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IVF fertility treatment success 'causes fall in adoptions'

IVF fertility treatment success 'causes fall in adoptions'

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The success of IVF has caused a drop in the number of children being adopted, the boss of the organisation that represents children in care has said.In the last 40 years since the first "test-tube baby" was born, adoptions in England and Wales have fallen by 62%.Meanwhile, IVF success rates for women under 35 have nearly tripled.Anthony Douglas, head of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, told the Daily Telegraph the adoption process is "far too slow".In an interview with the newspaper, Mr Douglas, 69 - who was himself adopted - said: "IVF used to be around 7% successful and now it's around 30%."So as a choice, adoption is competing with lots of other ways of having children."The chief executive of Cafcass...
Ryanair blames strikes for fall in half-year profits

Ryanair blames strikes for fall in half-year profits

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Ryanair has reported a 7% fall in profits for the first half of the year, blaming repeated staff strikes that pushed up the number of fight cancellations over the period. The budget airline said on Monday that it saw a spike in cancellations of its higher fare weekend flights in particular, over the six-month period.It said that average fares fell 3% due to excess capacity in Europe, adding that an earlier Easter in the first quarter also contributed to the profit shortfall.Profits dropped to €1.2bn (£1.06bn) for the six months to September 30 2018, compared with €1.29bn euro (£1.14bn) the previous year.The airline's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, said that while ancillary revenues - such as luggage and seat reservation fees - were up 27%, they were...
3 Fall Veggie Recipes That Daphne Oz Makes for Dinner

3 Fall Veggie Recipes That Daphne Oz Makes for Dinner

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The chill in the air, farmers' markets bursting with squashes, roots, beets, and pears … fall is in full swing. And here to make the best of some of the season’s most delicious produce is Daphne Oz, bestselling cookbook author and co-host of ABC's The Chew. Below she shares three recipes from her latest book, The Happy Cook ($ 33, amazon.com), that are both easy enough for a weeknight, and impressive enough for your holiday spread. Read on to learn how to make harissa-roasted carrots with a crispy caper gremolata, shaved Brussels sprouts salad with pecorino and capers, and a spaghetti squash cacio e pepe. Harissa-Roasted Carrots With Crispy Caper Gremola...
Tesla: Shares fall after regulators launch Musk lawsuit

Tesla: Shares fall after regulators launch Musk lawsuit

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Tesla shares have sunk after US regulators took legal action against co-founder Elon Musk for alleged securities fraud.On Thursday the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit over claims made last month by Mr Musk that he had funding to take the company private.The billionaire boss of the electric carmaker called the action unjustified.But the filing was a potentially serious blow for the company, which was already under financial strain.Mr Musk has led the electric carmaker as chief executive since 2008, presiding over its rise into a company with a market value that rivals Ford and General Motors.His celebrity status and reputation for entrepreneurial vision attracted investors and legi...
Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA

Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA

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Petrol prices could fall by as much as 3p a litre as a result of falling wholesale prices and a potential supermarket price war, the AA has said.The price of both petrol and diesel is currently at a four-year high, after 11 consecutive weekly price increases.Average petrol prices hit 130.6p a litre this week, while average diesel prices rose to 134.6p a litre.The AA said it was now a question of "how quickly" supermarket forecourts passed on lower costs to drivers.The motoring organisation - which offers advice to drivers - said falling wholesale costs had in the past triggered a forecourt price battle, with supermarkets jostling to offer drivers the cheapest prices.Fuel price calculator: How much do you pay?Luke Bosdet, from the...