New Forest farrier Robbie forges a place in his family’s history

APPRENTICE Robbie Hawthorne from Brockenhurst has forged a place in history as the first member of his farrier family to win a place in the England team. Robbie (20), is following in the anvil strikes...

New Forest in shock after pony found dead in suspected shotgun shooting

THE Forest community was left shocked and disgusted after a pony was found dead with suspected shotgun pellet wounds near Fordingbridge. A resident of Hale Purlieu reported hearing shotgun fire at 7pm on Tuesday, and...

‘New Forest livestock in danger’ from faulty gate at Beaulieu Road train station

LIVESTOCK are in danger of wandering onto live rails at Beaulieu Road train station because of repeated failures to fix a broken gate, a commuter has warned. Despite repeated complaints to track maintenance organisation Network...

Why conservationists are putting the bands back into miles of New Forest streams

A SCHEME to return wetlands to their natural state is being hailed as a victory after more than four miles of artificially straightened channels were restored this year. The drainage was first altered by the...

Young commoner Nicola urges New Forest verderers to tighten animal accident reporting rules

A YOUNG commoner has urged the verderers to re-think their advice to drivers who knock down animals after two of her sheep were left to die in a horrific hit-and-run incident. As reported in the...

Record-breaking entries for New Forest foal show at Beaulieu Road

THE New Forest Livestock Society’s pre-foal show at the October Beaulieu Road pony sale saw record breaking entries this year with over 20 foals entered and forward on the day. Four classes were held, each...

Hit-and-run sheep deaths renew calls for more New Forest road signs

THE owner of two sheep mutilated in a horrific hit-and-run incident on Monday evening has called for better signage on New Forest roads. The animals, which were discovered on the B3079 just outside Bramshaw Church...

National parks review chair comes face to face with New Forest concerns

THE MAN leading a government review of national parks came face to face with the concerns of New Forest people when he visited as part of a national tour. Julian Glover was appointed in May...
New Forest EU funding

Government guarantees post-Brexit EU funding for New Forest

EU CASH worth millions of pounds to the New Forest has been guaranteed by the government until at least 2020. The referendum result had thrown into doubt as much as £3.8m of allocated funding for...
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