UK Toilets

How A Toilet Can Change Your Life

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Mary-Ann Ochota

The Congolese sun is gleaming off the earthen floor but I feel cold. I'm knee-to-knee with a tall, dignified woman called Bawili, who's talking me through the day her teenage daughter was gang-raped. Bawili speaks quietly, simply - the details are the more harrowing for it.

Why Our Families Are Really Not Welcome At Scottish Events

Laura Rutherford | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

One issue that affects us daily is a lack of fully accessible toilets, which is why we campaign for Changing Places toilets. Something in all honesty, we shouldn't have to campaign or fight for. We invest so much of our little spare time trying to convince Scottish companies to do the right thing,

Why We Need More Innovation in Sanitation

Jim McHale | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Jim McHale

This World Toilet Day, it's time for new solutions to tackle and old problem. Bill Gates once said that there are not enough smart people working in ...

Overflowing Cities: How Sanitation Will Be Key To The World's Urbanising Population

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

This World Toilet Day, we are calling on global leaders to deliver on their promises to meet the UN's Global Goal 6 to ensure universal access to safe water and sanitation. The health and well-being of our urban world depends upon them.

It Will All Come Together In Time

Emma Reed | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Reed

However, after attempting the potty training twice earlier this year and quickly giving up I am turning this whole article around and using it to say please just wait until your little one is ready; and this is not only true for toilet training but for every milestone we are so eager for them to hit

Why Isn't This News Worthy?

Laura Rutherford | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

It's actually quite depressing how little the world cares about accessibility and accessible toilets. There are so many campaigners doing all that they can to encourage and promote Changing Places and Space To Change facilities.

Would You Let A Lorry Driver Use Your Company Loo?

Rob Flello | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

Last week was the hugely successful National Lorry Week, when we are asked to Love the Lorry, and celebrate the enormous contribution made to our economy and society by all those involved in the haulage industry.

16 Tweets That Perfectly Capture The Potty Training Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Parents

Potty training your child is an essential stage in their development, but sometimes it feels like parenting responsibilities go a step too far. We did...

Norwegian Man Dramatically Rescued After Getting Stuck In Public Toilet

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK

A 20-year-old in Norway has spoken of his relief after being rescued from a public toilet he had spent an hour stuck in. Cato Berntsen Larsen jumped ...

Why Do We Need Toilets That Talk to Us?

Laurence Clark | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Laurence Clark

As a stand-up comedian living in the north-west of England, I frequently find myself travelling down to London on the train for gigs. This means that over the past few years I have developed a healthy dislike for Virgin Trains' on-board toilets...

Is Covering The Toilet Seat With Paper More Hygienic?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, people have covered toilet seats in paper in a bid to prevent unwanted germs from getting on their bottoms. But is it actually more hygieni...

Understanding the Power of Toilets in Rural Angola

Edson Monteiro | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Edson Monteiro

I recently returned from a trip to visit rural villages in Angola to look at the impact that Unicef's sanitation partnership with Andrex is having on children and families there. It's incredible to think that seven out of ten people living in rural Angola do not have a clean, safe toilet to use. This has a huge impact on the health of Angola's children and one of the reasons the country has the highest rate of child mortality in the world.

Glastonbury and the Curse of the Long Drop

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Cunningham

Glastonbury has been reducing the number of Portaloos in favour of the greener 'Long Drop". Although the portable loo was no delight, it did have a seat and a lock and a roof. Whereas the Long drop though worthy, lacks the privacy of a sealed cubicle. It also has the long drop, striking fear into the toilet phobic.

One Person Can Make a Difference - And Everyone Should Try

Laura Rutherford | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

Ever get those moments when you look at your kids and think you just love them soooo much? You'd do anything for them. You want the very best for them. And nothing less. This doesn't change if you have a child with disabilities. The only difference is you usually have to fight for everything that makes your baby's life easier.

Toilets to Politics - Why Trans Inclusion Matters

Aimee Challenor | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Politics
Aimee Challenor

We live in an amazingly diverse society, surely our politics should reflect that? Luckily more and more people are agreeing - but there's still some small changes we need to make to get there.

We Need to Make Loos Accessible to People With a Stoma

Caroline Richards | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Richards

I live with a colostomy. This means my colon has been diverted through an opening on the side of my abdomen so that bodily waste can pass into a stoma bag. My stoma is due to bowel cancer but many people undergo surgery for one due to Crohn's and Colitis, childbirth, injury and other conditions.

Genius Invention Will Stop You From Peeing On The Floor In The Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Stop everything. Because your midnight toilet break just got a whole lot easier. We all know guys can have a tendency to miss the toilet bowl while pe...

"We have to put our children on the floor covered in urine": Sussex mums campaign for proper disabled toilets

Liam Evans | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Liam Evans

Parents of disabled children are campaigning for action as they are forced to change their child's nappies on the floors in public bathrooms. They want better facilities across Brighton and Hove.

It's No Joke: The State of the World's Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

On this World Toilet Day, it's time for the world to make good on our promises - and while we all love a bit of toilet humour, the state of the world's sanitation really is no joke.

Who Knew?

Emma Porcelli | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

Who knew poo and wee would become our life when we had kids? If we're not covered in it, we are stressing out in public about it. Do you find you are on repeat when asking the toddler if they need the toilet?

This Is Why You Always Check Under The Toilet Seat In Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Comedy

In today's most bum-clenching news, two pythons measuring a combined length of five and a half metres have been rescued from a toilet bowl in Queensla...

The Unspoken Etiquette Of Ladies Toilets Every Woman Knows

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you're a woman, going to the loo in a public toilet is not as simple as going in, doing your business, then leaving. From sharing sanitary pro...

Switzerland Is Telling People How To Poo Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK

Swiss railway authorities have felt the need to erect signs telling people how to poo properly on their trains. The informative diagrams have been ...

Teen Dies After 'Toilet Anxiety' Makes Her Withhold Bowels For Two Months

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has died after holding in bowel movements for up to two months, which caused her to have a heart attack. Emily Titterington, 16, suffere...

Do You Pee In The Shower?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: those who pee in the shower and those who don't. Or, as one reddit user quite rightly suggests, those who...