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Britain’s best loos to be given seal of approval: The Day Ahead

PRIZES for this year’s Loo of the Year awards will be flushed out at a ceremony in London that is guaranteed not to be bog standard.

The awards, which celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, aim to highlight and improve standards of toilet provisions across the UK.

Loo of the Year Awards inspectors make unannounced visits to thousands of toilets at sites across the UK in order to judge them.

The toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

All of the toilets are then graded from bronze to platinum, with unacceptable toilets not graded at all. The platinum rating is only given to outlets which offer ‘exceptional toilets’.

And no, we’re not pulling your chain.

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■ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will deliver a major speech to the United Nations in Geneva. Mr Corbyn will focus on international cooperation, human rights and Labour’s approach to the greatest challenges facing the world today.

■ Don your pointy ears and pull on your green hat for Elf Day. Organised by The Alzheimer’s Society, people are being encouraged to dress up as elves to offer support and raise awareness of dementia. Special elf walks and other activities will be taking place up and down the country.

■ Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan will visit Russia where he will enjoy a tour of the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, a venue for next summer’s World Cup. He will also meet deputy foreign minister Vladimir Titov.

■ A man will appear in court accused of far-right terrorism. Ethan Stables, of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, is charged with one charge of possessing documents useful to people preparing or committing acts of terrorism. He is said to have possessed a copy of a document called the Anarchists’ Cookbook.


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