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Archive for December, 2012

Geely to buy bankrupt London Taxis

Back in October we reported that Manganese Bronze – makers of the iconic London Taxi – had gone in to administration, finally tipped over the edge by  steering box failures in the TX4. After years of under-investment – and a product that has been usurped by both the Mercedes Vito Taxi and the new Nissan […]

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Mayor welcomes New Year Honour for Sir Peter Hendy and TfL staff

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today welcomed the award of a Knighthood to London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for 2013, for services to transport and the community. The Mayor also paid tribute to the work of all London’s transport workers as he welcomed the award of the […]

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SaveOurBlackCabs: Support grows for Unite’s campaign as Boris gets blasted!

In a response to a letter  sent by UNITE  Assistant General Secretary  Tony Burke, Chuka Umunna MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills has given his full support to the union’s campaign. To add your support, visit: and leave a message.  Or sign Unite’s on-line petition at: Chuka Umunna’s reply […]

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Unite’s Christmas card to LTC Administrators

Santa joins London cabbies and Unite AGS Tony Burke deliver a giant Christmas card to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) offices in London. Sacked workers from LTI (London Taxi Company) and London cabbies delivered a giant Christmas cards to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) offices in London and Birmingham yesterday, urging the administrators to ‘make our Christmas and give us a future […]

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Mayor seeks ban on dangerous pedicabs

Mayor’s call supported by businesses and safety campaigners Vehicles have disproportionate effect on congestion and drivers frequently arrested for obstruction and dangerous driving The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have today called for a change to legislation that would allow them to effectively ban dangerous pedicabs in the capital. In its submission to the […]

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