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Coach Company bosses stripped of licences after involvement with rogue limo operator

The two owners of a Walsall-based coach company have been stripped of their licences after they were found to have helped a rogue limo boss continue operating. Fazal Hussain and Mohammed Arshad jointly ran Manor Buses and Coaches. They were found to have leant their operator licences to Darryl Williams of Red Hot Rescue limo hire company. Mr Williams was taken to court this year and banned from operating after

Limo Crash Injures Passenger on A1

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving two vehicles on the A1 southbound at the junction with South Road, Alnwick in Northumberland. It happened at 1.20am, on Sunday, October 11, and involved a Ford Excursion Limo and a Vauxhall Astra. A coach and a stretch limo were involved in two separate crashes on the A1. A Vauxhall Astra was travelling south on the A1 near Alnwick, Northumberland, when a stretch

D-Day For Limo Hire Industry Sparks London Demo Convoy

More than forty stretched limousines have travelled to Parliament Square, London today in protest of new powers which many say will kill the limousine industry. From yesterday, (1st October 2009) the Vehicle Operators and Services Agency (VOSA) has the power to impound vehicles which are designed to carry more than eight passengers if they do not comply with strict legislation. A letter was also sent to thousands of UK operators

VOSA Invites Limo Hire Industry to Ask

Following the announcement of new legislation for over eight passenger limousines, VOSA is inviting members of the limousine industry to find answers to vital questions. The Government agency will be hosting an exclusive seminar at Drive ’09 – The Professional Drivers Event to find out the concerns of the industry and explain new laws. Organisers are compiling questions from the industry which will be put to officials at the seminar

Limo hire industry to learn its future at Drive ’09 by VOSA

VOSA is to host an important seminar to educate the industry of its future during the Drive 09 gathering this month. The government agency is to discuss the role of the agency and the current situation regarding the compliance of the limousine industry. Following various crackdowns on illegal vehicles and operators over the years, owners are eager to find out exact rules on how to operate legally. The seminar will cover the

Novelty limo hire firm puts vehicles up for sale on EBay after a damning report by the Traffic Commissioner

As detailed in a previous article on Limo News, the troubled limo hire company Redhot Rescue and Oddball Limos based in Bilston has been forced to sell its limos after the business was investigated by the Traffic Commissioner. The business, owned by Darryll Williams, was found to be in breach of several safety laws which meant Mr Williams had to temporarily suspend trading. However it seems the company’s plans to

Rogue limo operator “on hold” for Novelty Limos

A midlands-based novelty limo operator has been condemned for several breaches of safety regulations by a government-appointed commissioner. Oddball Limos ltd and Redhot Rescue ltd, both based near Bilston near Wolverhampton, were recently the subject of an 11 page report detailing the many illegal activities undertaken by the rogue firm. Both companies operate a fleet of ‘novelty’ limousines which provide an unusual experience. Examples of their fleet include a converted