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Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

Royal honour for army captain who saved swimmers off Lepe beach

20 May 2022

SAVING two swimmers from drowning off Lepe beach earned an army captain a special commendation from the Queen.


Two Calshot RNLI crew suspended and another dismissed

Two Calshot RNLI crew suspended and another dismissed

Two Calshot RNLI crew suspended and another dismissed

29 March 2022

TWO members of the Calshot RNLI have been suspended pending an investigation while another has been dismissed.

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Infant school first visitors to RNLI Calshot in two years

Infant school first visitors to RNLI Calshot in two years

Infant school first visitors to RNLI Calshot in two years

22 March 2022

RNLI Calshot has been able to welcome the public to tour its station for the first time since the pandemic forced the visits to be cancelled.

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Absolute bangers as Forest firms on top in sausage and pie contest

Absolute bangers as Forest firms on top in sausage and pie contest

Absolute bangers as Forest firms on top in sausage and pie contest

16 March 2022

NEW Forest producers came out on top at the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition 2022.


Beach cleaners at Lepe find 200 plastic 'nurdles'

Beach cleaners at Lepe find 200 plastic 'nurdles'

Beach cleaners at Lepe find 200 plastic 'nurdles'

04 February 2022

A LARGE quantity of “nurdles” – small plastic pellets – were found on Lepe beach during a clean up carried out by volunteers.


Couple challenge refusal of plan to tear down Beaulieu River mansion for modern design

Couple challenge refusal of plan to tear down Beaulieu River mansion for modern design

Couple challenge refusal of plan to tear down Beaulieu River mansion for modern design

01 February 2022

A COUPLE have challenged New Forest National Park Authority's refusal of their bid to tear down and replace a mansion on the banks of Beaulieu River

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Victory for New Forest beach hut owners in challenge over charges

Victory for New Forest beach hut owners in challenge over charges

Victory for New Forest beach hut owners in challenge over charges

20 January 2022

BEACH hut owners successfully persuaded New Forest District Council to make a smaller increase in their annual site charges.


'You couldn't make it up' – sailor blocks in RNLI boat, then needs rescuing

'You couldn't make it up' – sailor blocks in RNLI boat, then needs rescuing

'You couldn't make it up' – sailor blocks in RNLI boat, then needs rescuing

20 December 2021

A SAILOR delayed their own rescue by Calshot RNLI after blocking one of its lifeboats in with their car.


Blackfield man charged after road crash on narrow New Forest lane

Blackfield man charged after road crash on narrow New Forest lane

Blackfield man charged after road crash on narrow New Forest lane

17 December 2021

A MAN has been charged with drink-drinking after a road crash in the New Forest on Wednesday afternoon.


Dad blasts police who told friend before family of his son’s death at Lepe

Dad blasts police who told friend before family of his son’s death at Lepe

Dad blasts police who told friend before family of his son’s death at Lepe

05 December 2021

A FATHER has hit out at police after revealing how he reported his son missing only to discover officers had found his body four hours earlier.


Fire engulfs bedroom at Langley home

Fire engulfs bedroom at Langley home

Fire engulfs bedroom at Langley home

22 November 2021

FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze which broke out in the bedroom of a home in St Francis Road, Langley, near Blackfield, on Sunday morning.


Hampshire's Afghanistan refugees 'settling in well'

Hampshire's Afghanistan refugees 'settling in well'

Hampshire's Afghanistan refugees 'settling in well'

19 November 2021

REFUGEES who fled Afghanistan are integrating well into Hampshire communities, according to politicians and charity bosses.


Royal honour for Solent rescue service

Royal honour for Solent rescue service

Royal honour for Solent rescue service

10 October 2021

SOLENT Rescue were delighted to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the hard work they do keeping people safe.


Plane crash off Calshot 'likely fuel starvation'

Plane crash off Calshot 'likely fuel starvation'

Plane crash off Calshot 'likely fuel starvation'

05 October 2021

A LIGHT aircraft which crashed into the Solent had suffered a loss of power that was "probably due to fuel starvation", a report has revealed.


Calshot RNLI crew to feature in tonight's episode of Saving Lives at Sea

Calshot RNLI crew to feature in tonight's episode of Saving Lives at Sea

Calshot RNLI crew to feature in tonight's episode of Saving Lives at Sea

28 September 2021

THE volunteer lifeboat crew will be taking to the small screen on the BBC at 8pm.


Rescue after catamaran capsizes near Solent shipping lane

Rescue after catamaran capsizes near Solent shipping lane

Rescue after catamaran capsizes near Solent shipping lane

20 September 2021

RNLI rescuers rushed to the aid of a capsized catamaran which drifted dangerously close to the Solent’s main shipping lane off Calshot Spit.


Paddle boarder dies after rescue off Lepe beach

Paddle boarder dies after rescue off Lepe beach

Paddle boarder dies after rescue off Lepe beach

31 August 2021

POLICE are urging witnesses to come forward after a paddle boarder died following an incident off Lepe beach on Saturday afternoon.


Paddle boarders rescued from shipping lane

Paddle boarders rescued from shipping lane

Paddle boarders rescued from shipping lane

20 August 2021

CALSHOT RNLI rescued two paddle boarders who drifted into a shipping lane close to a large container ship in Southampton Water.


Call for better warnings at New Forest beach after four children swept away by strong currents

Call for better warnings at New Forest beach after four children swept away by strong currents

Call for better warnings at New Forest beach after four children swept away by strong currents

20 August 2021

THERE have been calls for extra warning signs at a popular New Forest beach after children were swept away by strong currents twice within a week.


'Hero' rescuer needs emergency help after saving children in water off Lepe Beach

'Hero' rescuer needs emergency help after saving children in water off Lepe Beach

'Hero' rescuer needs emergency help after saving children in water off Lepe Beach

17 August 2021

A MAN collapsed and was left gasping for breath after helping rescue three children caught by the current off Lepe Beach yesterday (Monday) afternoon.


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