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Merry Christmas from Cab Chat Radio Show E193 17-12-2018

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Issues Discussed this week:

Merry Christmas from The Cab Chat Team

Plus much more………

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Dan from Plan

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Silly Season is on it’s way – Cab Chat Radio Show E192 10-12-2018

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Issues Discussed this week:

CabbiesDoKilamanjaro put on a Charity Quiz Night at the Rugby Tavern last night

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London Taxi PR launch a new campaign for Christmas

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Uber tried influencing Congestion Charging with Chris Grayling

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Where Buses go Ubers may well go but not Taxis!

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Uber has confidentially filed to go Public in 2019 in a race to beat Lyft

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Uber win their appeal in Brighton with Philip Kolvin arguing for the right to roam

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The first Electric Only Taxi Ranks could appear in streets in early 2019

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Plus much more………

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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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The Original Duo – Cab Chat Radio Show E191 03-12-2018

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@MacTheCab

Issues Discussed this week:

The original duo of SuperCabby & MacTheCab sit around talking crap on this weeks show

 

Plus much more………

 

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SuperCabby – Jamie

Dan from Plan

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Cab Chat Radio Show E190 26-11-2018 Demo Special

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Issues Discussed this week:

Demo Special on Monday 26th November 2018

 

Plus much more………

 

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Dan from Plan

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Cab Chat Radio Show E189 23-11-2018

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Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Issues Discussed this week:

Segregated cycles lanes are putting lives at risk as emergency services are getting stuck in traffic

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UTAG are now accepting donations and contributions towards their legal challenge

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The ITA industrial action planed from Monday 26th November 2018

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Do you like our Cab Chat Daily Shows, and we you like to see them on their own iTunes feed?

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Plus much more………

 

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Cab Chat Daily Friday 23rd November 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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People who attack the emergency services will be jailed for twice as long under a new law aiming to crackdown on the “national scandal” of abuse.

It will make it a criminal offence to assault workers including police, paramedics, firefighters, prison officers, search and rescue personnel and custody officers.

The current six-month maximum sentence for common assault will be doubled to a year for the new crime created by the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, which has today been given royal assent.

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Emergency fire crews had to cut through the security door of a taxi repair garage under railway arches in Bethnal Green to remove propane gas cylinders in danger of exploding when a blaze broke out during the night.

Three taxis and part of the workshop were damaged, but there were no reports of injury.

The firefighters managed to prevent the flames spreading to other garage workshops along Cudworth Street, housed under the Liverpool Street main line.

“We had to work quickly,” Brigade watch manager Paul Rozan explained. “We used specialist cutting equipment to cut away the door and get to the fire to prevent it spreading to neighbouring businesses.”

Crews from Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Shadwell, and Shoreditch fire stations removed three propane cylinders which had been exposed to heat and put them at a safe distance in time.

The fire was discovered soon after midnight by a passer-by who dialled 999. It was under control buy 1.45am. The cause is being investigated.

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London’s first ever all electric fleet of black taxis is launched to on the streets of the capital from today.

The fleet of 150 vehicles will be delivered via the Sherbet RIDE app, allowing Londoners access to the first taxi app that will allow them to pick from a fleet of exclusively electric vehicles.

Sherbet RIDE is launched to provide Londoners with a premium black taxi service that minimises the user’s environmental impact. The black taxi industry is still worth £1.4bn to the London economy and Sherbet RIDE aims to bring the best of the London black taxi industry’s heritage to the modern day.

This will be achieved through stringent driver training and incentivisation and the innovative use of technology to maximise passenger experience minimise environmental impact.

As well as providing a unique offer to Londoners, Sherbet Taxis are also aiming to future-proof the London black taxi industry in the face of impending new legislation

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Eleven buses caught fire and seven have been completely destroyed in a garage in Farnborough Hill, Orpington

London taxi driver Ryan Bailey, 42, who lives opposite the site, said:

“There was a massive explosion that woke us up shortly before 4am this morning.

“The bang literally shook the windows, we thought we’d have to evacuate. When we looked out we saw one bus on fire and a fire engine.

“Then there were a whole series of explosions. Within 20 minutes it had spread to a massive inferno.”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said at the height of the blaze, eleven buses were alight and control officers took around 40 calls from the public.

Some residents talked of hearing “explosions” and “loud bangs” as the fire spread through the depot.

