September 25, 2019

A private hire driver has had his licence suspended for 12 weeks after the Licensing Sub-Committee at Bolton Council decided that he was not a fit and proper person to hold a licence at this time after committing a string of offences.

In coming to its decision, the Su...

September 24, 2019

Broken bulb leads to three arrests in Kensington 

Merseyside Police officers have arrested a private hire driver and two other people after seizing a drugs and cash haul last night. 

The three arrests formed part of ‘Operation Target’ which officers were working on in Li...

September 24, 2019

Detectives at Southend CID are appealing for witnesses after a taxi driver was assaulted in Rochford last week.

Police were called by members of the ambulance service at around 12.30am on Friday 20 September, after a report that a taxi driver had been assaulted.

It was r...

September 24, 2019

At a meeting of Basildon Licensing Committee on 18 September, members requested an update in relation to the issue of ‘out of area’ private hire vehicles working within the Borough of Basildon, particularly those working under the Uber banner. 

The request was made in a...

September 23, 2019

Attacker threatened cabbie with a screwdriver

A 27 year old man has been jailed for over five years after threatening a taxi driver with a screwdriver before robbing him.

On the evening of Monday 15 April, Arron Hammond got into a taxi in the Shiregreen area, asking the...

September 23, 2019

Alliance of British Drivers speak out against frivolous road closures 

The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) has spoken out against what they say are "unnecessary day-long road closures for frivolous reasons".

They said: "In a modern 24/7 society denying drivers the use...

September 22, 2019

Gateshead Council have confirmed that cabinet meetings are to be held this month in a bid to seek the approval of councillors in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Gateshead to consult on proposals for a Clean Air Zone to be implemented in 2021. 

Under the plans, private c...

September 22, 2019

Passenger “holds knife to cabbie's neck”

(Warning: graphic imagery)

A Stirling cabbie says he has become the latest victim of violence in the taxi industry after allegedly being stabbed by his passenger in a vicious knife attack.

The taxi driver, who wishes to be known on...

September 21, 2019

Accusation against PHV driver in 2017 comes back to haunt him 

A Bolton private hire driver has had his application for a licence renewal refused after an allegation of sexual assault from 2017 emerged.

At a meeting of the licensing sub-committee, a report was submitted...

September 20, 2019

Test centre staff get more than they bargained for as two PHVs roll in with identical registration plates.

The Metropolitan police have launched an investigation after it was discovered that a private hire vehicle (PHV) had been brought into a vehicle testing station wi...

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