Hythe rescue

Midnight rescue of cyclist who fell onto waterside rocks

PARAMEDICS, coastguards and a lifeboat crew rescued a teenage cyclist who was badly injured after falling onto rocks near Hythe marina. The alarm was raised shortly after midnight today (Thursday), with reports the victim, a...

Cruise firm plugs island ferry gap as Hythe service restarts

A CRUISE company has stepped into the breach to provide daily ferry crossings between Lymington and the Isle of Wight, while the Hythe ferry service to Southampton resumes tomorrow. Yarmouth-based Anderson Boat Cruises, which has...
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Retirement flats plans for former police station are thrown out

PLANS to build retirement flats on the site of the former police station in Hythe have been turned down by New Forest District Council. As previously reported in the A&T, McCarthy and Stone wanted to...

New Forest man jailed after downloading more than four million child abuse images and...

A “HABITUAL collector” who downloaded more than four million child abuse images and videos – including the most serious category – has been jailed for three years. Thomas Powell (24), of Broomy Close, Dibden, was...

Football club denies lockdown breach after claim boys seen training

HYTHE & Dibden Football Club has denied breaching lockdown rules after young footballers were seen playing on its Claypits Lane pitch on Saturday. A row broke out outline after a local resident filmed it, posted...

Hythe ferry hits lockdown fundraising target – sights now set on restoration boost

A FUNDRAISING initiative to keep Hythe ferry afloat during the coronavirus crisis has received more than £5,000 in donations – which is set to be doubled by match-funding. Blue Funnel, which took over the route...

Do you recognise this man? Police release picture after Dibden Purlieu incidents

POLICE would like to speak to this man about a series of incidents on one day in Dibden Purlieu last week. On 6th May at 2.30am, entry was gained to a rear garden on Oakenbrow,...

Rape reported in Hythe – police hunt witnesses and dash cam footage

WITNESSES and dash cam footage are being sought as police investigate reports a woman was raped in Hythe. The 21-year-old was said to have been attacked in the area between Prospect Park Place and the...

Urgent repairs needed on failing sea defences

URGENT repairs need to be made to failing sea defences at Hythe foreshore, the landowner has confirmed. Documents submitted to New Forest District Council state the rock revetment on the east and north sides of...

Boost for Hythe Pier restoration as charity gives £10,000

PLANS to restore the historic Hythe Pier have been given a boost with a £10,000 grant from a local charity. The money from the Beaulieu Beaufort Foundation, which was established to support local organisations and...
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