Norovirus hits international athletics championships

17th of August 2017
Norovirus hits international athletics championships

An outbreak of norovirus blighted this year's World Athletics Championships when more than 40 people associated with the event displayed symptoms of the illness.

Members of the German, Canadian, Botswana and Irish teams were among those athletes and officials affected. Four cases of norovirus were confirmed with more than 40 other people showing

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October date for ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul

15th of August 2017
October date for ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul

The second edition of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul exhibition will take place at the Istanbul Congress Centre from October 18-20. An estimated 3,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors from in and around Turkey are expected to attend.

Alongside the show will be a programme of seminars and workshops. The cleaning-related opportunities in the quest to

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Cleaning staff help to root out extremism in UK universities

14th of August 2017
Cleaning staff help to root out extremism in UK universities

Universities are training cleaning staff to eavesdrop on students who may be at risk of radicalisation by terrorists, it has emerged.

The London South Bank University and the Open University are among a number of institutions to teach cleaners and catering staff how to spot tell-tale signs that might be missed by fellow students.

The moves have

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Online voting open for 2017 ISSA Innovation Award

11th of August 2017
Online voting open for 2017 ISSA Innovation Award

Global cleaning industry association ISSA, which has its headquarters in the US, has opened online voting for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Awards. The winners will be announced during the forthcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Las Vegas from September 11-14.

The awards, designed to recognise product innovation, are open to voting

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Rentokil Initial completes Franz Haniel joint venture agreement

10th of August 2017
Rentokil Initial completes Franz Haniel joint venture agreement

Rentokil Initial in the UK has completed it joint venture agreement with Germany-based Franz Haniel, which operates under the CWS-Boco brand. Rentokil agreed in December to merge its workwear and hygiene businesses in 10 countries, mainly in the Benelux and central & eastern Europe regions.

The London-listed pest control firm will receive

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UK government may introduce licences for cleaning products

9th of August 2017
UK government may introduce licences for cleaning products

Corrosive cleaning fluids that could blind or disfigure members of the public may need to be regulated by the 1972 Poisons Act in the UK in future.

This means that shoppers would need a Home Office licence in order to buy such cleaning products - and stores would need a licence to sell them.

Following a spate of acid attacks in the UK, home

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