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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.

Signs of recovery as UK economy grows 0.4%

UK gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.4% in February as it rebounded slightly from a 2.2% decline in January, the...

Brits bank record £1.1bn in Post Office branches in a single month

People in the UK collectively deposited £1.1 billion in personal bank accounts at Post Offices last month – a new record...

Car insurance prices at a seven-year low as driving levels stall under lockdown

Motorists are facing the lowest car insurance prices since 2014 due to reduced traffic on the roads during the coronavirus lockdowns,...

Facebook launching dedicated local news section to highlight regional stories

Facebook News is adding a local section in a bid to give more prominence to regional stories as well as those...

How London and Manchester looked as pubs re-opened outdoors in England

Freezing cold temperatures didn't stop revellers making the most of coronavirus restrictions being eased in England. P eople queued outside...

Covid still spreading in 30 areas in England, latest figures show

Covid is continuing to spread across 10 per cent of England, with the number of cases increasing in 30 areas. Of...

Dozens told to isolate, surge testing deployed amid 44 cases of SA Covid

Dozens of people in parts of south London are being made to isolate after contracting the Covid-19 variant first identified in...

More than 100,000 complain over BBC coverage of death of Prince Philip

The BBC has reportedly received more than 100,000 complaints about its coverage of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, a...

Wales breaking news plus traffic, weather and travel updates (Tuesday, April 13)

Met Office weather forecast for TuesdayAfter a very cold night with temperatures dipping to -3°C, today will be cloudy with scattered showers, heavy...

Pubs packed with ‘very little social distancing’ on first night

Revellers have tasted the first signs of freedom with a pint in London’s Soho, as crowds of people gathered in the...

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Queen to resume royal duties in two weeks

The Queen could resume royal duties in two weeks time. She is expected to attend the State Opening of Parliament on...

United kingdom trade recovering but picture is clouded by Covid and Brexit | Business...

The government’s monthly trade figures arrive with a health warning – and rightly so. A blend of Covid-19 and Brexit usually means it...

AstraZeneca pause could speed up vaccine rollout, says Niac chair

Professor Karina Butler, chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) has said there could be a dividend in the decision to pause...