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Andrew Boff Says He Wants Level Playing Field With Uber If He Becomes Mayor 

18 Aug 18

In his piece for 1828UK the openly gay Assembly Member has championed the Uber platform even though they discriminate against the LGBT community.


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Lawless London Illegal Electric Rickshaws Driven By Drunken Drivers….Enough’s, Enough 

17 Aug 18

‘Lawless’ rickshaw drivers are accused of drinking and cycling on the streets of London by disgruntled taxi driver This is the incredible moment a London black cab driver caught out two rickshaw hosts drinking on the job.


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Private Hire driver Allowed To Keep Licence Despite Previously Being Jailed For Child Sex Abuse. 

17 Aug 18

A Private Hire driver has been allowed to keep his licence and job despite previously being jailed for child abuse.


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Uber reportedly lost $891 million in the second quarter of 2018 as growth slows 

16 Aug 18

Uber brought in $2.8 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2018, but ultimately lost $891 million thanks to increased spending by the ride-hailing company, according to Bloomberg .


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MyTaxi Sacks Driver For Pointing Out Controventions Of Regulations 

14 Aug 18

Earlier this year, the flaws in the MyTaxi app passed before my inspection: it was possible for someone with multiple convictions to get on to their system, to the point of receiving a statement of earnings.


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The London Electrical Cab made its debut more than 120 years ago. 

11 Aug 18

In August 2017, London’s first hybrid black cabs hit the streets ahead of new legislation that came into effect this year, requiring all new cabs to be ‘zero emissions capable’.


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Justice Must Be Seen To Be Done : Wendy’s Wheels Loses Licence For Being Not Fit And Proper 

2 Aug 18

In the recent case against Uber, chumoxcracy judge Emma Arbuthnot, tried Uber not on the evidence presented to her, which clearly and indisputably showed (on Uber’s own admittance) them to be ‘not fit and proper’, but on what the company might aspire…


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Khan Hopes To Cut The Number Of Minicabs In Congestion Zone By 45% By Making Them Pay…Pause For Laughter !!! 

31 Jul 18

In a bid to reduce the “rocketing” number of minicabs circulating within the congestion charge zone, Mayor Sadiq Khan said he may introduce tougher emission rules, limiting the type of private hire vehicles able to claim a 100 per cent discount …


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No entry! Backlash at plans to shut off Judd Street to cars 

30 Jul 18

Residents warn polluting traffic will be diverted into residential streets by King’s Cross changes COUNCIL chiefs have been warned that shutting off one of the best-known roads in King’s Cross to cars and lorries will backfire, increasing pollution…


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London Taxi Trade Needs To Act Now, If We Are Not To Become Slaves To The App…by Lenny Etheridge. 

25 Jul 18

(The post above states “Drivers Today Protesting On London Bridge”…


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Yes Another Petition : Lets Get Local Hero Honoured With A George Cross For Bravery 

21 Jul 18

A family friend of mine and well known local Roy Larner of South London, attacked the 3 terrorists during the London Bridge attack in order to try and stop them and help others escape.


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Petition To Save Hospital Taxi Rank From Being Given Over To Private Hire Company 

20 Jul 18

Fellow taxi drivers…


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Guildford’s ‘longest serving taxi driver’ distraught after council revokes licence for taking part in protest 

20 Jul 18

Guildford ‘s “longest serving” taxi driver, who helped transport terrified people away from the wreckage of the Guildford bomb attack , is to have his licence revoked after taking part in a protest over lower fares.


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Shame He Wasn’t Working For Uber…He Could Have Got A Not Guilty From An ‘On Side’ Magistrate??? 

18 Jul 18

Milton Keynes Council and Thames Valley Police have shown London, Reading and York, how to put together a case against a Privat Hire driver, illegally plying for hire outside his licensed area, after TfL and Reading council failed miserably to bring …


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What’s TFL’s Connection With Baron Arbuthnot, Nothing To See Here…Mind The Gap! 

