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Two men who got into an Uber while drunk ended up more than 80 miles from their destination after the driver took them to the wrong street of the …

Two men who got into an Uber while drunk ended up more than 80 miles from their destination after the driver took them to the wrong street of the same name.

Olly England and Jamie Baxter from Leeds were planning to travel from Royal Park Avenue in Headingly to Moss Gardens in Alwoodley – a distance of less than five miles.

Instead of the trip, which should have lasted around 10 minutes, the driver took the two friends to Moss Gardens in Southport – a distance of more than 80 miles.

Olly England, right, and Jamie Baxter , left, from Leeds were planning to travel from Royal Park Avenue in Headingly to Moss Gardens in Alwoodley - a distance of less than five miles

Olly England, right, and Jamie Baxter , left, from Leeds were planning to travel from Royal Park Avenue in Headingly to Moss Gardens in Alwoodley - a distance of less than five miles

Olly England, right, and Jamie Baxter , left, from Leeds were planning to travel from Royal Park Avenue in Headingly to Moss Gardens in Alwoodley – a distance of less than five miles

Olly England and Jamie Baxter from Leeds had planned to take a five-mile Uber journey, but when they booked their cab, they inputted the wrong address and ended up more than 80 miles away in Southport

Olly England and Jamie Baxter from Leeds had planned to take a five-mile Uber journey, but when they booked their cab, they inputted the wrong address and ended up more than 80 miles away in Southport

Olly England and Jamie Baxter from Leeds had planned to take a five-mile Uber journey, but when they booked their cab, they inputted the wrong address and ended up more than 80 miles away in Southport

Worse still for the two friends, when they arrived at their destination, the driver ordered them from the car leaving them without any idea as to their location, having charged them £210.

Mr Baxter, 21, had ordered the cab from Headingly at 5am on July 19 having earlier enjoyed pints with his friend at The Box in Leeds city centre.

According to Mr Baxter, he was ‘tipsy and tired’ when they got into the Uber and did not check to see if the address was correct.

Mr England, a sales consultant at David Lloyd, said: ‘It was an eventful night!

‘Jamie had booked the taxi to his house and I was going to walk home from his. I took my contact lenses out before getting into the taxi preparing for when I got home.

‘We were both slumped over and fell asleep, two hours later the driver was kicking us out.

‘I woke up and thought it was a bit of a long journey.

‘We were left on a long road in an affluent area. We got out and I asked Jamie where the hell we were.

The two lads were driven a distance of more than 80 miles at a cost of £210.65 following a night out in Leeds before ending up accidentally in Southport

The two lads were driven a distance of more than 80 miles at a cost of £210.65 following a night out in Leeds before ending up accidentally in Southport

The two lads were driven a distance of more than 80 miles at a cost of £210.65 following a night out in Leeds before ending up accidentally in Southport

‘I knocked on one of the doors to ask where we were and in a strong Scouse accent, the man said we were in Southport. I had about three per cent battery on my phone and it even said we were in Southport, not in Leeds.

‘I had to call my colleague about 10 times to ask her to swap shifts; no one believed me until I sent them a screenshot of my location. I was supposed to start at 9am!’

With the last of his battery power, Mr England, 22, tried to book another Uber back to Leeds – costing £160. However, after telling a taxi driver the story of their eventful night, they were offered a lift back to Leeds for £110.

Mr Baxter did pay Mr England back for the mishap, but he was still out of pocket to the tune of £320 – money which could have been used for their trip to Alicante tomorrow.

Mr England ‘It was an expensive night out and that’s not even counting the drinks we had. Luckily for me, it was my idiot friend’s doing so he sent me the money back.

‘We got back into Leeds at 9:20am. I got showered dressed and got to work around 10.30am. I told my manager about it and they said only you can do that!

‘Everyone I’ve told the story to has had a positive response or they’ve laughed about it.

‘Jamie complained to Uber and they refunded him £5.’

Mr England tweeted a screenshot of the trip, with the caption: ‘Taxi went to plan, apparently [sic] there is two Moss Gardens.’

Unsurprisingly, they gave the Uber journey a one-star rating.

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Leeds lads shocked to wake up in Liverpool after tipsy Uber error that cost them £210

Jamie, 21, ordered the Uber from a friend’s house in Royal Park Avenue, Headingley at 5am to take them to Moss Gardens in Alwoodley – but as he …

Two Leeds lads were astonished to wake up in Liverpool after a night out after their Uber journey went horribly wrong.

Olly England and Jamie Baxter ended up in Southport after requesting a taxi to Moss Gardens – and not realising there were two.

The journey, which took the boys 80 miles from home, ended up costing £210 – and as they both fell asleep in the back of the car, they didn’t realise their error until it was too late.

