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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.

‘UK should follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’

Liver transplant patient Ellie Lacey urges other UK nations to move to presumed consent organ donation.

Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

Hospitals in England are seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England.

Gig Buddies helps people with learning difficulties to go out

A charity pairs people with learning difficulties, who feel daunted by going to gigs, with volunteers.

Painting over loneliness – how art can beat the blues

A Singapore artist has taken to painting murals across the city to help alleviate her loneliness.

Churchill Hospital chemotherapy treatment ‘unsustainable’

A memo to staff says patients face treatment delays because of staff shortages.

Patients’ concerns over chronic pain treatment removal

More than 80 people in Hull and East Yorkshire face losing their NHS treatment for chronic pain.

Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia.

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Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

South Wales Police want mental health lessons for young people

It comes as one force sees a significant rise in young people being detained under the Mental Health Act.

Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

The study's authors say the research shows the "remarkable hold" cigarettes can establish after one experience.

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