Ride-hailing app firm Uber will continue to operate in the capital after winning an appeal against Transport for London’s decision not to renew its licence. After a two-day hearing, chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot concluded that the taxi app firm is “fit and proper” to hold an operating licence in the capital. The firm had its licence granted for a period of 15 months. Uber was told by TfL last September that its licence would not be renewed due to concerns over public safety and security. Ms Arbuthnot made the decision after Uber claimed it had made “substantial changes” to how it conducts its business. Earlier in the hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the firm admitted the original decision not to renew its licence was correct. Uber London wins TfL licence battle: Taxi app wins appeal to continue operating in UK capital for 15 months
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Police have passed their details to the Home Office after smashing a giant sex ring run by taxi drivers in Newcastle.
They face deportation for posing a high risk of causing harm.The astonishing figure includes sex groomers, human traffickers, modern slave masters and other high risk foreign cyber crime and domestic abuse offenders.Not all have been convicted. Some are merely suspects.Officers found eight separate crime gangs running child sex rings across the city.