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Cultures clash as London's black cabs and Uber fight for a future

London's black cabs trace their lineage to 1634. Most cabbies are white and British. Uber arrived in 2012 but its 40,000 drivers already far outnumber the city's 21,000 traditional cabbies.


SHORTLY before 6am in south-east London, Zahra Bakkali unlocked her white Toyota Prius, switched on the Uber app and awaited the day's first job. In the opposite side of the city, Paul Walsh fired up his black cab and set off for Heathrow Airport.

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