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David Mellor may face taxi ban after reportedly calling driver 'sweaty, stupid little s***'

Taxi drivers may refuse to allow former cabinet minister David Mellor into their cabs after his rant. According to The Sun, Mr Mellor called a driver a "sweaty, stupid little s***" during a row about the route he wanted to take.

It is no surprise that our black cab members across London are considering a boycott of the Tory toff David Mellor over his outrageous, pompous and disgraceful tirade against one of their colleagues.

His sneering and snobbish verbal assault says it all about the elite that run this country and their attitude towards the working classes that they expect to transport them. Taxi drivers have a tough enough job already, dealing with ill-conceived and damaging regulations handed down by the mayor Boris Johnson, confronting illegal touting and navigating around the congested streets of London and at least the Mellor tirade has poured some light on the kind of aggravation our members experience day in and day out.

– Mick Cash, RMT

'Unusually large passenger' delays east London trains

If you were delayed at Liverpool Street station this morning, you might be surprised to hear the explanation - according to the official notice board.

The 9:10 to Chingford was delayed by "An unusually large passenger".

Turns out the word 'flow' was missing during a particularly busy rush hour.

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Breck Bednar 'kind, intelligent, thoughtful boy'

Following Breck's death, relatives said they were "devastated" and "in shock". They said in a statement:

He was a kind, intelligent, thoughtful boy with a good sense of humour and was a dedicated student at St Bede's School in Redhill and extremely gifted in computing, electronics, and engineering. His three younger siblings knew him as a kind and loving older brother who always helped out by looking after them. The wider family remember him as a well-mannered, social, and confident boy who was always thoughtful and patient with his younger cousins.

We are all in shock, and so grateful for the thoughts and prayers of friends and family at this difficult time.

– Family statement
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