September 27, 2019
AA Plc has announced a partnership with ride-sharing firm Uber for roadside and Service Maintenance and Repair in the UK.
The new joint campaign will see Uber drivers given access to MOTs, repairs and maintenance through the AA's Service Maintenance and Repair (SMR) pl...
A Department for Transport report of taxi and private hire statistics has revealed that there has been a decline in taxi numbers across the UK, while private hire numbers have increased.
Although no specific reason has been given to indicate why taxi numbers have shrunk...
September 26, 2019
Three men, one of whom was working as a "taxi driver" according to his QC Ali Naseem Bajwa, have been jailed for the brutal robbery of a woman in Swansea.
The court heard how the three men hired a car from their home city of Birmingham and drove it all the way to Swans...
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
A new ‘ride now pay later’ scheme has been launched across participating universities, with Bath Spa being the latest installment, to ensure students are able to get home safely regardless of whether they have the funds to pay for the fare on them.
Bath have followed...
September 19, 2019
In December last year Lancashire Police were made aware of a video widely circulating on social media which showed a taxi driver in Preston making a number of offensive comments.
As soon as this video came to the attention of the police they launched an investigation...
September 9, 2019
A Sheffield cabbie has been sentenced to over four years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Teroy Tate, 37, of Edenhall Road, was sentenced to four and a half years at Sheffield Crown Court this morning (9 September).
With a feared downturn in tourism could this be good news for the taxi industry
The government has confirmed details of measures that ensure flights and road haulage will continue to run smoothly after the UK leaves the EU on 31 October, whatever the circumstances.
September 3, 2019
23 June 2016, a momentous day in history, as the public went to the polling booths to decide whether the UK should withdraw from the European Union.
As history will testify, 51.9% voted to leave the EU, the UK government then triggered article 50, and from that point th...
September 2, 2019
With debate raging in some quarters over the dumping of dockless bikes, eminent QC and Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, has stepped into the fray.
The UK's top prosecutor took to Twitter, saying: “If you abandon a hire bike in the middle of the pavement, you c...
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Private hire driver has licence renewed despite a previous conviction of illegally plying for hire
October 23, 2019
Man illegally plying for hire found in an untaxed, uninsured and unroadworthy vehicle
Telford and Wrekin Council set to bring in new policy to determine the suitability of taxi and private hire drivers
‘Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined’ says RAC research
Taxi rank witness appeal after woman and man punched in the face by thug
October 22, 2019
Google Maps 'Stay Safer' while travelling in a taxi or private hire vehicle feature coming to a city near you
BP Chargemaster wins top award for EV charging innovation
Taxi driver punched repeatedly and robbed by masked knife wielding trio
October 21, 2019
Man left with serious head injuries and rushed to hospital following attack at taxi rank
Warning issued after Cheltenham woman says she unknowingly got into a fake taxi in the city centre
Shock discovery as RSPCA rescues snake from Welsh taxi cab bonnet
Liverpool council enforcement catches several rogue minicabs falling short of licensing requirements
October 20, 2019
Man who posed as a private hire driver before raping female passenger still amongst 10 most wanted
Suspect taxis and minicabs targeted in Thames Valley safety and licensing checks
October 19, 2019
Nearly a third of all UK motorists have witnessed physical abuse in last year
Private hire driver who said he was working on the Uber app and needed cash to eat, has licence suspended for 'Pirating'
Early Day Motion tabled calling for reform of taxi laws to be brought forward as a matter of public safety
October 18, 2019