Great feedback from safeguarding course

Just before Christmas, Karen held a safeguarding course for a number of Diamond examiners. The course took place in Manchester, with one of our examiners kindly providing a venue for the occasion. We’ve had great feedback on the course, here’s some of the comments we have received: “The information gained during the Safeguarding course was …

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Enhanced criminal record checks for taxi and private hire drivers

Taxi and private hire drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence under Government plans to protect vulnerable passengers. The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on new licensing guidelines for councils.  Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including whether to make background …

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Opening hours: Christmas and New Year

Should you need anything over the Christmas period, our opening hours will be as follows: Friday 14th December 2018: 8.00 – 4.00pmMonday 24th December 2018: ClosedTuesday 25th December 2018: ClosedWednesday 26th December 2018: ClosedThursday 27th December 2018: 10.00 – 4.00pmFriday 28th December 2018: 10.00 – 4.00pmMonday 31st December 2018: ClosedTuesday 1st January 2019: ClosedWednesday 2nd January 2019: 8.00am – 6.00pm (Normal opening hours)

Uber CEO hints unlikely to make profit in U.S. and Asia anytime soon

Uber will continue to lose money in its home market for at least the next six months as rival Lyft poses a fierce competitive challenge, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday in his first public comments since taking the top job at Uber two months ago. “The U.S. is very, very competitive right now …

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Student falsely accused cabbie of sexual assault after he refused greasy kebab cash

A student has been jailed for falsely accusing a taxi driver of sexual assault after he declined to accept cash that was covered in kebab grease. Sophie Pointon, 22, had claimed she had been molested by the taxi driver after she was picked up from a night out, lying to cops because he refused to …

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