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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Hartlepool doctor suspended after taxi drivers ‘fit to drive’ blunder

A Hartlepool doctor passed taxi drivers as fit to drive – despite not seeing their medical records. Bimal Singh, who worked at North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 1987, is set to serve a suspension following a tribunal. He was based at ORCEL centre, in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, during the period he …

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Taxi driver returns £12,000 to pensioner after realising he was being scammed

A pensioner has been reunited with his life savings after taxi driver realised he had been scammed. Barry Stone got a phone call by someone saying they were from Scotland Yard investigating bank fraud. They told him to withdraw £12,000 – £8,000 in £50 notes and £4,128 worth of euros – and hand it over …

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Examining the standards of test providers

Diamond examiners and the training and testing processes for taxi/PHV drivers Diamond is the UK’s only government accredited advanced driver and rider development programme wholly delivered by regulated, professional trainers and examiners. Diamond’s examiner training programme is robust, ensuring examiners are equipped with all the necessary skills to assess and test those looking to complete …

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