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Asher Moses Interview Nov 2018 by Cab Chat

Asher Moses Interview Nov 2018 by Cab Chat

In this podcast SuperCabby AKA Jamie Interviews Asher Moses of Sherbet London.

We originally interviewed Asher back in early 2014 where he explained his plans for Sherbet and the London Taxi Industry, a lot of Asher’s plans have now come to fruition and he talks about how things have gone, his vision for the future and enhancements that are still yet to be rolled out.

Now Asher is not everyone’s favourite person within the trade, and he could be described as a bit marmite, but I have always found Asher to be very polite and welcoming and he really does he a lot to say ragrding his views on our historic trade.

The interview is well worth a listen as we would really like to hear your views, so please do let us know what you think.

The Sherbet London website has the following on it’s about page

Our new vision, powered by investment and belief in electric power technology, focuses on delivering technological and service excellence within Sherbet London’s identified key verticals:

RIDE with SHERBET:

Promoting the virtues of London Taxi industry, professional Sherbet London drivers and options to choose electric and traditional London Taxis, including branded vehicles.

DRIVE with SHERBET:

Bookings via our portal. Details of vehicles available for rent, information on joining for owner-drivers, useful information and industry updates, plus added value benefits for Sherbet London drivers.

ADVERTISE with SHERBET:

Branded partnerships and options to pre-book own branded vehicles. From global blue-chip companies to dynamic start-ups, national tourist boards to worldwide Olympic Partners, we deliver the highest-profile, most recognisable and memorable taxi campaigns.

We have proven that creative taxi advertising is more likely to stand out and be recalled, to be shared, deliver additional column inches and to persuade to action.

Our evolution is about the future: the future of the industry, our children’s future and the environment.

We are establishing a community that truly supports technology and where customer service and excellence is key.

Cab Chat Daily Monday 19-11-2018

Cab Chat Daily Monday 19-11-2018

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The ITA have called a series of Demos planned to start on Monday 26th November 2018 with the first planned for London Bridge on the 26th at 4pm.

This action was called in response to TFL’s proposal to ban taxis from using Tooley Street.

The ITA state “where buses go we should go”

This is a series of planned action everyday until this issue is resolved.

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A private hire driver who sexually assaulted three female passengers has been sentenced yesterday at Wood Green Crown Court.

Hire Mire, 51 years old from Harrow, received two years’ imprisonment to run concurrently. He was also placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years and received a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which prevents him being in the same vehicle as other females he doesn’t know.

The driver can also not apply or act to be a licensed Private Hire driver or Taxi driver with any authority within England and Wales.

Mire was found guilty on Friday 9 November 2018, at Wood Green Crown Court of three offences of sexual assault by touching.

The first offence took place on 22 September 2017 in the Buckinghamshire area. Over the following two days he committed a further two offences in Surrey and Hackney.

Following a separate trial he was convicted on 9 April 2018 at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court of two offences of section 4a Public Order. These two offences involved speaking to lone female passengers in a sexual manner, making them feel intimidated and vulnerable.

The first of these incidents took place on 22 May 2017 in Camden; the second on 22 September 2017 in the Buckinghamshire area.

Police were informed by Transport for London in October 2017 that Mire had been responsible for the assault on 24 September in Hackney. The female had made a complaint to the private hire company who in turn informed TfL. An investigation was launched by officers from the Met’s Taxi and Private Hire Policing Team.

In each of the incidents Mire targeted lone females. He would either sexually touch them or make sexual remarks of a graphic nature. In one case, after trying to grab the victim’s hand and speaking to her in a suggestive manner he made 21 attempts to contact her via her mobile phone after she gave into his demands that she hand over her phone number.

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Florida Uber driver allegedly solicited sex, or “a sexual favor,” from a passenger that requested a ride to work via the ride-sharing app. The passenger reportedly canceled the request after receiving the indecent proposal from the driver but made sure to report the incident to Uber.

Matthew Marston of Orlando, Florida, reportedly hailed an Uber around 3 a.m. earlier this week. His driver allegedly then messaged him before pick-up with the offer of riding for free if he performed a sexual favor.

“Hey, I’ll give you a free ride if you let me [redacted],” the driver allegedly told Marston, according to NBC 2 WESH.

“I was shocked. It felt uncomfortable,” Marston told the channel. “Of course I canceled the Uber. But I was uncomfortable calling another Uber. You know, I was thinking about calling out of work.”

Marston followed by hailing a second ride but was still issued a $5 cancellation fee for his first ride.

“It was a five dollar fee for canceling it,” Marston added. “That’s why I’ve been trying to get in contact with them [Uber].”

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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies has hired an ex-adviser to former British prime minister David Cameron to lead the ride-hailing firm’s lobbying efforts in northern Europe, less than a month after the company won a reprieve to operate in London.

The U.S. company has appointed Adam Atashzai as its head of policy for northern Europe, which includes the UK and countries in the Nordics and Benelux, an Uber spokesman told Reuters. His role will include engaging with governments as well as academics and charities, the spokesman said. Atashzai declined to comment.

The appointment comes after Uber recently moved to improve strained relations in the British capital as it faced the threat of a ban in its most important European market.

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Atashzai is currently a partner at Finsbury, a public relations firm owned by WPP, and was previously deputy political director to Cameron. He left politics following Cameron’s resignation in the wake of the June 2016 EU referendum and joined Finsbury later that year.

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Taxi App have promised every driver £13.60 per month subs if they manage to attract 500 new drivers by the end of November.

A driver on Twitter replied by saying you need someone out there selling it to the public, you won’t keep drivers without any work.

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A cabby on FaceBook has posted, that a London MP he picked advised him:

“TfL have no intention of getting London’s traffic moving again, the current congestion is contrived at the highest level within TfL and share holders of a certain construction maintenance company appear to be making a killing.”

He went on to say: Top officers in TfL should be investigated to see if they have any financial conflict of interest in this gridlock madness.”

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Chris Johnson still needs to raise £4000 through his crowdfunding efforts for his employment claim against My Taxi.

If the target of £15,000 is not met within the next 10 days then the case will be unable to go ahead.

A preliminary court date has been set for the 8th January 2019.

Chris needs to raise a total of £18,000 by the end of December for this case to proceed, Chris said if the target is not reached there will not be the money to pay the barristers to represent him at the employment tribunal.

You can find Chris’s crowdfunding page at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mytaxi/

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And our very own Joe Lewis and Jon Cox have released a Christmas Single called Christmas just ain’t Christmas without you.

You will be able to hear the song on ou Weekly show this Wednesday.

The track will be available for download from Monday 26th November from iTunes and all major outlets.

We will post a link to download the track when it becomes available.

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Events in London this weekend kindly supplied by Sherbet London

 

Monday 19th

Gary Numan at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22:30.

The Dead Daisies at the o2 Academy Islington finish time approx 22:00.

 

Tuesday 20th

Christine and the Queens at the Apollo Hammersmith finish time approx 22:30

Verdi Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22:15.

Metric at o2 Forum Kentish Town finish time approx 22:30.

Hothouse Flowers at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time approx 22:30.

Lil Pump at the Brixton Academy Brixton finish time approx 22:30.

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The next Cab Chat Pie & Mash Club meet is on Monday 17th December at Pie & Mash Welling in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling at 1pm, all are welcome to come along and meet the team and enjoy some traditional London Fayre.

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Issues Discussed this week:

CabbiesDoKilamanjaro Go Topless At The Charity Cab Wash, Along With GoWashMyCar when a lady cabbie offered to pay double for a toples Cab Wash.

The Charity cars wash raised a massive £657.57 for the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans, it was such a success that there are now plans for a further 2 Charity Car Washes next year.

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Hundreds of cabbies gave up their day yesterday to transport veterans to the cenotaph from all major rail stations and various other locations.

Mike Hughs in an interview with Cab Chat said that he thought this years event was the best yet, with more taxis than ever, more help from companies within the taxi trade and more helpers as marshalls with families of cabbies, knowledge boys and girls and staff from associated companies helping out.

Plan insurance were there in force helping with the marshalling at Victoria Station.

The day had such a good feeling and atmosphere about it with many of the general public asking what the cabbies were doing and praising them.

This sort of event really does go a long way to raising the profile of the London Taxi Trade.

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TFL sat before the GLA Transport Committee today to give evidence.

David Kurten asked Helen Chapman is an app booking plying for hire or a pre booking, Helen replied a pre booking and then 3 minutes later stated the whole app booking process needs looking into!

Steve Garelick made the case for a London minimum fare but didn’t really elaborate on how this would be achieved, it’s quite simple Steve, PH operators need to raise the prices, but no they wouldn’t want to do that for fear of passengers returning to using the best taxi service in the World.

