Horse poisoning

Rider shocked by suspected poisoning of stallion at Horse of the Year qualifier

A HORSE lover has spoken of her shock and devastation after discovering her stallion was deliberately poisoned prior to entering a show ring. Karen Mustey, who together with partner Graham runs Burley Wagon Rides, had...
New Forest orchids

Roadside orchids mowed down for third time by council ‘vandalism’

A RETIRED landscape gardener is furious after finding that Hampshire County Council's road maintenance teams have once again hacked down a patch of wild orchids on a New Forest verge. The plants - common spotted...
Burley working men's club

Rescue plan unveiled for village’s under-threat working men’s club

A VALUE food menu and extended opening hours are being introduced in a bid to safeguard the future of Burley working men’s club. The facility, known locally as the Wathen Bartlett, is located opposite Burley...
New Forest pony stallion

Rider’s encounter with frisky stallion prompts warning to keep clear

EQUESTRIANS and walkers are being urged to avoid parts of the New Forest after reports of a stallion chasing a horse rider near Burley. The incident, described as “very dangerous and frightening”, took place in...

Paralympian Darren Kenny awards medals at inclusive cycle ride

GOLD medal-winning Paralympic cyclist Darren Kenny OBE presented medals to participants in an inclusive bike ride event. The event was organised by PEDALL New Forest – which provides cycling sessions for children with a disability...
Burley working men's club

Meeting to decide future of working men’s club as support fades

A MEETING to decide the future of Burley working men’s club is due at the end of May after several volunteers announced their plans to retire. The facility, known locally as the Wathen Bartlett, is...

New Forest planners reject Burley man’s bid to rebuild ‘rotten’ cottage

THE owner of a damp and rotting New Forest cottage has lost his attempt to demolish and replace it with a new home in a bid to save almost £100k on repair costs. Alan Jupe’s...
Burley Manor food review

Burley Manor: mouth-watering Mediterranean menu inspires a warm reaction

SET in eight acres of parkland overlooking a red deer sanctuary, the Grade II listed Burley Manor Hotel underwent a £1.8m refurbishment two years ago which coincided with the launch of its Mediterranean-inspired, locally-sourced...

Woman dies after her car careers off A31 near Stoney Cross

A MOTORIST died after the car in which she was travelling careered off the A31 near Burley last Friday evening. The incident took place around 6.15pm as the victim, a 57-year-old Southampton woman, drove a...

Fly-tipper fined £400 for dumping rubbish at New Forest beauty spot

A FLYTIPPER has been fined £400 after he was caught dumping waste and household rubbish at a New Forest beauty spot. The offender was spotted by four witnesses tipping the waste, which included rubble, from...
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