Fears grow as three more New Forest sheep stabbed to death

THREE sheep have been found dead in the New Forest sparking yet more fears that modern-day Satanists are targeting animals in the area. The latest revelations of gruesome killings bring the total death toll to...

Animal accidents rise despite New Forest road safety campaign

DESPITE a high-profile campaign urging drivers to take slow down on New Forest roads during winter months, latest figures revealed a rise in animal accidents over the past year. Agisters attended 159 accidents in 2019,...
Horses

Warning issued to New Forest horse-owners after equine disease outbreak

OWNERS of horses that have been to an equestrian centre at the centre of an outbreak of a highly contagious virus have been urged by the verderers not to ride them on the New...

Police hunting hit-and-run driver who left pony fatally injured

POLICE are hunting a hit-and-run driver who left a New Forest pony so badly hurt it had to be put down. The incident happened on the B3054 between Hilltop and the Heath roundabout at 7pm...
New Forest cow attack

Think you know the Forest? Livestock safety campaign challenges dog owners

DOGS must be kept a safe distance from New Forest livestock – that’s the warning to owners sounded by the Commoners’ Defence Association following a spate of nasty incidents. The organisation has revealed a new...

Questions over figures showing two-third increase in New Forest livestock

COMMONERS appear to be turning out more livestock onto the New Forest than ever before to take advantage of a cash payments scheme. Figures released by the verderers revealed that there are currently 13,641 cattle,...
New Forest point to point

PICTURES: Boxing Day point-to-point wet and wild in the rain

TORRENTIAL rain failed to dampen the spirits of competitors in the annual New Forest point-to-point races on Boxing Day. Riders splashed their way to the finish line at Godshill, enduring some of the worst conditions...
Dogs on a walk

Dogs that attack livestock could be seized, police warn owners

DOG owners that allow their pets to worry livestock on the New Forest have been warned they could face prosecution and their animal may even be seized. The stark threat has been made in a...
New Forest animal accidents

Four animals killed on New Forest roads in one week

THIS cow was among four commoners’ animals that died in a week of carnage on New Forest roads which saw a total of 12 reported collisions. The cow was killed on the notorious B3054 between...

Hard works pays off as farrier Lewis nails down England spot

NEW FOREST apprentice farrier Lewis Cook has won a coveted place in the England team for national and international competitions. Long hours and hard work have paid off to win the place, with practice before...
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