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Marie Kondo – does tidiness really equal a clean mind?

Marie Kondo – does tidiness really equal a clean mind?

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Media playback is unsupported on your device If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo yet, it won't be long before you do.Thanks to her new Netflix programme, the Japanese tidying guru has become January's "It girl". Chance is, you already know someone who is using her "KonMari" method, which promises not only a de-cluttered house, but also a clean mind."When you put your house in order, you put your affairs, and your past in order, too," Kondo explains in her 2014 book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. "As a result, you can see quite clearly what you need and what you don't, and what you should and shouldn't do."But is it really as simple as asking whether everything you own truly "sparks joy" and then throwing away anything that doesn't?'Relationsh...
Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new restrictions as the government sets out what it calls a "world leading" plan to tackle air pollution. In their Clean Air Strategy, published today, the government promises to set a "bold new goal" to reduce particulates across much of the country by 2030.But green groups say the scheme is vague and severely lacking in detail.They believe the plan proposes nothing new to tackle roadside dirty air.The new strategy, which is focussed on tackling air pollution in England, has been launched just days after the family of a nine-year-old girl who died from asthma were given permission to apply for a fresh inquest into her death.The government's chief l...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

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FRESH START The Norwegian was appointed after the club sacked Jose Mourinho this week Manchester United’s new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his first interview since being appointed to the role. The 45-year-old succeeded Jose Mourinho on Wednesday, after the Portuguese manager was deposed just 24 hours earlier. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sat down with MUTV Solskjaer joined from Molde to take up the position at Old Trafford alongside Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna until the end of the 2018/19 season. Upon arriving back at the club he used to play for, Solskjaer told MUTV: “It’s great. It feels like coming home. It’s been a few whirlwind days. It’s been very hectic. It’s great to...
Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

Yates wins Vuelta a Espana to complete British clean sweep of 2018 Grand Tours

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Media playback is not supported on this device Simon Yates won the Vuelta a Espana to complete a clean sweep of British victories in this year's Grand Tours.The 26-year-old Michelton-Scott rider crossed the line safely in Madrid on Sunday to secure his first Grand Tour, with Spain's Enric Mas second and Colombia's Miguel Angel Lopez third.Britons Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas won the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France respectively this year. Elia Viviani claimed the 100km final stage of the Vuelta in a bunch sprint.In a chaotic run-in, the Italian edged out world champ...
Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

Climate change: Pope urges action on clean energy

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Pope Francis has said climate change is a challenge of "epochal proportions" and that the world must convert to clean fuel. "Civilisation requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilisation," he said.He was speaking to a group of oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican.Firms present included ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Norway's Equinor and Pemex of Mexico. Modern society with its "massive movement of information, persons and things requires an immense supply of energy", he told the gathering."But that energy should also be clean, by a reduction in the systematic use of fossil fuels," he said. "Our desire to ensure energy for all must not lead to the undesired effect of a spiral of...