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Another pretty bird seen on the Strand.

Hello everyone, I  hope you are all well and earning enough. You don’t need me to tell you how tough it is out there at the moment so I was wondering what you all do to pass the time between jobs?
I like to pass the time by looking at unusual things that I  pass every [...]

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Another flying visit.

Hello everybody I hope you are well and earning enough.
Well it was only a year and a bit ago when I said I would be visiting a bit more often, how time flies when your having fun!
As you would expect a lot has happened in that time, some good some bad but not all of [...]

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Mayor announces that all new London taxis will need to be zero emission capable from 2018

Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) working with five companies in the race to develop the next generation of greener London taxis
·         Manufacturers spurred on by plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone to improve air quality and encourage take up of zero and low emission vehicles
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Thursday 16 January) announced [...]

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A flying visit

Hello everybody, I hope you are all well and earning enough.
Well its been a while since my last visit and my promise to Steve that I’d post a bit more often!
A lot has changed since my last ramblings starting with my decision to buy a cab and stop renting.
This came about when my next door [...]

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London’s black cabs get a digital makeover with internet adverts

LONDON’S iconic black cabs have made a push into the internet age with the launch of a service that beams adverts onto their roofs.
Ubiquitous, the UK’s biggest taxi advertising company, yesterday started a trial of 25 cabs fitted with screens broadcasting adverts from the likes of Billy Elliot, MasterCard and Magnum. The firm has teamed [...]

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Why do London taxis still make us pay in cash?

I think we’ve all been there. You’ve finally managed to grab a cab somewhere in Soho after scrambling to get home for an hour and a half on a Saturday night. Once you get in you realise that you’re out of cash and moreover, as usual, this taxi doesn’t take cards. So instead of getting [...]

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Coventry taxi maker considers move from Holyhead Road

The taxi manufacturer is currently based at a site on Holyhead Road.
The company was sold to Chinese firm Geely in February after its previous owners went into administration.
Vehicle production is expected to resume in mid-August. A company spokesman said any move is likely to be to a purpose-built site.
Vice-president, Peter Johansen, said there was a [...]

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Heathrow cab war: Tout ‘threatened to kill licensed taxi driver’

12 February 2013
Police are investigating attacks on black cabs amid tensions between licensed taxi drivers and minicab touts over lucrative routes from Heathrow.
Three men were arrested after taxi drivers were allegedly followed home from the terminal and had their vehicles damaged. About 6,000 licensed London taxis work from Heathrow each day.
They are the only vehicles [...]

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China’s Geely buys Black Cab maker Manganese Bronz

Chinese car maker Geely has bought Manganese Bronze, the maker of London’s black taxis, for 11 million pounds, safeguarding jobs and production of the vehicles in Britain.
Geely, which already owned about a quarter of Manganese Bronze, on Friday said it had agreed a deal with administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers to buy “the business and principal assets” of [...]

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GEELY’S BLACK CAB RESCUE

CHINESE group Geely is on the verge of snapping up a company that has been making iconic black taxi cabs in the UK for more than half a century.
Geely, which already owns 20 per cent of Manganese Bronze, is understood to be in negotiations with administrator PwC to buy the remaining 80 per cent of [...]

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