Trip was not pleasant

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

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 8:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 8:22 am

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

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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