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Archive for December, 2011

Westminster postpones parking policy changes until after the Olympics

Press release from Westminster City Council. As you may be aware, Westminster was planning to introduce new parking charges in a small area of central London on evenings and Sunday afternoons, from January 2012. The council has now postponed the implementation of these proposed policies until after the Olympics next year. This follows a High Court decision […]

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Accrington taxi marshals set for pub-goers this Christmas

By Sam Chadderton TAXI marshals will help late night revellers get home safely as part of a Christmas crime prevention drive. They will be on hand at the junction of Holme Street and Church Street in Accrington between 11pm and 4am on Friday and Saturday nights. The scheme is the first of its kind in […]

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VeriFone Selected By Radio Taxis Group

VeriFone in-taxi payment system set to win over customers with secure and convenient card payments VeriFone is working with Radio Taxis Group (RTG) to deliver a next generation payment solution across RTG’s fleet of licensed London taxis. The deal, which will mean that more than 2000 systems will have been installed in the RTG fleet […]

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Warning as bogus cab driver is jailed for rape

Police today renewed a Christmas warning to women about the dangers of unlicensed minicabs after a bogus driver was jailed for nine years for raping a teenage partygoer. Marcos De Souza, 32, was trapped because his DNA was held on file even though he had no criminal record. The Brazilian had lured the drunken 19-year-old […]

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Silver Urges Cuomo To Sign Street Hail Bill

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign off on a bill that would legalize  livery cab street hails in Upper Manhattan and the other four boroughs. Speaking with NY1’s “Inside City Hall” earlier today, Silver says he wants the governor to sign the taxi bill to make sure the city receives […]

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