Thousands sign petition against demolition of Calshot beach toilets

MORE than 3,000 people have signed a petition to stop public toilets at Calshot beach being demolished, claiming it will lead to more mess at the popular beauty spot. Richard Hadden, who launched the online...

Army veteran hit hard by friends’ deaths died in high-speed drink-driving crash

A VETERAN affected by losing friends on the battlefield was drink-driving when he was killed in a high-speed crash near Calshot, an inquest heard. Royal Engineers staff sergeant Gareth Carter (40) had completed tours of...

Quick actions save life of young sailor swept overboard at Calshot Spit

A LIFEBOAT mechanic’s quick actions were credited with saving the life of a young sailor who was swept off a small dinghy by the wash of a large vessel off Calshot Spit. The local RNLI...

Exbury Gardens grows its opening season to December for first time in 101 years

EXBURY Gardens will remain open into December for the first time in its 101-year history to give people outdoor space during the lockdown. The 200-acre attraction, which is currently ablaze with seasonal colour, will possibly...

Experienced paddleboarders rescued after being caught out by tide

TWO experienced paddleboarders had to be rescued after getting caught up in a fast-moving tide off Lepe. Called out around 1.25pm last Sunday as it prepared to launch for its second training exercise of the...

Tide warning after kayaker rescued from mud

WATERCRAFT users are being urged to check tide times before going out after a kayaker had to be rescued when her vessel was grounded on mud at Calshot Spit. HM Coastguard sent teams from Lymington,...

Flood alerts for coastal areas as gale force winds expected

FLOOD alerts have been issued for local coastal areas this afternoon (Friday). The Environment Agency (EA) has put warnings in place for Christchurch Harbour, the lower Avon and Stour, the Calshot and Lepe area, and...

New Forest gets claws out for litterbugs in new billboard campaign

BILLBOARDS featuring a giant crab are the latest initiative by New Forest District Council to encourage people to take their litter home. Visitors to Calshot, Milford and Barton will be reminded not to leave rubbish...
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WATCH: Kayaking woman and young girl trapped in mud are winched to safety

A WOMAN and a young girl had to be rescued after their kayak became stuck in mud at Calshot. Calshot Activities Centre raised the alarm around 3pm on Sunday, reporting the pair had got into...

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...
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