Archive for September, 2010

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Black cab drivers learn languages for London Olympics

Black cab drivers across London are learning foreign languages ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

More than 3,000 drivers for Radio Taxis, one of the city’s biggest taxi firms, are being given CDs and MP3s teaching them useful phrases.
The scheme, developed by publisher Collins, will teach drivers French, Spanish and Chinese.
The company hopes tourists will get [...]

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London school of Twitter for cabbies

Last night a group of London cabbies held a two hour meeting to discuss the running of Tweetalondoncab and afterwards another 2 hour session recruiting and advising new and old drivers.
I arrived at the Kings cross taxi center (KXTC) at a quarter to six ready to start the meeting, we started inside but soon moved [...]

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London minicab sex attacks ‘increase by 54%’

Londoners are being warned of the dangers of using illegal minicabs as figures show a 54% increase in minicab-related sex attacks in the past year.

In 2009/2010 143 such offences were reported to police compared with 93 for the previous year.
Overall minicab-related sexual offences have fallen 20% since the city’s Safer Travel at Night campaign began [...]

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London taxis take thousands of children from Canary Wharf on trip to Paris

This is one of many charite’s that licenced London taxi drivers support.
The cabbies are taking around 3,500 children suffering from life-threatening illnesses on the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris.
Transport bosses and event sponsors lined the pavements in CanaryWharf to see off the convoy which was officially started by the Lord Mayor of the [...]

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Grant Davis and John Kennedy talk to Eddie Nestor

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RMT’S September newsletter

RMT London taxi branch
September 2010
Sold Down the River…
Once again the London taxi-cab driver is sold down the river by those who meet with TFL but never produce a set of public minutes. This time though we have all been sold a pup by many of those who should know better. Yes the United [...]

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A quickie

Hi there everybody hope you are well and earning enough.
I haven’t been on here recently as my time has been taken up putting a CF Bedford camper back on the road, you can follow my progress( or lack of it)on my blog, cf bedford campervan revival, a link to which can be found at the [...]

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Buying and selling

Hi everyone it’s been a while since my last update so here goes.
My house.
As you know from previous blog’s I’ve been trying to sell my house,  well at last  I’ve got a buyer, fingers crossed it all goes well.
After being with one estate agent they managed to send me 3 people in three months, so [...]

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Devotion to classic cabs earns top trade title for Fulham taxi driver

A taxi driver from Fulham is the toast of the trade after securing a prestigious title for his classic cab firm.
Dean Thomas’s business, City of London Black Taxis, is the only cab operator in the UK to be awarded membership of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, a collection of the most skilled and reputable tradespeople [...]

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Wirral taxi drivers told to smarten up with dress code

Taxi drivers in Wirral have been banned from wearing tracksuits, flip-flops or dirty clothing under a new dress code introduced by the council.
Licensing committee councillors voted in favour of the guidelines after members expressed shock at the appearance of some drivers.
It means Hackney carriage and private hire cabbies must follow a list of acceptable standards [...]

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