(From Nottingham Evening Post)
Private hire taxi drivers from Nottingham are about to start taking a new qualification in a bid to raise the standard of customer service. JAMES KAY and PAUL ADCOCK attempted to assess how badly they need 'The Knowledge' A Few years ago scientists confirmed what London's black cabbies have always suspected: they have bigger brains than the rest of us.
They found that a part of the drivers' brain known as the hippocampus, associated with navigation in animals and birds, was highly developed.
Why? Presumably, to accommodate The Knowledge, that arcane body of information relating to the metropolis' labyrinth of roads.
Contained in the infamous Blue Book, The Knowledge consists of hundreds of routes and …