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UK inmate gave birth to stillborn in prison toilets, inquiry finds

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An inmate gave birth to a stillborn baby in shocking circumstances in a prison toilet without specialist medical assistance or pain relief, an investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) has found. A pr...

The urinary leash: how the death of public toilets traps and trammels us all

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For about an hour and a half before she finishes work and gets the bus home, Jacqui won’t eat or drink anything. Once, while waiting at the bus stop, and suddenly needing the loo, she had to head to the other end of t...

Cash-strapped councils must sell off town halls and public toilets, warns minister

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Two struggling councils have been warned they face government intervention unless they selloff publicly-owned assets, including town halls, public toilets, leisure centres and libraries, and push ahead with further cu...

SpaceX aims to fix leaky toilets before astronauts blast off at weekend

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SpaceX is facing toilet troubles in its capsules before it launches more astronauts into space. The company and Nasa want to make sure the toilet leaks will not compromise the capsule launching early on Sunday from K...

Low risk of catching Covid in public toilets, study finds

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Covid-19 has seen many plans go down the toilet, but an Australian-led study shows public loos pose little risk of catching the virus. Led by Australian National University Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis, researchers f...

Mauritius FA looks into claim recording device seen in women’s toilets in May

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A cleaner who works at the Mauritius Football Association has claimed she found a mobile phone in recording mode in the women’s toilets at its headquarters three months before a complaint was lodged with police by ano...

Mauritius’s FA in turmoil as police investigate phone in women’s toilets

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The president of the Mauritius Football Association has denied it is in turmoil after two board members stepped down over its handling of accusations a mobile phone in video recording mode was hidden in the women’s to...

No-go area: pandemic highlights Canada’s lack of public toilets

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Biking through Toronto on a recent afternoon, Dawn Russell realized she urgently needed to pee. Six months into her pregnancy, she knew that each trip from her house would mean searching for a toilet, but the promise ...