Jamie, 21, ordered the Uber from a friend’s house in Royal Park Avenue, Headingley at 5am to take them to Moss Gardens in Alwoodley – but as he was ‘tipsy and tired’ he didn’t check to see if it was the correct address.

Their journey, which was supposed to be 16-minutes, lasted two hours after the pair fell asleep in the back of the taxi and were not able to correct the mistake.

Jamie Baxter who booked the Uber to Moss Gardens in the wrong city gave the driver one star
Jamie Baxter who booked the Uber to Moss Gardens in the wrong city gave the driver one star

The pair had been out for drinks on Saturday (July 18) at The Box, in the city centre and then at their friend’s house, got the shock of their lives after being woken up by the taxi driver telling them they had reached their destination.

Olly, a sales consultant at David Lloyd, said: “It was an eventful night!

“Jamie had booked the taxi to his house and I was going to walk home from his. I took my contact lenses out before getting into the taxi preparing for when I got home.

“We were both slumped over and fell asleep, two hours later the driver was kicking us out.

“I woke up and thought it was a bit of a long journey.

Moss Gardens in South Port where the taxi dropped the Olly and Jamie off
Moss Gardens in South Port where the taxi dropped the Olly and Jamie off (Image: Google Maps)

“We were left on a long road in an affluent area. We got out and I asked Jamie where the hell we were.

“I knocked on one of the doors to ask where we were and in a strong Scouse accent, the man said we were in Southport. I had about three per cent battery on my phone and it even said we were in Southport, not in Leeds.

“I had to call my colleague about 10 times to ask her to swap shifts; no one believed me until I sent them a screenshot of my location. I was supposed to start at 9am!”

With the last of his battery power, Olly, 22, tried to book another Uber back to Leeds – costing £160. However, after telling a taxi driver the story of their eventful night, they were offered a lift back to Leeds for £110.

Where Jamie Baxter and Olly England were supposed to go - Moss Gardens in Alwoodley
Where Jamie Baxter and Olly England were supposed to go – Moss Gardens in Alwoodley (Image: Google Maps)

Jamie did pay Olly back for the mishap, but he was still out of pocket to the tune of £320 – money which could have been used for their trip to Alicante tomorrow.

“It was an expensive night out and that’s not even counting the drinks we had. Luckily for me, it was my idiot friend’s doing so he sent me the money back,” Olly added.

“We got back into Leeds at 9:20am. I got showered dressed and got to work around 10.30am. I told my manager about it and they said only you can do that!

“Everyone I’ve told the story to has had a positive response or they’ve laughed about it.

“Jamie complained to Uber and they refunded him £5.”

Olly tweeted a screenshot of the trip, with the caption: “Taxi went to plan, apparently [sic] there is two Moss Gardens.”

Unsurprisingly, they gave the Uber journey a one-star rating.

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What’s on this weekend 13th – 15th September 2019

It – Chapter Two @ Cineworld, Brighton Marina, Friday 13th – Sunday 15th. With a full moon colliding with Friday 13th this weekend, you may just …
Kat Hoare

  • Kat Hoare
  • On September 12, 2019
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This coming weekend with with Autumn setting in and the summer memories fading fast, you may want to take a last chance to immerse, indulge or escape in experiences that only Brighton can offer, before winter sets in.

It – Chapter Two @ Cineworld, Brighton Marina, Friday 13th – Sunday 15th

With a full moon colliding with Friday 13th this weekend, you may just want to indulge your weird and creepy side by catching the long awaited sequel to Stephen King’s It – Chapter 2 at Cineworld, Brighton Marina with showings at: 13.20, 17,00 and 20.40.

VRLAB @The Old Market, Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th

Or if you want to shut out the outside world and enjoy Brighton’ most innovative immersive virtual reality experience, you can catch the VRLAB club night event at The Old Market this weekend. By booking a session, you can experience three cutting edge Virtual reality experiences which includes trying the new Magic Leap headset and a coral reef world created by VR artist Thomas Buckle.

Phileas Fogg World of Adventures @ Sussex House, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury Industrial Estate, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th

On Saturday, if you are looking for something completely new to enjoy with family or a even friends down for the weekend, why not pay a visit to the Phileas Fogg World of Adventures – the newly opened attraction based in Hollingbury where you can literally spend hours in the Victorian world of Phileas Fogg rushing through train carriages, stations and locations around the world. This experience is value for money at £29.50 per person as well as gaining some impressive 4.5 review scores on TripAdvisor.

Free Heritage Open Day @ Brighton Museum, Saturday 14th

For an alternative historical experience, Brighton Museum is opening its doors for a fascinating and free Heritage Open Day from 11am – 4pm. With curators on hand offering a chance to see archive films from the Duke of Yorks cinema and some newer exhibits, you can get chance to see the tiny world of the Scadbury Manor baby house – a seriously intricate dolls house for adults that was passed through seven generations of one family since 1730 with a Welsh “breadcar” suspended from the ceiling where you can store your cheese and bread mouse-free!

