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Parking enforcement officers photographed on yellow lines

Courtesy: BBC NEWS Two parking enforcement officers have been photographed parked on double yellow lines and a pavement as they ticketed a car and van in Lincoln. The officers are allowed to park on double yellow lines in order to ticket people more quickly. But the business owner who photographed them said there was no excuse for causing an obstruction on ... Read More »

London: Unlicensed cab driver jailed for passenger rape

Courtesy: BBC NEWS An unlicensed cab driver who raped a drunk female passenger after he took her home from a birthday party in central London has been given a seven year prison sentence. Mohamed Hacene-Chaouch, 46, of Catford, south London, was found guilty of rape at the Old Bailey. The court heard he picked up the woman, 24, after she got ... Read More »

Car-free Sunday closes roads in Bristol

Courtesy: BBC NEWS Roads in part of Bristol city centre have been closed in the city’s first car-free Sunday. Baldwin Street, King Street and Corn Street are among the roads shut to traffic in Mayor George Ferguson’s Make Sunday Special initiative. Some people claim Mr Ferguson – who was closing the roads from 09:00 to 18:00 BST – is anti-motorist. But ... Read More »

Taxi drivers in Jersey agree to fare rise of 1.6%

Courtesy: BBC NEWS A rise in fares will “only just keep taxi drivers’ heads above water” says Jersey’s transport minister. Deputy Kevin Lewis said the 1.6% increase would only cost passengers “pennies more” on short journeys. The transport department and Jersey Taxi Drivers Association (JTDA) agreed the rise. Michael Tostevin, president of the JTDA defended the price rise which was “broadly ... Read More »

A Cab driver hurt after stone thrown in Edinburgh

Courtesy: BBC NEWS An Edinburgh taxi driver has been injured after a stone thrown at his black cab smashed one of the windows. The incident happened at 21:00 on Thursday as the driver was travelling along Henderson Street. It is thought the stone was thrown by a group of youngsters in the Henderson Street park area. A police spokesman said: “This ... Read More »

A Taxi driver dies in embankment crash in Walsall

Courtesy: BBC NEWS A taxi driver has been killed in a crash in Walsall. The 37-year-old man’s Toyota Avensis went down an embankment at Wednesbury Road, near the junction with Bescot Crescent, West Midlands Police said. Emergency services were called out at about 04:45 BST on Wednesday. No other vehicles were involved, Anyone who saw what happened or who feels they ... Read More »

Cardiff Airport’s Bus service scrapped on Sunday

Courtesy: BBC NEWS A bus service which operates four times a day to Cardiff Airport is to be scaled back. Cardiff Bus is dropping the Sunday X91 service from next month as part of the company’s review of its timetables. Opposition parties said transport links to the struggling airport should be improved, not cut, and it was “terrible news” for surrounding ... Read More »

18, Man, arrested in hospital after Dunmurry hijacking bids

Courtesy: BBC NEWS An 18-year-old man has been arrested in hospital by police investigating the attempted hijackings of a bus and a taxi on the outskirts of west Belfast. A bus driver and a taxi driver both told police that group of three to four youths tried to hijack their vehicles in Dunmurry on Thursday night. Police said it is understood ... Read More »

Birmingham taxi drivers strike over station rank space

Courtesy: BBC NEWS Some taxi drivers are striking over a “lack of spaces” for them near Birmingham’s New Street station. As part of the £600m station revamp, the taxi rank has been temporarily moved to Navigation Street, which drivers said had spaces for 11 cabs. Some drivers went on strike on Monday after drivers were fined for obstructing the highway. They ... Read More »

Private hire taxi drivers protest over fare changes

 Courtesy: BBC NEWS About 200 public hire taxi drivers have taken part in a protest in Belfast over major change to how services operate. From September private-hire taxis will no longer have to be pre-booked and, like public-hire black cabs, will be allowed to pick passengers up off the street. There was minor disruption around City Hall on Tuesday morning. The ... Read More »

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