A TAXI firm has been ordered to pay more than £400 in costs for keeping a vehicle which does not meet insurance requirements.

Five Sevens Taxis faced the accusation after the charge was reported by the DVLA.

Magistrates in Swansea considered the case last Monday.

Five Sevens was not represented at the hearing, and magistrates proved the charge in the firm’s absence.

Magistrates imposed a £220 fine on the taxi firm and ordered a further payment of £188 in costs.