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...
New Forest cow attack

Commoners urged to dehorn their cattle following attacks on walkers

NEW Forest commoners have been urged to remove the horns from their cattle following attacks recently carried out on unsuspecting walkers. In what has been described as an “unprecedented move”, Dr Tony Hockley, chairman of...

Cow and donkey killed in New Forest road accidents

A COW and a donkey have been killed in accidents with vehicles in the New Forest. A red Hereford steer was fatally injured on the road between Wootton Bridge and Wilverley junction, near Sway, at...

Pony and cow put down after accidents on New Forest roads

A PONY and a cow were injured and had to be destroyed following two separate accidents on New Forest roads last weekend. The pony – a chestnut mare which was wearing a reflective collar –...
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