October 23, 2019

A Sandwell private hire driver has been given the go ahead to continue driving despite a previous conviction of illegally plying for hire. 

Minutes made public from a council licensing committee meeting revealed the man, only referred to as Mr Z A, had previously appear...

October 23, 2019

Cherwell District Council have revealed they investigated reports of a vehicle trading illegally in a layby near Caversfield.

On inspection, the team found the vehicle to be untaxed, uninsured, unroadworthy and not registered with the DVLA. It was seized by the police a...

October 21, 2019

A warning has been issued to taxi and private hire users after a woman claimed, via social media, to have been driven home by a fake taxi driver.

A Facebook post by the woman said she had jumped into what she believed was a licensed taxi, but soon became suspicious when...

October 21, 2019

A Cardiff taxi driver had an unexpected passenger on board – after discovering an orange corn snake under the bonnet of a taxi.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the shock discovery was made in the Grangetown area of the city last Friday 11 October. 

The animal welfare c...

October 20, 2019

Liverpool’s taxi and private hire licensing officers had a busy Saturday night clamping down on several rogue minicabs.


Licensing Enforcement Officers dealt with a number of private hire issues ranging from parking on taxi ranks, incorrect licence plate fittings and i...

October 19, 2019

Taxi Licensing Officers from Milton Keynes Council (MKC) recently joined forces with Thames Valley Police to carry out checks on taxi drivers during an evening of positive enforcement action.

On 4 October licensed vehicles were stopped and checked during a safety oper...

October 19, 2019

A Glasgow City private hire driver who, according to a report on Evening Times, said he was working on the Uber app on the night he was caught illegally plying for hire, has had his licence suspended for eight weeks.

Salah Benchiheub was spotted picking up a couple in...

October 18, 2019

A Grimsby taxi driver has allegedly been robbed at knifepoint and his female passenger threatened by a group of youths near the town centre. 


Humberside Police confirmed they were called to an incident on Garden Street at around 9.45pm on 16 October, after receiving re...

October 17, 2019

A taxi and private hire operator has been fined over £1300 for allowing an unlicensed driver and vehicle to be used for bookings.

Fast 4s Karamat Hussain pleaded guilty to charges relating to an unlicensed silver Ford Transit being dispatched and driven by an unlicens...

October 17, 2019

Ninety nine percent of Kirkcaldy’s taxis and private hire car vehicles annually inspected to make sure they’re up to standard have passed first time.

The inspections, which took place in June, July and August this year, involved Fife Council’s Fleet Operations inspectin...

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