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The ITA have called a series of Demos planned to start on Monday 26th November 2018 with the first planned for London Bridge on the 26th at 4pm.

In this weeks show we reported that the demos would start on Monday the 19th November, this was obviously incorrect and we apologise for any confusion or inconvenience caused.

This action was called in response to TFL’s proposal to ban taxis from using Tooley Street.

The ITA state “where buses go we should go”

This is a series of planned action everyday until this issue is resolved.

Grant Davis of the LCDC published a periscope video strongly opposing this proposal and calling for a mass ply for hire, you can listen to what Grant had to say in our main weekly show.

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The Lisson Grove mob went on the rampage again yesterday when a group of youths entered Paddington Station and started kicking cabs and provoking drivers,

One Taxi in particular was attacked by the mob while other drivers on the rank sat in their taxis and watched.

Drivers need to stick together and show this mob that we will not stand for this sort of behavior nor we will be intimidated by them.

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Leading employment consultant highlights “significant back pay liabilty” facing Addison Lee following court loss

“With nearly 4,000 UK drivers, Addison Lee are facing a significant back pay liability to compensate their drivers for losses suffered by being incorrectly classed as self-employed.

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In yet another tragedy to hit the New York taxi industry, 58 year old Roy Kim is the latest cabbie to take his own life.

Roy Kim’s death is the eighth suicide in twelve months, as debt-ridden drivers struggle earn a living in the wake of the unchecked growth of ride hailing apps such as uber and lyft.

Mr Kim, who lived in Bayside, Queens, had recently purchased his medallion, however he saw his income plummet, and was trying to service the $500,000 debt according to reports in the New York Post.

Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Meera Joshi offered her condolences to Mr Kim’s family. Initial reports have confirmed that Mr Kim had hanged himself with a belt on November 5th.

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Taxi App have promised every driver £13.60 per month subs if they manage to attract 500 new drivers by the end of November.

A driver on Twitter replied by saying you need someone out there selling it to the public, you won’t keep drivers without any work.

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Uber posts $1 billion loss in quarter as growth in bookings slows

Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and delivery services rose 6 percent in the latest quarter, the third quarter in a row that growth has remained in the single digits after double-digit growth for all of last year.

The San Francisco-based firm lost $1.07 billion for the three months ending Sept. 30, a 20 percent increase from the previous quarter but down 27 percent from a year ago, when the company posted its biggest publicly reported quarterly loss on the heels of the departure of Uber co-founder and former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

Uber is seeking to expand in freight hauling, food delivery and electric bikes and scooters as growth in its now decade-old ride-hailing business dwindles. The company, valued at $76 billion, faces pressure to show it can still grow enough to become profitable and satisfy investors in an initial public offering planned for some time next year.

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Police have unveiled their new weapon – a camera that can produce clear images of people inside a car almost a mile away and dubbed ‘The Long Ranger’.

The massive camera has been showcased at the launch of a pilot project called Operation Indemnis.

Police in Gloucester are using the whopping camera to tackle motoring offences such as speeding, tailgating and using a mobile phone while driving.

Speed guns have been able to detect how fast cars travel but the new camera produces clear video footage and still photographs of the people inside them.

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Events in London this weekend kindly supplied by Sherbet London

Friday 16th November

Noel Fitzpatrick is the Super vet Wembley SSE Arena finish time approx. 22:15.

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22.00

World Tennis Tour at the o2 Arena North Greenwich finish time 21:30 approx.

Tom Misch at the Brixton Academy SOLD OUT finish time approx. 22:30.

Yxng Bane SOLD OUT o2 Forum Kentish Town finish time approx. 22:30.

Blackberry Smoke at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time approx 22:30.

 

Saturday 17th

Thomas Rhett at the Apollo Hammersmith finish time approx 22:15

Leon Bridges at the Brixton Academy finish time approx 22:35.

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT at the Royal Albert Hall finish time approx 22.00

Andy C All Night Long Wembley SSE Arena finish time approx. 04:00 (Sunday Morning)

Tonight Alive – Fully Plugged Performance o2 Academy Islington finish time approx 22:00.

The Hydra SOLD OUT at Printworks Surry Quays finish time approx. 23:00.

 

Sunday 18th

England Home Game Wembley Stadium finish time approx 16.00.

The Dead Daisies at the o2 Academy Islington finish time approx 22:00.

Leon Bridges at the Brixton Academy finish time approx 22:35.

Perfect at the o2 Forum Kentish Town finish time approx. 22:30.

Gary Numan at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire finish time approx 22:30.

 

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The next Cab Chat Pie & Mash Club meet is on Monday 17th December at Pie & Mash Welling in Upper Wickham Lane, Welling at 1pm, all are welcome to come along and meet the team and enjoy some traditional London Fayre.

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