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Public health experts are calling for fair provision of public toilets for women, saying the aim should be to have two female loos to every male one. With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a Royal Society for Public Health report says. It blames the closure of hundreds of council-run toilets for deterring some people from leaving the house. The government said it was down to councils to manage their resources and provide necessary services for people. The Royal Society's report says that people with health problems or a disability are most affected by the lack of public conveniences. It adds that public toilets "should be considered as essential as streetlights, roads and waster collection". Full story

23 May