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Jan 14, 2018 - birminghammail.co.uk - 0
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.

Jan 14, 2018 - liverpoolecho.co.uk - 0
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

Jan 08, 2018 - thesun.co.uk - 0
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...

Jan 03, 2018 - bbc.co.uk - 2
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.

Dec 28, 2017 - dailymail.co.uk - 1
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.

Dec 28, 2017 - hulldailymail.co.uk - 0
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

Dec 19, 2017 - yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk - 1
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.

Dec 17, 2017 - buzzfeed.com - 2
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?

Dec 10, 2017 - yorkpress.co.uk - 1
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”…

Dec 07, 2017 - leicestermercury.co.uk - 0
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.


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  • 19 people have reported being sexually assaulted by taxi drivers in Dorset since 2014

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