Norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympics 2018

8th of February 2018
Norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympics 2018

The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea have been struck by an outbreak of norovirus among security guards. As a result 1,200 have been withdrawn from their roles and replaced by military personnel. The games are due to start tomorrow.

The organisers made the decision after 41 people were affected by an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea

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India’s Toilet Garden aims to promote sanitation

6th of February 2018
India’s Toilet Garden aims to promote sanitation

A toilet-themed café-garden in India aims to promote universal sanitation and create awareness of the need for personal hygiene.

People using the Toilet Garden in Ahmedabad are invited to sit on a commode or latrine and enjoy a cup of coffee while reading inspirational quotes and anecdotes related to sanitation on the walls. These include

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Window cleaner saves defaced Banksy

5th of February 2018
Window cleaner saves defaced Banksy

A UK window cleaner sprang into action on discovering that a new mural painted locally by street artist Banksy had been defaced.

Jason Fanthorpe, 46, was preparing for bed in Hull when he saw the item on the news. So he headed straight for the disused bridge armed with ladders and cleaning products.

The artwork - which appeared in January - had

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Study reveals dirtiest places in an airport

2nd of February 2018
Study reveals dirtiest places in an airport

A new study suggests the dirtiest places in an airport are the self check-in kiosks, which we almost all use these days. In fact they are 200 times more germ-ridden than your toilet seat at home.

Insurance website InsuranceQuotes.com conducted 18 tests across six surfaces at three major US airports, swabbing each surface several times and then

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Lucart buys CEL Technologies & System Spain

1st of February 2018
Lucart buys CEL Technologies & System Spain

Tissue specialist Lucart, based in Italy, has strengthened its position on the Iberian peninsula with the acquisition of the Spanish group CEL Technologies & System which went into administration last summer. It says it will invest more than €20 million in the business over the next five years.

As part of the operation Lucart has bought

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Rats video sparks Paris cleanliness debate

30th of January 2018
Rats video sparks Paris cleanliness debate

A video showing a swarm of rats in a bin in Paris has trigged a debate about the cleanliness of the French capital.

The footage shows dozens of rodents stuck inside a container and attempting to leap out. It was filmed by a refuse collector who said his colleagues had been attacked by vermin while working.

"A colleague told me that a rat had

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