The demise of public toilets – Maghull just one of many towns to have a shopping center with nowhere to spend a public penny.

Maghull’s closed public toilets at the Square Shopping Centre.

The Mirror has an interesting a sad story to tell about the demise of public toilets across the nation – see link below:-

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I remember only too well trying to save the public toilets at Maghull Square Shopping Centre, toilets that in the 1980’s had been award winners in the Loo of the Year Awards. Of course by the time they closed they were a shadow of that former glory having been vandalised and unmaintained. Indeed, by the time they closed few people would use them anyway due to their condition.

The same toilets were not looking good back in 2012 well before closure.

Now in Maghull Costa, and the Health Center provide the only toilet facilities. It would be nice if the Maghull Morrisons store had a toilet too like so many of their supermarkets.

Mirror buys Express!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42991304

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

Yes I know I scratched my head too! Trinity Mirror who publish Labour Party supporting newspapers like the Daily Mirror and Liverpool Echo are going to publish the Daily Express which often seems off to the Bluekip far right.

Our Trump/Brexit world gets stranger by the day.

2.6m women are angry over State Pension losses

www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/furious-waspi-women-storm-out-11696831

The Daily Mirror has the story on its web site – see link above

Quote from article – ‘The Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) activists are campaigning for 2.6million women born in the 1950s whose state pension age is rising to 66 by 2020.’

What has surprised me is that there have not been bigger and longer protests over this.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

May – Is anyone listening?

www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/embarrassment-theresa-delivers-speech-mostly-11209871

The Daily Mirror has the story on its web site – see link above.

As the UK seeks to isolate itself within Europe whilst at the same time hawking its suitcase of trading products door to door around the planet you can’t help but think that humouring and ignoring us has become the way of the world.

What a sad state we are in!

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Boris – Were Peter Dowd and Mrs May(day) ‘swearing’ about him?

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/theresa-makes-sweary-ffs-joke-9455850

The Daily Mirror has the story that includes a reference to my old Sefton Council sparing partner now Bootle Labour MP Peter Dowd – see link above

In the words of my dear old Mum ‘he could make a Parson swear’ – Boris I mean.

My thanks to Roy Connell for spotting this story.

Malnutrition and Obesity both causing hospital admissions

www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shocking-rise-brits-being-admitted-9106672

The Daily Mirror has the story – see link above

‘What’s going wrong, obesity rising and now this, does anyone have any answers about whats happening in this country of ours?’ says Roy Connell.

Indeed, we seem to on the way to having a population at two extremes, food poverty at one end, obesity at the other!