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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.

How the 17,000-seat Brisbane Live arena proposal came to life

The idea to build a 17,000-seat entertainment-precinct over Roma Street station began in 2007 but the operator had to get the...

The 77-year-old cancer survivor powerlifting her way to health

Dr Jan Hammill has gone from someone who could hardly lift a broom or bend her knees, to owning the age...

Inside Dame Elisabeth’s Garden blooms into Foxtel special

SWEEPING up Cruden Farm’s grand and graceful driveway, it’s an elegant avenue of lemon-scented gum trees which first catches the eye...

Aussie kids anxious over healthy food obsession

AUSTRALIAN children are facing more pressure than ever over their eating choices and are being shamed for “good” or “bad” foods...

Derby Day gets even more chaotic as punters left stranded

THE chaos at Derby Day extended well into Saturday night as frustrated racegoers struggled to get home. Written by This news...

Firefighters confident of controlling blaze assisted by weather

While the fire continues to burn, firefighters do not expect a risk to homes from the Pierces Creek bushfire. Written by Elliot...

Fresh Bites: Iconic Northbrige pub needs a hand

The latest happenings on nightlife, dining and entertainment across Perth and Western Australia. Written by David Prestipino This news first appeared on...

Best of Fairfax cartoons, November 4, 2018

Fairfax Media's talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. Written by...

‘This is not a random attack’: Murder probe into hotel death

Police believe a Queensland woman found dead in the carpark of a Fraser Coast motel knew her attacker. Written by This...

Gallery: The best photos from around the world

The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors. Follow us on SMH Twitter and...