This week TV"s Great Escapes star Monty Halls goes diving with sharks in South Africa

This week, the star of TV's Great Escapes Monty Halls takes a break from the eco-tours business he runs on the Devon coast to go diving with sharks in South Africa | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 November 2012 Monty has left Dartmouth for South Africa, a place that keeps drawing him back Despite having done a great deal of travelling, there is one place that draws me back again and again. We all have this, of course – a single location where somehow our personal ley lines intersect, somewhere that holds a real magic you can’t quite put your finger on

Those boozy military wives made mincemeat out of me! Britain"s best loved choirmaster reveals how a wild night in the Sergeants" Mess left…

Those boozy military wives made mincemeat out of me! Britain's best loved choirmaster reveals how a wild night in the Sergeants' Mess left him feeling more than a little off-key | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 17 September 2012 In an inspirational new book, Britain’s most charismatic choir master Gareth Malone — who returns to TV this week — tells the inside story of how he’s changed countless lives for the better with the power of song. On Saturday, in our first exclusive extract, he revealed his past as a child singer in Evita and would-be teenage rock star

Mother becomes first woman in Britain to give birth to two sets of twins all with the same birthday

Mother becomes first woman in Britain to give birth to two sets of twins all with the same birthday | UPDATED: 20:17 GMT, 29 August 2012 July 18 will always be an expensive day for the Hefer family. Four years ago on that day, Kim Hefer gave birth to twin boys

Guess what I"m going to be when I grow up! These delightful snaps of some of our Gold medal hopefuls prove they were destined to be champions…

Guess what I'm going to be when I grow up! These delightful snaps of some of our Gold medal hopefuls prove they were destined to be champions | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 27 July 2012 1 Rebecca Adlington Double Gold medal-winning swimmer Rebecca found her competitive streak in the pool during family holidays. In this picture, a four-year-old Rebecca, wearing water wings and clinging to a li-lo, was trying to keep up with her older sisters Chloe and Laura. Rebecca, 23, recalls, ‘On holiday the three of us were never out of the pool and I always had to try to keep up with my sisters

Our new life on the British Barrier Reef (and you can share it with us every week), says Monty Halls

Our new life on the British Barrier Reef (and you can share it with us every week), says Monty Halls The TV action man has relocated his family to Dartmouth. And he's joining Weekend magazine with a new column about their adventures in one of our great wildlife havens.

I"m childless at 42 and haunted by the baby I aborted at 18

I'm childless at 42 and haunted by the baby I aborted at 18 | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 26 April 2012 Regrets: Kate Spicer wonders if she should have become a teen mum instead of aborting her baby Setting out from my home in sleepy Devon, I catch the bus into the nearest big town, where none of the chemists know my family, and buy two expensive pregnancy tests. It’s the summer holidays after I’ve left  school and perhaps my periods have  stopped because I’ve been anxious  about my A-level results. Or perhaps not

“It”s a brown paper bag job!”: Saucy Marks & Spencer calendar sold under-the-counter after staff are told it”s too racy to go on show

'It's a brown paper bag job!': M&S nude calendar sold under-the-counter after staff claim they are told it's too racy to go on show A saucy calendar featuring scantily-clad Marks & Spencer employees has been sold 'under the counter' – after staff claim they were told not to sell it in store. The charity publication shows staff from the store in Barnstaple, Devon, modelling less than the recommended uniform.

Kirstie Allsopp reveals why she"s one of the world"s sexiest ladies on her vacation, vacation, vacation!

Kirstie Allsopp shows off her curves in 50s one-piece on her vacation, vacation, vacation! 2:20 PM on 6th September 2011 Making a splash: The television presenter gets to grips with a body board in the North Devon sea Taking the plunge The property expert was more than happy to make a splash

KATIE NICHOLL: Carey the country girl seeks slice of Devon

Carey the country girl seeks slice of Devon 12:24 AM on 4th September 2011 Slice of country life: Carey Mulligan and fiance Marcus Mumford are on the hunt for a house in Devon Sienna romance heats up Enamoured: Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge have reportedly fallen in love with Ibiza