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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.

Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

England ‘on track’ to stamp out smoking

Government sets out ambitious target to get remaining smokers to quit.

Life expectancy rises ‘grinding to halt’ in England

Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

Chatbot docs

Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

Food allergies – seven myths debunked

The Food Standards Agency has looked into the truth behind some of the most common allergy myths.

Kyran Duff, five, called 999 when his mum became unconscious

Five-year-old Kyran Duff has been given an award after calling 999 when his mum lost consciousness.

Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye

"A bluish foreign body" turned out to be a "hard mass" of 17 lenses stuck together with mucus.

Children ‘exercise less as they get older’

The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Reality Check: Why don’t Charlie Gard’s parents have the final say?

Charlie Gard's parents don't have the final decision on what happens to him so where do parental rights end?

Scan finds heart’s ticking time bombs

Oxford scientists say the test can pick up who is at risk of heart attack and stroke.

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The first-ever XC40 will take Volvo into a brand-new market segment

Volvo is preparing to expand its lineup with the XC40, a new nameplate that will bring it into a segment it's never competed in. Based on the CMA platform, the XC40 is a small SUV positioned directly below the XC60.

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Action urged to teach children to swim

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a survey suggests.

Man charged with kidnap, rape and murder of teenager

A 33-year-old man is charged after a 19-year-old woman was found dead at a house in London.