Entries by Dan Fosker

Four plead guilty to firearm offences

Russell Aljaf, aged 20 of Marsham Street, SW1, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob, burglary and possession of an imitation firearm. He also pleaded guilty to being in possession of an imitation firearm for the purposes of crime, related to an offence in February 2013. Sadiq Bendriss, aged 20 of Glasgow House, Lanark Road, W9, […]

Taxi drivers benefiting from more card fares

Findings from the VeriFone TransAction Driver Reward Scheme confirm that card taxi fare payments have increased by up to 14.5% since the scheme began in March 2013. Results show that cab drivers who rent their cab and are using the VeriFone system took an average of 19 card transactions each in November 2013 – an […]

Moving forward

Following the announcement on 21st November from Nissan that it has suspended its London Taxi Project pending the outcome of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone consultation, there have been many comments from the trade. The whole ULEZ consultation means there are many unanswered questions about the future of the trade at the moment. The fact is […]

Highbury Corner bridge replacement

TfL are replacing the bridge at Highbury Corner – the bridge was built around 1850 to carry the Holloway Road (A1) over London Overground’s East London line and Network Rail’s Northern line. Highbury & Islington station sits on the bridge. Now the bridge carries more than 25,000 vehicles a day over the railway lines by […]

Nissan suspends its London Taxi programme

On 21st November came the surprise announcement from Nissan that it has suspended its London Taxi Project pending the outcome of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone consultation. It was being eagerly awaited by many in the taxi trade, following a launch event earlier this year, when Nissan said that this meant the taxi would have “exceptionally […]

WCHCD Liverymen’s Dinner

On 21st November, the annual Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers Liverymen’s dinner was held at the Cutlers’ Hall in Warwick Lane. The Worshipful Company of Hackney Drivers were delighted to have Lady Victoria Borwick, Deputy Mayor of London as their guest speaker for this occasion. Before the dinner, the Master, Graham Woodhouse, clothed seven […]

Toys left on London Transport network given to charities

Over 500 unclaimed children’s toys left on London’s transport network has been donated to charity. A mountain of new, unclaimed children’s toys which were handed in to Transport for London’s Lost Property Office this year have been given to The Salvation Army to donate to children in south London so they get a gift this […]

Old Merc goes to auction

One of the oldest surviving Mercedes-Benz cars in the world, the 1905 Simplex 28/32 HPs Phaeton was auctioned by Coys at their True Greats sale on December 3rd. This Mercedes is one of the oldest surviving examples of the marquee in the world today that is still complete and roadworthy. For many years it was […]

Hitch bravery award given to Cabbie

The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers makes an award for bravery to people who have shown extreme bravery. The Hitch Award for bravery is not given every year, as it is a prestigious award that is only given in cases of extreme bravery. On 21st November at the annual Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage […]

Taxi drivers join forces with Crimestoppers

Independent charity Crimestoppers has join forces with Radio Taxis Group to create a new project called London Taxi Watch. The new initiative is hoped to involve all the Group’s taxi drivers in utilizing Crimestoppers as a means of giving information on any suspicious behavior or intelligence in respect of security or criminal activity, by being […]