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Uber wins right to appeal against English tests for drivers

The introduction of a written English language test for private hire drivers has been delayed after Uber won the right to appeal against the plans. Transport for London (TfL) had wanted to revoke licences if drivers had not passed the test by 30 September. Uber lost a High Court battle in March against the policy. But the Court of Appeal has said it would hear Uber’s case after it argued 33,000 drivers out of 110,000…

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Anti-Uber activist Russell Howarth ordered to pay $400k in legal fee costs

An anti-Uber activist who was slapped with a court order banning him from intimidating and harassing drivers has been ordered to pay almost $400,000 in legal costs, in the final chapter of a protracted court battle. Russell Howarth, a self-proclaimed anti-Uber advocate who performed citizen’s arrests in a campaign against the ride-sharing service, was permanently restrained by the Supreme Court in April from threatening or harassing Uber drivers and users of the app. Mr Howarth, an…

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