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...

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...

Verderers upgrade advice to report animal accidents ‘immediately’

MOTORISTS are being urged to report New Forest animal accidents immediately to prevent unnecessary suffering as new statistics showed the most lethal routes in the district. Previous guidance had been that collisions should be reported...
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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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...
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’...
New Forest cow attack

Calves could be banned from New Forest to protect walkers

THE verderers have warned new by-laws could be introduced to ban young calves from roaming the New Forest in a bid to protect the public from aggressive behaviour by their mothers. Discussions around the issue...

‘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...

New Forest house prices ‘threat to the landscape’, warn commoners

SPIRALLING house prices are a “grave threat” to the future of the New Forest’s historic landscape and traditions as it increasingly becomes the preserve of the “wealthy few”, leading commoners have warned. In response to...
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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