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Who's driving you home? We investigate the problem of illegal taxis in the Midlands. Numbers of feral cats are on the rise in our cities: we follow the city kittens being rehomed in the Cotswolds for a taste of country life.

29 minutes

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Mon 13 Jan 2014 19:30

Bogus taxi drivers

Bogus taxi drivers

Inside Out joins the police and Birmingham City Council's taxi enforcement team looking for unlicensed drivers, known as ''plyers'' in a clampdown on bogus cabs.


Only hackney drivers can legally pick up customers without a booking so private hire cabs who take fares straight from the street are breaking the law.


Watch the BBC Inside Out West Midlands video feature on the BBC News website.

Taxis: Advice and support

Taxis:  Advice and support

If you have been a victim of a crime involving an illegal taxi, you can contact Victim Support on 0845 30 30 9000.


Victim Support provides emotional support and information for anyone affected by a crime, whether it's been reported or not and regardless of when it happened.


Also see the weblinks section opposite for additional supporting information.


Role Contributor
Presenter Mary Rhodes
Series Editor Rachel Bowering


  • Mon 13 Jan 2014 19:30