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  • alan 2:42 am on September 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Probably The Worlds Worst Driver 

    Probably the worlds worst driver.

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  • Lion TV Gameshow 10:00 am on August 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Exciting Game Show Opportunity From Lion Television 

    Lion Television is looking for new contestants with big personalities to take part in a primetime family game show with an adventurous twist.

    If you are daring, confident, charismatic and would like a physical and mental challenge in a bid to win some cash then we want to hear from you!

    You must be 18 or over to participate.

    (Closing date 31st August 2010)

    For an application form, and terms and conditions for entering the show, please send an email to gameshow@liontv.co.uk

    or call 0208 846 2010

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  • alan 2:08 pm on August 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Missing Person David Young 

    Hi,

    This is probably a weird request but I have hit a lot of (metaphorical)
    brick walls lately in my search for a missing person and I am wondering if the network of cab drivers could help!

    His name is David Young and he was a London cabbie. He is around 77 years old now. He lived in the Brent area of London (NW6). I have really come to the end of my tether in terms of searching/finding him and I was hoping you guys might be able to help.

    Thank you,

    Taeko

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  • alan 3:31 pm on August 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    THE LATE LIST – CHANNEL 4 

    Princess Productions are making THE LATE LIST – a comedy/entertainment pilot for Channel 4 and are searching for real people to take part!

    If you are a bit of a character, full of opinions, and enjoy sharing your views on the topics of the day, we want to hear from you.

    From a news story that has caught your eye, to your new favourite TV show, to a recent Youtube clip that has tickled you, we want to know what interests you and why!

    No camera/TV experience is necessary. We are looking for all ages (18-100!), professions and backgrounds, as well as individuals, couples, friends or families. If you are happy to talk on camera about what has sparked your interest from the world at large, please get in touch now on thelatelist@princesstv.com.

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  • lostipad 12:19 pm on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ipad, lost stuff   

    lost ipad 

    Hi all
    I am a constant user of London Cabs and hope that someone would be able to help. Today at about 19:30 I got a cab to Hartswood road – Wendell park area and left a PC World bag with a new Apple iPad. Please contact me if you find it !!! please please please!
    Thanks all for reading this, any ideas on how i can recover this are welcome!
    God bless!

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  • ilang 12:35 pm on June 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: london taxi,   

    Medicals 

    Anyone tell me if once over 65,you need a medical every year,to be a Licenced London taxi driver?.

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  • maria 9:42 am on June 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ambulances, buckingham palace, , , nasty fall, saturday night, smile on my face, st thomas hospital,   

    A BIG THANK YOU!!! 

    A big THANK YOU to the taxi driver who picked me up by Buckingham Palace and took me to St Thomas Hospital on Saturday night (05-06-10).

    I had a nasty fall on my bike and since there were no ambulances available, my boyfriend hailed down a cab. When arrriving at the A&E the driver very generously refused payment for the journey.

    Situations like this make you feel pretty small and vulnerable in a big city like London and knowing that there are such kindhearted people out there, puts a great smile on my face.

    So whoever you are, one again a big THANK YOU!!

    Maria

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  • LondonCabbie 3:11 am on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chit Chat, Hairdressers, Small-talk, Taxi Drivers   

    Taxi Drivers Come Second To Hairdressers For Their Small-talk! 

    National research by ChitChat Bingo – the UK’s friendliest bingo site – shows that small talk is a skill that goes hand in hand with the blow-dryer and scissors. Four out of 10 of us voted our hairdresser or barber to be the best small-talker we know.

    Taxi drivers, long hailed as the kings of chat, only gleaned 19 per cent of the public’s vote but this still gave them second place in the national poll of chat-masters.

    Bar and waiting staff scraped into third place and bars were shown to be a popular spot for 14 per cent of men to chat to strangers; but the chances are slim that they’ll be flirting with a woman as only 5 per cent of them admit to chatting with strangers in bars.

    Although verbal dexterity is considered a must-have for politicians, their conversational skills were ranked poorly with a mere 2 per cent of Brits giving them the vote.

    1. Hairdresser 41%
    2. Taxi drivers 19%
    3. Bar staff/waiter 12%
    4. Salesmen & Retail assistants 9% each
    5. Beauty therapist 5%
    6. Hotel receptionists 2%
    7. Politicians 2%
    8. Airport check in staff 1%

    Lee Knott, head of marketing services for ChitChat Bingo, said “Clearly we all need to picking up tips from our hairdressers before we start hanging around in bars trying to chat people up. Conversation is a great leveller, anyone can be good or bad at it regardless of your job, income or background. We all love it and most of us wish we were better at it!”

