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Will satnav kill the London cabbies’ Knowledge?

By Hephzibah Anderson   October 2012

Since getting behind the wheel of one of London’s black taxis in 2008, Mark Baxter has acquired some tall but true tales, like the one about the couple who faked pregnancy and labour pains in an attempt to scam a free ride from Claridge’s to Clapham. Then there’s the chap who tried to impress his date by challenging Baxter to a game of name-that-street. The prize? Double or quits on the fare. Thanks to the Knowledge, it was a good night for the cabbie.

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