March 16th updates: Coronavirus in the New Forest and Christchurch

FOLLOW this live updates page to find the latest coronavirus advice, developments and announcements in the New Forest and Christchurch on Monday 16th March. Have you got a story about the outbreak? Email us via...

Owner of knifed horse offers £1,000 reward in hunt for killer

THE devastated owner of a horse that was found stabbed to death in a field has offered a £1,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the killer. The 13-year-old blagdon mare called...

Parents’ tributes to ‘beautiful, intelligent, loyal and popular’ Callum who died after falling on...

THE parents of a teenager who was electrocuted in a fatal accident at Hinton Admiral station have paid tribute to their “beautiful, intelligent, loyal and popular” son. Seventeen-year-old former Hounsdown School pupil Callum Evans, who...
New Forest cows

Herd of cows slaughtered after killing dog and injuring man

A HERD of New Forest cows was slaughtered after launching an attack which put a dog walker in hospital with serious injuries and killed his pet, the A&T understands. The victim was visiting a site...

New Forest camping firm urged to rethink 2020 sites closure decision

PLANS to keep major New Forest campsites closed, despite the government giving the go-ahead for holidays, will affect businesses and lead to unlawful wild camping, locals have warned. Independent operating company Camping in the Forest...
Pennington vandalism

Residents plan vigilante squads in response to vandals’ return

RESIDENTS on a Pennington housing estate say they will form vigilante squads to combat vandals who have smashed up vehicles there for the second time in just over a month. At least four vehicles were...

Aggressive pony could be slaughtered over tourist feeding habit

A NEW FOREST commoner fears she may have to send one of her best loved ponies to be slaughtered for meat because tourists have made it aggressive by feeding it. The pony has chased and...

Masked raiders attack pair in Lymington home

POLICE are hunting four masked robbers who forced their way into a home in Lymington and attacked those inside. The gang left a man in his 60s with a broken nose as they fled the...
New Milton attack

Police confirm stabbing investigation at cordoned-off house

POLICE have cordoned off a section of street outside a New Milton home as they investigate a stabbing attack in the early hours of today (Friday). A 56-year-old man suffered wounds to his arm and...

Coronavirus: Tributes after fitness instructor and her mum die within days of each other

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “much loved and respected” fitness instructor who passed away after contracting coronavirus – days after her mother’s death from Covid-19. Debbie Trotter ran her own weekly Clubbercise classes –...
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