James Fararr spoke very well about workers rights and employment status and the fact that many PH drivers were being exploited, but didn’t really tackle the elephant in the room that there is far too many PH vehicles on the road. Also when asked how many members the UPHD had he would not answer, stating that the UPHD believe their member numbers are confidential.

Gareth Powell also confirmed that he believe interacting with an app while driving is unsafe.

When question about the ridiculous amount of time TFL are taking to process driver license renewals and what are TFL doing about it, Helen Chapman replied stating that they are tackling the problem by switching off the telephone lines during the daytime to divert resources. There was no response as to why it takes so long, over 4 months to process a license renewal.

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A point to ponder, if an app job is considered by Helen Chapman to be a pre booking does the same apply when a doorman hails the cab instead of the passenger? No the Taxi is still plying for hire in the same way as any vehicle offering their services for immediate hire via an app.

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TFL have promised to install 300 electric charge points across London by 2022, although they want 9000 electric cabs on the road by the end of 2020, and it must be remembered that only a small proportion of these promised charge points will be Taxi only.

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Taxi App have promised every driver £13.60 per month subs if they manage to attract 500 new drivers by the end of November.

A driver on Twitter replied by saying you need someone out there selling it to the public, you won’t keep drivers without any work.

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Not only were TFL sitting before the GLA Transport committee on Tuesday morning but it was also the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire sitting in Westminster Hall yesterday afternoon.

Ian Duncan Smith spoke about they way in which Private Hire are plying for hire and taking Taxis traditional street work by using an app and he stated that we cannot have it both ways and that the Government need to look at defining Plying for Hire.

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Wes Streeting MP “The explosion in the number of PH licences in London does not benefit anyone, licensing authorities need the ability to cap numbers’

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A claim that drivers at taxi giant Addison Lee are workers, not self-employed, has been upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, in a “huge win” for workers’ rights.

The GMB said courts had agreed “once again” that the firm’s drivers are legally entitled to rights such as the national minimum wage and holiday pay.

The union welcomed an EAT decision upholding a finding by an Employment Tribunal last year on behalf of Addison Lee drivers.

The decision will affect thousands of Addison Lee drivers and follows similar “ground-breaking” rulings involving taxi hailing firm Uber and delivery company Hermes, said the GMB.

This is another huge win for GMB over bogus self-employment. Once again, the courts have agreed Addison Lee drivers are legally entitled to workers’ rights such as the national minimum wage and holiday pay rights. Other employers should take note – GMB will not stop pursuing these exploitative companies on behalf of our members.

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TFL are proposing to ban all cars from Tooley Street including London Taxis and make the road buses and cycles only.

Grant Davis from the LCDC published a periscope video yesterday strongly opposing this stating that TFL are restricting our working practices, to listen to what Grant had to say please listen to our Weekly Cab Chat Radio Show.

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Taxi App have promised every driver £13.60 per month subs if they manage to attract 500 new drivers by the end of November.

A driver on Twitter replied by saying you need someone out there selling it to the public, you won’t keep drivers without any work.

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Contributions this week:

SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

And Much More…….

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Issues Discussed this week:

LEVC have today announced that the price of the TXe will rise by 2% in January and the launch offer of 3 years free servicing will end on the 31st December 2018

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Information has come to light that the recent Lisson Grove Mob attacks have been reported incorrectly by the Metropolitan Police. They have been recording the attacks as thefts from vehicles.

In a letter to Karen Buck MP, Neil Reynolds Detective Inspector of the Gangs and Proactive Unit in Westminster stated that there were only 2 attacks in June, 2 in July, 4 in August and 0 in September, he does however go on to say there was a sharp rise in October.

Neil Reynolds also states that they have no record of the George Vyse attack!

The majority of these reports have not involved violence and are recorded as thefts, only two offences have been recorded as robberies where the victim were punched both of these occurred in October.

Having reviewed the offences many of these offences were not reported to the police at the time of the offence but have been reported 1-2 days later and have limited investigative opportunities through which to identify the suspects adding to the difficulty in prosecuting the offenders.

* remain cautious when transporting groups of young men around Edgeware Road and the Lisson Green area

* Keep front passenger door locked and window closed when transporting such groups

* Be weary of requests distracting you to the back of the cab e.g. seatbelt stuck or wheelchair ramp required

* Do not keep your valuables in view on the front passenger seat or consul area

* Always lock your cab and keep processions safe when exciting the vehicle

* Report crimes to police immediately and insure any CCTV footage is produced to the police at the earliest opportunity.

You can also see, detective Inspector Neil Reynolds isn’t very clued up about taxis… referring to front passenger seats which will only be found in minicabs not Taxis

If you are a victim of such an attack report it straight away, plus contact:

Scott Barden Marshall, the neighbourhood policing sergeant for the areas covered by, Abby Road, Lisson Grove, Church Street and Little Venice Maida Vale.

Scott is based at 80a Church Street NW8 8ET

And you can phone am9-5pm on; 0207 321 8505.

You can also contact Scott out of hours in his email address;

P226058@met.police.uk

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Earlier this week Sean Paul Day released a video of the LTDA Branch Agm, now if you are a LTDA member you may well like to have a watch of this video

You can find the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZH3EyK7gRA&feature=youtu.be

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It is now just over 1 week until the 11th November and Poppy Cabs.

If you do not know what Poppy Cabs is, it is where Taxi drivers assist War Veterans from all of the mainline train stations, the Victory Services Club, Union Jack Club and Victoria Coach Station for free.

You can get involved by turning up at any of these locations at 8:00am and follow the directions of the Marshal’s.

And then from 12:30 rank up on Westminster Bridge for the return journey’s.

Poppy Cabs is run by Mike Hughs and you can contact him on Twitter @poppycabs or via email mike@mikehughs.org.uk

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LEVC have further announced that the 3 years free servicing deal ended on the 1st November 2018, this is in addition to the price rise of 2% from 1st January 2019

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Lisson Grove Mob went on the rampage last night throwing objects at Taxi and seriously damaging a couple.

Police were called and apparently called for Backup in full riot gear before they would go into the Lisson Green Estate.

The Police need to get to grips with this mob now before a driver seriously gets hurt or drivers start a vigilante group to tackle these scumbags themelves.

Scott Barden Marshall, the neighbourhood policing sergeant for the areas covered by, Abby Road, Lisson Grove, Church Street and Little Venice Maida Vale.

Scott is based at 80a Church Street NW8 8ET

And you can phone am9-5pm on; 0207 321 8505.

You can also contact Scott out of hours in his email address;

P226058@met.police.uk

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UTAG have been given permission to Judicially Review the Uber Licensing decision granted by Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot.

Granting the application Mr Justice Walker said, Uber has gravely misled the regulator and the court.

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Uber have once again stated under oath that the driver accepts the booking when giving evidence at the employment tribunal.

This is quite obviously against the terms of their Private Hire Operators License and also their 15 month probabtion, TFL should now revoke their license without delay.

Over to you TFL!

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If you drive a TXe and work Heathrow it will now cost you around £7 to charge your cab Heathrow Airport have announced.

The chargers will cost 31p per KWH which makes the chargers in the feeder park the most expensive in the UK, even dearer than motorway service stations.

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Gett dropped a bombshell last week threatening to report drivers who post details of Gett jobs on social media under the Data Protection act.

This proves that Gett obviously know nothing about Data Protection or GDPR.

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Events worth noting in London today:

Children in Need Rocks at Wembley Arena tonight finishing at 22:15

Violators at Shepherds Bush Empire finishes at 22:30

Headie One at Brixton Academy finishes at 22:15

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The next Cab Chat Pie & Mash Club meet is on Wednesday 14th November at Cockneys in Portobello Road at 2pm, all are welcome to come along and meet the team and enjoy some traditional London Fayre.

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Contributions this week:

SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Chris Wheeler

Crispocab

And Much More…….

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Issues Discussed this week:

City of London planning an Air Quality Pilot Scheme which will restrict motor vehicle access at the Southern end of Moor Lane in April 2019

TFL were allegedly going to allow vehicular access to CSH but it has now been proved to be fake news

Uber driver who raped a passenger said “Good Sex is a park of the job”

Uber announces its going all electric

A new study shows that Diesel cars are much cleaner than the electric equivalent

Dara Khosrowshahi was in London recently for 2 days and met onside Mike Brown, but the Taxi trade have not met with him for over 7 months!

