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...

Crowds cheer fairytale finishes in the New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2018

FAST and furious competition entertained a bumper crowd of several thousand spectators at this year’s New Forest Point-to-Point, writes Charlotte Baker. The annual Boxing Day event was blessed with mild weather and witnessed some thrilling...

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 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,...

Equine flu alert renews commoners’ calls not to touch New Forest ponies

VISITORS to the New Forest are being reminded not to touch the ponies after it was announced they could be carrying equine flu – said to be “prevalent” among UK wild horse herds. All horse...
New Forest ponies

Hungry ponies taken off Forest after ‘worst winter in years’

DOZENS of ponies have been removed from the New Forest after persistent wet weather caused them to lose too much weight. The animals, which are all owned by commoners, will be kept in holdings and...
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...

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 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...
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