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New Taxi Inspection Centres Adresses

From March 1st 2013 the new taxi inspection regime comes into force. The new taxi licensing regime will require all vehicle owners to ensure their vehicles have passed two standard (class 4) MOT’s per year. You will be required to have an MOT which will be no more than 14 days old at the time […]

Terrorist ‘escapes’ in London Taxi

MPS counter terrorism detectives are continuing to appeal to cab drivers for help in tracing a 28-year-old man believed to have absconded from a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures notice. It is believed that Ibrahim Magag may have used a London taxi in the vicinity of Osnaburgh Street and Triton Street, NW1, at around 17:20 […]

Nitrogen Dioxide analyser installed at Oxford Street

Westminster City Council has added an instrument to measure nitrogen dioxide at their air measurement site on Oxford Street. The site has been measuring PM10 since June 2010, and the output from the new addition will be of considerable interest on Europe’s busiest shopping street. The new data will also enable PM source apportionment on […]

Charity Christmas lunch held at Millwall FC

The London Taxi Benevolent Association for War Disabled held a Lunch at The Millwall Football Club to thank all the sponsors who have assisted the charity over the past year. At around 12 noon guests began arriving at the venue, some of them from London Bridge Station on the Millwall Club Bus. It was an […]

Heathrow landmark disappears

As part of Heathrow’s transformation and to make way for roads which will serve the new Terminal 2, one of the last iconic remnants of ‘OLD’ Heathrow, the Control Tower has been demolished. With its distinctive red brick construction, glazed Air Traffic Control Room and White Radar Dome, the distinctive nine-floor silhouette of the Control […]

Liverpool drivers freeze Taxi fares

Taxiares are to be frozen in Liverpool after Liverpool drivers decided they would not apply to the council for an increase in fares. Terry Stockton, the taxi trade representative, said: “With Christmas coming, a lot of our customers are going to be feeling the pinch this year and we did not think it was right […]

More TX4 Taxis taken off the road

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has identified an additional 16 vehicles that are affected by the steering box failure recall. LTC say that the vehicles have been identified as part of an ongoing checking process to ensure that all affected vehicles are removed from service and the road. There is no wholesale recall of vehicles; […]

Are you a tech savvy Cabbie?

A recent survey has shown that taxi drivers across the UK are now relying on technology more than ever before. The most popular use of technology has found to be the new text back service with almost half of taxi drivers polled admitting to recently adopting this service, which allows the taxi driver, or taxi […]

Private hire driver ordered to pay £2000 court costs

A private hire driver who illegally picked up a passenger in Reading town center has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after appearing in court. The Court heard how Mohammed Arif had been caught during an undercover operation by Reading Borough Council and Thames Valley Police officers acting as customers. He denied plying for […]

War Vets get VIP treatment

On Remembrance Sunday, the United Cabbies Group (UCG) was proud to be able to organise a Free Taxi Shuttle Service to take war veterans, their helpers and families to the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall. For the 3rd year in succession the UCG marshals were at most of London’s stations, the Victory Services Club and the […]