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...

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,...

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,...
New Forest housing

Ministers order Forestry chiefs to open talks in commoners rent row

GOVERNMENT ministers have ordered Forestry England to hold a formal consultation over the rent it demands on properties it manages in the New Forest for commoners. Stepping in after the Commoners’ Defence Association (CDA) accused...

Owner of killed New Forest pony begs for action as road deaths spike

AS NEW figures reveal a big rise in animal accidents in the New Forest during 2018, the owner of the latest pony to die on the roads has called for speed reductions and more...
New Forest animal accidents

Hit-and-run motorists leave two donkey foals to be destroyed

TWO donkey foals had to be destroyed after New Forest animal accidents on the roads last week in which the motorists drove off. The first accident was a hit-and-run which took place at around 9am...

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...
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...

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...
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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