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12 June 2018

Yurt-totally gonna love it: Group glamping trip in Scottish countryside from £26pp


Pirates, take a group of six friends or family for a stay in the Ettrick Valley Yurts in the gorgeous Scottish countryside from only £26pppn! These cosily furnished yurts are glamping at its finest: twinkly lights create a magical atmosphere, and the location in the rolling hills is perfect to gaze at the stars, unspoiled… jcrdawes

Wizz Air Flash Sale: 20% Off ALL routes (Gdansk £28rtn, Prague £38rtn, Iceland £43rtn & more!)


We've spotted another super flights sale pirates! For today only, Wizz Air are offering 20% off all their routes! Browse below and you'll see some great options for getting to Iceland, Gdansk, Prague and Budapest & more. We've added some links to our Flights Finder. Simply choose to book with Wizz Air, and the 20%… Samcana

Inspiring Italy: Mini break in Neapolitan Riviera from £196pp - 3nts hotel, breakfast & flights


Ahoy, check out this great break in stunning Italy near Sorrento we have come a cross on our holiday finder. You will stay for 3 nights in a 3* hotel which is rated highly at TripAdvisor and you can choose to stay longer if you wish. You can choose to stay room only but to… Lola

The key points worrying Uber before the London court case


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It is less than two weeks to go before Uber clashes with regulator Transport for London in a bid to win back it’s operators licence in the capital.
How confident should the taxi and private hire industry be that Uber won’t overturn the regulators decision made back in September 2017?
In an ongoing poll run by TaxiPoint on Twitter the industry is split in regards to which way they think the ruling will go. As it stands 55% of those who took part think Uber will win in court.
We ask what will Uber be concerned about going into Westminster magistrates court on 25th June?
A spokesperson from the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association told TaxiPoint that drivers should be highlighting the following to the media and public when asked:
1. The data hack and cover up of 2.7 million UK Uber users
2. Workers rights
3. Brighton & Hove City Council decision to not renew Uber’s licence.
4. £20 million VAT Tax avoidance
5. Greyball sotware which blocks regulators
6. Uber’s various aggressive court battles and appeals against rulings like Uber drivers being ruled employees7. $500 million PR & spin budget to let people know they are sorry8. Involved in the Evening Standard’s controversial £500,000 for positive editorial coverage
Going into the court case evidence obtained after last years TfL ruling can only be used to explain why Uber still remain an unfit and improper operator.
Expect the global data hacking cover-up to feature highly as too Uber’s ongoing fight against drivers working rights and its VAT set up in the Netherlands.
So do I personally think Uber will win in court?
No I don’t. This is a high-profile global appeal which I think will be fairly conducted. The changes made on the Uber platform since September 2017 have only been for PR purposes and forced upon them. If you look past the marketing language used have Uber really change anything? I think the Judge will see past the sound bites.
June 12, 2018 at 11:28AM https://ift.tt/2ufVjKI

Sadiq Khan talks Uber to news network CNN


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The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan spoke to American news giants CNN about London embracing new technology and what to expect after Brexit. Khan also addresses the ongoing battle with controversial ride-hailing app Uber, saying; "They must play by the rules"Uber's London appeal against Transport for London's decision to not issue a new licence after a number of major concerns were highlighted gets underway onJune 25.Click the link below to watch the short interview on CNN. London Mayor: Uber has to play by the rules.
June 12, 2018 at 11:16AM https://ift.tt/2ufVjKI

Sin City calling: Las Vegas flights from £289 return this winter


All you high rolling pirates, live that jet set lifestyle by flying off to Sin City. Our Flights Finder has come up with some superb fares to Las Vegas, with departures available from several UK cities. The best options for these fares are between October and January - give yourself some pre-Christmas cheer by partying… Samcana

On sale at 10am: Kids go free to many West End shows in London this August


Pirates, check this out - Kids go free to many West End shows this August when purchased with a full price paying adult (plus up to 2 extra kids tickets at half price). You can see shows including School of Rock, Aladdin, Matilda and The Lion King plus many more and there are a ton… Lola

Family all inclusive holiday to Mexico: 7nts in August from £793pp incl. flights, 4* hotel & more


Still holding out for that illusive summer holiday Pirates? Well, if you don't mind travelling to Scotland (or indeed if you live there already) then you can grab some real bargains compared to England departures. Like this all inclusive week in Mexico this August. Take the family off to the the beachfront 4* Blue Bay… GemUK

