London Lite Friday, 11 September 2009 25 hundreds drive their point home in islington demo HUNDREDS of black cab drivers caused traffic chaos in Islington yesterday during a protest against plans to allow a schizophrenic killer to train for a taxi licence. The demonstration came after it was revealed that a 38-year-old man, whose conviction is now spent and has been given the all-clear by doctors, is studying for the Knowledge despite strangling his wife in 2000. A fleet of cabs jammed the streets a r o u n d t h e Public Carriage Office, blowing their horns for several hours. The drivers say revelations about the man will fur ther damage their reputation of trust, already tarnished after the jailing of sex attacker John Worboys this year. The former taxi driver, who had worked as a porn star and male stripper, drugged and sexually assaulted at least 12 women. Pentonville Road and Penton Place were brought to a standstill during the dem- onstration. About 100 taxi drivers wielded placards saying No blood on our hands. Ken Burns, 63, from Essex, who has been driving taxis for 41 years, said: How can a schizophrenic who has killed before be allowed this level of trust? Ken Flemwell, 55, from East Ham, said: I was talking to a passenger last night and she was absolutely terrified that someone like that could be driving a black cab. Dragons Den star Duncan Bannatyne has changed the age limits on sunbed use at his health clubs after being tackled by BBC1 series Watchdog. The scottish tycoon increased the age limit from 16 to 18 after the consumer programme showed him a health report written this year about the dangers of sunbed use. Bannatyne clashed with Watchdog presenter anne robinson on the show after she criticised him. by mark blunden TVDragon upssunbed agelimit Roof protest: driver holds a banner in Penton Place yesterday Fast talkaninstant interviewwith... Moby The 44-year old New York-based musicians follow-up to last years upbeat album Last Night is the downbeat Wait For Me. The single Mistakes is out Monday. London or New York? New York. The weathers more interesting, and its not as spread out. New Yorkers are also nicer than Londoners, probably out of fear of being shot! Londoners only hit you with a lager bottle! Albums or singles? If I cant have both then albums. Tea or coffee? Both! But at the end of the day I like tea more than coffee. Cats or dogs? Cats are fine, but dogs are flawless. Guitars or synths? I love a good analog synth, but nothing is more satisfying than playing Whole Lotta Love loudly on guitar. Books or magazines? I accepted long ago that Im a sad nerd, so books. Live or studio? Live can be fun and great, but being in the studio is almost always better. Success or credibility? None of my favourite musicians ever had mainstream success, so credibility. Cricket or baseball? My great grandmother was a huge Boston Red Sox fan (player Jon Lester, right), so baseball. Gym or sofa? How about a sofa in a gym? Maybe with some monkeys, too. Dance or rock? 2am in Stuttgart: dance. Almost any other time, its gotta be rock. tom hoCKnell Jokebox......... This blokes perfect in every way -- except hes trying to find a partner on the internet Blackcabbie fury at wife killer driver Fury: drivers make a stand index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html