THE first of a number of changes to taxi regulations in Dudley borough have come into force.

Hackney carriages now have to display door stickers showing the council’s logo.

Under measures agreed earlier this year by the council’s taxis committee door stickers have from April 1 become compulsory for hackney carriages and from June 1 private hire vehicles and hackney carriage vehicles will be allowed to be any colour.

People should report hackney carriages in Dudley which are failing to show the correct door stickers by calling the council's licensing team on 01384 815377.