Britain’s Public Loos: A Nation in a Hurry

If you see someone rushing down the street, they could be late for work or a date. Or chasing a mugger. More likely, however, they are urgently looking for somewhere to ‘answer the call of nature’. The British discreetly call it ‘spending a penny’, though at London’s Waterloo Station it now costs 20p and in […]

Filed under: Society | Posted on December 1st, 2007 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

They Haven’t (Yet) Abolished Christmas (Or Santa Claus)

Do you still believe in Father Christmas?  Presumably not any more. Would you like to be him for two or three weeks?   Possibly, depending on the pay and conditions. If you are available and interested, now’s your chance. The position, of course, would only be temporary – until 23rd December, in fact. Some shopping centres […]

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