Gorse fire on beach land

Sailors from a Portsmouth Royal Navy minehunter crew have rowed 805 miles - to Disneyland Paris and back - in 48 hours to raise money for their shipmates son who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The personnel of Mine Countermeasure Squadron - Crew 2 held a 48 hour rowathon in aid of 9 year old Ethan John, son of Able Seaman (MineWarfare) Craig John.

Kind Portsmouth sailors’ row helps boy battling cancer

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FIRE crews were called to a gorse fire at Browndown, in Gosport, at around 8pm on Tuesday evening.

A passer-by dialled 999 and two crews from Gosport fire station were sent to tackle the fire, which had taken hold of a small area of land.

Watch manager Tim Harrison said: ‘It wasn’t a large fire, but it had the potential to spread if we hadn’t been called out.’

It is not known what caused the fire.