A PRIVATE hire firm has handed out more than £10,000 worth of discounts to the city’s key workers during lockdown.
“I’d just like to thank everyone who’s helped us. I think everyone knows we’re all good lads who are nice and polite and our customers have always known that too. "
North-east taxi drivers are starting up their engines to transport frontline workers and food parcels.
Scotland’s biggest taxi firm is taking new measures to reassure the public about cleanliness and safety.
More than 120 taxi drivers are refusing to buy new low emission cabs after making as little as £15 a day during the coronavirus pandemic.
Police have arrested a taxi driver from Halifax on the A590 after an axe and 'large quantity' of cocaine were found in the car, officers said.
Taxi drivers needing to replace ageing vehicles will get an extension to their licence if it is due to expire during the lockdown, councillors have agreed.
A taxi driver who died with Covid-19 was spat at by a fare-dodger who claimed he had the disease, according to his friend.
PC Humpherson, who served 22 years with the force and worked to stop taxi drivers operating illegally, later sent her an explicit photo on WhatsApp the same day, the hearing was told.
RESIDENTS at the scene of a major police incident yesterday have spoken about what they saw and heard.
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