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.

Middle-aged workers ‘spend more time sitting than pensioners’

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Ebola virus burial teams may have ‘saved thousands of lives’

A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

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Older fathers have ‘geekier sons’

They are more focused, intelligent and less bothered about fitting in, say scientists.

Warning as temperatures continue to rise across England

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Sarah Fletcher overcomes anorexia to become mother

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Medicine information leaflets ‘too scary’, say experts

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‘I was in their shoes – now I’m better’

Lucy, 19, overcame an eating disorder and now helps others with the condition.

Let workers shed suits in hot weather, says trade union body

The Trade Union body says it's time workplace rules were relaxed and most workers agree.

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

Kellogg's Frosties and Coco Pops contain three and a half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool finds.

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