the company announced on Thursday (Apr 19).


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BREAKING NEWS: Statement from The ITA to the City of London 

18 Apr 18

At midnight on Sunday 15th 2018 the ITA decided to withdraw the motion to call direct action over the decision made by the City of London to grant access through Bank Junction for the duration of The Commonwealth Games.


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Maidenhead Council Officer Raises Fears Over Lack Of Control Of Uber Drivers And Blames TfL 

13 Apr 18

Uber drivers are ditching their private hire licences with the Royal Borough and signing up for Transport for London (TfL) instead.


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City Of London To Try To Fool Commonwealth Heads …Will You Answer The Call? 

12 Apr 18

London Taxi drivers are up in arms as the City of London Fathers admit the closure of the bank junction to traffic other than bus and cycles, could potentially put the heads of the Commonwealth gathering in London for the government forum in grave …


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Looney Toons Council Plan Pedestrianisation Of Upper Street 

12 Apr 18

Or “how to kill off local businesses in one foul swoop”.


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Rogue TfL Registered Uber Minicab Touts Still Operating In Southend 

9 Apr 18

Uber cabs are still picking up fares in Southend illegally – and are mainly targeting the airport.


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Sadiq Khan is a lousy London Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed? 

6 Apr 18

Outside the realm of the press release and the TV interview, Khan is underachieving badly According to people at City Hall, Sadiq Khan writes some of his own press releases.


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Joe Lewis Sings The American Song Book 

2 Apr 18

I hope you’re having a good Easter Well, the first Gig date has been confirmed! Friday 25th May at the Horseshoe in Clerkenwell Close, EC1 Come join myself, accompanied by the legendary ’17 Piece’ Denmark Street Big Band as we revisit those classic …


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The LCDC Seek Clarification On Passengers Refusing To Pay Fare : Email sent to Inspector Jas Sandu and Tfl staff today 

31 Mar 18

Hi Jas I hope you are well Can I draw you to the attention of the following 2 videos circulating on Twitter.


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Another Paper tries To Blacken The Name Of Taxi Drivers As Private Hire Driver Fails To Clear His Name 

30 Mar 18

This is another story where the media have tried to blur the lines between Uber sex crimes and black cab drivers.


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Taxi Driver Who Took Two Girls To Police Station For Refusing To Pay, Accused Of Kidnapping. 

26 Mar 18

A taxi driver who drove two girls to a police station after they refused to pay him is devastated after being accused of kidnapping them on Facebook.


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New Report Claims London’s Congestion Charge Has Increased Pollution, Why Didn’t TfL Move Towards Cleaner LPG? 

26 Mar 18

London’s congestion charge, introduced in 2003, has actually increased diesel pollution in the capital according to university researchers.


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No One Is Above The Law Says Mayor Sadiq Khan…Unless It’s An Uber Prius Says TfLTPH. 

24 Mar 18

If ever there was an article that alleged the Mayor TfLTPH are in the pockets of Uber…


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Sean Paul Day : Open Letter To Credit Card Equipment Provider CMT. 

23 Mar 18

I write with reference to the attachment included in this email.


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Companies Queuing Up To Relocate Away From The Capital, Over TfL And The Mayor’s Crazy Traffic Schemes 

17 Mar 18

A senior employee at Unilever has told a Taxi Leaks researcher, that owning to the difficulty in getting to meetings at their Blackfriars HQ, the company is relocating to Rotterdam.


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News, Road, Events Consultations Updates….from TfL 

15 Mar 18

News Updates Cross border hiring We’ve published a proposal for legislative change relating to cross border hiring.


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2010 Old Bailey Judge Says ” The safety of the public is our prime concern & central to our application of the fit & proper person test”…by GreenBadgeJohn . 

13 Mar 18

I was sorting out stuff in my garage and came across an old Taxi Newspaper dated 27th July 2010 with the headline “Killer off the Knowledge”.


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With One Attack A Week In London, Is Using Uber Safe For Women? 

11 Mar 18

As Users, we entrust untrained strangers to drive us around simply because they operate via a sleek, shiny app! The most unsettling experience of my life cost me £34.75.


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“I got out and ran”: with one attack a week in London, is using Uber safe for women? 

11 Mar 18

Users entrust untrained strangers to drive us around simply because they operate via a sleek, shiny app.


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Taxi driver consoled by family of motorbike passenger killed in crash 

8 Mar 18

A 72-year-old Taxi driver who crashed into an oncoming motorbike sending the pillion passenger “somersaulting” through the air before she died was consoled by her family as he was spared jail.


