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...

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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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...
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...

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...
Dan Snow

Council investigates Dan Snow claim of Brexit Party leaflet in postal vote envelope

NEW FOREST District Council is investigating a claim by TV historian Dan Snow that a Brexit Party leaflet was delivered to his New Forest home in the same official envelope carrying his postal ballot...

‘All the best stories you’ve ever heard’: TV historian Dan Snow talks family life...

DAN Snow is late. His staff don’t know where he is – until the head nanny arrives to say the TV historian has been delayed picking up his children. A few minutes later he pulls up...
Calshot RNLI

‘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...

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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