Norovirus warning to supermarket shoppers

4th of December 2019
Norovirus warning to supermarket shoppers

A hospital board is urging people to wash their hands in soap and water after a trip to the supermarket.

The Swansea Bay University Health Board claims the frequently-touched handles of supermarket trolleys could harbour the norovirus. It is urging everyone to clean their hands thoroughly after a visit to busy facilities such as supermarkets and

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Cleaning in northern Europe undergoes a gender change

28th of November 2019
Cleaning in northern Europe undergoes a gender change

The cleaning industry is attracting an increasing number of men, according to the Oslo Institute for Social Research.

This is said to mirror a rise in the number of immigrants seeking work in Europe.

The Oslo Institute's Marjan Nadim and Julia Orupabo claim the role of cleaning - once almost exclusively the province of women - is about to

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Indian e-toilets left to stand idle

27th of November 2019
Indian e-toilets left to stand idle

Many of India's 2,000 e-toilets are standing idle because their maintenance contracts are not being renewed, according to reports.

And issues such as misuse, technical glitches and people being unsure how they work are also causing problems for the high-tech lavatories.

Based on sensor technology, e-toilets were phased in across 20 Indian states

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Public toilets - fair provision for women

26th of November 2019
Public toilets - fair provision for women

Many of us have witnessed the familiar scene – a long queue of ladies waiting to use the washroom while the men’s toilet flows congestion-free. A recent report from the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK has called for the fair provision of public toilets for women, specifying two female toilets needed for every male one. Jamie

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The meteoric rise of subscriptions

25th of November 2019
The meteoric rise of subscriptions

A business model forged centuries ago is morphing into a disruptive force that is changing how we pay for goods and services and challenging our long-held obsession with ownership. Hartley Milner explores the pros and cons of the burgeoning subscription economy.

When you get your next bank statement, tot up the amounts debited for subscription

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Act now to eradicate slavery

22nd of November 2019
Act now to eradicate slavery

While the scale of modern slavery in the UK has long been overlooked, since 2015 the Government’s increased focus on modern slavery in UK and beyond has rendered it essential that commercial organisations are seen to be treating modern slavery with the focus and gravity that it deserves. UK barrister Ben Douglas-Jones, QC, writes exclusively

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