Backlash over bombshell decision to BAN Uber from London

Sadiq Khan was last night hit by a backlash from Uber customers worried about paying higher taxi fares. More than 400,000 signed a petition set up by the cab firm calling on the London Mayor to reverse the decision to ban it from the capital. MPs and social media users branded the move a ‘terrible mistake’ that could hurt consumers. Mr Khan endorsed Transport for London’s decision to end Uber’s licence due to worries about passenger safety. But the Labour politician faced immediate criticism from some – including many younger voters…

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What is Uber and why have they been banned in London? 

What is Uber? Uber is a giant tech firm based in California, which has produced a hugely popular taxi hailing app. Founded in 2009, Uber is used in 40 towns and cities in the UK, and has 65 million users worldwide. In London, around 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers use the app. How does it work? Uber operates through a smartphone app. The user launches the app, which can pinpoint their exact location, and types in their destination. Users enter their card details after downloading the app, so the…

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Claudia Winkleman joined by husband Kris Thykier in London

Preparations for the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing were put on hold as Claudia Winkleman enjoyed a night out with husband Kris Thykier on Thursday evening. The popular TV presenter, 45, was on hand to celebrate the launch of author Dylan Jones’ new book David Bowie: A Life, an extensive biography compiled from more than 180 interviews with the late singer’s friends, former lovers and musical collaborators. Sporting a thick roll neck sweater and generously applied eyeliner, Claudia beamed while posing alongside her smartly dressed husband of 17-years, with…

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Naomie Harris oozes boho chic in London

She’s always sure to wow in style stakes while attending glitzy events and at awards shows. Now swapping the red carpet for the pavement, Naomie Harris, 41, still managed to showcased her personal flair for fashion as she stepped out in London to attend her birthday soiree at STK at the ME Hotel in London on Wednesday. The Bond actress was breath of fresh air as she strolled through the city’s streets in a charming thigh-grazing patterned mini dress which showcased her legs to the fullest. Scroll down for video …

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Stormzy & Maya Jama enjoy night out at Sexy Fish in London

She had openly discussed her upbringing with a convict dad in jail on an episode of Loose Women last week.  And Maya Jama appeared to celebrate her successful TV appearance on Wednesday, as she enjoyed a romantic date night with rapper boyfriend Stormzy. The beauty, 23, proved her natural beauty in a casual jeans and jumper combo as she laughed and joked with her beau, 24, on their way out of Sexy Fish in London.  Scroll down for video  Treat yourself: Maya Jama celebrated her successful TV appearance on Loose…

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