RETRACTION: Loos journalism!
08 December 2005
Yesterday we published a story revealing that Reading had been rated as having the worst
toilets by festival goers, however we inaccurately published a shot of toilets from Glastonbury 1998
which are owned by Portable Toilets Ltd.
Following a call from the company earlier today, we would like to sincerely apologise for any connection made between the toilet firm and the fact that our readers rated Reading as having the worst festival loos. It was a stinking oversight.
Portable Toilets Ltd explained that they had no toilets on site at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals and that the only big music events they laid toilets at were Live 8, V Festival, and Glastonbury - which were among the nation's favourite facilities.
Owner Desra Cruise said: "It was a bit gut wrenching to see it (the photo) as people immediately identified us. Our toilets are different to everyone else's."
Ms Cruise was alerted to the inconsistency by three separate colleagues, all concerned that the association to the story could harm the business.
VF's Editor commented: "You can't turn your nose up to that."
Once again, Portable Toilets Ltd were not present at Reading and Leeds and we can vouch from personal experience that their toilets are very good. We hope that clears up any mess.