HARD-UP cabbies have been given the green light to put adverts on their taxis.

Tendring District Taxi Association asked licensing bosses to allow door advertising so they can drum up extra cash.

Taxi driver Colin Bennett said drivers were in “dire financial straits” and the move would boost income for drivers as well as help promote local businesses.

Tendring Council agreed to relax the regulations, but will still keep a tight check on the content of any adverts.