CCTV: Young riders devastated as masked raiders take £55k worth of bikes

A YOUNG team of up-and-coming motocross racers are “utterly devastated” after thieves stole £55,000 of bikes and equipment less than two weeks before the start of their season. CCTV captured the break-in on Sunday evening...

Some carry on camping at New Forest site despite lockdown

SOME people are still living on a New Forest campsite despite the company that runs it having claimed it was closed due to the coronavirus. Camping in the New Forest has insisted it is not...

Elderly patient with coronavirus dies at Lymington hospital

AN elderly woman has died at Lymington New Forest Hospital after contracting coronavirus, officials have confirmed. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital at Ampress, did not reveal the woman’s identity but the...

Owner of knifed horse offers £1,000 reward in hunt for killer

THE devastated owner of a horse that was found stabbed to death in a field has offered a £1,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the killer. The 13-year-old blagdon mare called...

March 16th updates: Coronavirus in the New Forest and Christchurch

FOLLOW this live updates page to find the latest coronavirus advice, developments and announcements in the New Forest and Christchurch on Monday 16th March. Have you got a story about the outbreak? Email us via...
Sharon Perrett

Woman ‘beat herself to death’, claimed partner accused of murder

A WOMAN was brutally beaten to death at home by her partner because he was “embarrassed” by her behaviour in a pub, a murder jury was told. Sharon Perrett sustained 15 fractures to her ribs...
New Forest cows

Herd of cows slaughtered after killing dog and injuring man

A HERD of New Forest cows was slaughtered after launching an attack which put a dog walker in hospital with serious injuries and killed his pet, the A&T understands. The victim was visiting a site...

New Forest camping firm urged to rethink 2020 sites closure decision

PLANS to keep major New Forest campsites closed, despite the government giving the go-ahead for holidays, will affect businesses and lead to unlawful wild camping, locals have warned. Independent operating company Camping in the Forest...
Pennington vandalism

Residents plan vigilante squads in response to vandals’ return

RESIDENTS on a Pennington housing estate say they will form vigilante squads to combat vandals who have smashed up vehicles there for the second time in just over a month. At least four vehicles were...

Aggressive pony could be slaughtered over tourist feeding habit

A NEW FOREST commoner fears she may have to send one of her best loved ponies to be slaughtered for meat because tourists have made it aggressive by feeding it. The pony has chased and...
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