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...

Fly-tip ‘blight’ takes three days and £4,000 to clear up

A MAJOR operation to clear a large fly-tip in Calshot, which included a haul of white goods, cost £4,000 in taxpayers’ money. The dump on land to the rear of Tristan Close has only recently...

‘Prank or incompetence’ blamed by Dan Snow for Brexit Party postal vote claim

TV HISTORIAN Dan Snow has backed down over claims that a Brexit Party leaflet was delivered to his New Forest home in the same envelope as his postal ballot. Pro-remain Mr Snow (40), who lives...

Row brewing over plan to open up miles of New Forest coastline to walkers

A ROW is brewing between walkers and landowners over proposals to open up to the public miles of New Forest coastline. The 35-mile stretch between Highcliffe and Calshot is part of the emerging England Coastal...
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Dan Snow delighted at ‘surprising’ MBE in Queen’s birthday honours list

TV historian Dan Snow has expressed his surprise and appreciation at being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Mr Snow, who lives in Exbury, was made an MBE for services to history alongside hundreds...

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...
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...
The Red Arrows display fly over Cunard's

Calshot onlookers treated to dramatic display as Red Arrows beat the weather

ONLOOKERS at Calshot were treated to a spectacular display by the Red Arrows last week after bad weather nearly forced its cancellation. A break in the conditions allowed the famous RAF display team to perform...
The Calshot D-Class lifeboat, Willet towing the broken down vessel to the slipway

RNLI to the rescue as speedboat bought on eBay ends up all at sea

A SPEEDBOAT broke down and had to be rescued by Calshot and Lepe RNLI after being bought online off eBay. At 4.30pm on Tuesday the Calshot D-Class lifeboat, Willet, was tasked by the Coastguard to attend reports...
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