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Taxi News from The United Kingdom

Regular updates of UK Taxi Industry News

This is how taxi driver used plastic coffee cap to cover FUEL PIPE - Birmingham Mail

Cap used to cover leaking diesel fuel pipe

Traffic cops were left stunned when they spotted a taxi driver using a PLASTIC Costa coffee lid to cover his leaking diesel fuel pipe.

Council prosecutes 53 taxi and private hire drivers - these were their offences - Liverpool Echo

The city council is clamping down on those not adhering to licensing laws

Top cop forced to stand down over officers' bungling of John Worboys case is now a cabbie

Former Chief Supt Chris Jarratt, 59, shamelessly uses his background as a policeman to promote himself as a tour guide of London...

Cardiff man with cerebral palsy refused Uber ride - BBC News

Ted Shiress, who has cerebral palsy, says the driver left but he was still charged a cancellation fee.

Taxi drivers are blamed for nearly one sex attack a DAY as reports of sexual assaults by Uber, black cab and private ...

The concerning figures from 23 of England and Wales' 43 police forces show that 337 attacks were reported between April 2016 and March 2017.

Revealed: The number of Hull taxi drivers arrested for rape and sexual assault - Hull Daily Mail

Hull City Council said it takes offences committed by licensed drivers extremely seriously

Electric taxi plan scrapped after row with Leeds City Council - Yorkshire Evening Post

A TAXI company was forced to scrap an investment worth £3m...
...after Leeds City Council blocked its bid to bring a fleet of emission-free electric cars to the city.

This Is How Britain's Taxi Drivers Have Taken The Battle Against Uber Local

This week York became the latest English city to effectively ban Uber,

and the traditional taxi drivers lobbying against the app don't want to stop there. But are authorities actually powerless to do anything?

Taxi drivers claim they are being 'victimised' | York Press

A PETITION signed by more than 250 taxi and private hire drivers has been handed to the council amid claims the authority is “victimising”…

Why taxi drivers brought traffic to a standstill in Loughborough today - Leicester Mercury

They carried out a go-slow procession earlier today

They were demonstrating their concern at a process known as ‘cross border sub contraction’ where firms with drivers licensed outside Charnwood send them into the borough to pick up fares.

Denied: Uber's request to skip to UK Supreme Court to appeal workers' rights • The Register

Uber’s request to leapfrog the Court of Appeals and go straight to the UK Supreme Court in its bid to appeal a decision on workers’ rights, has been knocked back...

Green cabs: is London ready for electric taxis? | Business to business | The Guardian

London follows cities such as Amsterdam and Bangalore by introducing electric taxis next year, but some see problems on the road ahead...

London firms back Transport for London's English tests for private hire drivers | City A.M.

London businesses are in favour of a controversial planned English test that private hire drivers face, according to a new poll from the London Chamber

Woman's ordered Uber ride hijacked by another taxi firm in Southend | Echo

A woman has raised concerns after the Uber ride she ordered was hijacked by another taxi firm - and she has no idea how it happened.

Dundee rape: grey taxi towed away as forensics scour scene - Evening Telegraph

Police investigating the rape of a woman near Dundee city centre have towed away a taxi parked within a cordon.

An 18-year-old woman was attacked in West Henderson’s Wynd last night around 8.15pm.

A man wearing a hooded top and Adidas tracksuit bottoms, He is said to be around 5ft7in to 5ft8in tall, had a Scottish accent, was of a medium to heavy build and has short hair.

Taxi for Uber? UK regulators ‘not informed’ at time of data hack - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

UK authorities were unaware of a mass data breach at Uber that potentially saw British customers’ personal details fall into the hands of cyber criminals....

Chilling moment asylum seeker Uber driver is caught on CCTV buying a jerrycan of fuel before he murdered his two youn...

This is the chilling moment a warped Birmingham father entered a garage to buy petrol that he would later use to murder his own children, before fleeing in his car and attempting suicide.

Taxi and private hire safety crackdown

MORE than 40 taxi and private hire drivers in York have been subjected to fresh checks by City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police....

Issues with the vehicles ordered off the road by the DVSA included a defective tyre, lack of tread, defective headlights or brake lights and a serious fuel leak.

Seven more drivers were ordered to fix faults within three days...

Glasgow taxis and private hire vehicles to be reviewed

AN independent review is set to be carried out into the number of black cabs and private hire vehicles on the streets of the city.

Black cab drivers in London to get medical and terror attack training

Black cab drivers in London to get medical and terror attack training on…

Black cab drivers across the capital will soon be trained to respond to terror attacks and medical emergencies.

London's 17,500 drivers will be taught how to deal with situations such as acid attacks, choking, strokes and severe bleeding.

The new course has been developed by taxi hailing app mytaxi with the aim of boosting their "health, safety and people skills".

Uber vs London cab vs Sat Nav: which is best?

Can an expert cabbie’s intimate knowledge of London’s streets outwit a less-qualified Uber driver or a state-of-the-art sat-nav system? We put them to the test...

Dundee folk may be charged up-front for taxi trips after passengers run off without paying - Evening Telegraph

Dundee taxi drivers may be forced to ask for payment up-front following a spate of passengers running off without paying their fares, a union has said.

Taxi drivers targeted in string of alleged armed robberies.

Police have been investigating four incidents where cab drivers were allegedly targeted by offenders

Criticism of Derby taxis by top cop prompts swift council action

Derby City Council will set up a group to look into the issues surrounding 'unacceptably poor' taxis

Cabbie never noticed he brought kilos of cannabis to Plymouth

Londoner Sunder Ahuja, aged 47, was paid £400 by a Vietnamese man to make round-trips to a garage in the city