Addison Lee to launch self driving minicabs by 2021

TFL announce plans to transform Stoke Newington Gyratory System which is likely to cause even more traffic chaos in London

London’s ambitious plan: Make half its historic center car-free

https://www.curbed.com/2018/10/26/18015166/london-car-ban-bikes-walking

Underground Strike planned for Wednesday 7th November

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45965186

London’s popularity as tech hub slumps ahead of Brexit

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2018/10/24/londons-popularity-as-tech-hub-slumps-ahead-of-brexit/#gxkkfqBk8psr5O3K.99

London Assembly quote TFL as being “Woefully Inadequate Again.
https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/10/statement-from-london-assembly-on-tfls.html?fbclid=IwAR3T2sS81xyeVTHyDQAW4QQuuL0WGzGjosak0IjUFWcKwoZB9kJxcmt1oZk

Contributions this week:

SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

And Much More…….

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Issues Discussed this week:

SuperCabby.co.uk

New iPhone

and Much More

Contributions this week:

SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Jo’s Shows

And Much More…….

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Guests This week:

MacTheCab

Rob Cardwell

Issues Discussed this week:

LTDA expel up to 16 members for “harming the association”

Driver license renewals

Uber drivers crashing into the back of a lorry on the M20

Uber drivers strike on the 9th October

MacTheCab driving a Prius

Goddard Pie & Mash closing down

Electric Taxis

Contributions this week:

SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary & Jason from DriverTax

And Much More…….

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Guests This week:

MacTheCab

Drop Kick Rick

Steve Crispo

Issues Discussed this week:

Calls for new law as cyclists injure more pedestrians

Geoffrey Hayes, presenter of kid’s classic Rainbow, has dies

Addison Lee call for taxi age limits to be reduced to 10 years in battle against anti-competitive Congestion Charge exemption

UTAG website is now live

Uber Among Gig Economy Firms To Face Parliamentary Investigations.

Waymo is almost ready to launch its self-driving Taxi service – and this time there will be no backup controller

New Hackney Carriage Taxi app looks to take South West England by storm

Tachographs and time restrictions are not “practical nor proportionate” says taxi association

Sadiq Khan says decision to not go ahead with the pedestrianisation of Oxford Street is a betrayal of millions of Londoner’s

Severn tolls to be axed earlier than planned on 17 December

Youtube drag race between TXe, Prius and Galaxy

 

Contributions this week:

SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary & Jason from DriverTax

And Much More…….

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
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Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

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Issues Discussed this week:

Courtney Connell Speaks at the UKIP Conference in Birmingham

Task & Finish report is out

High court Judge blocks TFLs appeal over the Westminster Council Injunction against CS11

A London Taxi gets caught in a hail of bullets while in traffic on Essex Road

UTAG Launch Judicial Review of the Uber License Decision

After 6 years Uber finally has a telephone support line for UK Customers

MPs demand urgent Government overhaul of outdated taxi and Minicab regulations

 

Contributions this week:

SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary & Jason from DriverTax

And Much More…….

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

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Issues Discussed this week:

The City of London Corporation voted on Thursday 13th September to make the experiment at Bank Junction permanent. This means that only buses and cycles will be allowed to pass through the Bank Junction between 7am and 7pm.
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/transport-and-streets/Pages/bank-junction-restrictions-penalties.aspx

UCG launch legal action against against TFL under the acronym UTAG United Trade Action Group
For more information visit https://www.ucglondon.org.uk/2018/09/14/statement-on-legal-action-for-trade/

Joe Lewis gives a stomping performance with the Denmark Street Big band.

Cab Chat goes daily from today bringing you the latest news from the Taxi Trade and London.

Driver License Renewals

John Farrell tears up his Freedom of the City of London in disgust at the London Taxi Trades exclusion from Bank Junction.

London radio station LBC,  has revealed that the East-West cycle superhighway has cost over £62,000 for every extra cyclist attracted to the route.

Following a meeting of the Private Hire Board last week it as agreed to cancel their protest planned for Wednesday 19th September 2018 at City Hall.

The Danish supreme court on Thursday ratified fines given to four Uber drivers for operating illegally, paving the way for similar fines on a further 1,500 drivers.

Increasingly fewer Londoners believe that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is doing a good job, according to the latest poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

World Car Free day on Saturday where over 50 roads across London will be closed to motor vehicles.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/world-car-free-day-motorists-to-be-blocked-from-nearly-50-roads-across-london-on-car-free-day-a3938651.html

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Jo from Plan – Jo’s Shows

And Much More…….

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Cab Chat Radio Show E180 11-09-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E180 11-09-2018

 

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Issues Discussed this week:

Decision on whether Taxis will be allowed to drive through Bank Junction takes place this week on the 13th September

Westminster City Council wins legal challenge against Transport for London, meaning cycle scheme will not go ahead in current form
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/cs11-blocked-as-westminster-wins-judicial-review-against-tfl-1-5693170

Steve Mac says the LTDA will not JR the Uber Decision as it would cost them too much money and he doesnt think they will win

Volvo reveals new Robo-Taxi in race to autonomy
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-volvo-cars-autonomous-robotaxi/volvo-reveals-new-robo-taxi-in-race-to-autonomy-idUKKCN1LL19V

Volvo Cars presented a fully electric robo-taxi on Wednesday, as the Geely-owned Swedish company races to meet an ambitious target for driverless vehicle sales with its Uber supply deal on hold.

Uber seems to view its drivers as a necessary evil
https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/104560/uber-seems-to-view-its-drivers-as-a-necessary-evil
Uber will soon take delivery of Toyota’s autonomous cars-cum-taxis, so professional drivers should be very afraid, thinks Mike Rutherford

Piccadilly Line Tube drivers to hold 48-hour strike
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45486620?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2643743-london/0&link_location=live-reporting-story

10 London Taxi Drivers set to climb Kilimanjaro in a bid to lose weight, Saul will be interviewing Roshan Varma next week about their plans

Police 2% pay rise ‘a punch on the nose’, Cressida Dick says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45487244?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2643743-london/0&link_location=live-reporting-story

Metrocab “Remains on course” despite debt worries
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/10/Metrocab-%E2%80%9CRemains-on-course%E2%80%9D-despite-dept-worries

Private Hire operators have until October this year to put in place a “Voice Contact” that customers can speak to regarding any queries

Uber rival Didi Chuxing announce losses of almost £445 million in the first half of this year
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/11/Uber-rival-Didi-Chuxing-announce-losses-of-almost-%C2%A3445-million-in-the-first-half-of-this-year

CCTV in taxis – What is the law on continuous recording?
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/10/CCTV-in-taxis-What-is-the-law-on-continuous-recording

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan commissions detailed study into the pedestrianisation of Parliament Square
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/06/Mayor-of-London-Sadiq-Khan-commissions-detailed-study-into-the-pedestrianisation-of-Parliament-Square

TfL withheld key audit report from tram crash investigators
https://insidecroydon.com/2018/03/14/tfl-withheld-key-audit-report-from-tram-crash-investigators/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary Jacobs – DriverTax

And Much More…….

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Cab Chat Radio Show E179 06-09-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E179 06-09-2018

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Issues Discussed this week:

 

 

Uber to focus in Bikes over cars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45317025

10 London Taxi Drivers set to climb Kilimanjaro in a bid to lose weight, Saul will be interviewing Roshan Varma next week about their plans

Chris Evans is to leave the Radio 2 Breakfast Show and move back to Virgin Radio to host their Breakfast Show

Uber have been accused of overcharging customers, investigations show that Uber are charging the customer one price and showing the driver a different price

Toyota recall over 1 million Prius due to a fire hazard, but will TFL serve unfit notices on these vehicles in the same way as they did the TX4’s back in 2007 which saw many drivers being put out of work?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/toyota-recalls-more-than-1-million-vehicles-over-fire-risk-1536132145

https://andersonshelter.blogspot.com/2018/09/prius-fires-update-dvsa-answer.html

 

Toronto Taxi Trade Issue a$ 1.7Billion Class Action against the City

https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/09/toronto-taxi-operators-file-1.html

Pimlico Plumbers Charlie speaks out against the Uber License Decision

https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/09/pimlicos-charlie-pipes-up-on-ubers.html

Record number of Private Parking tickets to be issued in this financial year

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/02/Record-number-of-private-parking-tickets-to-be-issued

Sadiq Khan has no plan to fight crime in London

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/the-sadiq-khan-audit-mayor-has-no-plan-to-fight-crime-in-london-a3927236.html?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1536060496

More drivers having problems renewing their licenses again, this time TFL cannot blame the DBS checking company as the problem lies squarely with their administration

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/05/TfL-taxi-licence-renewal-debacle-could-force-drivers-off-the-road

This week in 1878 saw one of the River Thames most tragic boat accidents the Princess Alice

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44800309

Private Hire operators have until October this year to put in place a “Voice Contact” that customers can speak to regarding any queries

TFL issue consultation on Judd Street closure

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary Jacobs – DriverTax

And Much More…….

