Archive for November, 2009

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All over the place, literally

Hi everyone,
A few weeks ago -  more precisely on a Wednesday night – just leaving the new Chelsea Kitchen down the Fulham Road,  Errol and I were walking back to our cabs which were parked round the corner in Hortensia Road – we were both parked facing the Kings Road – I get in and [...]

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THE STORY OF THE RADIO PRESENTER & THE MINI CAB RIP OFF

Hi there, hope you are well and earning enough.
I heard this tale on the radio this morning and thought I would share it with those of you that don’t listen to LBC at silly o’clock.
The excellent night time presenter on LBC is a fella named Anthony Davis and he has recently returned from a trip to the [...]

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Traffic warden parked on our rank

On the taxi rank outside Nobu.
 I just arrived and didn’t have time to straighten up properly on the rank, when this car parked behind me so I got out and tapped on his window, no response, thats when I took a picture of his reg no.
Then he got out thats when I realised he was [...]

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Steve MacNamara

Hello everybody, hope you are well and earning enough.
I am writing this little piece about the rubbish that is printed in the new copy of TAXI written by Steve MacNamara. I am a fan of  MacNamaras writing but am starting to get a bit bored of all the little jibes that seem to be going back & [...]

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Outside Tiger Tiger

A Wednesday night outside the club Tiger Tiger in the Haymarket.

When I arrived outside Tiger Tiger, there were three police vehicles sitting on our rank blocking the entrance to the club. I had to rank up in front of them, and it was about 15 minutes before someone got in my cab and he seemed [...]

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Another week over.

Hello everybody, hope you are well and earning enough.
This week has been quite busy work wise and even though I have had to put in more hours than usual it has been quite enjoyable. The week started with a trip to the garage with a headlight out, after a quick check it turned out to [...]

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Rent Boy

Hello everybody, hope you are well and earning enough.
I thought I would update you all on whats been happening in the world of Del Boy.
Firstly, after much deliberation and looking at the new Merc & TX4, we have decided that we will sell our cab and rent one for a while. This is because after [...]

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New ranks for London cabbies

At long last the first of five new ranks have arrived, this one is outside the  Nobu restaurant in Berkeley street, Mayfair.
 
 

this is how it all  first started on Twitter from cabby Dave I’m at Nobu, they’re getting ready to mark our rank, second van just pulled up,The marking as begun.

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Night driver,Dawn Cooper

I’ve taken this piece from the Observer, Sunday 1 November 2009
A prime example of one of London’s best cabbies

Black cab driver, Dawn Cooper. Photograph: Karen Robinson
I’ve never been able to get up in the morning, so working later suits me just fine. I take Mondays off, Tuesday I go out in my cab mid-morning, then each [...]

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United? We’re not!

Why can’t our trade’s organizations put their heads together and be united for once?  As far as I’m concerned the RMT are doing everyone a favor in trying to stop rickshaws from being recognized as a legal, roadworthy, licensed vehicles. The RMT doesn’t want them on our streets and I wouldn’t have thought any licensed taxi [...]

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