Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hundreds Sign Up for Training as Taxi Drivers

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hundreds Sign Up for Training as Taxi Drivers

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Byline: Katie Davies Chief Reporter katie.davies@ncjmedia.co.uk

MORE than 100 potential taxi drivers have come forward to take part in a new training scheme to help struggling families.

As previously reported in the Chronicle, owner of LA Taxis Rob Armstrong has put up thousands of pounds of his own cash to put cabbies through their test and pay for cars.

Rob - who built up the business from scratch - wants to help disadvantaged families by giving them a start in their career.

And today, following an article in the Chronicle, he said he had been inundated with calls and enquiries from people wanting to take part in the course.

Rob, who also owns MTrec Recruitment, said more than 100 people had been in touch. The 50-yearold said: "I'm prepared to invest time and my own money into helping people from the North East. "The ability for us to buy cars for people is a massive part of this.

"What better way to help someone than to give them the means and future for their family. …

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