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Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

Cab Chat Special – Taxi Charity by Mark Wakely

Cab Chat Special – Taxi Charity by Mark Wakely

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In this show Mark Wakely explores Taxi Charity, the Charity set up to take the War Disabled on day trips and to help out those injured during wars.

Originally called The London Taxi Benevolent Association for the War Disabled the Charity recently changed its name to Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.

Now in its 70th Year Taxi Charity undertakes many trips and events every year taking Military Veterans to places such as The Netherlands, Normandy, Waterloo and their annual trip to Worthing.

In this program you will hear Mark interview Veterans, Trustees and the Committee of the Taxi Charity about past, present and future work of the Charity.

You can find Mark on twitter @MJWakely

If you would like to find out more about the Taxi Charity please visit their website at taxicharity.org 

Or on Twitter @TaxiCharity

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Cab Chat Radio Show E178 30-08-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E178 30-08-2018

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Cab Chat Radio Show E178 30-08-2018

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Issues Discussed this week:

New Cab Chat Feature – Guess who I have had in the back of my cab

TFL plans to scrap or shorten a lot of bus routes to ease congestion in Central London

https://853london.com/2018/08/15/tfl-plans-permanent-cutbacks-for-routes-53-171-and-172-in-huge-bus-axe-scheme/

Sherbet London launch new Taxi Hailing App

Dartford Crossing Charge to go up for those with accounts only

But Southend News Network have reported that it will be free for anyone who can cross in 30 seconds or less

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/dartford-crossing-price-increase?bucket&source=twitter-share-button

Electro-magnetic radiation health concerns surrounding the electric taxi put to bed

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/08/15/Electromagnetic-radiation-health-concerns-surrounding-the-electric-taxi-put-to-bed

London Mayor again asks government for powers to cap minicab numbers in the capital

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/08/15/London-Mayor-again-asks-government-for-power-to-cap-minicab-numbers

Tariff increase agreed and London Taxi Meters to start at £3.00 increase equates to 60p in every £100 a day driver earns but night drivers increase is 0

Vomit Fraud seems to be a big thing with Uber Drivers

Young couple nearly die as their Uber Car plunges into the sea

https://andersonshelter.blogspot.com/2018/08/young-couple-nearly-die-as-uber-car.html

LCDC Chairman Grant Davis calls for a retrial of the Uber License Appeal

https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/08/lcdc-chairman-grant-davis-calls-for.html

Gett & Carry International Chauffeur Service form partnership

https://www.carey.com/news/gett-and-carey-international-announce-strategic-partnership-provide-complete-global-ground-1

Uber is to pay $1.9 for sexual harrasment claims

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45266954

Toyota to invest $500m in Uber driverless car deal

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45324753?ocid=wsnews.chat-apps.in-app-msg.whatsapp.trial.link1_.auin

Uber to focus in Bikes over cars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45317025

10 London Taxi Drivers set to climb Kilimanjaro in a bid to lose weight, Saul will be interviewing Roshan Varma next week about their plans

TFLs bus safety record brought into question

Ian Collins leaves LBC and nighttime radio after 15 years stating that he is just going to take a long overdue rest.

Man stabbed in Deptford brings London’s knife crime to 100 incidents

Cab Charge CEO says Uber, Taxify and DIDI are in a race to the bottom as they fight for customers!

And finally another Pruis goes up in flames on Edgeware Road tonight

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Mark Wakely – Waterloo Uncovered

Gary Jacobs – Kosher Comedy

Gary Jacobs – Open Banking

And Much More…….

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Cab Chat Radio Show E177 13-08-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E177 13-08-2018

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E177 13-08-2018

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Guests this week:

Dan from Plan Insurance

Jason Kron – DriverTax

Drop Kick Rick

Gary Jacobs – DriverTax

Issues Discussed this week:

Taxi Drivers to carry Defibrillators

Legal Action against Uber

Ola announces plans to enter the UK Taxi & Private Hire Market

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/08/07/Ola-Announces-Plans-to-Enter-UK

Proximo seem set to enter the Taxi Hire business renting out the New Electric Metrocab

Researchers conclude: Men with beer bellies get more women and live longer
https://en.newsner.com/family/researchers-conclude-men-with-beer-bellies-get-more-women-and-live-longer/

London is heading for a shortage of available Taxis with nearly 4 times more older taxis coming off the road than new being licensed for the first time. Also it appears that more Taxis are being taken off the road than needed as some appear to be being taken out of service before their 15 year age limit.

Electric London Taxis Debut in London more than 120 years ago
https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-london-electrical-cab-made-its.html

LTDA print a readers letter in Taxi newspaper that has outraged the trade

Mr Oranges diary of an LTDA member

https://ltdaorange.wordpress.com/

Contributions this week:

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

And Much More…….

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Cab Chat Radio Show E176 06-08-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E176 06-08-2018

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Cab Chat Radio Show E176 06-08-2018

 

Hosted this week by:

@SuperCabby

Guests:

Drop Kick Rick

Dan from Plan

Gary Jacobs from Drivertax

Jo from Plan

Issues discussed this week:

Proposed legal action against Uber

TFL Non Disclosure Agreements with staff who leave

Cab Chat World Cup Competition

Plus much More

Contributions from:

Drumslayer

Saul RequiredLevel Unsung Heroes

Rob Iamcabman Point of the Week

Drop Kick Taxi Rank Titters

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E175 28-07-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E175 28-07-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E175 28-07-2018

 

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

 

Issues This week:

 

The LTDA to initiate a class action against Uber for £1

LCDC were the only driver org to attend the Knowledge seminar at City Hal

Is Alfie McNamara of LEVC Steve Macs son?

Is that the reason that Steve is so keen to promote the new LEVC Taxi?

Camden Council consult on plans to close Judd Street to all traffic

Passengers are hailing the new electric cab over diesel a survey reveals

Government urged to scrap the MOT by the Adam Smith Institute

Speed limits in Central London set to be reduced to 20mph in Khans radical safety plan

Caroline Pidgeon says TFL love Tech too much

Costa Blanca cabbies block Alicante Airport in protest against Uber

Taxi Drivers and War Vets sky dive with the Red Devils for Taxi Charity

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul’s Unsung Heroes

Point of the week – Six Mile Steve

Drumslayer

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E174 16-07-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E174 16-07-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E174 16-07-2018

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby & @TheHolbornCab

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Issues discussed this week:

Reading Decision

Uber Decision

Doom & Gloom

Joe Lewis

Cab Chat Features:

Dan from Plan

Sauls Unsung Heroes

Point of the Week

Drop Kicks Taxi Rank Titter

Mystery TV & Film Theme Tune

Plus much more:

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Cab Chat Radio Show E173 08-07-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E173 08-07-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show 8th July 2018

 

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THIS WEEKS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

A Scotsman, Welshman and Irishman walk into a pub.

Usually there’s a Englishman but he’s still in Russia at the World Cup

 

Uber Licensing Decision

 

Moped Gangs are now Impersonating Police Officers and pulled over a Taxi

 

TFL are holding over £321 Million of unused Oyster Card Credit

 

Hundreds of Taxi drivers shut down Wolverhampton in protest against Uber

 

London Boroughs are alarmed at the quality of collision data from the Met that is sent through via TFL

 

Some insider information for you about Taxify they are re launching soon as @hopp.app watch this space!

 

England get through to the Quarter Finals of the World Cup and fans celebrating in Borough High Street trash an ambulance emergency response vehicle. Millwall Supporters Club have set up a crowdfunding appeal to pay for the repairs.

 

Taxi Leaks back online after a couple of weeks of being hacked and offline, you can now find the Taxi leaks blog at andersonshelter.blogspot.com

 

LVTA celebrated their 40th Anniversary this weekend with a display at RAF Hendon

 

WHAT HAVE THE CAB CHAT TEAM BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK

 

Most of the team took part in the Albany Taxi Charity Fund outing to Margate on Monday 2nd July

 

The Cab CHat Team will be taking part in the LTFUC Day to Southend

 

The Cab Chat Team will be taking part in the WCHCD driving skills day at Regents Park Barracks

 

USELESS FACTS

 

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

 

There are 1 million ants for every human in the world.

 

The expression ‘to get fired’ comes from long ago Clans that wanted to get rid of unwanted people, so they would burn their houses instead of killing them, creating the term ‘Got fired’.

 

THINGS TO MENTION

 

Cab Chat Pie & Mash Meet Wednesday 11th July Scotts 51 Walnuts Road, Orpington BR6 0TW at 2pm

 

Cab Chat Cheesy Boat Cruise & Cab Chat Awards

 

Cab Chat Shelter Meets

 

World Cup competition in Association with Plan Insurance

DROP KICK RICK JOKE OF THE WEEK

THIS WEEKS CAB CHAT FEATURES

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

1884The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) was founded in London.