    Research was conducted with 1,000 adults by YourSayPays and ChitChat Bingo.

    For more information please contact David Child or Kimberley Nanson on 020 8332 9690 or email chitchat@lucre.co.uk.

    About ChitChat Bingo

    ChitChat Bingo is the friendliest bingo site on the net with ChitChatters playing slot games, scratch cards, progressives, casino and arcade games in addition to brilliant bingo giving ChitChatters the opportunity to win up to £100,000.

    Launched in the UK in 2004 it has been entertaining people ever since. It currently sits on the IBN network running off G2 Software which pays out £10 Million pounds a month to its players and can claim to have winners every minute of the day.

    ChitChat Bingo is the creation of Goldbond Marketing and St Minver and is committed to delivering ethical and responsible gaming. It is committed to responsible gaming practices and closely monitors activity to identify issues such as problem and underage gambling.

    ChitChat Bingo guarantees it customers’ privacy and that all details are kept strictly confidential and will not be sold or distributed to any third parties.

    St Minver Ltd is licensed in Gibraltar and is strictly regulated by the laws of the European Union with regard to Data Protection.

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  • alan 11:45 pm on August 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Knowledge Schools | Become a cab driver 

    To help you learn the Knowledge there are several independent schools throughout London. They can provide teaching and support services.

    All Knowledge schools are independent.
    Computer Cab Knowledge School
    Advantage House
    Mitre Way Industrial Estate
    London W10

    Mob: 07958 535 136

    Just Knowledge
    St Clere’s Golf Club
    London Road
    Stanford-Le-Hope
    Essex SS17 0LX

    Tel: 07930 486 936
    Email: enquiries@just-knowledge.com
    just-knowledge

    Knowledge For All
    3rd Floor, Regal House
    156 Lower Clapton Road
    Clapton E5 0QJ

    Tel: 020 8986 1470
    Mob: 07859 759 369
    Email: knowledgeforall@btconnect.com

    Knowledge Point
    431 Caledonian Road
    London N7 9BG

    Tel: 020 7700 5681 / 82 / 83
    Taxi Trade Promotions

    Metrogas
    40 Footway
    Avery Hill Road
    London SE9 2HB

    Tel: 020 8859 1579
    Metrogas Club

    Rankins
    Carib Centre
    Benhill Road
    London SE5 5LJ

    Tel: 07932 605 422

    Sector 3 Club
    Footscray Rugby Club
    Footscray Road
    London SE3

    Tel: 07921 378 309

    Street Wise Taxi School
    114A Vallance Road
    London E1 5BW

    Tel: 020 7247 8940
    Email: Streetwiseknowledgeschool@hotmail.co.uk

    The Double K Knowledge School
    Anstridge Hall
    Anstridge Road
    Eltham SE9 2LL

    Tel: 020 8308 0122
    Mob: 0759 5600 016

    West London Knowledge School
    177 Kensal Road
    London W10 5BJ

    Tel: 020 8968 0575
    Email: pkstaxiknowledge@btconnect.com
    thetaxiknowledge

    WizAnn
    Unit 1, 42 Watts Grove
    Bow
    London E3 3RE

    Tel: 020 7093 0909
    Email: wizannpublicat@aol.com
    WizAnn Publications

    Yellow Badge East (sector 1)

    Tel: 07963 082 390

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  • JOHN BOY 12:05 pm on August 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: black cab, cab driver, , day shift, doing the knowledge, east sussex, edinburgh, expert advice, full time, intensive course, , night shift, part time, radio car, street car, sussex, taxi   

    Advice on taking the knowledge please(from an ex Edinburgh cabbie) 

    Hi guys,

    I know this question has probably been asked a million+ times but I need advice from the experts.I was an Edinburgh licensed black cab driver for over 13yrs(our knowledge took me 9 months but Edinburgh is a village compared to London but it was still an intensive course and test).

    I am currently living in Eastbourne,East Sussex since 2006 and have been thinking of doing the knowledge for London.Could you guys answer the following questions:

    1:On average how long does it take(Ive heard 2yrs+)

    2:how many hours per week of study needed to have the best chance(I am currently working full time)

    3:can it be done part time

    4:can some of course be done from home

    5:how much time per week needed to be spent in London

    6:once you pass the knowledge can you get your own taxi plate and cab(plates in Edinburgh 0ver £45000)

    7:How much is it for a 6 day rental on the day shift

    8:street car or radio car whats the best option,Ive always hired a radio £375 in Edinburgh(but worth it as I like to start early morning)

    9:if you have your own cab can you rent it out to a night shift driver if you work days

    Sorry guys if these questions seem trivial but getting your expert advice would be greatly appreciated

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