Facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class breaks cover in Shanghai ahead of July launch in Europe

By Mark Bursa | 20 April 2017, 09:33

Mercedes-Benz chose the Shanghai motor show to unveil a mid-life facelift on its flagship S-Class saloon ahead of the European market roll-out in July.

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PCS sentencing delayed but further hearings scheduled

By Mark Bursa | 2 April 2017, 16:56

Sentencing of the guilty defendants in the PCS Events clocking fraud case has been delayed until April 20-21 at Liverpool Court.

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Emmerson “reluctantly” leaves TfL as ‘Ubergate’ lobbying scandal claims its first victim

By Mark Bursa | 29 March 2017, 09:06

The unfolding scandal over Downing Street’s alleged “lobbying” on behalf of Uber appears to have claimed its first victim, with the announcement that Garrett Emmerson, Transport for London’s chief operating officer for surface transport, was leaving with immediate effect.

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David Cameron “acted as Uber lobbyist” in bid to soften London Mayor Johnson’s private hire regulations

By Mark Bursa | 28 March 2017, 06:18

David Cameron acted as a de facto lobbyist for Uber when he was Prime Minister, putting pressure on London authorities to drop tough proposed restrictions on the US taxi app, it was alleged last month.

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Professional Driver crowned best business magazine in national Newspress automotive publishing awards

By Mark Bursa | 27 March 2017, 13:08

Professional Driver magazine has won the hugely prestigious Automotive Business Publication of the Year award at the 2017 Newspress Awards.

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Hailo name disappears as Daimler launches Mytaxi app in London

By Mark Bursa | 14 March 2017, 09:01

The Hailo brand has been replaced in London by Mytaxi, following the merger of the two operations last July. Mytaxi is owned by Daimler, and will focus on providing “virtual hailing” for black cabs in London via its app.

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Uber loses appeal on English language tests but wins concessions on insurance and call centres

By Mark Bursa | 3 March 2017, 17:00

Uber has lost its high court battle with Transport for London over mandatory written language testing for drivers. The ruling means anyone applying for a minicab licence in London will have to pass a written English exam, including a 120-word essay – and this could lead to thousands of drivers being refused a licence.

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Birmingham emissions targets could force 2,000 cabs off the road

By Mark Bursa | 27 February 2017, 20:55

Hundreds of taxi and private hire drivers in Birmingham could be forced to replace their vehicles as the city has been ordered to clean up air pollution.

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Murphy and four others guilty in PCS Events clocking trial

By Mark Bursa | 24 February 2017, 21:14

PCS Events boss John Murphy and four other individuals have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud at Chester Crown Court after a six-week trial. The five have been convicted of a car clocking conspiracy that involved wiping a total of around 7.5 million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars from…

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July tribunal date for Addison Lee unfair dismissal case

By Mark Bursa | 22 February 2017, 09:58

The Employment Tribunal on the Addison Lee unfair dismissal case will take place in London on July 4, 2017, it has been announced.

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eVolt chargepoints support new Taxi Central EV fleet

By Mark Bursa | 22 February 2017, 09:57

Electric vehicle chargepoint supplier eVolt has completed the installation of three rapid chargers for a new Scottish taxi business. The chare points support Kirkcaldy-based Taxi Central’s five new Nissan Leaf EVs, which are now fully operational in its private hire fleet.

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Liverpool plans city-wide license after local drivers get nasty with Uber interlopers

By Mark Bursa | 17 February 2017, 09:18

A group of Liverpool taxi drivers staged an extraordinary protest against Uber drivers licensed in other cities who are said to be working in Liverpool.

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Acquisitions and booking growth boost for Addison Lee profits

By Mark Bursa | 17 February 2017, 09:17

Addison Lee says it expects a 40% increase in revenue this year as the effect of major acquisitions kick into the company’s finances.

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Uber challenge forces TfL backdown over English language test

By Mark Bursa | 14 February 2017, 22:43

Uber has Transport For London to delay its plans to force all drivers to pass English language tests, following a legal challenge. TfL has now postponed implementation of the requirement by six months.

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Go Green boosts Newbury presence with H&H Taxis takeover

By Mark Bursa | 1 February 2017, 16:58

Go Green Taxis has followed its recent move into Newbury with the acquisition of local rival H&H Taxis with immediate effect.

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PCS “wiped 7 million miles off odometers” in massive clocking fraud, court hears

By Mark Bursa | 26 January 2017, 08:25

Directors and staff at north-western chauffeur operator PCS Events wiped a combined seven million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars in a “clocking” scam, Chester Crown Court has heard.

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Oxfordshire’s Go Green Taxis expands into Newbury

By Mark Bursa | 26 January 2017, 08:24

Oxfordshire-based Go Green Taxis has expanded its service into the west Berkshire town of Newbury.

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Karhoo Rises From The Ashes

By Mark Bursa | 12 January 2017, 21:01

British based taxi price comparison and hailing app Karhoo, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, is back in the saddle following a deal backed by a finance branch of Renault group.

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