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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How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

26th of January 2018
How to keep your workforce safe when using cleaning agents

Lauren O'Connor from Zoro, supplier of cleaning products and personal protective equipment, takes a closer look at your responsibilities as an employer when it comes to your staff working with cleaning agents.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 deaths in the UK linked to past exposure to chemicals and dust at work, according to statistics

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ISS makes executive group management changes

26th of January 2018
ISS makes executive group management changes

Global facility services provider ISS is to make a number of changes to its executive group management with effect from March 1.

Europe will be consolidated from four operating units to two. Richard Sykes, currently regional ceo of Western Europe, will become regional ceo for Northern Europe. Jacob Götzsche, currently regional ceo of Central

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