Bomb alert, stranded family and inflatables rescue – RNLI station’s ‘challenging day’

THE rescue of a grounded kayak – complicated by the discovery of suspected unexploded bomb – was one of four call-outs that made for Calshot RNLI’s busiest day of the year. Last Tuesday’s slew of...

Driver arrested after armed police pursuit ends at New Forest beauty spot

ARMED officers and a police helicopter were involved in a 25-mile vehicle pursuit which ended with a motorist being arrested at a New Forest beauty spot. The incident on Saturday began when the driver of...

Pair’s ‘miraculous escape’ after aircraft crashes into Solent at Calshot

TWO people had a “miraculous escape” after a light aircraft crashed into the Solent off Calshot yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. A Hamble Lifeboat crew plucked the pair from the water within minutes of the Cirrus single-engine...

How to experience Exbury Garden during lockdown

FANS of Exbury Gardens can now take in its delights despite the lockdown. Although it is currently closed, Exbury is now offering virtual garden tours which show off its wonderful horticultural attractions including the famous...

New Cadland Estate farm shop keeping locals fed

SUMPTUOUS sausages made from game reared on a New Forest estate are one of the offerings at its newly created farm shop. The venison used is of the highest quality and can also be enjoyed...

RNLI crew take coronavirus precautions to rescue elderly pair

AN RNLI crew took extra precautions amid the Covid-19 pandemic as they went to the rescue of a grounded boat by Ashlett Creek with two elderly men on board. Responding to a call-out by HM...
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Homes bid for ‘eyesore’ Flying Boat pub site fails to take off

PLANS to build seven new homes on the “eyesore” site of a former Calshot pub wrecked by fire have been turned down by the national park authority. Habib Ghahramanizadi, of Dibden Purlieu-based FB Estates, submitted...

Alert as German ‘egg’ grenade discovered on spit

BOMB disposal experts rushed to Calshot Spit following the discovery of a German hand grenade which could have dated back to the First World War. The alarm was raised around 2pm last Friday by a...
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Developer hopes new Flying Boat Inn housing plan will take off

A DEVELOPER has returned with fresh plans to build homes on the site of a pub which burned down nearly 20 years ago. An outline application has been submitted to the national park authority for...
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‘They are my heroes’ – woman thanks her RNLI rescuers

A WOMAN who suffered serious injuries after falling from a yacht has returned to RNLI Calshot to thank the crew for rescuing her. Deckhand Tricia Harvey had been trying to disembark the moored vessel near...
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