New Forest cow attack

Hungry Forest cows bothering locals ‘should be removed’

DISRUPTIVE cows which wander into gardens in search of food should be taken off the forest, a Burley resident has suggested. As previously reported in the A&T last month, dozens of ponies were removed from...
Dogstival

Dogstival joins list of summer events hit by coronavirus crisis

THE organisers of Dogstival, the weekend celebration of man’s best friend in the New Forest, has been postponed until after the summer. Richard and Domine Nowell, who debuted the event at Pylewell Park near Lymington...

Two years’ jail for bungling burglar chased away by homeowners

A BURLEY man who was chased from a property he burgled on New Year’s Day has been jailed for more than two years. Aaron Phillips (37), of Meadow Close, tried to take a television from...

Gardening couple turned detectives to restore home’s hidden secrets

WHEN Philip and Margaret Daubeney bought their home with its vast, overgrown grounds, little did they know of the garden's historical significance – or that it would take them more than 25 years and...

Company boss sentenced for assaulting estranged wife in busy pub

A COMPANY director who assaulted his estranged wife in a busy New Forest pub has been ordered to do 60 hours of unpaid community work. Simon Hawtrey-Coombs (52) was also given a two year restraining...
Slap Bottom

Forestry England mulls scaling back Slap Bottom tree-felling after protests

FORESTRY England is considering scaling back a controversial tree-felling operation which sparked protests from villagers and an intervention from a government minister. Residents living near Slap Bottom, a belt of trees just south of Burley,...
Storm Brendan

Driver and his dog dodge death as tree smashes into car

A MOTORIST and his dog had a lucky escape from Storm Brendan when a huge tree branch came smashing through his windscreen. Morgen Jenkins and his border collie Frank were showered with shards of glass...
Slap Bottom

Conservation group defends tree-felling against ‘simplistic’ protests

THE New Forest’s oldest conservation group has backed a tree-felling operation near Burley and criticised objections by villagers and a local MP as “simplistic and misguided”. The Friends of the New Forest – formerly the...

Company boss assaulted ex-wife at pub ‘out of spite’

A COMPANY director has been convicted of assaulting his estranged wife in a busy Burley pub. Simon Hawtrey-Coombs had also sent her abusive text messages prior to the incident at the White Buck. Southampton Magistrates’ Court...
Burley tree felling

Letters: Why I’m backing the Slap Bottom tree protesters

SIR - I would like to add to John Carter’s comments in your story of 13th December (Minister halts tree felling after protest). In addition to the 300 plus trees in Slap Wood, in 2018...
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