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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.

Product safety flaws ‘exposed by Whirlpool danger dryers’

More than a million fire-risk dryers are still being used in UK homes, a committee of MPs says.

Shopkeeper chases robber away with wasp spray

The shop owner said she wanted to "scare" the robber who pointed a gun at her and demanded money.

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies suddenly aged 46

The Irish musician, who was 46, led the band to international success in the 1990s.

Donegal bridge fall victim was from County Fermanagh

It is believed the man, from Ederny in County Fermanagh, was working when he fell into the canal.

Rape case collapses after ‘cuddling’ photos emerge

Photos of Samson Makele and his alleged victim in bed together were found by a defence expert.

Westminster attacker ‘took steroids’ before terror incident

Khalid Masood killed five people during the Westminster Bridge terror attack last year.

Fly-tipping

The government has proposed new measures to tackle fly-tipping. Is it a growing problem?

Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault

Rachel Grant claims the assault happened in Bulgaria in 2002, but Mr Seagal's lawyers deny the allegation.

‘Border Fox’ Dessie O’Hare granted bail in Dublin

Former INLA man Dessie O'Hare is charged with various offences, including assault and false imprisonment.

Barry Bennell: Ex-coach ‘told me his cancer was payback’

A court hears the ex-football coach told an alleged victim over Facebook his illness was "payback".

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