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Christopher Hargreaves

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Christopher Hargreaves
Chris is head of Press and PR at Licensed Transport Uncovered along with his roles as a freelance investigative journalist and consumer campaigner. Working with the team at LTU, including the Secret Squirrel and his meticulous and complex investigations, Chris will be helping raise awareness to businesses and consumers through the press and media.

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Airbus reveals self driving taxi that can be picked up by a drone to take to the skies

Airbus has unveiled a new concept ‘transformer’ taxi that could put an end to traffic jams   Called Pop.Up, the modular system consist of a two-seater capsule that functions as a car or can be carried to the rider’s destination by a vertical take-off and landing air vehicle when the ...
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TfL the go to place when another council has banned you…

Uber drivers who were banned in Southend, sidestep bans by getting TfL to licence them   A seaside town has complained that Uber, the app-driven taxi service, is using convicted criminals to tout for business even though the council has banned them from working as cabbies. Taxi firms in Southend, ...
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Petition for public inquiry into Transport for London launched

Campaign for TfL Public Inquiry
LTU supports calls for a public inquiry into Transport for London, an organisation that is currently unaccountable Throughout the UK thousands of unregulated  Uber drivers have been improperly licensed by Transport for London and are operating illegally, putting the Public at risk. Customers personal security is compromised and road users ...
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LTU Hacked – Update

On Thursday, 12 January, 2017 between 11:00 am and 12:00pm a file was uploaded to our website, giving an unknown third party access to our site. LTU was then accessed remotely on Friday, 13, January 2017 between the hours of 18:00hrs to 21:30hrs which then proceeded to lock out our admins.  We ...
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Seven defendants stand trial in alleged multi-million mile chauffeur car hire clocking fraud

PCS Chauffeurs
Car Clocking Trial
Trading standards officers found that the alleged conspirators had taken off more than seven million miles from the odometers of around a hundred vehicles.   Directors and staff at a prestigious chauffeur company took part in a major “clocking” fraud, a jury at Chester Crown Court was told yesterday, 11th ...
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Kim Kardashian’s chauffeur, Michael Madar arrested in connected with $9m jewel heist

Michael Madar Chauffeur
Chauffeur News
Seventeen suspects including chauffeur arrested and detained in connection with Kim Kardashian jewellery heist   Police has confirmed that they are questioning Kim Kardashian West’s Paris chauffeur after a series of arrests connected to a robbery in October 2016 in which the US reality TV star lost jewels and other ...
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VAT and Insurance claims implications explained

Car accident write off
Industry Insurance News
If you are VAT registered and make an insurance claim, beware you could be inline for a large bill.   When you operate a business, whether that be a sole trader, partnership or Limited Company you always have to expect the unexpected.  You can work very hard to control your costs ...
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Uber driver completes longest journey in Uber’s history, but was it worth it?

Janis Rogers Uber
Uber drivers are not a charity, so how can you earn a living on these rates of pay?   An Uber driver has completed what is believed to the longest Uber ride in history. Janis Rogers picked up a customer outside a Ben & Jerry’s in Williamsburg, Virginia at noon ...
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Passenger transport industry face “sky-high charges” for airport parking

Airport Parking
Members of the public using UK airport car parks are being warned to be aware of the “sky-high charges”, but what about the passenger transport industry?   New research by the RAC, found drivers risk paying six times more per minute to park at UK airports than it costs to make a mobile ...
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Uber driver, Tanveer Ahmed sentenced to life in prison for murdering shopkeeper in Scotland

Tanver Ahmed Uber Vehicle
Private hire driver, Tanveer Ahmed sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 27 years for the murder of a Glasgow shopkeeper, Asad Shah   An Uber driver, Tanveer Ahmed, 32, has been sentenced to life in prison for the ‘barbaric, premeditated and wholly unjustified killing’ of Asad ...
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