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A loo experience you will never forget

A loo experience you will never forget

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Angelica Morrison stands at London’s most expensive toilet. Opened eight months ago in Covent Garden it is a fancy lavatory, owned by the trendy 2theloo Company. But it costs. As Morrison finds out, it is £1 to enter and she had no choice but to pay. Neoliberalism, which turns everything into a business, has reached London’s toilets. Since London’s first toilet, resting areas have moved on to being more than just a place to “relieve one self”. They have turned towards the same direction as the Romans after the introduction of sanitation. According to the British Toilet Association (BTA), over 600 restrooms are believed to have closed down, with another 22 more underway. Raymond Martin, Managing Director of BTA, says the closure has affected the public tremendously. “We have actuall

‘Cheers for that. Now get out!’ Brixton traders told.

They have survived riots and drug dealing on their doorsteps, but it will be a redevelopment plan by Lambeth Council and landlord Network Rail that will seal the fate of many shop owners in Brixton. Alex Leonards visits Atlantic Road to speak to angry traders. Sub editor: Aimee Ren A & C Co. Continental Grocers has served Brixton for 25 years. In six months time the owners will have to abandon the shop that has seen them through Brixton's best and worst of times. “It’s really gutting,” says Bella, who has been at the grocers since the very beginning. “We were here when no one else would step foot in Brixton. We’ve been through it all: riots, drug dealers lined up every 10 yards,” she says. “And now that it’s all nice, it’s like ‘Oh, cheers for that. Now get out’.” These days wal