Archive for October, 2010

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3rd United cabbies demo of 2010 info

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Paddington station gets facelift

Carillion has walked off with the first of Crossrail’s major station contracts after landing the main Paddington Integrated Project job, which has an estimated value of between £25m and £100m.
The contractor, which is already undertaking enabling works on the PIP site under package C271 6561, saw off competition from BAM Nuttall, Bovis Lend Lease, Laing [...]

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RMT’s October newsletter 2010

RMT London taxi branch
October 2010
Mayor of London replies to RMT London taxi branch.
The Mayor of London responded directly to our chairman John Kennedy regarding the issue of age limits, vehicle excise duty and consultation with TFL/TPH. The mayor has confirmed that the RMT London taxi branch will be included in all consultations with [...]

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Virgin Media to unleash superfast taxis

Virgin Media will tomorrow unleash a fleet of superfast taxi cabs in London to promote its new 100 megabits per second broadband service.
Form 10am until 4pm, commuters in Central London will be able to catch a ride in the cars, which include a Porsche 997 Turbo Gen 1, a Ferrari 430 F1 Coupe and an [...]

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Another busy week

Hi everyone, doesn’t time fly when your busy.
Five weeks have passed since I put in an offer to buy a house, they all fell through,this is now my 4th attempt.
Last Saturday the 16th I had an appointment to re-visit a property I liked, so come 12:30 I met up with the estate agent and he [...]

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Will TfL be as quick as San Francisco…By Thomas the Taxi.

A company in California thought they could circumnavigate the Taxi and Limousine laws as laid down by the Metro Transit authority & Public Utilities commission of California and put out an app on the iPhone for the public to hire a car and driver to pick them up. The car and driver would not be [...]

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Geeley in u-turn for cab maker

Taxi. The meter is running and the Chinese are ready to do a complete U-turn and take control of Manganese Bronze.
Shares of the black cab manufacturer were unchanged in the rank at 31.25p. But whispers suggest 20 per cent-shareholder Geely, China’s largest privately-owned carmaker and owner of Volvo Cars, is on the verge of paying [...]

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Age Limits off Limits ? by John Kennedy, Chair RMT London taxi branch.

Age Limits off Limits ? by John Kennedy, Chair RMT London taxi branch.
Could you make it up ? Well yes you could for are dealing with the London taxi trade and all the interested parties who seemed to have forgotten about you the taxi-cab driver. Now recently a picture of many people who hold certain [...]

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Andrew Garfield loves London’s cabbies

Actor Andrew Garfield has said that a London cabbie has restored his faith in people.

The 27 year-old left his mobile phone in the back of the taxi only to have it returned just a few hours later by the driver. Asked if he had Justin Timberlake’s number in his phone, Garfield laughed and said “no”.

The [...]

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Black cabs could be hardest hit by pollution controls

Boris Johnson is considering tough new rules for the vehicles that cause most pollution in central London — including a possible ban.
Boris Johnson is considering tough new rules for the vehicles that cause most pollution in central London — including a possible ban.
Black cabs would be among those most affected by the introduction of a [...]

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