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Archive for August, 2011

New online facility to report illegal taxi touting

Illegal minicabs that tout for trade in London can now be reported on the Transport for London website. Anyone with access to the internet will be able to visit the Cab Enforcement web pages to report illegal activity or for updates on enforcement operation results. All minicabs in the Capital must be licensed by TfL […]

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Survey reveals cabbie safety fears

The Press Association. A taxi driver has claimed he had a gun held to his head over a £4 fare as part of a survey which found that more than two-thirds of cabbies feel unsafe at work. The violent incident was one of a catalogue of experiences documented by an Edinburgh.. Click the link below […]

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Smartphone app offers safer travel by taxi

A smartphone app which allows the public to check if a taxi is correctly licensed has been launched in Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. Click on the link below for more on this story. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-14543160

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Calm and reconnection needed to stop community unrest, urges Unite

Unite’s Len McCluskey, general secretary of the country’s biggest union, said: “This is a time for calm. Those who bring turmoil to our cities must understand that their actions are unsupportable.  Rioting solves nothing – all it does is bring ruin to people’s lives and fear to working-class communities. “Workers also need to know that […]

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