COMMUTERS hailing cabs around Liverpool Street station should keep an eye out for Broadgate’s ice taxi that has been cruising around the City.
Budding skaters who snap a photograph of the cab driving through town can tweet their picture using #BroadgateIce to be in with the chance of winning a two-for-one skate voucher at the rink.
City winter sports fans who fancy themselves as team players, as opposed to solo superstars, might consider ditching the blades altogether and getting involved in a game of broomball.
An import from Canada, the six-a-side sport resembles ice hockey, with a ball and broom replacing puck and stick. No doubt Mark Carney will be coaching a Bank of England team next year, so best to start practicing now. The ice cab will be on the road until 28 December, so spotters would be advised to get their skates on.
■ Breaking news from the bookies – the world is highly unlikely to end tomorrow. Ladbrokes are taking bets on the fate of the earth, with those who think the Mayans are right able to take odds at 2,112/1 – and odds the other way for the “no doom today, thanks” camp at 1/9,999. However,
The Capitalist’s spy at the bookmakers confided that: “We’ve racked up a decent liability on the world ending to our Mexican customers.” He also revealed that bets will be settled according to the state of the world at midnight on Friday. Which begs the rhetorical question, who would be left to pick up their winnings if it all goes apocalyptic?
■ As tradition dictates, singing City boys flocked to the Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden last night, for the Kew Occasionals rugby club's now legendary Christmas carol session. The annual recital has become a regular fixture for many young City warblers, so much so that pub staff, worried that they hadn’t received word of this year’s choral outing, contacted the captain of the self-styled best looking rugby club in London, to check it was still firmly on the festive agenda. Led by broker and head chorister Phil Boon, favourites such as Silent Night were belted out in several languages alongside the most traditional of Celtic carols, Fairytale of New York. Most memorable? Executive recruiter John Purcell's enthusiastic rendition of Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You.