A Brit has explored the world far and wide - travelling 75,000 miles to 100 countries - in order to find the globe's worst public toilet . After spending a whopping £150,000 on this bizarre journey, travel writer and blogger Graham Askey, 58, says he has found the bad bog - in Tajikistan. Known to his friends as 'King of the Porcelain', the journalist has ended his scan of the glob for the most disgusting loo after stumbling upon the "perfect hell hole". The five foot ramshackle tent - with walls that double as loo roll - in northern Tajikistan is so bad those desperate enough to use it must stoop over sun-dried poo. If that's not enough to put you off, Askey says that by far the "most repellent thing of all" was the fact that its fabric walls were used as SHARED toilet paper! Graham spent has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to travel the world and find the worst toilet ( Image: Graham Askey / SWNS) Graham said this exposed toilet in Benin gave him … [Read more...] about Brit travels the globe to find the world’s worst toilet – and this is it
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ARIES Maybe love has felt like hard graft lately. But as Venus prepares to light up your lasting partnerships zone, pressure eases off and you see exactly where your heart needs to go next. If you’re single, this can include crossing an ocean with a celebrity. And with a new moon also refreshing lifelong romance, you can fall back in love with a place or person from your past. Horoscope traits What does your star sign mean for you? Aries - The best and worst characteristics of the head of the zodiac Aquarius - The traits you need to know for the air sign Capricorn - What does this star sign mean for your personality? Cancer - The key traits for the sign include a keen love of food Gemini - The traits to be aware of for the sign with a symbol of twins Leo - The best and worst characteristics of the fire sign Libra - What does the seventh star sign mean for your personality? Pisces - The key traits for the sign include an interest … [Read more...] about Aries horoscope: What your star sign has in store for September 25 – October 1
NOV 23 - DEC 21 Your success sector is challenging you as Mercury moves back - to take a chance. Make a move today, rather than putting things off till tomorrow. And your easy-going input can be just what a now-forming work team is missing. Love-wise, what you assume is a casual no-strings fling can take a commitment turn. Horoscope traits What does your star sign mean for you? Aries - The best and worst characteristics of the head of the zodiac Aquarius - The traits you need to know for the air sign Capricorn - What does this star sign mean for your personality? Cancer - The key traits for the sign include a keen love of food Gemini - The traits to be aware of for the sign with a symbol of twins Leo - The best and worst characteristics of the fire sign Libra - What does the seventh star sign mean for your personality? Pisces - The key traits for the sign include an interest in the arts Sagittarius - The traits you need to … [Read more...] about Sagittarius weekly horoscope: What your star sign has in store for September 25 – October 1
The number of A-level students without university places is at a decade-high. What does it tell us about how the class of 2022 – the first to take exams in three years – was failed by the handling of Covid? But first, the headlines... Evening briefing: Today's essential headlines Brace for more rail strikes | The rail dispute could be prolonged "indefinitely" , a union leader has warned, as the latest strike by thousands of workers again caused travel misery for passengers. The RMT's Mick Lynch joined picket lines on the day only around one in five trains ran across the UK. See how your rail line will be impacted during another walkout on Saturday – and others throughout the summer. Ukraine | Russia deploys hypersonic missiles in show of strength 'Grossly unfair' | Half a million denied record state pension boost Ryan Giggs trial | Ex-footballer tried to prevent 999 call, court hears University Challenge | Amol Rajan to take over from Jeremy Paxman … [Read more...] about Thursday evening news briefing: Generation Covid’s A-levels scramble
This week we've been delighted by the news that a shelter's longest-serving resident found his "furever" home and amazed by the story of a pup whose owner said she sniffed out his brain cancer years before an official diagnosis. But they're not the only pets to catch our eye this week as we've received super-cute submissions from our readers for the Newsweek Pet of the Week. If you think your pet could be part of our lineup next week, scroll to the bottom of this story to see how you can get involved. Winner This week our winner is from the feline family. Nine-year-old Rory is a nebelung cat who lives in California with her owner Brenda and captured our hearts this week with her super fluffy coat and beautiful eyes. "She is actually not a very large cat," Brenda told Newsweek. "She just has so much fur she looks it. I definitely get a kick out of her silhouette and we joke she looks potato-shaped rather than cat shaped." Rory is a big fan of playing, chasing … [Read more...] about “Sassy” nebelung cat from California wins Pet of the Week
By Reha Kansara & Abdirahim Saeed Published 18 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Recent violent disorder in Leicester caused shock and outrage and prompted dozens of arrests, but how much was it fuelled by misinformation posted online? We've spent the past week trying to unpick some of the false claims in and about Leicester and tried to see how much they spread both in the run-up to the disorder and the aftermath. Temporary chief constable Rob Nixon told BBC Two's Newsnight there had been a deliberate attempt by people to use social media in a destructive way. Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby also blamed online disinformation and said otherwise there was "no obvious local cause for this at all". At least one of those sentenced over the disorder has admitted being influenced by social media. When we spoke to people in Leicester, either community … [Read more...] about Did misinformation fan the flames in Leicester?
Rob uses his extensive legal knowledge on ITV's Judge Rinder (Image: Getty) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info But it quickly became clear that in the court of public opinion, Judge Rinder was a spray-tanned, be. sequinned, hip-swivelling hit. And six years on, the verdict is in and the case is closed… that 11-week run on TV's most popular talent show changed his life and his career. Related articles Kirstie Allsopp warns 'don't be fooled' on Phil and Holly queue row Phil and Holly were 'heckled' by mourners as they 'skipped' queue Talking about coming fifth on the show as it returns to the BBC for its 20th series this weekend, starring Kym Marsh, Helen Skelton and Matt Goss, he jokes: "Let's call it second runner up, … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing sentenced me to serve time in show business
By Sam Francis Published 5 August Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A new study from top academics has claimed 100,000 obesity cases have been prevented due to a ban on junk food advertising on the Transport for London (TfL) network. But is it true? Since February 2019, adverts for foods high in calories from sugar or fat, or high in salt, have been banned across the TfL network. Food and drink brands, restaurants, takeaways and delivery services are only allowed to place adverts that promote healthier products - rather than simply publicising brands. The measures were introduced to help tackle child obesity, the mayor of London confirmed when the project was launched . The scheme received 82% support during a public consultation. What did the study find? The ban directly led to 94,867 fewer cases of obesity than expected, a 4.8% decrease, … [Read more...] about TfL junk food advert ban: Has the policy cut obesity?
House of the Dragon: Trailer for brand new series SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info In March 2016, acclaimed producer Sir George Martin died at the age of 90 with members of the Beatles breaking the news with tributes on Twitter. Enamoured Game of Thrones fans tragically confused the producer for George RR Martin , who is still alive and celebrates his 74th birthday on September 20. Related articles Danniella Westbrook fumes royals treated Harry 'as 2nd class citizen' Domino's Pizza in 'savage' dig at Holly and Phil after queue row In 2016, musical sensations Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr took to social media with tributes to their late producer, who Sir Paul had previously described as … [Read more...] about George RR Martin had to convince fans he was ‘not dead’ after bizarre mix-up