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Driverless taxis will be on the streets of London by 2021 — that’s the aim of three new government-backed pilots.

The first London pilot — announced by the Department for Business — will see 15 self-driving vehicles available to book in North Greenwich. Four taxi services — including Addison Lee — will be involved. One of these services will allow passengers to ride anywhere within the borough of Greenwich.

A second London pilot — ServCity — involves six self-driving Land Rovers, available across four different (yet-to-be-named) London boroughs.

In all, £25m of government money is being put into the pilots, which will also see an autonomous bus service across the Forth Bridge from Fife to Edinburgh.

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With Time Running Out, Chris Johnson Asks For Your Support To Hold TaxiApps To Account.

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.

http://taxi-news.co.uk/with-time-running-out-chris-johnson-asks-for-your-support-to-hold-taxiapps-to-account/

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A MINICAB DRIVER CRUSHED A CYCLIST BECAUSE HE WAS DISTRACTED BY HIS MOBILE PHONE HAS BEEN BANNED FOR DRIVING.

Abdelyekini Olafusi of Hoskins Close, Canning Town, hit the 41-year-old woman at the junction of Theobalds Road and Clerkenwell Road in Islington in May last year.

When the 57-year-old appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court, the court heard that he was waiting at traffic lights when the lights turned green, he moved off and went to make a right turn.

He clipped the cyclist’s back wheel, and she fell to the ground – but Olafusi kept driving and went over her.

The court heard that he initially thought he had gone over a speed-bump, and that she was lucky she didn’t die.

The victim suffered a broken leg, a fractured pelvis and a wounded chest.

A year later, she is still recovering from her injuries.

Olafusi received a 15 month driving ban and was ordered to pay costs totalling £1260

Detective Sergeant Cheryl Frost said his reckless driving is “a stark reminder of the dangers and consequences of using a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel.

“The victim suffered horrific injuries, and was incredibly lucky not to have been killed.

http://taxi-news.co.uk/canning-town-minicab-driver-thought-cyclist-he-crushed-while-distracted-by-his-mobile-phone-was-a-speed-bump/

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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

 

Friday 23rd

Jacky Cheung Hok-yau Wembley SSE Arena finish time approx 22:15.

Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22.00

Nitro Circus at the 02 Arena North Greenwich finish time 22:30 approx.

Sarah Millican at the Apollo Hammersmith finish time approx 22:15

Anne-Marie at the Brixton Academy SOLD OUT finish time approx. 22:30.

Hookworms o2 Forum Kentish Town finish time approx 22:30.

The Damned at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time approx 22:30.

 

Saturday 24th

Spurs Home Game Wembley Stadium finish time approx 19.15.

From The Jam: All Mod at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time approx 22:30.

Sarah Millican at the Apollo Hammersmith finish time approx 22:15

Honne SOLD OUT at the Brixton Academy finish time approx 22:35.

Classical Spectacular SOLO OUT at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22.00

Afterlife Present.s at Printworks Surry Quays finish time approx. 23:00.

 

Sunday 25th

2018 EE WEMBLEY CUP Wembley Stadium finish time approx 16:00.

Guo Degang at the Apollo Hammersmith finish time approx 22:00

Classical Spectacular SOLO OUT at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22.00

Magic of Christmas at the London Palladium finish time approx 22:15.

EDEN at the Brixton Academy finish time approx 22:35.

War Child presents Safe & Sound at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time approx 22:00.

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Due to a small number of cancellations on various tables, we now have a rare opportunity

of being able to offer a complete table for 10 guests at this years Disney Dinner & Dance on Saturday 8th December 2018

If you want an impromptu works ‘do’ or pre Christmas treat for a group of 10 let us know

asap to make arrangements.

Price per head £72…

Leigh Dargen 07508 904426

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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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Cab Chat Daily Thursday 22nd November 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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The Met has sought to reassure cabbies in St John’s Wood and Lisson Grove by saying it is taking “covert and non-covert” action against a gang in Lisson Grove targeting taxi drivers.

