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Newts return to restored New Forest pond

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Published on Thursday 21 May 2015 in Caring for news

A pond restoration project aiming to benefit wildlife has achieved instant success, with a family of newts returning to the site.

Viewers have front row seats as goshawk chicks hatch

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Published on Wednesday 20 May 2015 in Visiting news

The births of three goshawk chicks in the New Forest have been watched live online by bird lovers.

Animal accidents map shows worst New Forest roads

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Published on Friday 15 May 2015 in Commoning news

New Forest organisations are appealing for motorists to take more care as a new map is published to highlight the worst roads for animal accidents.

New Forest youngsters learn about the dangers of litter

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Published on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in Caring for news

Fawley infants learnt about the dangers of litter to wildlife and animals during a special assembly and classroom sessions organised by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Three new bus services for the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in Visiting news

Three new bus services will start in the New Forest later this month thanks to support from the New Forest National Park Authority.

Have your say on the National Park Management Plan update

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Published on Monday 11 May 2015 in About us news

New Forest residents and organisations are asked to send their views on the latest revisions to the National Park Management Plan update.

New Forest and health organisations discuss how nature could help local people

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Published on Friday 8 May 2015 in Living in news

New Forest and local health organisations working within the inspiring landscapes of the National Park are looking at how closer collaboration could help improve people’s health and wellbeing.

Voting results announced in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 7 May 2015 in Art and photography news

The votes have been cast and the winners chosen in a competition to find the best spring photo of the New Forest.

Art competition open for entries

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Published on Friday 1 May 2015 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s famous scenery, wildlife and traditions will be celebrated this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competition.

Sweet taste of success for New Forest chocolatier

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Published on Thursday 30 April 2015 in Visiting news

A chocolate maker in the New Forest has scooped a prestigious national award for producing treats of the highest quality.

Submit spring snaps of the Forest

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Published on Wednesday 22 April 2015 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back, giving people the chance to win great prizes for entering their springtime photos online.

Community grants available to promote car-free travel

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Published on Monday 20 April 2015 in Grants news

New grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects that promote car-free travel in the New Forest National Park.

Wild Play Day inspires hundreds of families to get outside and enjoy nature

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Published on Monday 13 April 2015 in Things to do news

Hundreds of families enjoyed a free day of ‘wild play’ in the New Forest, as part of a drive to encourage children to play outdoors.

Shipwright School ready to welcome students

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Published on Thursday 9 April 2015 in Learning about news

A new replica timber frame 18th century shipwrights’ workshop at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, has been handed over to the IBTC.

New Forest walks with a difference

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Published on Tuesday 7 April 2015 in Visiting news

Witchcraft, hill forts and the mysterious death of an English king are just some of the fascinating topics covered in a new set of New Forest walking routes.

Families invited for ‘wild play’ in the New Forest this Easter

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Published on Wednesday 1 April 2015 in Things to do news

Families can enjoy crabbing and seashore scavenging at a free day of activities in the New Forest this Easter.

The secret lives of New Forest birds of prey

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Published on Monday 30 March 2015 in Visiting news

For the next five months, visitors will get a privileged peek into the lives of some of the New Forest’s most impressive birdlife, thanks to high tech video technology.

Make a difference to countryside access in the New Forest

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Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015 in Living in news

Members are being sought for the New Forest Access Forum, which gives advice on improving access for walking, horse riding, cycling and other outside recreation in and around the New Forest.

New Forest stargazers overcome ‘night blight’ to flourish

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Published on Tuesday 17 March 2015 in Learning about news

Astronomers across the New Forest are heralding the area as an excellent location for stargazing, while raising awareness of the impact of light pollution on dark night skies.

Rural advice service on a high after five years

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Published on Monday 16 March 2015 in Commoning news

The New Forest’s commoners, landowners and farmers are celebrating the fifth anniversary of a service that helps them and wildlife thrive in the National Park.

Could your Brockenhurst business become a Local Information Point?

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Published on Friday 13 March 2015 in Visitor information news

Businesses in Brockenhurst are being invited to become a focal point of information for visitors and local people.

World War I flying ace commemorated

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Published on Wednesday 4 March 2015 in Rich cultural heritage news

On 12 March 1928, World War I flying ace Flight Lieutenant Samuel ‘Kink’ Kinkead took off in a seaplane from RAF Calshot in the New Forest.

TV presenter's wildlife films to mark 10 year anniversary of the New Forest National Park

Simon King 10 year anniversary

Published on Tuesday 24 February 2015 in Wildlife news

Wildlife films celebrating the world-class landscapes of the New Forest, have been produced to mark its 10 year anniversary as a National Park.

Local community invited to join study on reducing visual impact of existing power lines in New Forest

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Published on Monday 23 February 2015 in Learning about news

- Local community invited to join study on reducing visual impact of existing power lines in part of New Forest National Park

Pony-proof bins initiative to protect New Forest animals

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Published on Tuesday 10 February 2015 in Unspoilt landscape news

Visitors to the New Forest are urged to help protect ponies and donkeys from potentially harmful food litter.

Laser scanning brings ice house to life

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Published on Thursday 29 January 2015 in Learning about news

Eating an ice cream in the idyllic New Forest is a pleasure that many of us take for granted.

Cycle events organisers’ charter approved by New Forest National Park Authority

Published on Thursday 22 January 2015 in Recreation news

A charter to guide large scale cycling events in the New Forest has been supported by the New Forest National Park Authority.

New Forest National Park is open for business – spread the word

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Published on Monday 19 January 2015 in Open for business news

National Parks – famous for their beauty and splendour are also home to thousands of thriving businesses.

Nominations open for New Forest awards 2015

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Published on Friday 16 January 2015 in Caring for news

Nominations are now open for an awards scheme to recognise those making an outstanding contribution to conserving the unique landscape and traditions of the New Forest.

Meet new friends and face new challenges at the New Forest Volunteer Fair

New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

Published on Tuesday 13 January 2015 in Volunteer news

An award-winning young wildlife enthusiast and a retired banker are calling for local people to do something different this year and volunteer in the New Forest.

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