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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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City of London And TfL, Ready To Go Ahead With Bank Junction Scheme, With Insufficient Pollution Monitoring In Place 

18 May 17

On Monday 15 th May 2017 I attended a meeting with the City of London (COL) and representatives from the UCG, LCDC, LTDA and Unite.


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Brits say they’d choose black cabs over self-driving cars as driverless taxis edge closer to reality 

18 May 17

THERE seems to be no convincing us Brits that driverless cars are any good despite the millions being ploughed into the technology.


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Minicab Driver From Bow Rapes Female Passengers, While Compliance Check Taxi Badge And Bills. 

17 May 17

A minicab driver from Bow is facing jail for raping and sexually assaulting vulnerable women passengers after cutting off parts of their clothes Jahir Hussain, 37, admitted attacking three women after they had been out socialising in Shoreditch last …


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Minicab driver from Bow raped and molested female passengers returning from Shoreditch. 

16 May 17

A minicab driver from Bow is facing jail for raping and sexually assaulting vulnerable women passengers after cutting off parts of their clothes Jahir Hussain, 37, admitted attacking three women after they had been out socialising in Shoreditch last …


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Traffic Khanage Part 2 : The Bank Junction Exclusion … By Dave Davies. 

11 May 17

The latest improper decision is the exclusion of Taxis from the Bank Junction to prioritize Buses because the directors of TFL have significant shareholdings in the bus companies; there is no other valid reason The City of London claim that it is to …


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THE HISTORY OF THE CABMAN’S SHELTER. 

11 May 17

The Cabmen’s Shelter Fund was establishedin 1875 to run huts for the drivers ofHansom and later Hackney Carriages, to shelter from inclement weather and keep them out of the pub.


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Part 4 ? They’re about to Call Time at the Last Chance Saloon…. By Dave Davies 

10 May 17

The recent Mail exposures have helped to let many Taxi Drivers who do not use social media about the Cameron/Osborne/Johnson /TFL corruption.


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Why Didn’t The Mail Print The Whole Story ? … Part 3, Seek And Ye Will Find. 

7 May 17

Black Cabs…


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Coventry-Made London Taxi Heads For Capital To Say Farewell. 

6 May 17

A London icon that’s made in Coventry is set to take centre stage at a major motor show in the capital this weekend.


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Taxi Alliance Spends The Night With Liverpool Echo Who Were Shocked At What They Saw…. 

29 Apr 17

We spent a Saturday night in town with the Taxi Alliance It is a typical Saturday night in Liverpool city centre , the streets are alive with groups of people partying the night away and having a good time.


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More Scandal, Lies And Cover Ups From The Conservatives 

29 Apr 17

Over the last few days, drivers have been receiving emails and letters from their MP, in reply to thepointcab.


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Growing Uber Scandal Engulfs Another Government Minister, Sajid Javid. 

21 Apr 17

The controversial, tax-dodging Silicon Valley company Uber — which runs a smartphone app that allows users to summon cheap minicabs — is a serious threat to the livelihoods of London’s highly-trained and highly-regulated Taxi drivers.


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Hackney Council Could Fine Parents For Driving Kids To School. You Just Couldn’t Make This Up. 

15 Apr 17

Two schools in London are taking the next step in tackling the growing air pollution crisis by fining parents £130 for driving their children to and from school.


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TfL MiniCab Gang Who Stole £3m In High-End Cars Jailed For Total Of 46 Years 

14 Apr 17

A prolific east London gang caught on camera at a McDonald’sdrive-thru in one of a haul of £3 million worth of stolen cars have been jailed for 46 years.


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Transport for London And Number 10 Face Information Watchdog Probe Over Uber Emails 

12 Apr 17

Transport for London and Downing Street are facing an investigation from the Information Commissioner’s Office, Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon revealed in City Hall on Tuesday night (11 April).


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Minicab driver, 44, ‘killed a star ballet dancer while on phone 

10 Apr 17

Minicab driver, 44, ‘killed a star ballet dancer while on a hands-free phone call as his victim made his way to his final performance of Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man’ A minicab driver killed a star ballet dancer while making a hands-free phone …


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Have We Been Led Down The Electric Garden Path ? Manufacturers Claim New Diesel Cars Can Improve Air Quality. 

10 Apr 17

Car manufacturers have hit back at the recent spate of negative comments about diesel vehicles, saying that the latest incarnations are “the cleanest in history” and “light years away from their older counterparts”.


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Dagenham and Rainham MP calls for investigation into David Cameron’s relationship with Uber 

8 Apr 17

Jon Cruddas has written to Prime Minister Theresa May questioning her on alleged ties between former PM David Cameron and private car hire firm Uber.







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