Loo of the Year awards see to promote accessible public toilets

1st of August 2013
Loo of the Year awards see to promote accessible public toilets

This year's UK Loo of the Year Awards, which recognise excellence in public toilets provision, will have a special category dedicated to 'bigger and better' accessible toilets designed for disabled people.

These toilets offer more space than standard accessible toilets andincorporate additional equipment, including an adult-sized changing bench,

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EU backs unified patent court

31st of July 2013
EU backs unified patent court

The European Commission has paved the way for a specialised European patent court to solve disputes and avoid multiple litigation cases in up to 28 different national courts.

At the beginning of this week it announced the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection by updating EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of

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Latvia to join euro currency in 2014

30th of July 2013
Latvia to join euro currency in 2014

The European Parliament has given clearance for Latvia to adopt the euro currency in 2014, with MEPs commenting on the country's "extraordinary efforts" to overcome the financial crisis.

"Latvia has overcome the 2008 crisis by working very hard, painfully, but in the end successfully, on its budget consolidation," said German MEP Burkhard

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Pulire Verona reports increase in visitor numbers

29th of July 2013
Pulire Verona reports increase in visitor numbers

Pulire, the Italian professional cleaning exhibition which took place in Verona recently, attracted just over 12,000 visitors according to the organiser. This represents an increase of 18.2 per cent compared to the last show two years ago.

Foreign visitors accounted for 24.7 per cent of this figure, with 74.3 per cent of them coming from the rest

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Croatia becomes latest member of EU

26th of July 2013
Croatia becomes latest member of EU

Croatia has become the 28th member of the European Union - just over two decades after declaring independence from federal Yugoslavia, the trigger for four years of war in which around 20,000 people died.

But few Croatians were in the mood to celebrate, as the country faces a fifth year of recession and record unemployment of 21 per cent. The

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Mobile foam cleaner sanitises phones and tablets

25th of July 2013
Mobile foam cleaner sanitises phones and tablets

A new foam cleaner designed to eliminate bacteria and viruses from much-handled mobiles phones and tablets has been launched by a German company.

NoBacs is aimed at schools, universities, government agencies and other institutions where mobile devices tend to be shared. It comes in a small canister that can be carried around in the pocket,

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