Sex attack victims sue cabbie John Worboys and his insurers – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2012 in insurance, news, taxis, victims by sally

“Women who were sexually assaulted by cabbie John Worboys are suing him and his vehicle insurers, arguing he used his taxi to attack them.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2012


London cab firm drivers told to defy bus lane law – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2012 in news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“London’s biggest taxi company and Transport for London (TfL) are on collision course after the company’s chairman instructed his 4,000 drivers to defy the law and use bus lanes.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2012


Prisoners taken to court in black cabs – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2011 in news, taxis, transfer of prisoners by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has admitted a private security firm is using black cabs to take prison inmates to court.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2011


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council v Fidler and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 12th, 2010 in law reports, licensing, taxis by sally

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council v Fidler and others [2010] EWHC 2430 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 244

“The definition of ‘private hire vehicle’ in s 80(1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, with its express exclusion of hackney carriages, had to be read into the references to ‘private hire vehicle’ in sections 46(1)(d)(e); and the words ‘hackney carriage’, where they appeared in s 80(1), were not confined to a vehicle licensed as a hackney carriage by the local authority which was seeking to enforce within its own area the provisions of the 1976 Act, but extended to any vehicle licensed as a hackney carriage wherever so licensed. However. it was an offence under s 45 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 for a hackney carriage licensed in one area to stand or ply for hire in another area where no licence had been granted to either the driver or the vehicle by the licensing authority for that area.”

WLR Daily, 11th October 2010


Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Sex offenders ‘granted taxi licences’ – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2010 in criminal records, news, taxis by sally

“Criminals with convictions for offences including indecent assault and drug dealing are knowingly being granted taxi driver licences, an investigation claimed today.”

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The Independent, 11th January 2010


Drivers win taxi age court fight – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2009 in judicial review, news, taxis by sally

“A judge has ruled in the favour of taxi drivers in Newport, who challenged a council decision to impose age limits on vehicles.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2009