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Taxi firm takes on Romanian drivers

A Newton Abbot taxi firm has taken on 15 drivers from Romania, claiming it has struggled to find committed staff locally.

Teignbridge Taxis, which has been running for six years and has a fleet of around 30 vehicles, said it had tried to recruit locally, but failed.

"Employing people in the area is like banging your head against a brick wall.

We didn't want to bring drivers in from Europe but we had to. We need drivers who want to do the job and do it well."

– Daniel Hooper, Managing Director

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Newton Abbot MP to lead debate on lifesaving

Anne Marie Morris want lifesaving lessons to be compulsory Credit: ITV Westcountry

MPs are due to discuss the teaching of life-saving skills in schools this morning. The debate is being led by the MP for Newton Abbot, Anne Marie Morris, who is calling for lessons to be made compulsory.

She says it's common sense that as many people as possible should be able to save somebody's life in an emergency. A campaign by the British Heart Foundation already has widespread backing.

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