4* Hotel in central Liverpool from £21pppn - summer availability


Get yourselves a staycation to remember with a chic hotel stay in lively Liverpool! Heywood House Hotel is a 4* property that combines original elegance with modern luxury. Each air conditioned room enjoys a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and an en suite bathroom with fluffy bathrobes. The property enjoys a superb location right in… Samcana

Have a cracker in Kos: 7nts from £206pp incl. apartment & flights


Pirates, if you're undecided about where to spend your summer holiday, try this deal: 7 nights in Kos, Greece from £206pp including apartment with pool & flights. A short stroll from the beach, this charming little Greek property enjoys fabulous temperatures and reasonable prices in the summer months. Holiday details: Travel duration: 7 nights (longer… jcrdawes

11 June 2018

Grand 5* Tuscany beachfront break 3nts from £169pp - incl. flights, hotel w/spa & breakfast


Ahoy mateys! The impressive 5* Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte is located in the beautiful Tuscan coastal town of Viareggio, with its very own Michelin-starred restaurant, luxury spa and incredible rooftop with heated roof-top pool and panoramic views of both the coast and the Apuan Alps. No wonder it was featured in Vogue! Holiday details… Cee

Looking great in Gran Canaria: 7nts in July from £199pp incl. apartment & flights


Pirates, grab a hot summer holiday in Gran Canaria for 7 nights from £199pp including the Duna Beach Bungalows & flights. This beautiful island has crystal blue waters, pools, gorgeous weather and a chill vibe - as well as great prices for July! Holiday details: Travel duration: 7 nights (longer or shorter stays possible) Example… jcrdawes

Cruise from Venice to Bari, Corfu, Sicily & Rome from £209pp - 5nts full board (flights extra)


Pirates, a cruise is a great way to see many places in one go at an affordable price - this cruise departs from Venice in Italy, visiting Bari as well as Sicily, Corfu and Rome before heading to Savona in Italy. Flights are not included but you can find flights from many UK departure airports… Lola

4* Mauritius group holiday 14nts from £1,061pp - incl. luxe apartment w/ pool, flights & luggage


Ahoy mateys! Looking to go away this autumn? We've just stumbled over some great September rates for a 2 week group/family holiday in Mauritius. You will be staying at the top-modern Belle Haven Luxury Apartments complex in Troux Aux Biches in a luxe 150m big 2-bedroom apartment. At your disposal you have an inviting pool… Cee

Court hears how cabbie out-punched four attackers


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Liverpool Crown Court today heard how a cabbie fought back after he was attacked by three men and one woman in his vehicle.
The court heard how defendants Joanne Moore, Anthony Catharell, Thomas Gillon and Saeed Ali had choked 37 year old Eze Chukwuemba with his seat belt as well as threatening him with knives, scissors and even a palr of crutches. He was also repeatedly hit in the attack.
The group were picked up from Scargreen Avenue in Norris Green at 1.45 am on Friday, 26th May, 2017 and asked the driver to take them to an ATM in Muirhead Avenue East in West Derby.
It was upon their return from the ATM when the cabbie was assaulted, sustaining minor injuries.
The court heard how it was not all one way traffic as the brave cabbie not only out-punched the gang, but also managed to knock one of his attackers unconscious, thwarting an attempt to steal his vehicle.
Catharell, 41, was jailed for four years and 10 months; Saeed Ali, 41, was jailed for four years and Gillon, 47, jailed for three and a half years, 40 year old Moore received a four year sentence after all being found guilty of various offences.
June 11, 2018 at 05:58PM https://ift.tt/2ufVjKI

Twice as nice: Multi stop flights to Iceland and New York from £275 rtn - August dates included


Pirates, they're back... our favourite 'double dip' flights to Iceland and New York city. Jetting off this summer you can experience a different side to Iceland, with it's stunning landscapes that really come into their own at this time of year. Then hop on a plane to head to the Big Apple and enjoy ice… GemUK

Pretty in Provence: 7nts in July from £244pp incl. aparthotel & flights


Pirates, pack for Provence with 7 nights in beautiful Marseille from £244pp including the 3* Adagio Access Marseille Aparthotel and flights. Marseille is a gorgeous waterside city, with plenty of culture and nightlife to offer the curious traveler. Holiday details: Travel duration: 7 nights (longer or shorter stays possible) Example date: 11th 18th July… jcrdawes

LTDA: “What have minicabs got against safety?”


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It seems that every time TfL wants to improve the safety of passengers, the minicab industry opposition reaches fever pitch.

