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.

Anorexic student Averil Hart ‘failed by every NHS body’

University student Averil Hart's family say she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.

Anorexic student Averil Hart ‘let down’ by NHS

University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.

£72,500 social care cap to be scrapped, MPs told

Labour accuses the government of "a waste of taxpayers' money" over plans to consult on a cap.

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