 

1918 National Savings stamps were introduced in Britain.

 

1965Ronald Biggs, who was serving a 30-year prison sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery, escaped from Wandsworth prison.

 

TODAY IS

 

National Video Game Day

 

RING OUTS – CALLERS

 

GUILTY PLEASURE

 

LONDON TRIVIA

 

In Kensington Gardens is a statue of a well known character from a children’s book. Who is it?

 

VAPE OF THE WEEK

 

Slushie – Bubblegum Slush

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

 

Neophyte – an inexperienced person

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK

 

ROBS POINT OF THE WEEK

 

MYSTERY TV OR FILM THEME TUNE

 

Last weeks – Terry & June

 

TRAFFIC NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES

 

Cab Chat has discovered the Victoria Embankment in London will close for six months next year as engineers need to move a gas mains to make way for London’s new £4bn super-sewer.

 

BILKER ALERTS

 

Scooter Gangs are targeting Black Cabs, join the Whatsapp Group

 

GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Dan from Plan

 

Saul’s Unsung Heroes

 

Point of the week

 

Drumslayer

 

 

CHARITY ROUNDUP

WAR DISABLED

26th July parachute jump with Red Devils done by 4 cab drivers, two veterans and me

31st August-3rd September Airborne march in Arnhem

7th October thank you party for drivers

 

www.taxicharity.org

DISNEY

Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September 25th Year

 

THE ALBANY

 

www.albanytaxicharity.org

 

LTFUC

 

Southend Thursday 12th July 2018

 

www.londontaxidriverschildrenscharity.co.uk

 

EAST LONDON CABBIES OUTING

 

www.eastlondoncabbiesouting.co.uk

 

TAXI DRIVER OF THE YEAR CHARITY FUND

 

Dinner & Dance Saturday 25th November 2018 Holiday Inn Regents Park £70 per person

 

www.taxifund.co.uk

 

POPPY CABS

 

11th November

 

@Poppycabs

TOP OF THE HOUR JINGLE AND ADVERTS

 

TaxiApp

Wedding Taxis

CAMERA HOTSPOTS

EXMOUTH MARKET Red zone

BERKLEY STREET J/W PICCADILLY Yellow box cameras

BAGLEYS LANE/NEW KINGS ROAD Yellow box

FULHAM BROADWAY/BARCLAY ROAD Yellow box

CAMDEN 20mph limit

WATERLOO ROAD Zig-Zags

SELFRIDGES Over ranking

LUDGATE HILL Zig-Zags

CLAPHAM HIGH STREET Zig-Zags ISLINGTON 20mph limit

RED ROUTES TfL is actively enforcing yellow box restrictions

TOWER BRIDGE 20 mph speed limit average speed cameras

LIMEHOUSE LINK 30mph speed limit

TERMINUS PLACE Bus only left turn. TfL to issue PCNs

SMITHFIELD Do not park in loading boxes, they are enforced by camera

A13 Average speed cameras in operation

THE CITY 20mph limit

ST JOHNS STREET/SEKFORDE STREET Yellow box junction enforced by camera

M25 & M1 Cameras are now active

A2 Rochester Way Average Speed Cameras working.

 

Plus much more.

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Cab Chat Radio Show E172 25-06-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E172 25-06-2018

Hosted this week by

@SuperCabby & @RequiredLevel

 

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Issues discussed this week:

 

The Big Driver Org Meeting took place last week

Get are to apply for a Private Hire Operators License

Sadiq Khan says he is seeking a second term as mayor

LTDA Branch Elections suspended following alleged threats and claims of intimidation

Gett to drop fixed prices from their app but will still offer corporate clients the ability to book a fixed price but will offer drivers the opportunity to opt out of fixed prices

Could clear tint film be the answer to a scooter attckers trying to smash Taxi windows?

Uber VAT tax tribunal date set as appeal gathers pace 11th July Good Law Practice

Go Ahead enters ride sharing market with on demand buses!

Google have pulled Uber’s direct booking app from its maps application!1

Uber driver refused to pick up a blind woman and her guide dog before then proceeding to run over her foot!

 

NOTABLE MENTIONS

Kate at Russel Square Shelter 29th June 2018 all food is free as long as you make a donation to the LTFUC

CHARITY ROUNDUP

WAR DISABLED

Here are some of our plans for this year, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the charity.

2-6th May Dutch liberation

8-10th May trip to Portsmouth

24th May event at the Honourable Artillery Company

4th-8th June Normandy commemorations

12th June annual trip to Worthing

26th July parachute jump with Red Devils done by 4 cab drivers, two veterans and me

31st August-3rd September Airborne march in Arnhem

7th October thank you party for drivers

 

www.taxicharity.org

DISNEY

Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September 25th Year

 

THE ALBANY

 

Hastings Monday 4th June 2018

 

Margate Monday 2nd July 2018

 

www.albanytaxicharity.org

 

LTFUC

 

90th Anniversary Dinner & Dance 23rd June 2018 De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Queen Street WC2

 

Southend Thursday 12th July 2018

 

www.londontaxidriverschildrenscharity.co.uk

 

EAST LONDON CABBIES OUTING

 

Maldon Wednesday 4th July 2018

 

www.eastlondoncabbiesouting.co.uk

 

TAXI DRIVER OF THE YEAR CHARITY FUND

 

Dinner & Dance Saturday 25th November 2018 Holiday Inn Regents Park £70 per person

 

www.taxifund.co.uk

 

POPPY CABS

 

11th November

 

@Poppycabs

TOP OF THE HOUR JINGLE AND ADVERTS

 

TaxiApp

Wedding Taxis

CAMERA HOTSPOTS

EXMOUTH MARKET Red zone

BERKLEY STREET J/W PICCADILLY Yellow box cameras

BAGLEYS LANE/NEW KINGS ROAD Yellow box

FULHAM BROADWAY/BARCLAY ROAD Yellow box

CAMDEN 20mph limit

WATERLOO ROAD Zig-Zags

SELFRIDGES Over ranking

LUDGATE HILL Zig-Zags

CLAPHAM HIGH STREET Zig-Zags ISLINGTON 20mph limit

RED ROUTES TfL is actively enforcing yellow box restrictions

TOWER BRIDGE 20 mph speed limit average speed cameras

LIMEHOUSE LINK 30mph speed limit

TERMINUS PLACE Bus only left turn. TfL to issue PCNs

SMITHFIELD Do not park in loading boxes, they are enforced by camera

A13 Average speed cameras in operation

THE CITY 20mph limit

ST JOHNS STREET/SEKFORDE STREET Yellow box junction enforced by camera

M25 & M1 Cameras are now active

A2 Rochester Way Average Speed Cameras working.

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E171 11-06-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show 11-06-2018

 

CAB CHAT IN ASSOCIATION WITH PLAN INSURANCE

0800 542 2740 planinsurance.co.uk

 

THIS WEEKS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

Pedestrian gets knocked down at Bank Junctions by a Cyclist

 

Mandarin Oriental Hotel went up in flames last Wednesday

 

Drivers complain of poor service from Brewery Road

 

What makes investors sink money into Uber that they will probably never see a return on?

 

London Taxi PR Pick up another Award for the best PR Agency?

 

Albany Taxi Charity Fund have a successful day out in Hastings

 

Baby Boy in critical condition after violent stabbing in London

 

UK Government back expansion at Heathrow

 

ULEZ to be extended to North & South Circulars from 25th October 2021

 

Big all Driver Org Meeting this week at Unity House

 

THINGS WE MENTIONED LAST WEEK BUT DIDNT GET TO

 

LTPH Roads and Events updates, do they come out too late?

 

Where to Britain Hashtag, lets tweet all the Uber Crashes and Bad Press with the Hashtag #wheretobritain

 

WHAT HAVE THE CAB CHAT TEAM BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK

 

Rob gets taken pointing by one of the Sick B’stards

 

Drop Kick Rick goes on the Albany Outing to Hastings and ends up in New Romney!

 

Mac The Cab is still eating Frogs Legs in  France

 

SuperCabby goes on a Photo Shoot with an American Fashion House

 

Six Mile Steve is still scouring the streets to bring you more interesting Points of the Week

 

Whatever happens to the trade, it’s our duty to be morale boosters. In war they send out enterainers to lift spirits, ‘not’ tell everyone they’re gonna die! – Marc Turner

 

USELESS FACTS

 

It’s only 28 weeks to Christmas!!!!!

 

A pig’s orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

 

The average person spends 6 months of their life sitting at red lights.

