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...
Flying Boat Inn

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...
Flying Boat Inn

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...

Honours for Holocaust survivor, RNLI volunteer and youth supporter

A HOLOCAUST survivor, an RNLI volunteer and the manager of a Christchurch group which helps deprived families were among those recognised in the New Year Honours. William Bergman (85), from West Parley, was made an...
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‘Reckon we nailed it!’ – RNLI crew take on the Tetris Challenge

A NEW FOREST sea rescue crew has become the latest emergency team to take on a worldwide social media craze. Calshot’s RNLI outfit has completed the ‘Tetris Challenge’ in which services including the police, fire...
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Watch tower volunteers on a high with award from the Queen

VOLUNTEERS who help maintain the safety of one of the busiest waterways in the UK have been given an award from the Queen. Calshot Tower watchkeepers, who are part of the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI),...
Palais des Vaches

Former goat shed planned for transformation into New Forest art venue

A BARN previously used to farm goats could be transformed into a permanent art gallery, under plans by a member of the wealthy de Rothschild family. Nicholas de Rothschild, of the famous Exbury Gardens, wants...
Exbury Gardens

Prince Charles unveils ‘secret garden’ to celebrate century of Exbury green fingers

THE Prince of Wales gave his royal seal of approval to celebrations marking 100 years of Exbury Gardens. Prince Charles officially opened the new Centenary Garden at the popular New Forest attraction a century on...
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