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Impact assessments of Brexit on the UK 'don't exist'

The government has not carried out any impact assessments of leaving the EU on the UK economy, Brexit Secretary David Davis has told MPs. “There’s no sort of systematic impact assessment,” Mr Davis told the Brexit committee. He said the government had produced a “sectoral analysis” of different industries but not a “forecast” of what would happen when the UK leaves the EU. A “very major contingency planning operation” is in place, he added. Committee chairman Hilary Benn asked whether impact assessments had been carried into various parts of the…

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Exclusive interview: Roy Hodgson pleased with Crystal Palace progress and hails Ruben Loftus-Cheek impact

Roy Hodgson has told talkSPORT that ‘everything will be hunky-dory’ at Crystal Palace if they can continue their upturn of form into the New Year. Hodgson was tasked with saving the Eagles from their nightmare start to the season when he was appointed manager in September. The former England boss replaced Frank de Boer, who was sacked after the team lost his first four league games in charge without scoring a goal – the worst start made by any club in Premier League history. It took time, but Hodgson has got Palace…

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Alan Pardew wants instant impact following his appointment as West Brom manager

West Brom boss Alan Pardew is eyeing an instant impact as he prepares to face former club Crystal Palace. The 56-year-old was sacked by the Eagles last December after six wins from his final 36 matches and spent 11 months out of work. He will take charge of the Baggies for the first time after replacing the axed Tony Pulis on Wednesday. Albion are winless in their last 12 top flight games and sit two points above the relegation zone, winning just twice in their last 23 league outings, but…

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Stuart Pearce hoping to make instant impact on the training pitch at West Ham

The former Hammers defender will work alongside Alan Irvine and Billy McKinlay Monday, November 13, 2017 Stuart Pearce is hopeful his coaching ability will prove to be a valuable asset alongside Alan Irvine and Billy McKinlay at West Ham. The trio of former managers were recruited by new Hammers boss David Moyes as part of a backroom staff overhaul at the London Stadium following Slaven Bilic’s sacking. Pearce returns to the club where he made 50 appearances and will be expected to help reverse the fortunes of a side, who…

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G-7 health ministers: climatic factors impact health

Group of Seven health ministers have issued a joint statement that says climatic factors impact on human health. Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin told reporters on Monday that the ministers were able to work out wording acceptable to the United States during their ministerial meeting in Milan, while also recognizing the differences in opinion in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris accords. Lorenzin called it “a great political work” to arrive at a document that recalls the U.S. position on climate change “and yet accepts the impact of…

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Body image: Can nude yoga have a positive impact on self-esteem?

It’s around eight o’clock on a Sunday evening and I’m sitting cross-legged on the floor of a Sydney yoga studio while a stranger feeds me vegan chocolate. Oh, and we’re both naked. And so are the 22 other women taking the workshop. This is Rosie Rees‘ Women’s Nude Yoga. By the time we get to the chocolate feeding (part of a sensuality ritual) I’ve realised that yoga is only a small part of the experience. And while part of me (the cynical, Brit perhaps) is screaming “this isn’t what I…

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