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.

General Election 2017: ‘My experience as a blind voter’

Everyone is entitled to keep their vote secret, but in practice blind BBC journalist Salim Patel is worried someone might get a sneak peak.

Jeremy Hunt: ‘Lessons will be learnt’ from NHS cyber-attack

The Health Secretary told the BBC that some parts of the NHS IT network were vulnerable.

Football headers ‘linked to brain damage’

Footballers suffer similar brain damage to boxers, a small scientific study suggests.

Taboo topics?

Paying for social care has figured highly in the election. But other issues are not discussed.

Cosmetic surgery procedures ‘fell by 40% in 2016’

People increasingly choosing cheaper, non-surgical procedures such as chemical peels, say surgeons.

Making changes

BBC1's Doctor in the House Rangan Chatterjee helps single mum La-Vern improve her lifestyle so she can avoid developing type 2 diabetes.

Swimming technique of sperm ‘all down to simple maths’

Knowing why some sperm succeed and others fail could help treat male infertility, researchers say.

More than 10,000 defibrillators in public places ‘could be faulty’

Users are urged to check the devices' battery connections, which may not be working properly.

Food allergies – seven myths debunked

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

Cell ‘stickiness’ could indicate cancer spread

A new study finds that cells that 'stick' less to surrounding cells are more likely to spread.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson: Ratcliffe fears for Swansea after Everton’s ‘great signing’

Former Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe says Gylfi Sigurdsson is a "great signing" for the Toffees but he fears for Swansea City

Scotland’s papers: Low wage firms named and shamed

The front pages reveal how 19 Scottish firms failed to pay the minimum wage to their workers.