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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 […]

Knowledge student dies in freak accident

Abdullah Haji Weli Bakar died in a freak crash when his car broke loose from an AA tow van. A licensed private hire operator who was studying the KoL had called the AA to his vehicle. The AA was unable to fix the problem with the clutch at the roadside and so had attached the […]

New agency to replace DSA & VOSA

A new agency with responsibility for maintaining vehicle standards is being launched as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. It will replace the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) with responsibilities for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain. There will be a gradual introduction […]

Tropicalized electric Taxi unveiled

For those cities in the world that have a tropical climate vehicles need to be able to cope with the heat and humidity. TUM CREATE has unveiled its electric taxi prototype, codenamed EVA, at the Tokyo Motor Show. TUM CREATE is a joint research program by Technische Universitaet Muenchen and Nanyang Technological University. A key […]

Silver Blanket that could save your life

So far, we have not seen any of the dreaded white stuff falling from the sky but the chances are there will be some this winter. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is offering this advice to all drivers – add a ‘Silver Blanket’ to your ‘Winter Driving Kit’. “An emergency foil blanket […]

Eros on Piccadilly Circus turned into a Snow Globe

By now you will have seen the snow globe that surrounds Eros on Piccadilly Circus. You may not have given it much thought, but it was quite a challenge to design and build. The City of Westminster Council approached Wildstone and Architen Landrell with the challenge. Eros has a long history of being a target […]