Images have circulated on social media in the last few weeks of young men allegedly part of the gangs that target drivers,

Transport for London has also reminded drivers that they can turn down fares if they feel unsafe.

http://taxi-news.co.uk/police-to-launch-new-crackdown-on-lisson-grove-gang-causing-misery-for-taxi-drivers/

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We have been informed by Chiltern Law team, that the Judicial Review initiated by the United Trade Action Group (UTAG17), is very likely to be heard within the next few weeks, given that this is expedited by order of Mr Justice Walker.

http://taxi-news.co.uk/uber-verdict-judicial-review-to-be-heard-within-weeks/

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UTAG have done their bit, delivering a JR which another org alleged could never happen.

Now it’s your turn

Support the team who are supporting the trade.

http://taxi-news.co.uk/you-can-now-contribute-towards-the-utag-challenge/

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Chris Johnson still needs to raise £3500 through his crowdfunding efforts for his employment claim against My Taxi.

If the target of £15,000 is not met within the next 7 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

 

Thursday 22nd

Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza at the Apollo Hammersmith finish time approx 22:30.

Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind Tour o2 Academy Brixton finish time approx 22:30.

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

Wardruna 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time 22:30.

Florance and the Machine at the o2 Arena Greenwich 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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Cab Chat Daily Wednesday 21st November 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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Sean Paul Day & London Taxi Radio have published a UTAG special podcast Trevor Merralls and Ange Clarkson also appear on the podcast and answer questions about the UCG and UTAG

 

You can find the podcast on the following link http://www.londontaxiradio.co.uk/spd-on-ltr-13/

 

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UTAG have now started the process of fundraising for the legal challenge

Ladies and Gentlemen the funding page is now up and running on the website, please get involved and contribute. No one is going to fund this for you, this is something you have to do.

It’s now or never and our future is in our hands.

 

If you don’t get into the ring, you can’t win the fight.

So step into the ring and join the people fighting this battle royal…help secure the future of the trade you worked so hard to become a part of.

 

Click on the link below and let’s start saving the trade.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjFglad0hb3es9-GL-U90xUM7CSMCk7bGi71yuSgNUTkMwxA/viewform

 

If you want to read more about this action please click here:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/24a884_f3a4ab648b9e4cb19d053a032cca8bdb.pdf

 

Frequently asked questions:

https://www.unitedtradeactiongroup.com/faq-s

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Business leaders have roundly condemned, what has been considered to be by many, the plague of unlicensed and unruly rickshaw riders, encroaching onto Londons streets , ripping off members of the public and completely disregarding the law.

Rickshaw riders have been witnessed mounting footpaths, ignoring traffic regulations, riding through crowded areas at what could be considered “breakneck speed,” as well as charging unsuspecting riders exorbitant fees for relatively short journey’s. Business leaders have said that “enough is enough,” and are calling for a crackdown.

 

Westminster City Council have been attempting to bring in legislation for in excess of a decade but to no avail as they have been thwarted time after time, for a plethora of reasons.

 

With the proliferation of electric pedicabs, business leaders are now getting behind Paul Scully MPs bill, which if passed, will give Transport for London the power to regulate rickshaw owners and drivers, as well as protecting riders.

 

Under current legislation, pedicabs fall into the category of “stage-carriages” and as such are subject to some aspects of Hackney Carriage legislation.

 

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Television personality, writer and businesswoman Martha Stewart has criticised Uber after being “less than impressed” after ordering her first ride with the minicab giant.

 

It was reported in The Daily Mail that Ms Stewart had ordered the Uber, her first, from Tiffany’s in Fifth Avenue, New York, and it went downhill from there.

 

Upon ordering an Uber, 77 year old Ms Stewart found that the first was a “no-show.” Another Uber then arrived 10 minutes later, Ms Stewart then complained that the vehicle was parked so far away that she couldn’t see the license plate, and then found that it was facing the wrong direction, facing East when she wanted to go South West.

 

Ms Stewart alleged that the Uber driver then took 20 minutes to get the vehicle travelling in the correct direction. The entrepreneur also alleged that the vehicle that she had to travel in was a mess, both inside and out.

 

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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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The FX4 is 60 years old

 

Sixty years ago, sales commenced of a taxi so radical in design that not a few cabbies in the capital regarded it with a degree of suspicion. Where were the running boards? Why was there no opening windscreen, so essential for ventilation, demisting or for assisting visibility while driving through the stereotypical London fog?

Furthermore, how would the automatic gearbox cope with the rigours of urban motoring? And where was the luggage platform alongside the driver’s compartment?