 

MENTIONS

 

Cab Chat Pie & Mash Meet

 

Cab Chat Cheesy Boat Cruise

 

Cab Chat Awards

 

Cab Chat Shelter Meets

 

World Cup competition in Association with Plan Insurance

 

NOTABLE MENTIONS

 

Heather put a Tweet out recently stating that anyone suffering through debt please do not suffer alone, she offered help and assistance which is commendable.

 

A driver had his Taxi broken into by a pair of youths on a scooter and Dan offered to help the guy out

 

Perry K

@Djperryk

Last job at London Bridge last night, 3 fella’s one on phone saying where he was blah blah blah. I’m laughing to myself. Ends up cancelling, getting in my cab & the hit with £7.50 cancellation fee. Two stops & then he says –
Mate your cheaper than what they quoted

 

Passengers killed or seriously injured in a London Taxi = 0

 

ITEMS DISCUSSED

 

 

Second major awards success for London Taxi PR

 

DROP KICK RICK JOKE OF THE WEEK

 

THIS WEEKS CAB CHAT FEATURES

 

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

TODAY IS

 

RING OUTS – CALLERS

 

GUILTY PLEASURE

 

The first album I bought.I think it’s worth waiting for the guitar riffs at the end. Turn up the volume

Twitter Username: @FWyhowska

Song Name & Artist: Throw Down the Sword : Wishbone Ash

 

VAPE OF THE WEEK

 

Mix-Up Sweets – Sweet JackBlack

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

 

Atavism

So much of their business was done via e-mail that the phone was almostunnecessary–a sort of quaint atavism that nobody thought to use first–but thismorning the ringing had been ceaseless.

 

ROBS POINT OF THE WEEK

 

Rob Cardwell – Live

 

MYSTERY TV OR FILM THEME TUNE

 

Answer to 2 weeks ago – Family Fortunes

 

This weeks – Hawaii 50

 

THIS WEEKS LONDON TRIVIA

 

2 weeks ago I asked the question? BORN IN FOREST HILL IN 1949 HE WENT ON TO BECOME THE LEAD SINGER WITH ROCK BAND STATUS QUO – FRANCIS ROSSI

 

This weeks question is?

 

This Shoreditch born actress was once married to gangster Ronnie Knight? – Barbara Windsor

 

TRAFFIC NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES

 

WHATS ON IN LONDON

 

BILKER ALERTS

 

Scooter Gangs are targeting Black Cabs, join the Whatsapp Group

 

GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Dan from Plan

 

Saul’s Unsung Heroes

 

Point of the week

 

Drumslayer

 

 

CHARITY ROUNDUP

WAR DISABLED

Here are some of our plans for this year, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the charity.

2-6th May Dutch liberation

8-10th May trip to Portsmouth

24th May event at the Honourable Artillery Company

4th-8th June Normandy commemorations

12th June annual trip to Worthing

26th July parachute jump with Red Devils done by 4 cab drivers, two veterans and me

31st August-3rd September Airborne march in Arnhem

7th October thank you party for drivers

 

www.taxicharity.org

DISNEY

Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September 25th Year

 

THE ALBANY

 

Hastings Monday 4th June 2018

 

Margate Monday 2nd July 2018

 

www.albanytaxicharity.org

 

LTFUC

 

90th Anniversary Dinner & Dance 23rd June 2018 De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Queen Street WC2

 

Southend Thursday 12th July 2018

 

www.londontaxidriverschildrenscharity.co.uk

 

EAST LONDON CABBIES OUTING

 

Maldon Wednesday 4th July 2018

 

www.eastlondoncabbiesouting.co.uk

 

TAXI DRIVER OF THE YEAR CHARITY FUND

 

Dinner & Dance Saturday 25th November 2018 Holiday Inn Regents Park £70 per person

 

www.taxifund.co.uk

 

POPPY CABS

 

11th November

 

@Poppycabs

TOP OF THE HOUR JINGLE AND ADVERTS

 

TaxiApp

Wedding Taxis

CAMERA HOTSPOTS

EXMOUTH MARKET Red zone

BERKLEY STREET J/W PICCADILLY Yellow box cameras

BAGLEYS LANE/NEW KINGS ROAD Yellow box

FULHAM BROADWAY/BARCLAY ROAD Yellow box

CAMDEN 20mph limit

WATERLOO ROAD Zig-Zags

SELFRIDGES Over ranking

LUDGATE HILL Zig-Zags

CLAPHAM HIGH STREET Zig-Zags ISLINGTON 20mph limit

RED ROUTES TfL is actively enforcing yellow box restrictions

TOWER BRIDGE 20 mph speed limit average speed cameras

LIMEHOUSE LINK 30mph speed limit

TERMINUS PLACE Bus only left turn. TfL to issue PCNs

SMITHFIELD Do not park in loading boxes, they are enforced by camera

A13 Average speed cameras in operation

THE CITY 20mph limit

ST JOHNS STREET/SEKFORDE STREET Yellow box junction enforced by camera

M25 & M1 Cameras are now active

A2 Rochester Way Average Speed Cameras working.

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E170 04-06-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E170 04-06-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show 04-06-2018

 

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THIS WEEKS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

 

Visa Systems went down on Friday

20mph speed limits for all TfL roads plus increased enforcement discussed

TFL Private Hire & Taxi Roads and Events updates

George Osborne under fire over paid for positive press coverage for Uber

London cabbie convicted under the equality act for starting meter before wheelchair passenger onboard

LTDA’s McNamara: “The real cost of Uber”

Cab Chat Awards

Cab Chat Pie & Mash Outings

 

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Cab Chat Awards

Cab Chat Pie & Mash day Wednesday 13th June Manzes Tower Bridge Road

 

THIS WEEKS CAB CHAT FEATURES

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

TODAY IS

RING OUTS – CALLERS

GUILTY PLEASURE

VAPE OF THE WEEK

WORD OF THE WEEK

ROBS POINT OF THE WEEK

MYSTERY TV OR FILM THEME TUNE

THIS WEEKS LONDON TRIVIA

TRAFFIC NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES

WHATS ON IN LONDON

BILKER ALERTS

GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS

Saul’s Unsung Heroes

Dan from Plan Insurance

Rob Cardwell

Marc Turner

Steve Point of the Week

 CHARITY ROUNDUP

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E169 31-05-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E169 31-05-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E169

 

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

 

Contributions from:

Dan (Plan Insurance)

Saul Grant (Unsung Heroes)

Rob Cardwell ( Point of the week)

Drop Kick (Taxi Rank Titter)

Drumslayer (Roving Reporter)

 

Issues Discussed this week:

Taxi Charities and their outings.

Rett Russell to don his Stetson and pick up his Guitar again

Plus all the usual Cab Chat Features and News.

 

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

VAPE OF THE WEEK

WORD OF THE WEEK

POINT OF THE WEEK

TRAFFIC NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES

BILKER ALERTS

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Cab Chat Radio Show E168 23-05-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E168 23-05-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E168 23-05-2018

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Items Discussed this week:

1. Met Police clarify the law on bilking https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/04/24/The-Metropolitan-police-respond-to-bilking-issues
2. Paypal confirms that it is buying iZettle https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/17/paypal-confirms-that-it-is-buying-payments-startup-izettle-for-2-2b-in-an-all-cash-deal/
3. Mental Health Awareness Week
4. Our stress-busting article in the previous OnRoute issue provides tips for dealing with life’s day to day challenges. You can also access the Sarah Hope Line, which offers confidential incident support if you’ve been involved in a traumatic incident while driving in the Capital.
5. LEVC 48 hour test drive scheduled for June
6. Winchester City council have called for a ban on cross border hiring
7. Uber is running scared says the LTDA following the latest campaign
8. Heathrow Express fares are set to rise, will the Taxi trade capitalise on this?
9. Royal Wedding

 

THIS WEEKS CAB CHAT FEATURES
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
VAPE OF THE WEEK
WORD OF THE WEEK
POINT OF THE WEEK
TRAFFIC NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES
BILKER ALERTS
GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS:
Rob Cardwell – The power of Twitter
Six Mile Steve – Point of the Week
Daniel Severin – Plan Insurance on the Alpha Insurance collapse
Saul Grant – Saul’s Unsung Heroes
Mark Wakely – Taxi Talk
Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters
Drumslayer – Cab Chats Roving Reporter

Plus much more.

