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Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018.The Team Sky rider, 32, became only the third Briton to win the race, after Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome."I take great pride in representing Britain and Wales," he said on Sunday. "It has been a great year for British sport and long may it continue." In a public vote, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton finished second while footballer Harry Kane was third.Thomas - who was presented with his award by 2017 winner Sir Mo Farah -...
IVF fertility treatment success 'causes fall in adoptions'

IVF fertility treatment success 'causes fall in adoptions'

Health
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...
John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

John Terry backed to be a success at Aston Villa by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard

Sports
'ALWAYS A LEADER' The former England captain has been linked with a return to Villa Park in a coaching capacity Frank Lampard has backed former Chelsea teammate John Terry to make it as a coach and a manager, if that happens to be his next move. Terry confirmed he would retire at the age of 37 having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League. Lampard has backed his former teammate to be a managerial success 40-year-old Lampard spent his prime years as vice-captain to Terry at Stamford Bridge and alongside him in the England team, and it is understood that the Derby manager could soon be coming up against his long-term teammate in a Championship dugout. Terry is in content...
Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump strategy a success in surprise Afghanistan visit

World
July 9 (UPI) -- Mike Pompeo made his first visit to Afghanistan as secretary of state Monday, offering optimism about the Trump administration's approach to the 17-year war. Pompeo arrived unannounced to meet with President Ashraf Ghani over potential peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. After assessing the United States' role in the conflict there, Pompeo said he believes President Donald Trump's strategy -- a conditions-based approach over a timeline-based one -- has paid off. "The strategy sent a clear message to the Taliban, they cannot wait us out," Pompeo said. "Many of the Taliban now see that they can't win on the ground militarily, that has everything to do with President Trump's strategy." A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstru...