TVH buys Battery Supplies

13th of July 2021
TVH buys Battery Supplies

Spare parts specialist TVH, which has its headquarters in Belgium, has acquired the shares of Battery Supplies - also based in Belgium - and its subsidiaries in Meyzieu, France (Battery Supplies France) and Erftstadt, Germany (BATTEC Batterie Vertrieb).

Founded in 1999, Battery Supplies is a one-stop shop for the supply of batteries, battery

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Crow finds a job in a Turkish toilet

9th of July 2021
Crow finds a job in a Turkish toilet

A washroom attendant in Turkey has found himself an unlikely feathered assistant.

Ismail Atmaca is using a young crow as his deputy when away from his post.

Atmaca, from Birecik in south-east Turkey, found the crow chick on the ground earlier this year. It had apparently fallen from its nest and was too frail to fly. So Atmaca took the bird

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Tokyo opens another state-of-the-art toilet ahead of the Olympics

7th of July 2021
Tokyo opens another state-of-the-art toilet ahead of the Olympics

A new iconic public toilet has opened in Tokyo. And there are more to come as the city steps up plans to open a series of state-of-the-art facilities ahead of the Olympics.

Situated in Tokyo's Nabeshima Shoto Park, "The Toilet Village" is the brainchild of Kengo Kuma. He is the architect behind the main venue for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic

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Spanish cleaning association added 5,000 new workers during pandemic year

28th of June 2021
Spanish cleaning association added 5,000 new workers during pandemic year

The Spanish contract cleaning association ASPEL has published its annual report and revealed that it recruited 5,000 new workers to the sector during the pandemic year. This is despite the enormous challenges being faced by the industry as a whole during 2020.

Presenting the findings of the report, president Juan Díez de los Ríos

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Australia’s state schools face cleaning cuts

25th of June 2021
Australia’s state schools face cleaning cuts

A scheme to change cleaning levels in Australia's state schools - delayed due to the pandemic - now looks set to go ahead despite controversy.

The scheme calculates the number of cleaning hours required in each school based on its floor area. A New South Wales Education Department spokesperson claims this method is fairer than the previous one,

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Only one in three adolescents practise appropriate hand hygiene: study

24th of June 2021
Only one in three adolescents practise appropriate hand hygiene: study

Adolescents have suboptimal hand hygiene habits: this was the conclusion reached in a global study of teens.

The Student Health Survey examined the hand hygiene practices of 354,422 adolescents aged 13-17 years in 92 countries. And according to the results, only 30.3 per cent of teenagers claim to practise appropriate hand hygiene.

The results

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