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Land deal to help youngsters continue commoning in the New Forest

Land deal to help youngsters continue commoning in the New Forest

Land deal to help youngsters continue commoning in the New Forest

YOUNG people are being helped to continue the ancient practice of commoning through subsidised grazing land in a partnership between Forest organisations and Fawley oil refinery...


New Forest given £2m extension for wildlife protection scheme

New Forest given £2m extension for wildlife protection scheme

New Forest given £2m extension for wildlife protection scheme

AN award worth £2m has been given to the New Forest in a one-year extension to a formerly EU-funded environmental subsidy scheme which has spent £22m on landscapes and commoning...


New Forest pony dies and another falls seriously ill from eating visitors’ food

New Forest pony dies and another falls seriously ill from eating visitors’ food

New Forest pony dies and another falls seriously ill from eating visitors’ food

FOOD left out for New Forest animals led to a pony dying from choking on a carrot and a second requiring emergency veterinary treatment after eating a pie...


VIDEO: Call for 'no feeding' signs after pony filmed damaging car

VIDEO: Call for 'no feeding' signs after pony filmed damaging car

VIDEO: Call for 'no feeding' signs after pony filmed damaging car

A SHOCKING video showing a mare jumping onto a car bonnet to escape the aggression of other ponies during a feeding frenzy in a New Forest car park has prompted calls for more signage telling people not to give treats to the animals...


Stronger fencing is promised to keep livestock off New Forest roads

Stronger fencing is promised to keep livestock off New Forest roads

Stronger fencing is promised to keep livestock off New Forest roads

Concerns were raised that stock fencing along New Forest roads is not strong enough HAMPSHIRE County Council has promised “wherever possible” to use stronger,…


Animal 'carnage' warning over fencing along busy main roads

Animal 'carnage' warning over fencing along busy main roads

Animal 'carnage' warning over fencing along busy main roads

Concerns have been raised that stock fencing along New Forest roads is not strong enough to contain animals HAMPSHIRE County Council is being urged to…


New Forest commoners' livestock cash set to be halved in funding shake-up

New Forest commoners' livestock cash set to be halved in funding shake-up

New Forest commoners' livestock cash set to be halved in funding shake-up

This year more than 13,000 cattle, ponies and donkeys were marked to graze on the New Forest (photo: Graham Wiffen) GOVERNMENT payments to commoners for…


'We will miss her presence' – long-serving first female verderer Dionis steps down

'We will miss her presence' – long-serving first female verderer Dionis steps down

'We will miss her presence' – long-serving first female verderer Dionis steps down

Dionis Macnair was made an MBE in 2010 THE first woman to serve on the Verderers’ Court, Dionis Macnair, has retired nearly half a century after first…


Deal reached for commoners' rents which 'threatened' the New Forest practice

Deal reached for commoners' rents which 'threatened' the New Forest practice

Deal reached for commoners' rents which 'threatened' the New Forest practice

New Copse South Cottage is one of 65 properties managed by Forestry England A DEAL has been struck to resolve a row over the rent Forestry England demands…


Motorist fined £1,000 for pony hit-and-run at accident blackspot

Motorist fined £1,000 for pony hit-and-run at accident blackspot

Motorist fined £1,000 for pony hit-and-run at accident blackspot

Nilesh Sorathia, from Slough, appeared at Southampton Magistrates' Court A MOTORIST was fined £1,000 and disqualified from driving for six months after…


Four New Forest animals killed in string of road accidents

Four New Forest animals killed in string of road accidents

Four New Forest animals killed in string of road accidents

Pony warning sign by the Bench in Lyndhurst (Photo: stock image) FOUR animals owned by New Forest commoners have been killed on the roads following a…


Calves could be banned from New Forest to protect walkers

Calves could be banned from New Forest to protect walkers

Calves could be banned from New Forest to protect walkers

A cow on the New Forest (Photo: stock image) THE verderers have warned new by-laws could be introduced to ban young calves from roaming the New Forest…


Hungry ponies taken off Forest after 'worst winter in years'

Hungry ponies taken off Forest after 'worst winter in years'

Hungry ponies taken off Forest after 'worst winter in years'

Wet weather has led to more ponies than usual being removed from the New Forest this year (Photo: stock image) DOZENS of ponies have been removed from…


Sam's memory lives on with funding support for aspiring farmers

Sam's memory lives on with funding support for aspiring farmers

Sam's memory lives on with funding support for aspiring farmers

Samantha Bailey exhibiting her cattle at the New Forest Show YOUNG people aspiring to a career in agriculture are being urged to apply to a bursary scheme…


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