Probably the worlds worst driver.
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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.
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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!
Anyone tell me if once over 65,you need a medical every year,to be a Licenced London taxi driver?.
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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!!
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.
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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%
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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
Mitre Way Industrial Estate
Mob: 07958 535 136
St Clere’s Golf Club
Essex SS17 0LX
Tel: 07930 486 936
Knowledge For All
3rd Floor, Regal House
156 Lower Clapton Road
Clapton E5 0QJ
Tel: 020 8986 1470
Mob: 07859 759 369
431 Caledonian Road
London N7 9BG
Tel: 020 7700 5681 / 82 / 83
Taxi Trade Promotions
Avery Hill Road
London SE9 2HB
Tel: 020 8859 1579
London SE5 5LJ
Tel: 07932 605 422
Sector 3 Club
Footscray Rugby Club
Tel: 07921 378 309
Street Wise Taxi School
114A Vallance Road
London E1 5BW
Tel: 020 7247 8940
The Double K Knowledge School
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
Unit 1, 42 Watts Grove
London E3 3RE
Tel: 020 7093 0909
Yellow Badge East (sector 1)
Tel: 07963 082 390
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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