15 Jul 18

Thales awarded London Underground Sub-Surface Lines resignalling contract UK: Transport for London announced on August 3 that it had awarded sole bidder Thales a £760m contract to renew the signalling and train control systems on London Underground’…


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Brighton And Hove Taxi Reps To Meet With Lewes DC Over Uber Advising Drivers To Use Easy Option In Lewes…by Andrew Peters 

14 Jul 18

I have another meeting with Lewes DC next week along with Sean Ridley of Unite and George Beresforth ..


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Exclusive : Sean Paul Day’s Complaint to Judicial Conducts Investigation Office 

13 Jul 18

Below is Sean Paul Day’s letter of complaint to the Judical Conducts Office.


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Cycle superhighway to stay OPEN during Embankment closure 

10 Jul 18

TfL has revealed that cycle superhighways will remain open during major roadworks on the Victoria Embankment from April 2019.


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Another Open Letter To TFL’s Mike Brown, Plus On LTR, A Star Is Borne. 

9 Jul 18

To be honest, I shouldn’t have to write these letters to Mike ‘on side’ Brown.


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London Taxi Maker Geely LEVC, Joins Brexit Chorus 

7 Jul 18

Traditional London black cab maker, the Geely owned London EV Company, has also warned about the impact that a hard Brexit could have on business, with its chairman saying it could dismantle Britain’s rejuvenated car industry.


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VOLUNTEER TAXI DRIVERS NEEDED… LTFUC Trip To Southend On Sea. 

5 Jul 18

It will not be long before the London Taxi Drivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children host our annual day trip to Southend-on-Sea.


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It’s All Been A Game Of Connection. After Our Dunkirk Moment, We Fight Them On The Streets. 

2 Jul 18

Remember the Leytonstone Uber driver slasher attack? Turned out he’d been sectioned under the mental Health act, had been on medication for mental health problems…


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More cities announce congestion charges in fight against diesel 

28 Jun 18

In January of this year, the UK Government was issued a ‘final warning’ from the European Commission about the poor levels of air quality – it was found that there were repeated breaches of the limits in 16 different areas, with Birmingham and …


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Glasgow Shows The Way Forward Again By Investigating A Cap On Private Hire Vehicles 

24 Jun 18

GLASGOW is driving ahead with plans to potentially cap the number of private hire cars in the city.


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Red Sun group is helping to bring the MetroCab back to London’s taxis fleet 

23 Jun 18

Zhejiang Geely is not the only Chinese company that has backed a plant in Coventry to tap opportunities from the electrification of London’s taxis.


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Councillor Blames Neighbouring Cities For Black Cab And Uber Tensions 

21 Jun 18

Neighbouring cities have been slammed by a leading Coventry councillor amid rising tensions between the city’s black cab drivers and private hire drivers from Uber.


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Uber Driver Hoped To Be Killed By The Police Outside Buckingham Palace Court Hears. 

18 Jun 18

Brave police officers grappled with a sword-wielding ISIS supporter in his uber cab after he had rammed their van outside Buckingham Palace, a court heard today.


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Are TfL Totally Failing London. … Should They Be Replaced As Transport Regulators…by Jason Byrne 

6 Jun 18

Bank Junction being used as a racetrack by speeding cyclists using app which rates person best times on set routs.


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Are TfL Totally Failing London. … Should They Be Replaced As Transport Regulators…by Jason Byrne 

6 Jun 18

Bank Junction being used as a racetrack by speeding cyclists using app which rates person best times on set routs.


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Police Hostility Explained : Met Officers Moonlighting As Minicab Drivers 

29 May 18

Almost one in five Met Police officers have secondary business interests, figures obtained FOI request.


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Man who pretended to be taxi driver (Minicab driver) to trap and rape woman is jailed. So The Police Are Now Referring To Minicab Drivers As Taxis Drivers !!! 

28 May 18

Have we finally lost our identity ??? Trade representation have said nothing, as our right to exclusive call ourselves Taxi drivers, disappeared in deregulation by stealth.


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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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