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On Riding with Pride

What a thing it is to drive a cab around London on a sunny Saturday afternoon and be showered with love and affection everywhere you go – believe me, being a taxi driver isn’t always like that. Back in October … Continue reading

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In defence of the London cab

A couple of weeks ago several thousand London cabbies demonstrated in and around Whitehall against what we see as a failure of TfL to enforce its regulations and treat the licensed taxi trade fairly. On the day I wrote a … Continue reading

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A Welcome Home (or, a Line of Frustration)

It’s my first day back after a couple of weeks away and I pick up a family at the bottom of Dean Street, Soho, in the pouring rain. They want to go to the Abercrombie & Fitch shop at the … Continue reading

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Being Lucky: coincidences in cabbing

There are around twenty thousand black cabs on the streets of London and every day in the past fortnight that we’ve both been working, I’ve bumped into my friend James. (Not literally – there wouldn’t be anything lucky about that.) … Continue reading

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