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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales

Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.

‘Breakthrough’ breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

Two new treatments can slow cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy, research shows.

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.

Tia has epidermolysis bullosa – known as ‘butterfly skin’

Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.

Hormone pregnancy test ‘no link to harm’

The use of a controversial hormonal pregnancy test between the 1950s and 1970s did not damage unborn children, a scientific review has found.

Confined inside

"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.

Grieving mother’s plea to teens after daughter’s death

Harriet Nicol,16, from Billericay, Essex, took her life earlier this year.

Child cancer survivor fights for better treatment

Vicky Forster beat leukaemia as a child. Now she works as a scientist, trying to change the lives of children with the same disease.

Cervical cancer jab women will ‘only need three smears’

Since 2008, the HPV vaccine has been offered to girls aged 11 to 13 and reported HPV cases have fallen.

Vitiligo model told he ‘looked like a zebra’

Bashir Aziz used to hide his skin because he was told he looked like a zebra and a cow, now he's modelling his vitiligo to the world.

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