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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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HPI and LTU have teamed up to warn of the dangers that clocked private hire, minicab and chauffeur-driven vehicles

Car clocking in private hire, minicab and chauffeuring trade costing millions and placing passengers at risk warns experts   New research and investigations from automotive experts HPI and consumer group (LTU) has revealed that private hire, minicab and chauffeur customers are at risk due to an epidemic of clocking, with hundreds ...
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Road safety campaign group, RoSPA awards Tristar Worldwide with fleet safety award

Tristar and Rospa Award
Chauffeur News
Tristar Worldwide, announced as winner of the country’s most prestigious Fleet Safety Technology Trophy by road safety charity, RoSPA   RoSPA, the road safety campaign charity has revealed that Tristar Worldwide has picked up the Fleet Safety Technology Trophy, as part of the 60th RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. Tristar, the UK’s ...
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Bolton “taxi” driver, Tabbasum Majid attacked motorist for driving too slowly

Tabbasum Majid
Tabbasum Majid, lost it in road rage incident, braking a motorist’s arm with wheel wrench   A motorist who was accused of driving to slowly through Bolton was subjected to a violent attack, by a “taxi driver”. Tabbasum Majid, 39, who was following the victim through Bolton last July, lost ...
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Owners of the iconic London Taxi raise $400m in green-bond to invest in new tech

London Black Cab - LTC
Taxi News
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group raises $400 million in Chinese auto industry’s first ever offshore green bond issuance   The company behind the iconic London Black Cab, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) have launched a bond to help it invest in zero-emission vehicles. A significant proportion of the money raised will ...
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Why Uber is a scam and drivers don’t earn a living working for the cab firm

Uber drivers working for peanuts
Uber Videos
Ok so I was looking at this graph put on Uber’s website today and thought it looked too good to be true. How amazing that Uber drivers make more than any other type of driver. But I knew from my own experience as a rider that Uber didn’t cost that ...
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202mph Lamborghini given private hire vehicle licence by Wolverhampton council

Lamborghini PH vehicle| Wolverhampton Council
Council News
Supercar worth £200,000 given permission to operate as a private hire vehicle after a wedding car hire company made successful application   How many times have you seen a flashy vehicle turn up at a prom or special occasion and wondered: ‘I bet that’s not licensed!’ One of the main ...
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Action Plan from the London Taxi Trade: Faster, Smarter, Greener #StayFareMayor

Back to Black - The London Taxi Trad Campaign
Industry Videos Taxi Campaigns
“Back to Black” video launched by the #StayFareMayor campaign to promote the London Black Cab trade   Today the London Taxi trade, 4 April 2016, have launched an action plan to guarantee a faster, smarter and greener future for London’s Black Cab trade. Leading players in the taxi industry have put their differences ...
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An Uber driver has been charged with raping a British tourist in Sydney

Muhammad Naveed Uber
Uber Videos
AN Uber driver has been charged with allegedly raping a British tourist in Sydney’s east on the weekend. The ride-sharing service driver Muhammad Naveed, 39, allegedly sexually assaulted the 22-year-old woman, who had only been in the country for three weeks, in Vaucluse between 1am and 1.45am on Sunday.   ...
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LTU Reviews the new Mercedes people carrier, the V Class

Mercedes V Class exterior 2014
Car Reviews
The Mercedes-Benz V Class is the preferred choice for chauffeurs around the world, but the vehicle comes with a heafty price tag   There is no denying that Mercedes-Benz has struggled to distance its previous incarnation the Viano from being accused of just being “a van with window and seats”. The ...
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Why Uber is terrible. You undergo more checks serving popcorn!

Uber solves the world with technology
Uber Videos
Uber claims drivers in America can earn up to $90,000, an annual income that is far and above most professional jobs. $90,000 with very little, too no investment. Uber drivers can join the app after spending as little as 13 minutes watching a YouTube video and off they go. It ...
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