Some people reading this might think it’s a bit rich for a taxi driver to moan about whingers, and in another situation they could have a point. But we have never complained about safety, only the unfairness of the current situation and the fact that while we are the most thoroughly trained and tested taxi industry in the world, minicabs and their operators are effectively allowed to operate like modern day cowboys, playing fast and loose with the rules. Safety is paramount, but not if you work in the minicab trade it seems. Instead, it’s look after number one. As I’m sure you know, TfL is consulting on plans to tighten up the rules for private hire. Proposals include advanced driving tests, improved safety signage and much more.
But “yah, boo, sucks” has been the predictable response from the minicab trade and Simon Rush, PHV driver and president of the GMB Pro Drivers’ branch, in particular, who recently posted a “call to arms” online. He asks if TfL is “using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?” Well, no, it is using legislation to crackdown on nutcases, who tout, drive without insurance and endanger the public. "Our trade has yet more potential rules and regulations to contend with,” he writes. He claims to “understand the mayor’s main priority within his transport strategy is safety for the public and other road users,” which he says is a good thing, yet continues to pull it to pieces. He continues, “it would also be nice if some of his vision was about driver safety and rights. His vision has very little of this and you have to ask yourself why?” Well, the reason might be that drivers should be the responsibility of their operator, their employer; but then these people probably don’t want employees, just low-wage slaves? He mentions attacks on drivers but fails to offer up any suggestions as to why this is anything but a police matter. With regard to the gig economy, there is much being done – or at least discussed – but this is a government level issue and not something for TfL. He also complains about plans for an advance driving test, vehicle signage and hire and reward insurance, as well as enhanced background checks. And he fears “further consultations later this year focusing on ride-share rules” and the current congestion charge exemption for PHVs. He trashes the idea of vehicle signage, such as “wear your safety belt,” and “look, out for cyclists” as too obvious. Well, if it was, there wouldn’t be any accidents would there? And no, the public isn’t up on the law, and even if they were, people aren’t always concentrating as they should be in a city with a million distractions and dangers. Other possible signage includes, “who to complain to,” but surely that’s obvious too, he says. Well no, it isn’t always obvious, especially in the case of Uber. But then Mr Rush probably assumes that they, private hire drivers, aren’t Uber and Uber isn’t them, but he would be wrong. He says the GMB suggested a sign like those on buses saying “if you verbally abuse or attack a driver you will be prosecuted. Unfortunately, TfL doesnot seem to think PHV drivers count for much.” Err, well how about making your own or getting your operator to make some? That would be too much responsibility to take on I suppose.Hire and Reward Insurance

Hire and reward insurance has also been returned to the consultation agenda, including fleet insurance. The GMB thinks that while it is fair for Addison Lee to have it, it will drive non-rental operators to the wall, and the survivors will pass the cost on to their drivers. Heaven forbid drivers should have to pay insurance like the rest of us eh? In fact, it should be down to London’s blanket of cameras to scan minicabs and check that they are licensed. This seems tantamount to admitting that the minicab trade cannot police itself and needs to be under the watchful eye of big brother. He does at least admit that some form of advanced driving test is in order, but seems to think it should only be for new entrants, thus letting all the other misfits who have managed to slip through the net to carry on causing mayhem on our roads. Pointing the finger at buses, he claims that there were (only?) 503 casualties between January to September 2017, ignoring the daily reports of minicabs crashing and causing ludicrous incidents. The burden of cost for these things is too much, Mr Rush claims, because most
PHV drivers are now earning less than 15 years ago. Has he read the news lately? Virtually everybody is earning less than 15 years ago; you want to try driving a taxi mate! At this point, I can imagine that his bottom lip began to quiver, as he suggested that the rise in costs may be just another way to cull minicab numbers and force many of them out of the trade; now, at least there’s a thought we can all live with.
June 11, 2018 at 04:41PM https://ift.tt/2ufVjKI

Jet off in July: All inclusive Dom Rep break from £677pp - incl. 7nts 4* resort, flights & bags


Have a browse of our Package Finder and you'll find some exotic bargains this summer. We're eyeing up a week of the all inclusive treatment at Gran Bahia Principe La Romana, nicely located on Montero Beach in the Dominican Republic. This deal departs in mid-July - getting towards peak summer pirates! The package includes direct… Samcana

Paradise! Flights to The Cook Islands from only £490 return


Ahoy mateys! Drop what you are doing and check out these flights from London to the Cook Islands. This area of the South Pacific is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we've never seen flights out there for this cheap! Please wait with making any further bookings to your journey until you've… Cee
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