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Cab Chat Radio Show E167 15-05-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E167 15-05-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E167 15-05-2018

 

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby & @Iamcabman

THIS WEEKS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

* Black Uber Prius ploughs into Bishopsgate Police Station
* Met Police clarify the law on bilking https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/04/24/The-Metropolitan-police-respond-to-bilking-issues
* Delroy Grant and Helen Chapman accepted onto the My Taxi App with fake documents http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/taxi-leaks-exclusive-helen-chapman.html
* Someone on Twitter has suggested renaming Uber Cars as Rape Capsules!
* Brighton refuse the relicense Uber
* DAB radio was the future … until live streaming and podcasts arrived http://theconversation.com/dab-radio-was-the-future-until-live-streaming-and-podcasts-arrived-95250?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton
* Alpha Insurance have gone into liquidation and cancelled all policies with immediate affect
* Sign spotted in the back of a Taxi “Please remember to rate your Gett Driver 5 stars”!
* Ubers Autonomous car detected a pedestrian but chose not to stop. https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/611094/in-a-fatal-crash-ubers-autonomous-car-detected-a-pedestrian-but-chose-to-not/
* Val Shawcross retires as Deputy Mayor for Transport after not even completing a full term.
* 200 Electric Jaguars set to transport people to and from Heathrow Airport https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/6245992/fleet-of-200-luxury-jaguar-i-pace-suvs-will-now-chauffeur-passengers-to-and-from-heathrow-airport/
* Cokney Rhyming Slang, is it a dying dialect
* Alpha Insurance goes into Bankruptcy

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Its been suggested that the London Taxi Trade should take out TV adverts!

Insurance company goes into bankruptcy

Green Shelters

Is Mayor Khan becoming a danger to London?

Cab Chat Awards!

Customer asked Rob if cash was acceptable?

Geofencing of App work!

DROP KICK RICK JOKE OF THE WEEK

GUILTY PLEASURE

Great show guys. Often listen to this one on the way back home down the M20. One of the best Zeppelin tracks that stuck with me the first time I heard it. Playing it at home the other day( loud) and my 14 year old said wow what’s this dad. He’s now a Zeppelin fan. Cheers guys.
Twitter Username: @jedmcc123
Song Name & Artist: Led Zeppelin, ramble on

VAPE OF THE WEEK

Cooks Custard – Minted

WORD OF THE WEEK

Origin of infomania
Infomania is a modern combination of information and mania. It entered English in the 1970s.

ROBS POINT OF THE WEEK

TRAFFIC NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES

Tudor Street still closed slap bang in the middle

No right turn from West Smithfield into Farringdon Street is permanent

No right turn from Farringdon Street into Chaterhouse Street

On the A100 Byward Street/Tower Hill junction with Trinity Square, works to improve access to the square are taking place. Pipes and cables beneath the road are being moved, the carriageway is being resurfaced and the traffic islands relocated. The works are planned to be completed by this summer

Camden High Street between the junctions of the A400, Kentish Town Road and Inverness Street, will be closed from 22:00 Thursday 24 May to 06:00 Tuesday 29 May while work is carried out at the Underground station. The main Camden High Street taxi rank will be unaffected and there is an additional temporary taxi rank in the parking bays adjacent to the taxi rank to prevent over ranking

Waterloo Station
From 20:00 on Friday 11 until 20:00 on Sunday 20 May, Station Approach Road will be closed to all vehicles. This is for a crane operation. Taxis should use Spur Road to access the taxi rank.

Fulham
Until 22:00 on Sunday 26 August, temporary traffic signals will be in use on Fulham Road in both directions, between Old Church St and Brompton Road. This is due to gas works.

Haringey
From Sunday 13 May until Friday 24 August, White Hart Lane westbound will be closed daily between 12:45 and 19:00, due to area improvement works.

NEW TAXI RANKS

Working Taxi ranks
• Holywell Lane (Citizen M London Shoreditch Hotel) with one space, operating between 19:00 and 07:00
• Turnpike Lane (Turnpike Lane Station) with two spaces, operating between 18:30 and 08:00
• Bounds Green Road (Bounds Green Station) with two spaces, operating between 22:00 and 06:00 • Clapham Road (Stockwell Station) with two spaces, operating between 19:00 and 07:00
• Royal Marsden Hospital, Downs Road, Sutton with two spaces, operating 24 hours
• Great West Road (Osterley Station) with two spaces, operating 24 hours
• Station Road (Chingford Station) with two spaces, operating 24 hours

Rest ranks
• St. Martin’s Lane with three spaces, operating 24 hours
• Edgware Road (Crawford Place) with four spaces, operating 24 hours

The following ranks will be out of service:
• 3451, Stratton Street (Langan’s) between 07:00 and 17:00 from today, Thursday 3 until Sunday 27 May. This is due to a crane operation
• 5455, Gray’s Inn Road from 08:00 on Saturday 5 until 18:00 on Sunday 6 May. This is for a crane operation
• 5302, Adams Row from 08:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 5 May. First portion only suspended due to a crane operation
• 5358, Tottenham Court Road (Dominion Theatre) from 07:00 on Tuesday 8 until 18:00 on Friday 18 May. First 10 metres suspended due to carriageway works
• 4479, Westbourne Street (Royal Lancaster Hotel) from 07:00 on Tuesday 8 until 18:00 on Monday 21 May. This is due to carriageway works. A temporary taxi rank will be available

WHATS ON IN LONDON

BILKER ALERTS

GUEST CONTRIBUTIONS

CHARITY ROUNDUP

WAR DISABLED

Here are some of our plans for this year, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the charity.

2-6th May Dutch liberation

8-10th May trip to Portsmouth

24th May event at the Honourable Artillery Company

4th-8th June Normandy commemorations

12th June annual trip to Worthing

26th July parachute jump with Red Devils done by 4 cab drivers, two veterans and me

31st August-3rd September Airborne march in Arnhem

7th October thank you party for drivers

www.taxicharity.org

DISNEY

Friday 28th September – Sunday 30th September 25th Year

THE ALBANY

Hastings Monday 4th June 2018

Margate Monday 2nd July 2018

www.albanytaxicharity.org

LTFUC

90th Anniversary Dinner & Dance 23rd June 2018 De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms Queen Street WC2

Southend Thursday 12th July 2018

www.londontaxidriverschildrenscharity.co.uk

EAST LONDON CABBIES OUTING

Maldon Wednesday 4th July 2018

www.eastlondoncabbiesouting.co.uk

TAXI DRIVER OF THE YEAR CHARITY FUND

Dinner & Dance Saturday 25th November 2018 Holiday Inn Regents Park £70 per person

www.taxifund.co.uk

POPPY CABS

11th November

@Poppycabs

TOP OF THE HOUR JINGLE AND ADVERTS

TaxiApp
Wedding Taxis

CAMERA HOTSPOTS

EXMOUTH MARKET Red zone
BERKLEY STREET J/W PICCADILLY Yellow box cameras
BAGLEYS LANE/NEW KINGS ROAD Yellow box
FULHAM BROADWAY/BARCLAY ROAD Yellow box
CAMDEN 20mph limit
WATERLOO ROAD Zig-Zags
SELFRIDGES Over ranking
LUDGATE HILL Zig-Zags
CLAPHAM HIGH STREET Zig-Zags ISLINGTON 20mph limit
RED ROUTES TfL is actively enforcing yellow box restrictions
TOWER BRIDGE 20 mph speed limit average speed cameras
LIMEHOUSE LINK 30mph speed limit
TERMINUS PLACE Bus only left turn. TfL to issue PCNs
SMITHFIELD Do not park in loading boxes, they are enforced by camera
A13 Average speed cameras in operation
THE CITY 20mph limit
ST JOHNS STREET/SEKFORDE STREET Yellow box junction enforced by camera
M25 & M1 Cameras are now active
A2 Rochester Way Average Speed Cameras working.

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E166 23-04-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E166 23-04-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E166

Hosted this week by:
@SuperCabby & DropKick Rick

Issues discussed this week:

* Smoking e-cigarette while driving can land you with a £2,500 fine and a driving ban https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/922398/vaping-while-driving-UK-law-e-cigarette
* Strict new rules around MOTs could lead to a £2500 fine
* Interest Rates are likely to rise this year by .25% in May
* Royal Baby may be born today on St Georges Day
* Uber CEO had secret meeting with Mike Brown in January according to FOI request http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/uber-ceo-had-secret-meeting-with-mike.html
* Uber are to hand over London customer data to TFL in a Peace Offering http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/uber-to-hand-over-london-customer-data.html
* Comfort Delgro acquire Dial a Cab for £1.2M http://taxileaks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/comfortdelgro-acquires-london-taxi.html
* Last TX4 offered at £65,000 with Khan design https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/04/22/How-much-for-this-top-of-the-range-Kahn-inspired-TX4
* Uber license decision to take place today
* LTPR launch new London Wide Bus Shelter advertising campaign Take a Ride in London’s Pride
* Customer Service

Features This Week:

Joke of the week with Drop Kick Rick

Traffic News and Road Closures

Tweet of the Week

Plus much more.

