Trendy ride-hailing app Uber connects passengers and drivers via a cashless payment system and operates in more than 440 cities across the world - nearby Manchester and Liverpool included.

But it seems Cestrians won't be among the millions to use it to get home after a night out any time soon, as the San Francisco-based company revealed they have no 'immediate' plans to target the area.

A spokeswoman for Uber explained: "In the UK, Uber is 100% licensed and we require an operating licence granted by the local council to begin operations in a city.

"We have not applied for a licence in Chester and do not have any immediate plans to do so.

"Our current focus is on ensuring that users can push a button and get a ride in our existing cities."

'Evolving the way the world moves by seamlessly connecting riders to drivers', Uber promises 'no cash, no tip, no hassle' as the customer's credit card on file is charged automatically for any trips taken.

Uber rides can be requested in the following UK locations: London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bristol, Merseyside, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Leicester, Belfast, Cardiff, Southampton, Sunderland and parts of the home counties.