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City cabbies in go-slow protest

Kathryn Langley

BBC Live reporter

Cabbies in Brighton and Hove are taking part in a national day of action against the online taxi firm Uber, with a "go-slow" convoy in Hove.

Brighton and Hove taxi

About 50 cabs are taking part and they'll be handing in a 600-strong petition to Hove Town Hall at midday.

They say the company, which began operating in the city last year, is flouting its promise to only use Brighton and Hove licensed vehicles and swamping Brighton with mini cabs from London and as far away as Liverpool.

Uber says it follows all the same rules as other private hire operators in the city.

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