Taxis

The Rise of Collaborative Platforms

Philip Letts | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

The 'American monster' is a direct consequence of a growing collaborative society, where we're willing to share our homes, cars, holiday abodes, and apparel with strangers.

An Uber Solution

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Pavey | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Meet Tom Macmichael, second year Computer Science student at the University of Edinburgh and budding entrepreneur, who’s revolutionising the taxi bo...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 80 - Progress and Protest

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Watching England play football is an extraordinarily masochistic exercise. It is like waiting to be punched - the question is not whether or not you will be punched, the only question is when. As Harry and I roam over the site, he banters with his crew in Dutch, swapping manly hugs, jokes and the occasional kiss.

So What Actually Is 'Uber' Anyway?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech

Black taxi drivers hate it -- and are willing to effectively shut down London to protest its existence. But what actually is Uber? And why should y...

Black Cabs Go To War With Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Black cab drivers could barricade London's roads in protest against a rival smartphone app for cab journeys. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association...

Taxi Firm Refuses Disabled Passengers Over Pricing Row

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Teesside taxi firm will no longer carry disabled passengers after a row over pricing. Boro Taxis boss, Mohammed Bashir, said although the decisio...

Accessible Transport Is Good for Everyone

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Public transport is an essential part of the infrastructure of any civilised society and therefore if disabled people are to achieve full equality as contributing citizens, it is important that public transport is as accessible as it can be, and by this I do not just mean wheelchair access but also a whole range of features so that transport is accessible to a wide range of people with differing impairments.

Branson's Taxi App Speeds Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

Hailo, the smartphone app launched in London to help people hail taxis and backed by Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson, has been speeding its way around...

New York Taxi Crash Victim 'Remains Optimistic'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Tourist Sian Green's foot severed in taxi horror 'I don't want to drive a cab any more' A British tourist who lost her foot after a taxi cab mou...

'When I Saw Her Leg I Just Froze'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

The New York taxi driver who ploughed into British tourist Sian Green, 23, has said he “doesn’t want to drive a cab anymore”. Mohammed Faysal...

Gay Couple 'Thrown Out Of Addison Lee Cab For Holding Hands'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Addison Lee has suspended one of its drivers following reports a gay couple were thrown out of a taxi because they were holding hands. The driver, ...

'I Will Not Let This Ruin My Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

A British tourist who lost her foot after a taxi cab mounted a kerb in New York has defiantly said she will not let the incident ruin her life. Sia...

Which Two European Cities came Joint First For Rudest Cab Drivers?

PA | PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Paris and Rome may be hell to drive in but taking taxis in the two cities is hardly much better, according to a survey. Cabbies in the French and I...

Christmas Cheer For Cabbies - Manganese Bronze Cabs Are Back On The Road

Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

A bit of early Christmas cheer arrived late on Friday as Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the administrators for struggling London taxi firm Manganese Bronze,...

Korea: Casino Addiction

Colin Pattinson | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

Many South Koreans believe that they are innately disposed to fall into addiction. They are very wary after many tales of famous celebrities succumbing to the pitfalls of addiction. The country has a tough stance on drugs and is very cautious in making available anything they deem addictive to its inhabitants.

Taxi Drivers Protest Olympic Lanes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

Westminster was plunged into short-lived chaos on Tuesday as black cab drivers united in Parliament Square against exclusive Olympic Lanes, which came...

The Making of a Monster

James Emtage | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Comedy
James Emtage

I'm not sure what it is about the motion of travelling, but I've recently come to realise that when I am in the process of getting myself from A to B, I turn in to a bit of a monster. And I think a lot of other people do too.

Council Plans To Record All Conversations In Taxis

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Plans to record all conversations in taxis licensed by a city council are a "staggering invasion of privacy" which show a "total disregard for civil l...