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Uber cab app given licence to operate in Cardiff

Taxi booking app Uber has been granted an operator's licence for Cardiff.

A company spokeswoman said the service did not have a launch date as it was still recruiting a Cardiff-based team.

The GMB union said Uber would make it difficult for other drivers to earn a living and the city's Hackney Carriage Association said it would take legal action.

Cardiff council said the application had been considered "in accordance with legislation".

Nick Palit reports.

  • 07 Jan 2016