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  1. NTA Conference — 14th October 2017
  2. Uber deserved to lose its licence – Londoners’ safety must come first — 23rd September 2017
  3. Tough new rules say all Scunthorpe Hackney Carriages must be white and female drivers can’t wear short skirts — 23rd September 2017
  4. Councillors meet today to decide whether to push ahead with implementing the drive, first agreed in 1994, to make all Granite City cabs wheelchair accessible. — 6th September 2017
  5. ‘Terrorist’ Uber driver, 26, ‘left a note to his sister telling her to “be strong” before attacking police outside Buckingham Palace with a 4ft samurai sword’ — 6th September 2017

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Oct 14

NTA Conference

The Annual General Meeting and Conference in 2017 will take place at the Sunderland Marriott Hotel, Queens Parade, Sunderland SR6 8DB Conference Partners The format will be as follows; Monday 23rd October 2017 09:00 to 12:30; NTA Directors Meeting 14:00 to 17:00; Annual General Meeting 19:30hrs; NTA Chairman’s Dinner Tuesday 24th October 2017 10:00 to 15:30 Conference …

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Sep 23

Uber deserved to lose its licence – Londoners’ safety must come first

Our city is a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. That’s because it’s renowned as a place where everyone has to play by the same rules From the steam engine to the web, Britain has a long history of inventing and embracing brilliant new technology, often with London leading the way with the very latest developments. …

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Sep 23

Tough new rules say all Scunthorpe Hackney Carriages must be white and female drivers can’t wear short skirts

The new rules have been laid down by North Lincolnshire Council, with all cabs to be white by December 2023 Tough new rules for cabbies including a ban on female drivers wearing short skirts are to be introduced by North Lincolnshire Council. Under a new policy agreed by the authority’s licensing committee today (Thursday, September …

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Sep 06

Councillors meet today to decide whether to push ahead with implementing the drive, first agreed in 1994, to make all Granite City cabs wheelchair accessible.

But the ruling has long provoked anger, with taxi drivers arguing they have to shell out thousands on the new vehicles – despite many disabled customers being unable to use them. New legal advice from the UK government has also revealed that there is “no mandatory requirement” for the rule from a legal standpoint. The …

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Sep 06

‘Terrorist’ Uber driver, 26, ‘left a note to his sister telling her to “be strong” before attacking police outside Buckingham Palace with a 4ft samurai sword’

An Uber driver accused of attacking police outside Buckingham Palace with a four foot long samurai sword had left a note to his sister, a court heard today. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 26, allegedly drove his blue Toyota Prius in the direction of a police van on Constitution Hill on Friday night. He stopped just a few …

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Sep 06

Taxi driver faces £1,100 bill after refusing to take a fare from blind woman with guide dog

A taxi driver who refused to take a fare from a blind woman with an guide dog is facing a bill of more than £1,000. Muhammad Imran Ashraf initially agreed to take the passenger when she approached him at a rank on North Road, Durham, last December before driving off when he saw her assistance …

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Sep 06

Transport chiefs tell Uber drivers they must apply for new criminal record checks

Transport chiefs have told Uber drivers they must apply for new criminal record checks. Regulators have rejected the taxi giants current vetting process and are writing to 13,000 minicab drivers telling them their background checks are no longer valid. Up to a tenth of the company’s workforce now has 28 days to make new applications …

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Aug 30

SOUTHAMPTON’S cabbies fear they could be driven out of business

SOUTHAMPTON’S cabbies fear they could be driven out of business by a new council crackdown on pollution. Angry taxi drivers are demanding a meeting with civic chiefs over plans to ditch ageing petrol and diesel cars for new low-emission vehicles. But according to the city’s taxi groups, some of the electric and hybrid cars, being …

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Aug 30

Breckland District Council responds to taxi access warning

Research released by Muscular Dystrophy UK named Breckland District Council among a list of 15 local authorities in East Anglia which it claims have no current plans to respond to a law change. But, council chiefs say “members felt that further national guidance was needed in order to reach an informed decision” on how to …

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Aug 30

Taxi drivers could be exploiting lax local rules to avoid tougher checks, LGA warns

Taxi drivers could be exploiting a postcode lottery to avoid stringent criminal records checks, the Local Government Association has warned. Inconsistencies in the level of checks carried out by different local authorities means that drivers with criminal records or poor driving standards could target places perceived to have rules which were less tough, a spokesman …

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