Trip was not pleasant

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Just what is happening to taxis in South Tyneside? My last trip was not a pleasant experience, from the Littlehaven Hotel to The Nook.

The driver didn’t know where The Nook was. I was flummoxed, my attempted explanation was rewarded with an intimidating glare.

This cab company is buying out rivals. A couple of months ago the same company sent a taxi to The Cottage pub in Cleadon. The driver did not know where South Shields town centre was as he had recently arrived from abroad.

I had always assumed taxi drivers had to pass a local knowledge test? Is this the future, know the way or you may not arrive.

Colin Campbell