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Awards celebrate New Forest successes

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Published on Thursday 30 July 2015 in Beautiful landscapes news

The CLA and New Forest National Park Authority have announced the winners of their 2015 joint awards.

Five-figure funding boost for conservation group

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Published on Thursday 30 July 2015 in Rich cultural heritage news

Volunteers in the New Forest are celebrating receiving a £10,000 grant to help them discover and promote the natural heritage of their local river.

Leave nothing but footprints

Leave nothing but footprints

Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015 in Unspoilt landscape news

We are reminding residents and visitors to the New Forest to enjoy the area and to take care not to harm it with litter.

History weekend attracts visitors of all ages

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Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015 in Visiting news

Hundreds of people headed to the coast last weekend to learn about the New Forest’s enthralling past at a hands-on history event.

Get snapping in the Forest this summer

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Published on Monday 20 July 2015 in Visiting news

The sixth New Forest Seasonal Snaps photo competition begins today, giving people the chance to win great prizes for their summertime photos.

National Parks are England’s nature hotspots

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Published on Monday 20 July 2015 in Learning about news

A new assessment by National Parks England has found that the New Forest and England's nine other National Parks are among the very best places in the country for wildlife.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Lymington and Pennington

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Published on Wednesday 15 July 2015 in Planning policy news

Lymington and Pennington Town Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’.

New members for New Forest National Park Authority

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2015 in Our people news

New members will be welcomed to the New Forest National Park Authority at its AGM tomorrow (Thursday 16 July).

Record breaking entries for New Forest art competition

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Published on Tuesday 14 July 2015 in Visiting news

A painting of a well-known beauty spot has triumphed over a record number of entrants to win the New Forest Open Art competition.

Royal seal of approval for New Forest almshouses

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Published on Monday 13 July 2015 in Planning news

Work to transform historic almshouses in Emery Down near Lyndhurst has received a Royal seal of approval.

New Forest commoners receive expert support

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Published on Thursday 9 July 2015 in Learning about news

Commoners in the New Forest will receive much-needed financial support to continue their ancient way of life thanks to help from local land advisers.

Information session on exploring the New Forest for people impacted by illness

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Published on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in Communities news

An information session to help people impacted by illness, bereavement and disabilities to enjoy the countryside will be held in the New Forest.

Help plant a woodland to celebrate a loved one

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Published on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in Beautiful landscapes news

Families are invited to celebrate a birth, marriage or life of a relative this year with the planting of a community woodland in the New Forest.

Beach Bus 'Route 99' returns with free ice cream for passengers

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Published on Tuesday 7 July 2015 in Travel news

The Beach Bus will return to the New Forest a week earlier this summer – renumbered ‘Route 99’ to highlight its free ice cream offer.

New awards scheme celebrates New Forest architecture

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Published on Wednesday 1 July 2015 in Planning news

From traditional thatched cottages to historic houses and more contemporary designs, the New Forest is renowned for the character of its buildings.

Teachers inspired by New Forest education conference

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Published on Tuesday 30 June 2015 in Schools & groups news

A conference for teachers on the importance of outdoor learning and ‘wild play’ has been held in the New Forest National Park.

Nominations open for 2015 National Parks Volunteer Awards

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Published on Monday 29 June 2015 in Volunteer news

The UK's National Parks are now accepting nominations for the annual National Parks Volunteer Awards.

New Forest hands-on history weekend for all ages

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Published on Monday 29 June 2015 in Visiting news

Pilot an underwater vehicle, handle historical artefacts and discover high-tech archaeological gadgets at a free family history event this summer.

New Forest Tour returns for the summer

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Published on Thursday 25 June 2015 in Visiting news

The New Forest Tour returns this weekend (27 June) – aiming to beat last year’s record passenger numbers.

Crowdsourcing project translates German prisoner of war newspapers in the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 24 June 2015 in History & culture news

Newspapers written at a German prisoner of war camp in the New Forest are being translated for the first time thanks to a new crowdsourcing website.

National Parks England - so much more than the view

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Published on Wednesday 17 June 2015 in Learning about news

England’s most iconic landscapes – a hidden economic powerhouse. ‘So much more than the view…’

Ice cream parlour gives tourists the inside scoop

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Published on Monday 15 June 2015 in Visiting news

Visitors to Brockenhurst can now get tourist information while enjoying a delicious ice cream at Melt ice cream parlour.

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.

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