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...

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,...
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...
Ponies

Selfie-seekers urged to steer clear of ‘dangerous’ New Forest ponies

PEOPLE posing for selfies with New Forest ponies are being warned they are at risk of being badly injured or even killed. Dozens of photos of visitors getting up close to the ponies across the...
Bramshaw sheep attack

GRAPHIC IMAGES: Owner of savaged sheep hits out at dog owners with ‘no control’

A COMMONER has hit out at dog owners who have “no control” over their animals after one of his family’s pregnant ewes sustained horrific injuries in an attack by a Rottweiler. The sheep, which was...

Steer clear of prickly porkers making pigs of themselves during pannage

PEOPLE are being urged not to approach piglets in the New Forest during pannage season over fears they might be attacked by a protective sow. Over the summer there have been several incidents involving ponies...
Samantha and Florence Bailey Bursary

Sam’s memory lives on with funding support for aspiring farmers

YOUNG people aspiring to a career in agriculture are being urged to apply to a bursary scheme launched in memory of an inspirational cattle farmer and her daughter. The fund, which is administered by the...

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...
New Forest ponies

Dumped apples spark fresh plea to stop feeding New Forest animals

HUNDREDS of apples dumped in the New Forest has prompted a warning that they could kill ponies who gobble them up. The pile of more than 500 apples was discovered at Darkwater car park, near...
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