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What's the Recipe for the Perfect Music Festival?

Liam Fitzpatrick | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Liam Fitzpatrick

Imagine your perfect festival. Sunshine. Great music. Party atmosphere. Relaxation even...

Uber Vs Black Cab Driver Trade Blows In Vicious Street Fight

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

An Uber driver and a man believed to be a black cab driver have been filmed trading blows in a busy King’s Cross Street. Filmed by a passenger in a ...

Uber Launches Food Delivery App In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech

Your relationship Uber is about to get hella more integrated. After an Uber drops you off after a heavy night out and you wake up the next morning hu...

Female Uber Boss Can No Longer Use Social Media Due to Abusive Trolling

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

The female boss of Uber has announced that she can no longer look at her social media accounts because of abusive trolls. Jo Bertram told an audience ...

The 'Sharing Economy' Needs to Be a Caring Economy

Anneliese Dodds | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Politics
Anneliese Dodds

All eyes now turn to the Tory government back home, who should be abiding by these EU guidelines: I'm calling on them to make sure that our new sharing economy is a caring economy too.

Mind the Gap: It's Still Too Hard to Get Around London If You Are Disabled

Mark Atkinson | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Atkinson

This move by Uber represents an expansion of choice for disabled people in London - choice that other commuters and passengers already have. There are of course lots of other providers - particularly the word-famous London black taxis cabs - whose vehicles are accessible.

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

Uber Driver Says App Forced Him To Kill People

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Tech

An Uber driver charged with killing six people has blamed the app for his actions. Jason Dalton who was working in Michigan, told police that he could...

Lovestruck For Our Very Own Cabbies

Artemis Mercer | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Artemis Mercer

For us, the wives of black cab drivers in London, this year Valentine's Day has a whole other meaning. In our fight to save our partners' jobs and livelihoods, we are simply asking our partners (and all the cab drivers and people working in the black cab industry) to leave us a message from the heart and make a pledge towards the "Action for Cabbies".

Down and Out in London (and Derbyshire)

Anthony Blair | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK
Anthony Blair

There is hope of real change. Some venues, notably the London Olympic Park, is now paying the London living wage of £9.70 an hour.

London Cabbies Hold Noisy Protest Over Uber... Again

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

London’s black cab drivers staged a noisy demonstration in Central London on Wednesday, halting traffic as part of an ongoing protest against Transp...

The Time Has Come for London to Embrace Uber Instead of Fighting Against It

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

It's this kind of old-fashioned tradition that is holding London back from truly being the greatest city on earth. Unless London begins to accept Uber as part of everyday life and embrace it instead of fighting against it, the city is going to become something of a laughing stock on the global stage.

Fire And Tear Gas In Paris As Police Battle Anti-Uber Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Black smoke billowed into the skies in Paris on Tuesday as taxi drivers brought roads to a standstill during rush hour by setting tyres on fire and se...

Don't Let the Mavericks Destroy the Cab Industry

Artemis Mercer | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Artemis Mercer

I just couldn't sit by and watch the slow and painful death of the iconic black cab industry; I had to take action. After all, this is an industry that not only supports me and my family but also the families of 25,000 black cabbies in London, and related businesses such as garages and vehicle manufacturers.

S**t Everyone Says When They're In An Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Comedy

If you've ever drunkenly taken an Uber or just stumbled out of a minicab on a Saturday night, you can relate to this video. Australian comedians Da...

Saving London's Black Cabs

Julian Vigo | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

In an age where economies are shrinking, the differences between these two services from the perspective of the driver are severe. Essentially, it comes down to diametrically opposed scenarios: in one the driver needs to pass time-consuming, rigorous and expensive tests, in the other, you have a dude with a mobile phone.

Why UberPool Could Be a Game-Changer for London

Jo Bertram | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Tech
Jo Bertram

In London more than a third of our trips start or end within 200 metres of a tube stop - helping complement today's public transportation infrastructure. And more than four in ten Uber journeys are now in energy efficient hybrid cars that produce less pollution... Over time this could become a real game-changer for a city where a million people still drive to work each day with nobody else in the car.

Robocar Rises

Mark Hawtin | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The car has come a long way from its original role as the 'horseless carriage' and the next evolution is the driverless car, or 'robocar'. While the lack of a human behind the steering wheel is rather startling, our automotive future is set to be safer in the hands of sensors and software.

Uber And Bill Gates Are Doing Something Incredible For World AIDS Day

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Tech

Uber users will receive a rather unusual message today to help them supportWorld AIDS Days. Teaming up with RED, the car service will ask every cus...

Driverless Technology: London's Existing Drivers Must Be Central to the Solution

Justin Peters | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

London is commonly considered the UK's test bed for technology and innovation. As a hub for digital technology, it comes as no surprise that driverless cars, the most controversial motor innovation of recent times, would be trialled in the capital to show its potential for the rest of the country.

Uber's Latest Venture Could Be A Game Changer For The Disabled In London

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech

Uber has announced that it will be bringing its specialised service for disabled passengers uberASSIST to London. The service allows those with a d...

Five Black Cab Drivers Together Pay More Tax Than Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK

Uber’s reputation has taken yet another knock after it was revealed that the company paid just £22,134 corporation tax in the UK last year despite ...

Uber Is Not Illegal, Rules High Court

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics

The minicab-hailing app Uber does not break the law, a High Court judge has ruled. Transport for London (TfL) had sought clarification as to whethe...

Plans For A Five Minute Wait On Ubers In London Could Be Overturned, Hints Sajid Javid

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Sajid Javid today refused to rule out overturning any Transport for London plans to undermine the competitiveness of mini-cab app c...

Ever Got So Drunk You Got An Uber Home From Manchester To London? This Tory Student Did

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A young Tory woke up with more than just alcohol causing his hangover this week, after he went on a night out in Manchester and forked out over £300 ...