The new Austin FX4 together with the Routemaster bus, it was symbolic of post-war change in the capital.

 

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For all of the drivers that say Demo’s dont work, here is Jim Thomas telling us what demos have achieved

 

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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

 

Wednesday 21st

Music Night Celebrates Barry White at the London Palladium finish time approx 22:15.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22:15.

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

Samantha Harvey at the o2 Academy Islington finish time approx 22:00.

YUNG LEAN at the o2 Academy Brixton finish time approx 22:30.

 

Thursday 22nd

Roger Taylor’s Queen Extravaganza at the Apollo Hammersmith finish time approx 22:30.

Anne-Marie – Speak Your Mind Tour o2 Academy Brixton finish time approx 22:30.

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

Wardruna 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time 22:30.

Florance and the Machine at the o2 Arena Greenwich 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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SPD on LTR

 

 

 

 

SPD on LTR

UTAG SPECIAL

The General Secretary of the UCG

Trevor Merrills and Deputy General

Secretary @Hotwax Ange come by

the studio to give the trade an

update on how the UTAG initiative is progressing.

Jim Thomas also focuses on UTAG

in Taxileaks Extra Bit

Cab Chat Daily Tuesday 20th November 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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Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients’ lives at risk because they prevent traffic moving out of the way of ambulances, medical leaders have warned.

The College of Paramedics said the new model of kerbed lanes, which are fiercely supported by cycle safety campaigners, leave drivers nowhere to go when they see blue flashing lights behind them.

For some of the most critical emergency patients, such as those suffering cardiac arrest, every minute added to the time it take to reach hospital can significantly reduce the chances of survival.

The College on Friday called for town planners to re-think the introduction of fully segregated lanes in order to allow better traffic flow in congested city centres.

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​The City of London Corporation is introducing an experimental traffic scheme from 1 October 2018 on Aldersgate Street. Read the documents below and send us your comments by 1 April 2019.

The City of London is suspending the ban on U-turns for northbound traffic on Aldersgate Street at the junction with Fann Street on an experimental basis.

Residents in Fann Street and ward members have informed the City Corporation that vehicles traveling north on Aldersgate Street are using Fann Street to change direction and travel southbound due to the ban on U-turns at the north end of the central reservation in Aldersgate Street. Vehicles are making three types of movement to be able to travel southbound. Smaller vehicles and those with a small turning circle are able to turn within the mouth of Fann Street. Other vehicles, including smaller vehicles, either make a three-point turn in Fann Street or travel further into the street to use the entrance to Bunyan Court car park to turn.

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Three unusable water cannon bought by Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London have been sold for scrap, at a net loss of more than £300,000.

Johnson bought the crowd-control vehicles from the German police in 2014, in anticipation of social unrest, without checking whether they could be used on London’s streets. In one of his most humiliating episodes as mayor, the then home secretary, Theresa May, banned them from use anywhere in England and Wales. It left the capital’s taxpayers with three expensive white elephants.

The current mayor, Sadiq Khan, pledged to claw back as much money as possible on the redundant vehicles by selling them. But after almost two years the mayor’s office admitted defeat in its attempt to find a reputable buyer.

It announced on Monday that it had agreed to sell the vehicles for just £11,025 to Reclamations Ollerton, a scrap metal yard in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The fee recoups 3.4% of the £322,834.71 spent on the vehicles since 2014.

The 25-year-old vehicles cost £85,022 in 2014, but they were found to be riddled with faults and required expensive modification to make them roadworthy. This included £32,000 to comply with the city’s low emission zone, and almost £1,000 on new stereos.

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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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Lisson Grove advice from inspector Sandhu  MET cab unit

I am writing in relation to the incidents that have been taking place in the Lissons Grove area such as making off without payment, thefts, robberies and criminal damage to vehicles. I am requesting your assistance in sending out messages to drivers and also in trying to gather information/intelligence. Can you please encourage drivers to report all suspected crimes or crime related incidents to police. I have been told that there may be information/intelligence on social media which has not been passed to the police and would request that any information/intelligence that is on your social media sites is passed to police with details of who has supplied it. This will help us build up a picture of what is happening, where and when it is taking place and those that are involved. It could also be the vital bit of evidence that might help solve a crime.

