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Longer but lower – BMW reveals roomy new 6-Series Gran Turismo to replace 5-Series Gran Turismo in November

BMW’s biggest hatchback has moved up a class. After eight years, the 5-Series Gran Turismo is being replaced by a new, longer and lower 6-Series Gran Turismo, which offers more headroom and boot capacity despite its reduced overall height.

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Uber chief Kalanick takes “indefinite leave” after report exposes the company’s “dysfunctional” and “flawed” culture

Uber’s founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick has stood down and taken indefinite leave from the company, following numerous and damaging scandals at the online taxi operator.

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Cloud-based dispatch systems can make automated bookings across licensing areas, judge rules in Skyline Taxis case

A Milton Keynes-based taxi operator did not break 2015 Deregulation Act’s rules regarding cross-border bookings, a judge has ruled.

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Veezu appoints Hope-Bell as chief executive officer as Ragan takes a back seat

Veezu has appointed former chairman Joel Hope-Bell as its new chief executive officer following Paul Ragan’s decision to stand down from the role.

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Taxi trade brands TfL ‘cowards’ over controversial Uber four-month licence renewal

Transport for London has granted Uber a temporary four-month London operator’s licence rather than a full five-year licence, claiming it needs more time to decide whether to allow the taxi app to remain operating in the capital.

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Northern taxi drivers hailed as heroes after offering free rides for stranded Manchester Arena terror victims

Northern taxi drivers were praised as heroes for their actions in the wake of the terror attack at Manchester Arena last month.

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TfL to spend £18m on rapid charge points for electric cars

Transport for London is planning to spend £18 million installing new rapid charge points for electric vehicles across London in the next few months.

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Bristol joins Birmingham in crackdown on out of town taxi drivers

Bristol city council is threatening to crack down on out-of-town taxi drivers after 100 local drivers protested outside the council offices.

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GMB urges councils to use existing powers to control ‘Wild West’ cross-border taxi operations

GMB union for is writing to council leaders urging them to use existing powers to curb what it describes as “Wild West taxi regulation”.

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Operators face vast rise in licence costs as TfL deems the system “unfit for purpose”

Transport for London is proposing a major shake-up of the London licencing structure, with major increases in fees for operators across the board.

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PCS bosses jailed for clocking fraud, but Emirates defends continued use of criminals’ firm

Five men found guilty in the PCS Events car clocking fraud have been sentenced to a total of nine and a half years in jail.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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