First commoners’ rental home in a decade wins planning approval

A CONSERVATION charity is set to build a new rented commoner's dwelling on land near Ringwood - the first in about 10 years. The scheme, submitted by the New Forest Trust, was unanimously supported by...

Rescuers save life of New Forest foal mauled in vicious dog attack

A TWO-DAY-OLD foal which suffered horrific injuries when it was attacked by a dog in the New Forest has been saved by an army of volunteers who helped it feed round the clock. The newborn...
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...
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New campaign urges people to ‘keep your distance’ from New Forest livestock

NEW FOREST organisations have come together to combat the danger of residents and visitors getting too close to the national park’s free-roaming livestock. The Keep Your Distance campaign, launched by New Forest commoners in partnership...
New Forest housing

‘Disgraceful’ rent demand for commoners’ homes sparks New Forest housing row

A LEADING New Forest watchdog group has accused Forestry England of defying government policy by charging full market rents on homes which should be used to support commoning. Speaking at a meeting of the Verderers’...

‘Unprovoked’ cow attack leaves grandmother with broken bones

A WOMAN reportedly suffered broken bones in a cow attack as she and her granddaughter walked in Beaulieu on Wednesday morning. It is believed the commoner’s animal was protecting its calf when it launched the...

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...
A Shetland pony

Shetland pony terrorised by teenagers in new social media craze

A GROUP of youngsters cornered a “terrified” Shetland pony and tried to ride it in what is thought to be the first instance in the New Forest of a bizarre new social media craze. The...
Bramshaw donkey dog attack

Dog attack leaves New Forest donkey with bite wounds to face and neck

A DONKEY suffered horrific injuries after being attacked by a dog in the New Forest. The animal was bitten badly on the face and neck during the incident which reportedly happened between 9.30am and 3pm...
Foal and pony

New Forest pony ‘killed by dumped grass cuttings’

A PONY is feared to have been killed after eating grass cuttings dumped in the New Forest at the weekend. A year-old foal believed to belong to the dead mare was found wandering nearby, and...
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