Eight hours, volunteer actors in Newcastle and Hillingdon, a shopping centre, several ministers and wardrobes full of protective clothing - a test-run of how the UK would cope with an Ebola case.
The first person diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa, Thomas Duncan, dies at a Dallas hospital, as the British government announces it is sending 750 military personnel to west Africa.
A total lunar eclipse, known as a blood moon, occupies skies across the world for a second time this year.
A government pledge to improve access to mental health treatments by bringing in targets is widely welcomed. But it falls short when it comes to talking therapies for teens and children, say experts.