Abuse scandals prompt rogue cabbie crackdown

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A purge on rogue minicab drivers will be launched after the child exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham. The Times understands that new legislation will create national standards to improve passenger safety. The Department for Transport (DfT) … Continue reading

Survivor welcomes plans to introduce CCTV in taxis across the UK

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CAMPAIGNER Sammy Woodhouse has welcomed Government recommendations to install audio recording and CCTV equipment in all taxis across the country. Sammy said it was a “good step forward” and would keep passengers and drivers safer. MP Sarah Champion has also … Continue reading

Review urges tougher rules for minicabs after grooming scandals

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Tough new restrictions should be placed on minicab drivers to address failings highlighted by child sexual exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham, according to a government review. A report published today said that minicab and taxi drivers … Continue reading

‘We need to change the law’ – Over 700 Sheffield taxi drivers licensed by councils hundreds of miles away

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‘We need to change the law’ – Over 700 Sheffield taxi drivers licensed by councils hundreds of miles away More than 700 Sheffield taxi drivers have licences issued to them by councils hundreds of miles away sparking concerns over safety … Continue reading

Taxi ‘legal loophole’ could put children at risk in Rotherham

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Ministers have been urged to ‘act without delay’ to prevent a ‘damaging’ legal loophole from putting young people in Rotherham at risk in taxis. Since the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham was revealed in 2014, all taxi drivers in … Continue reading

CSE – the Taxi connection

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Readers of Rotherham Politics will be familiar with Adele Gladman, the researcher who attempted to alert Rotherham Council to the problem of gang rape and child trafficking as early as 2002 and who was rewarded by being implicitly threatened by … Continue reading

17 Rotherham taxi licences approved by Lancashire council

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17 Rotherham taxi licences approved by Lancashire council A LANCASHIRE council which licenses taxi drivers from outside its borders has confirmed it has approved applications from 17 Rotherham drivers. Rotherham commissioner Mary Ney has conceded that drivers are able to … Continue reading