Archive for May, 2011


Demonstration outside the Palestra building

Wednesday the 25th of May there will be a  demonstration by the RMT London taxi branch,outside Palestra House 197 Blackfriars Rd,from midday to 14:00

Palestra house is where London taxi and Private hire are Licensed from.
This is where John Mason, head of T/PH has his office inside TFL’s office block, and this is why the RMT  [...]


London Consultation begins into taxi cab age limit exemption

Date: 18/5/2011
Taxi and private hire vehicle trade firms are being asked to come forward and give their opinions as part of a consultation into the use of age limits on such motors driven in London.
From January 2012, vehicles of this kind that are already licensed will be subject to age restrictions, while motors with a [...]


London cabs fitted with iPads and iPhones

18 May 2011 17:41 GMT / By Rik Henderson
To help Londoners voice their opinions about the UK Government’s proposals to cut Legal Aid, the team behind the Sound Off For Justice campaign, which opposes the plans, have kitted out a fleet of London black cabs with iPads and iPhone 4s.
They’ve also turned them into “Sound [...]


Saturday night calm and chaos

Hi everyone, While driving up Bayswater Road, I got flagged down by two ladies wearing pink wigs, they told me the first cab they tried to hail, took one look at them and drove straight past.
Come on guys, what’s wrong with these two lovely ladies.
I got chatting to them and they told me they were [...]


Big George,a celebration of his life.

Hello everybody hope you are all well and earning enough.
As you will all probably aware Big George Webley passed away at the weekend and has left a great hole in the working lives of an awful lot of night time workers. I was one of hundreds of cabbies that used to tune in nightly whilst working [...]


Big George Webley RIP

London radio presenter George Webley dies

I didn’t know George personally but I used to tune in occasionally, sometimes when John Kennedy was on, in his regular spot Talk the walk, listen to a piece below.
Talk the walk the Cenotaph,free London
George Webley, 53, better known as Big George, died in the early [...]

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