Dirty Dancing @ Saltdean Lido, Saturday 14th

On Saturday evening you can indulge yourself by sitting back in a Director’s chair, hiring an extra comfy pillow to take in a sunset screening of Dirty Dancing at the beautifully renovated 1930s splendour of Saltdean Lido. Having given bathers a summer of retro swimming, the Lido is now offering a last dip with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the timeless classic before the winter sets in.

Brighton Triathlon @ Hove Lawns, Sunday 15th

To get energized and inspired on Sunday morning why not go to the Brighton Triathlon at Hove Lawns to cheer on the 1600 competitors who are swimming, running and cycling from 8am in the biggest closed road triathlon in the South East.

Professor Brian Cox @ Brighton Centre, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th

Later on Sunday evening, for an out of this world mindswerve, you can catch Professor Brian Cox at the Brighton Centre from 8pm. Best known for taking his audiences into new dimensions into the origins and evolution of the Solar System, the second half of the show is devoted to taking any question that the audience wishes to aim at him or beyond…..

Romesh Ranganathan – the Cynic’s Mixtape Tour @Brighton Dome, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th

If instead you’d prefer some cutting quips to round off the weekend, then Mock the Week comedian Romesh Ranganathan at the Brighton Dome may be the best tonic. Having emerged “straight outta Crawley” as best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival in 2013, Ranganathan has now popped up everywhere this year from The Guardian to Radio 6 venting his unique take on everything from mum road rage to veganism. You ‘ll have to be quick to catch the Brighton dates of his sold out Tour.

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The Barcode: What people REALLY think of Plymouth’s mega new leisure complex

The Barcode, Plymouth’s newest leisure complex, will have a Cineworld cinema with IMAX screen, Paradise Island Adventure Golf course and a …

With the Barcode set to open next month, Plymouth people have been sharing their views on what they think of the building and what they expect from the new development.

The Barcode, Plymouth’s newest leisure complex, will have a Cineworld cinema with IMAX screen, Paradise Island Adventure Golf course and a variety of restaurants.

While many local people are excited for the development, saying it will ‘modernise’ the area and give us more things to do in the city centre, others are disappointed in its appearance and question whether the development is really aimed at local people.

We asked local people what they thought.

Find out what Plymouth people REALLY think of the Barcode in the video above

‘It’s excellent’

Local man Keith Oxenham is looking forward to the new development and thinks it will update and modernise the area.

He said: “It’s excellent, it’s modern, it will be nice.”

Plymouth Live asked local people what they think of the new development ahead of its opening Pictured: Keith Oxenham (Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

“It’s a good idea, an upgrade, you can’t have the old stuff, this is excellent,” he added.

‘It’ll keep kids off the streets’

Kyle White, 23, from Plymouth, thinks the Barcode will keep children off the street and give young people something to do.

Kyle said: “It’ll be a good thing, it’ll keep trouble off the streets, it’ll keep kids off the streets.”

Plymouth Live asked local people what they think of the new Barcode development. Pictured: Kyle White (Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

Kyle says he’s mostly looking forward to the cinema. He said: “It’ll be a better cinema, hopefully not as expensive as the other one.”

Not everybody is impressed, though.

Susan Stoker, from Plymouth, likes that there is different architecture around the city, but doesn’t think the Barcode is designed for local people.

Susan said: “I really like the different architecture in the city. I don’t have a problem with this architecture, I like the juxtaposition of the whole thing. However, in these particular times of austerity, I don’t think they [Plymouth City Council and the developers] have thought about local people.

Plymouth Live find out what people think of the new development ahead of its opening. Pictured: Susan Stoker and Lesley Chrysanthou (Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

“It’s for business and money-making. It’s not giving something to the city.”

Susan also questioned how long the development would remain popular – and remain open – and suggested the money spent could have been spent elsewhere.

She said: “I don’t think it’s going to benefit the people of Plymouth. It’s a very poor city, it won’t be for the people of Plymouth. [The money should be spent on] an airport [that] would benefit the city.”

Lesley Chrysanthou added: “I think it’s ugly, it’s off-putting, it’s not in harmony with the rest of the city.”

Dan Lee, 23, from Wadebridge doesn’t think he’ll visit the Barcode.

Plymouth Live find out what people think of the new development ahead of its opening. Pictured: Dan Lee from Wadebridge. (Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

He said: “I prefer an old-school cinema, with old-school seats in a nice old building, Wadebridge Cinema is really good for that.

“These new cinemas are alright, the picture and all of that is really good and the sound quality is really good.”

The Barcode will open next month next to Drake Circus in Plymouth City Centre.

To find out more click here.

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