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Cab Chat Radio Show E165 19-04-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E165 19-04-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E165 19-04-2018

 

Hosted this week by:

@SuperCabby

 

Issues this week:

 

Features This Week:

Joke of the week with Drop Kick Rick

Traffic News and Road Closures

Tweet of the Week

Plus much more.

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Cab Chat Radio Show E164 09-04-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E164 09-04-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E164 09-04-2018

Hosted this week by:

@SuperCabby & @Iamcabman

 

Issues Discussed this week:

Taxi Driver numbers down 660 on this time last year

Whats your favourite Cabby Eatery?

Pensioner who was arrested for stabbing a burglar in his own home

Work has been quiet on the streets over the past week

Uber driver to be jailed over passenger rape

Features this week:

Vape of the week

Word of the week

Taxi Rank Titters

Tweet of the week

Camera Hotspots

Charity roundup

Traffic news and road closures

Word of the day

Callers to the show:

Mark Sherlock

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Cab Chat Radio Show E163 03-04-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E163 03-04-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E163 03-04-2018

 

Hosted this week by:

@SuperCabby & @Iamcabman

 

Issues discussed this week:

 

Whatsapp

Cabbie Etiquette

Ban Junction

iZettle have added a tip function

Metrocab to finally go into production

Computer Cab Retains TaxiCard account

 

Features this week:

Word of the Week

Robs point of the week

Vape of the week

Joke of the week

Tweet of the week

Drivers Guilty Pleasure

 

Callouts this week:

@MacTheCab

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E162 28-03-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E162 28-03-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E162 28-03-2018

 

Hosted this week by:

 

@SuperCabby

 

Issues discussed this week:

 

The Knowledge

Camera Hotspots

Cabbie Ettiquete

 

Contributors to the show:

Drunslayer

TheHolbornCab

 

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Cab Chat Radio Show E161 19-03-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E161 19-03-2018

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E161 19-03-2018

Hosted this week by:

@SuperCabby & @MickTheBrit

Issues discussed this week:

Porsche Cars on the Gett App

Gett mapping London for Autonomous Cars

Paddygate

Alexa

15 year age limit on Taxis

Camera Hot Spots

And Much More

Contributors to the show this week:

Drumslayer

Drop Kick Rick

Callouts from the show this week:

Drumslayer

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To listen to the full show use the player at the top, to listen to just the Chat use the player at the bottom.

Cab Chat Radio Show E160 12-03-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E160 12-03-2018

Items discussed this week:
  • Tim Fenton blows the roof off TFL
  • Rachel Whetstone leaves Uber abruptly
  • Harrow Taxi driver stabbing, Police looking for two attackers
  • Uber are seeking a $900m loan following record annual loses
  • Keep those doors locked
  • Passenger robbed in the back of a Taxi in Oxford Street by 3 youths
  • Judge says Uber breached contract with drivers involving Safe Rides fee
  • London Transport Chiefs call for minicab cross border hiring reforms
  • London Taxi Radio relaunch at GSS City Diesel last Monday 5th March 2018
  • New report says Ubers under payment of drivers is keeping it afloat
  • Verifone to rebrand as Curb
  • Sorry driver Ive got no cash and your terminal is not working so I am not paying you!
  • Sadiq Khan to spend £6m on toilets for Bus drivers
  • Is the Uber crash at Buckingham Palace being covered up?
  • Uber driver took off with a mothers baby on the back seat
  • Gaunty to relaunch the Jon Gaunt podcast this week
  • Cab Chat Cheesy River Cruise? Shall we do it?
  • Credit Card Chargebacks

 

Call outs from the show:

Grant Davis

Sean Paul Day

Guilty Pleasure:

Elvis Marley
Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

 

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Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E159 05-03-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E159 05-03-2018

 

Hosted this week by:

@SuperCabby & @Iamcabman

 

Issues discussed this week:

 

Do you think the LTDA is right in calling for rate 3 to be scrapped?

How much would you accept to surrender your license?

KFC run out of Chicken and the Country goes into meltdown!

14 new Taxis plated so far this year, bu8t 264 older taxis have come off the road

LEVC downgrade battery mileage expectations!

Tooley Street reopened to ease congestion due to London Bridge closures

London Taxi PR win award

Plus Much More

 

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

Cab Chat Radio Show E158 19-02-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E158 19-02-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E158 10-02-2018

Hosted this week by:
@Supercabby & @MacTheCab

Issues discussed this week:

Mac The Cab visits the Doctors

Mac The Cabs return to French France

Stories from the back of the cab

Uber drivers insurance

Rob Cardwell’s Periscope chats

and much more

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656

Home

Cab Chat is a hard-hitting podcast hosted by @SuperCabby & Guests tackling the issues faced by the London Taxi Trade and its drivers.

Cab Chat Radio Show E157 15-02-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E157 15-02-2018

 

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby & @MacTheCab

 

Issues Discussed this week:

 

Lebanese Uber driver sentenced to death for rape and murder of British Diplomat

Grange Hill TV Show 40th Anniversary

The rise of the Micro Pub and demise of the traditional British Pub

TFL to increase some road traffic offences to £160

Islington to charge £2.00 extra per hour for non compliant diesel cars

and much more

 

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a hard-hitting podcast hosted by @SuperCabby & Guests tackling the issues faced by the London Taxi Trade and its drivers.

The Cab Chat Show is a New Digital Media Initiative incorporating a podcast, Youtube channel, photographs and video footage

Cab Chat Radio Show E156 05-02-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E156 05-02-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E156 05-02-2018

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby, @MacTheCab & @SeanPaulDay

Issues discussed this week:

Bexit

2nd Referendum

Hack Shack Dinner & Dance

Guilty Pleasures Duo

And much more

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a hard-hitting podcast hosted by @SuperCabby & Guests tackling the issues faced by the London Taxi Trade and its drivers.

The Cab Chat Show is a New Digital Media Initiative

Cab Chat Show E155 22-12-17

Cab Chat Show E155 22-12-17


The Cab Chat Radio Show E155

Hosted by @SuperCabby

Christmas messages from the crew and some guests.

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a hard-hitting podcast hosted by @SuperCabby & Guests tackling the issues faced by the London Taxi Trade and its drivers.

The Cab Chat Show is a New Digital Media Initiative incorporating a podcast, Youtube channel, photographs and video footage

Cab Chat Show E154 11-12-2017

Cab Chat Show E154 11-12-2017

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Special Guest messages this week:
Drumslayer
Grant Davis

Issues discussed this week:

* Explanation of why I decided to leave LTR
* Uber head to court this week for the appeals process Uber appeal to be heard on 19th April 2018
* Sean Stockings still does not have his license back
* Sean Stockings appeal
* TFL Scrap the need for 13,000 PH drivers with fake DBS checks to reapply for their license
* Fraser Nash not started production of the Metrocab due to impending Supreme Court decision issued by LTC/LEVC
* Call for handsfree mobile phones to be banned
* Get launch on Demand Porsche cars
* New Website for Cab Chat Show
* Uber licensing decision in York
* Uber licensing decision in Leicester

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a hard-hitting podcast hosted by @SuperCabby & Guests tackling the issues faced by the London Taxi Trade and its drivers.

The Cab Chat Show is a New Digital Media Initiative incorporating a podcast, Youtube channel, photographs and video footage

Cab Chat Show E153 The Announcement 04-12-2017

Cab Chat Show E153 The Announcement 04-12-2017

The Announcement

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby & @SeanPaulDay

Email: cabchat@gmail.com
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchat.org.uk

Cab Chat is a hard-hitting podcast hosted by @SuperCabby & Guests tackling the issues faced by the London Taxi Trade and its drivers.

London Taxi Media is a New Digital Media Initiative incorporating a podcast, Youtube channel, photographs and video footage

Cab Chat Radio Show E152 09-10-2017

Cab Chat Radio Show E152 09-10-2017

Hosted this week by:
@SuperCabby & @GentlemanCabbie

Special Guest this week:
Steve Kenton from Taxi Point

Issues Discussed this week:

Magical Taxi Tour to Disneyland in Paris

Taxi Point

And a lot more drivel

Callers to the Show this week:

None

And much more………

Email: cabchat@londontaxiradio.co.uk
Tel: 020 8144 8294
http://londontaxiradio.co.uk

London Taxi Radio’s new format radio show. Hosted by SuperCabby, MacTheCab, SeanPaulDay, TheHolbornCab, @GentlemanCabbie, @RequiredLevel & @Iamcabman they share their views and opinions of the London Taxi Trade interspersed with music and Jingles.

London Taxi Radio is a New Digital Media Initiative incorporating an online radio station, podcasts, Youtube channel, photographs and video footage

For older Cab Chat Shows please visit the Cab Chat Show Website

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