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...
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...

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...
RNLI Calshot

‘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...

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...
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...

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...
Calshot Tower

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),...

Tractor called in to clear pile of rubbish dumped in Calshot

A TRACTOR had to be brought in to help clear a huge pile of fly-tipped rubbish dumped in Calshot. The waste included white goods, a vacuum cleaner and various large pieces of wood and plastic....

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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