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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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TfL Have Revoked 42 Operator Licenses So Far This Year. Guess Which One Is Not On The List? 

6 Aug 17

TfL have always come under fire over the alleged unsavoury relationship they have with the ride-share app Uber.


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Sadiq Khan, Stop Telling Us What You Can’t Do And Tell Us What a You Can…..by I’m Spartacus 

6 Aug 17

In another bizarre week for the cab trade, the launch of what I call the Lotto electric cab (over 70K to own it after 5 years on the strap) plus the increased insurance and other running costs, as the man said on the tennis court ‘you cannot be …


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Letter To Taxi Leaks : More Proof That TfL Staff Are Making Up The Regulations As They So Please. 

5 Aug 17

Taxi Leaks recently posted a letter from a reader which claimed he had to attend 230 Blackfriars Road and pay a fee to get a temporary licence to be able to go to work.


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It’s All About The Money : TFL’s Instruction Necessitates Superfluous Temporary Licence 

31 Jul 17

IT would appear that while Licensed Taxi driver have been thrown out of work, then charged unlawfully for temporary licenses, TfL have been renewing Private Hire licenses without first seeing results of DBS checks Letter obtained by Dads Defending …


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The Sanctimonious Hypocrisy Of A Perfidious Public Body, As TfL Orders OBikes Off The Streets 

28 Jul 17

Bad news for Singapore-based startup oBike, which have bought their dock less bike hire platform to London’s streets.


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London Taxi Drivers v Uber By Gerald Gouriet QC 

27 Jul 17

Uber is under attack.


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Corrupt Rail Firm Fraudsters Sentenced Following Painstaking BTP Investigation 

24 Jul 17

A gang of corrupt rail firm employees who took bribes to secure a lucrative contract have today been sentenced following an extensive and prolonged investigation by British Transport Police fraud investigators.


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It’s Time To Plug The Holes In Cross-Border Hiring. 

23 Jul 17

Taxi drivers in Merseyside are calling for new laws after spotting a private hire car with what appear to be fake paper plates carrying customers out of Liverpool.


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Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, Accuses LTDA Of Lying Over Machine Gun Found In Uber Car. 

16 Jul 17

Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, accused the LTDA of spreading complete and utter Lies, after their twitter post claimed that an Uber driver had appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates Court, after a Machine Gun was found along with …


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Rachel Griffin, Susie Lamplugh Trust “Posing As Legitimate Minicab, Preferred Method Of Dangerous Sexual Predators” 

14 Jul 17

How will your night end??? Back in 2014, clause 10 was dropped from the deregulation bill that went through parliament.


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Oxford city council targets it’s 107 licensed taxis to cut emissions 

12 Jul 17

Oxford city council plans to phase out older taxis from operating within the city, and will look to invest over £500,000 for the installation of dedicated electric car charging points, it has announced today (11 July).


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GLA Unanimously Call On Khan Not To Renew Uber’s Licence. 

6 Jul 17

The Mayor is facing calls to ensure the licence of car hailing app Uber is not renewed, unless the company improves its working practices.


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Taxi Drivers Protest Against Mike Browns Snub Of Trade Orgs…. By Jim Thomas 

5 Jul 17

Protesting Taxi drivers brought Blackfriars Road (and most of London) to a standstill for almost three hours during Tuesday evening’s rush hour, in a protest against Transport for London’s commissioner Mike Brown, who has cancelled the last three …


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The Osaka Experiment :Why Are Beijing’s Electric Taxi Passengers Freezing? 

8 Jun 17

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


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An Embarrassed TfL, Says ‘Sorry’ For Issuing Parking Tickets In Area Of London Bridge Attacks 

8 Jun 17

Motorists forced to abandon their cars in central London during the weekend’s terror attack, returned to the cars when given the all clear from the police, only to fined they had been issued with fines from TfL.


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Piers Morgan Tears Into The Mayor As 200 Returning Isis Fighters Are Allowed To Disappear Back Into The Capital. 

6 Jun 17

Things got very heated between Sadiq Khan and Piers Morgan as the host questioned the Mayor about police cuts following the London terror attack.


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First Barclays Partner Uber, Then Tesco, And Now Westfield Who Have Given Them A Rank…. By Jim Thomas 

5 Jun 17

On top of the recent news this week, that Tesco and Westfield to partner with Uber and local councils are now advertising Uber promotional codes on emails to residents, we now find there is now a concerted effort being made in local and national news…


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London Bridge Closures. Bank Junction Exclusion And ITA Call Off Friday’s Demo… By Jim Thomas. 

5 Jun 17

Common sense, surely? Update from TfL Following the incident on London Bridge on Saturday 3 June, London Bridge and nearby roads are expected to remain closed to traffic during the morning peak on Monday 5 June.


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How a taxi driver saved the life of a student nurse in the path of London attacker 

4 Jun 17

A student nurse who escaped the London Bridge terror attack has said she wants to find the taxi driver who saved her life.


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Hero Taxi Driver Reveals How He Tried To Knock Down Three Men ‘Armed With 12in Knives’ As They Went On A Stabbing Rampage. 

4 Jun 17

A hero taxi driver has revealed how he tried to knock down three men armed with 12-inch hunting knives who reportedly stabbed pedestrians after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.


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Bespoke Last of Line Edition Black Cabs to be created by Kahn Design 

1 Jun 17

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has commissioned Bradford-based design house Kahn Design to create a run of bespoke versions of its TX4 cab, which goes out of production this year.


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GOSH Have Listened To Your Complaints And Changed Their WedPage …. By Jim Thomas. 

30 May 17

First of all, Taxi Leaks on behalf on the London Taxi Trade, would like to thank GOSH for seeing sense and changing the passage on their website that half upset Taxi drivers who have supported the Hospital’s staff and patients for very many years.


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Addison Lee Could Be Making Paddington Or Clerkenwell Their New Home 

27 May 17

Private hire company, Addison Lee, looking for new headquarters in either Paddington or Clerkenwell.


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The decision taken by City of London Planning to ban Taxis from Bank Junction alleged to be improper and corrupt…by Dave Davies. 

24 May 17

Editorial PreComment : All the information below is freely available for research and a matter of public record.


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Bank Junction Exclusion, Drivers Assaulted Defending Ranks, Uber To Be Relicensed…So, What Are The Orgs Doing About It? By Harry Wall. 

22 May 17

The ITA, Marching in to save the day after the main representative orgs failed miserably to mobilise their membership.







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