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Date registered: 3rd February 2011

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  1. Taxi driver who grabbed woman between legs faces jail — 28th July 2017
  2. Private Hire driver loses licence for ‘intimidating’ women — 28th July 2017
  3. Taxi driver accused of ‘sitting outside swimming pool in pants’ loses licence appeal — 25th July 2017
  4. Cabbies ‘would be forced off the road’ as Hull council says they may ban diesel taxis from 2018 — 7th July 2017
  5. Taxi drivers ‘are being fined £200 for picking up passengers at Cheltenham Railway Station’ — 7th July 2017

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Jul 28

Taxi driver who grabbed woman between legs faces jail

A TAXI driver from Leamington who grabbed a woman between her legs when she got out of his cab following a row about the fare has been warned to expect an immediate prison sentence. Balvinder Singh had denied sexually assaulting the woman after driving her home, claiming ‘it just did not happen’ a jury was …

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Jul 28

Private Hire driver loses licence for ‘intimidating’ women

A private hire driver has been stripped of his licence for intimidating women. In one incident he confronted an elderly passenger at her home at night after her daughter had complained about his attitude towards her mother. The complaint centred on his refusal to help the elderly woman when dropping her off after a journey. …

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Jul 25

Taxi driver accused of ‘sitting outside swimming pool in pants’ loses licence appeal

A Labour councillor was accused of ‘sitting outside a swimming pool in his pants’ as he lost an appeal after being refused of a taxi licence. Oadby and Wigston Borough Council denied an application made by Gurpal Atwal in late 2016 and this decision was backed by magistrates in Loughborough yesterday. This was after a …

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Jul 07

Cabbies ‘would be forced off the road’ as Hull council says they may ban diesel taxis from 2018

Councillor Martin Mancey has said the council may ban giving new taxi licences to diesel drivers Taxi drivers would be ‘forced off the road’ if the city council stopped issuing licences to those with diesel vehicles, it is claimed. Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder for strategic transport, has suggested the Guildhall may consider following London, …

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Jul 07

Taxi drivers ‘are being fined £200 for picking up passengers at Cheltenham Railway Station’

They say they keep being caught out by the automatic numberplate recognition system Taxi drivers Pete Ballinger and Neil Harvey outside Cheltenham Railway Station. Taxi drivers allegedly face hundreds of pounds in fines because they keep being charged for dropping off and picking up people at Cheltenham Railway Station. Three drivers from Andy Cars in …

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Jul 03

Glasgow private-hire driver sacked after ‘locking terrified female passenger in car and demanding extra cash’

The private-hire was dismissed from City Cars after footage of the frightening ordeal was posted on Facebook A GLASGOW private-hire driver has been sacked following reports he locked a female passenger in his car and demanded extra cash. The private-hire driver was dismissed from City Cars after footage of the terrifying ordeal was posted on …

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Jul 01

TfL English Test Introduction delayed until 2018

The chauffeur reports that the Court of Appeal is to begin discussing the controversial Transport for London English Tests for Private Hire drivers. A campaign by the Licensed Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) and the GMB Union has been successful in its early stages as TfL announces it has delayed the introduction of the tests until …

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Jul 01

Committee rules CCTV in Adur taxis is not compulsory

An Adur taxi driver has praised the council’s ‘common sense approach’ for advising that CCTV in taxis should be discretionary, not compulsory. The issue was considered by Adur District Council’s Licensing committee on Monday, June 19. We thank the committee for taking a common sense approach and considering representations from the trade Sean Ridley, an …

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Jun 21

Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns

Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders. Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of the firm, however. His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm and scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Last week he said he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following …

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Jun 21

Cambridge City Council is ignoring government advice on wheelchair-accessible taxis

Cambridge City Council is leaving wheelchair users taking taxis open to higher charges, no assistance getting on and off and even being refused a trip, it is claimed. The authority does not have a list of accessible taxis under section 167 of the Equality Act 2010, despite it being strongly recommended by the government in …

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