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The BBC's Adam Fleming visits Clacton as the campaigning for the by-election in the town enters its final week.
A leading accident and emergency doctor, Clifford Mann, has warned there's a "dangerous epidemic" of young people ending up in hospital, after getting drunk on cheap drinks before going out.
The prime minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference, in which he promised tax cuts for 30 million Britons, leads most of Thursday's papers.
At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday.
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.
Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names".
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says there is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy street protests may deter some mainland Chinese from visiting the city during their 'Golden Week' holiday.
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.
Young people lack workplace skills such as communication and team working, a study among employers suggests.
The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.
Can antidepressants treat brain tumours?
Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home.
RAF veterans who risked their lives to help Polish resistance
The strange world of super-specialist cutlery
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.