Archive for August, 2010


More changes in the West End

Sunday the 29th August
It wasn’t long ago when new Burlington Street was changed from two way to one way traffic, now Westminster have changed it back again.
The picture above is facing Regent Street from New Burlington Street.

One thing Westminster have left is the no right turn sign into New Burlington Street, from Regent Street.
Further down [...]


Advisory Notice System for Annual Taxi Licensing Inspections

One of the key objectives for London Taxi and Private Hire is to ensure that we apply a consistent, common sense and reasonable approach to all our licensing activities and ensure drivers and operators comply with the relevant rules and regulations that govern the licensing of vehicles as London taxis. To this end and following [...]


Legalledoff keeping you updated with the latest taxi news.

Hi Everyone If your a regular user to this site you would have noticed a few changes.
Firstly the way it looks, with the lighter back ground and also the extra side bar, Lester chose this particular theme to make it easy for me to keep changing the widgets in the right hand side bar, I’ve [...]


Maniac Rickshaws

While I was sitting on our new rank in Charing Cross Road last friday night a cab driver  dropped his punter of at the rear end of the rank.
Cabbie Paul Kelly had only just pulled over at the rear of our rank in Charing Cross Road to drop of his punter, when a Rickshaw [...]


This & that

Hello everybody, hope you are well and earning enough.
Well I’m back at work after a couple of weeks off doing D.I.Y and I must say it hasn’t been brilliant.
I started back on Sunday evening and things started well enough with a constant flow of small jobs that flowed together nicely and hit my target early [...]


Pain in the arse punter’s

Hi everyone, Wednesday night Thursday morning , I decided to rank up outside Abacus in Cornhill, I took a chance being it’s August and slow on the streets, when I arrived I was surprised to see how busy it really was, busy yes, with people laying on the pavement or just trying to stand up [...]


Geely will not raise share in black cab co

Manganese Bronze, the leading manufacturer of the distinctive London black taxi, announces it has been informed that the Board of Geely Automobile Holdings Limited (“Geely”) has decided not to proceed with the Proposed Placing.
Geely has confirmed its commitment to the joint venture with Manganese Bronze, Shanghai LTI Automobile Components Company Ltd (“SLTI”), and it has [...]


London cabbies meet Oona King

Wednesday 11/08/10 by Steve Emment
Late last night a handful of London cab drivers met Oona King.

It’s been in the pipeline for several weeks but last night it turned into reality, it was arranged for Oona King to be picked up outside LBC radio in Leicester Square and then driven around central London.
For those of you [...]


RMT’s August Newsletter

RMT London taxi branch
August 2010
Transport for London/Taxi Private Hire.
The parliamentary agents for Transport for London and Westminster City Council have made contact with the RMT London taxi branch regarding our opposition to “clause 19” of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No.2) bill. The RMT and its London taxi branch is [...]


London taxi driver trades cab for RAGBRAI bicycle

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
By Magdalene Landegent
Victor Gale, a licensed London taxi driver, dips his bicycle tire in the Missouri River in Sioux City before embarking on his first RAGBRAI.
Gale left his cab in England and brought his bicycle to Iowa after making friends with people from Merrill and hearing about the ride.

A Merrill [...]

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