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Addison Lee rolls out into 4 new cities

Addison Lee, Europe’s largest private hire company, is rolling out its App across the UK, starting in Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cambridge.

Addison Lee ousts local cabs from Luton Airport

Addison Lee has been awarded the contract to provide the official taxi service from Luton Airport. The five-year deal comes as a blow to the Luton Hackney Carriage Association, which has operated a taxi rank outside the terminal for the past 10 years.

New London Mayor

Sadiq Khan has announced plans to increase the size of London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, and is looking to bring forward its introduction from 2020 to 2019.

Cab app Gett acquires Radio Taxis and One Transport

Black cab app Gett has bought Mountview House Group, owner of the Radio Taxis black cab fleet, the Xeta taxi operation and the One Transport corporate taxi and private hire platform.

Heathrow to offer private hire parking area from June

Heathrow Airport is to open a car park this June specifically for private hire drivers to use as a waiting area. The move follows complaints from local residents about the large numbers of Uber drivers who spend all day parked on residential streets, waiting for a fare.

TfL quietly relaxes ULEZ range requirement

Transport for London has quietly wound back the range requirement for zero-emissions capability, which it plans to force on the private hire industry from 2020.