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RNLI lifeboat called to upturned boat in Solent

The Coastguard has received a Mayday call from a sailing vessel reporting that a tug capsized at the Fawley marine terminal. One person was seen the water and was recovered to the shore and is being treated for hypothermia.

The Coastguard coordinated a search of the area for a second crew member involving RNLI lifeboats from Lymington, Calshott and Cowes and Coastguard Rescue Teams from Southampton and Lymington and Southampton Port patrol vessel.

A second crew member was located at 8.29pm and recovered from the water to the lifeboat and has been transferred to hospital. All crew have now been accounted for and the search has finished.

The vessel which is a commercial tug, remains capsized and sunk and weather conditions on scene are strong winds and poor visibility.


New exhibition opens to mark 100th anniversary of First World War

It's one of the lesser known campaigns of the first world war, but conditions for soldiers at Gallipoli were probably worse than they were in the trenches of the Western Front.

To mark the 100th anniversary, a new exhibition has opened at the National Museum of the Royal Navy to dispel some of the myths about a struggle that went on for more than a year.

At the same time the restoration of the only Royal Navy ship to have been at Gallipoli is nearing completion. Richard Jones reports.

Badgers make themselves at home

Badgers whose setts were bulldozed to make way for a controversial road scheme in Sussex have occupied artificial homes built for them.

Officials say it proves that measures to lessen the environmental impact of the Bexhill to Hastings link road are working.

But protesters say the project is causing massive damage to the countryside. Malcolm Shaw reports.

Reading fined £30k over breaking integrity rules

Reading have been fined Credit: PA

Reading have been hit with a suspended £30,000 fine after breaching Football League 'integrity' regulations.

The Royals admitted breaking rules which prohibit any individual or legal entity having an interest in more than one club.

In a statement on Monday afternoon the Football League revealed that Reading, who were struggling financially after being relegated from the Premier League in 2013, had borrowed more than £16million from a company which also held an interest in three other clubs.


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