We have been carrying out overt and covert patrols in the area and are also working with the local SaferNeighbourhoods Team to provide crime prevention advice to drivers. Again I would request your assistance in raising awareness so that drivers understand the key risks such as carrying money in the cab, leaving mobile phones or other property on show and leaving the cab. Some crime prevention measures that can be taken include refusing a job if you feel unsafe, keep doors and lockable screens shut, try not to leave the cab, if you feel something is not right drive away and contact police to report crimes or crime related incidents.

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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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UTAG have now started the process of fundraising for the legal challenege

Ladies and Gentlemen the funding page is now up and running on the website, please get involved and contribute. No one is going to fund this for you, this is something you have to do.

It’s now or never and our future is in our hands.

 

If you don’t get into the ring, you can’t win the fight.

So step into the ring and join the people fighting this battle royal…help secure the future of the trade you worked so hard to become a part of.

Click on the link below and let’s start saving the trade.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjFglad0hb3es9-GL-U90xUM7CSMCk7bGi71yuSgNUTkMwxA/viewform

If you want to read more about this action please click here:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/24a884_f3a4ab648b9e4cb19d053a032cca8bdb.pdf

Frequently asked questions:

https://www.unitedtradeactiongroup.com/faq-s

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You can now own a unique Prototype London Taxi offered on behalf on its late owner.

The Metrocab was built by Henley Craft of Portsmouth and was first registered in 1970. After trials lasting around two years, it was displayed in the London Cab Company museum in South London. When the museum was dispersed it came to its current owner.

The vehicle unused for about three years is likely to needsome recommissioning to seeing it running on the roads again.

There were just two different prototype Metrocabs built and this particular taxi is number one.

Yours for offers over £5,000!

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Events in London this weekend kindly supplied by Sherbet London

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.

 

Wednesday 21st

Music Night Celebrates Barry White at the London Palladium finish time approx 22:15.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22:15.

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

Samantha Harvey at the o2 Academy Islington finish time approx 22:00.

YUNG LEAN at the o2 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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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

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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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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

LTR at GSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 2018 | Podcasts SPD at LTR |

Host this week @seanpaulday,

Presenters, Taxiapp’s Scott Wolsey, Roshan Varma

Live show from GSS, hosted by City Diesel

LTR is joined by Rosh, one of the five cabbies aiming to shed a few pounds before climbing Kilimanjaro. He’ll be talking about his stringent training regime

The LTDA’s AGM

UTAG

Chris Johnson’s Employment Case against MyTaxi

Plus much more…

Automated Taxis

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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…….

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

SPD on LTR

 

 

 

 

Hosted this week by @SeanPaulDay & @MirnaBorne

Issues discussed this week:

The LTDA AGM.

UTAG Meeting

Chris Johnson: Crowd Justice

Taxileaks and the Big News Headline by @thomasthetaxi

Special guest Interview with Rosh & Brian (@cabbiesdokili) two of seven super heavy-weights who are aiming to climb Kilimanjaro after losing a combined forty stone. The challenge is in aid of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans

Lock up your sons, Ursula & Mirna advise on their favourite ‘racey’ joints around town.

Tweet of the Week

Email: sean@londontaxiradio

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CAB CHAT IN ASSOCIATION WITH

PLAN INSURANCE 0800 542 2740 planinsurance.co.uk

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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
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

SPD on LTR

 

 

 

 


 

 

Hosted this week by @SeanPaulDay
& @MirnaBorne
Issues discussed this week:
The LTDA AGM
UTAG Meeting
Chris Johnson: Crowd Justice
Taxileaks and the Big News
Headline by @thomasthetaxi
Special guest Interview with Rosh &
Brian (@cabbiesdokili )two of seven
super heavy – weights who are
aiming to climb Kilimanjaro after
losing a combined forty stone. The
challenge is in aid of the Taxi
Charity for Military Veterans
Lock up your sons, Ursula & Mirna
advise on their favourite ‘racey’
joints around town.
Tweet of the Week
Email: sean@londontaxiradio

Cab Chat Radio Show E182 24-09-2018

 

CAB CHAT IN ASSOCIATION WITH

PLAN INSURANCE 0800 542 2740 planinsurance.co.uk

DRIVERTAX 020 8529 2600 drivertax.co.uk

WEDDING TAXIS 020 8304 6645 weddingtaxis.co.uk

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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