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Uber driver snared in ‘sting’ by rival York taxi drivers 

28 Feb 18

York Magistrates Court.


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Crawley Private Hire Driver Found Guilty Of Operating Illegally. 

27 Feb 18

A Crawley man has been successfully prosecuted by Mid Sussex District Council after operating illegally in the District as a private hire driver.


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Albert Bridge And Rotherhithe Tunnel Restrictions …. Putting To Bed The Rumours… By Jim Thomas. 

27 Feb 18

Recent email updates from TfL have been unclear (there’s a surprise).


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Addison Lee Tells Mayor Congestion Charge For PHVs But Not Black Cabs Is “Anti-Competitive” 

27 Feb 18

The boss of Addison Lee has written to Sadiq Khan in a call to maintain the congestion charge exemption for private hire vehicles, saying removingit will damage drivers and competition.


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Geely: London black cabs maker sees shares surge after buying $9bn stake in Daimler 

26 Feb 18

Geely’s shares jumped on Monday after its chairman Li Shufu revealed he had built a $9bn(£6.4bn) stake in Daimler – giving him major leverage as he attempts to persuade the German carmaker to cooperate on tech.


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Licensed Private Hire, Ride Share And Now Taxi Buses….Everyone Wants A Piece Of Our Action. 

25 Feb 18

When is a bus not a bus? When it only seats eight people and changes its route on demand.


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Statement From City of London In Regards To London Bridge Closures And Temporary Re Open Of The Bank Eastbound. 

24 Feb 18

Due to emergency gas works on London Bridge, we are temporarily allowing all traffic to travel eastbound on Queen Victoria Street through Bank junction.


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Bank of England’s Chief Cashier Reveals She Doesn’t Trust Technology TfL Say We Have To. 

22 Feb 18

I don’t pay with contactless cards because I don’t quite trust it, says the Bank of England’s chief cashier whose signature is on every banknote The Bank of England’s chief cashier has revealed she doesn’t use contactless cards because she doesn’t …


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Nottingham Council Show TfL How It Should Be Done. 

20 Feb 18

TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT UP FRONT Nottingham council are showing the was forward.


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London To Reclassify The Toyota Prius As A Polluter ….. By Gerald Coba. 

10 Feb 18

A change in the way CO2 levels are calculated means new Toyota Prius owners will have to pay the London Congestion Charge New buyers of the Toyota Prius hybrid will no longer be exempt from the London Congestion Charge , after a change in the way its…


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So You Thought She’d Be Safer In An Uber XL, Well, Think Again. 

9 Feb 18

The other night, I spoke to a young man who had just put his beautiful girlfriend into an uber, outside Hakassan restaurant in Bruton Street, after standing about waiting in the freezing cold, even though there were five available Taxis on the rank.


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Hero black taxi driver refuses to accept money after rushing family across London 

5 Feb 18

Tributes: L-R Olivia, Sebastian, William and Izzy, OIivia’s twin sister.


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Gett Undercutting Their Own Black Cab Drivers With Their Porsche PHV Minicab Service…by Michael Ryan 

2 Feb 18

Gett Porsche phv, are now undercutting their own Black Cab drivers, by offering customers a Porsche, at a lower fare than a Black Cab…


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PC Stephen Mitchell, who? you might ask… by Marc Turner. 

29 Jan 18

How come this face hasn’t been spread all over the media for the last month? John Worboys is a household name, due to the press and media informing on an hourly basis of every twist and turn in the saga of his shocking early parole.


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Councils Join Tory Attack On The Licensed Taxi Trade With No Go Areas. 

29 Jan 18

In the wake of the Bank Junction Taxi access scandal, and with Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, and Baker Street to follow suit, Camden and Hackney have unveiled plans to ban Taxis from more of our working area.


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You Can Buy Diesel/Petrol From Any Garage In UK, But You Won’t Get This With Electric Charging. 

26 Jan 18

She’ll Garrage, Holloway Road…


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London Taxi Radio TV Exclusive : Readdressing The Balance 

24 Jan 18

On Friday afternoon, the Independent Taxi Alliance called the fifth in its series of protests, on behalf of the London Taxi trade.


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No More Secret Deals: All Meetings With TfL Must Be Minuted: PlusStatement From ITA. 

22 Jan 18

Last week, there was an all trade meeting with TfL commissioner Mike Brown.







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