Wild boar in the Forest of Dean ‘could swim across the River Severn’, expert claims

Wild boar currently living in the Forest of Dean could spread around the UK if they wanted to, according to a leading expert.  Dr John Dutton, an ecologist at the University of Worcester, told BBC Radio Gloucestershire the biggest boar population in the UK is in the Forest of Dean. He added that it is … Read more

Richard Okorogheye: Police confirm body found in Epping Forest pond is missing student

Police confirmed a body found in Epping Forest is missing 19-year-old student Richard Okorogheye.  Officers from Essex Police found the body on Monday but the remains were only formally identified this afternoon.  Detectives have said they do not suspect any third-party involvement in his death ‘at this stage’.  Police have confirmed the body of a … Read more

Body found in Epping Forest pond IS missing student Richard Okorogheye, police confirm 

The best friend of missing student Richard Okorogheye says she ‘can’t eat or sleep’ as the teenager’s loved ones anxiously await formal identification of the body found in Epping Forest earlier this week. Hala Mohamed, who has known Richard, 19, since birth, admitted she was struggling to come to terms with the events of the last … Read more

Police cordon off Epping Forest pond where body was found in search for missing Richard Okorogheye

Police have cordoned off a large pond in Epping Forest where a man’s body was found yesterday in the search for missing student Richard Okorogheye. The body, which is yet to be formally identified, was discovered by Essex Police officers yesterday afternoon, 13 days after the 19-year-old went missing.   Today the Metropolitan Police remain at the … Read more

Paul Gascoigne, 53, sleeps rough on the forest floor in an arm brace

Paul Gascoigne was back in the thick of it on Sunday after returning to Italy’s version of I’m A Celebrity in an arm brace after he dislocated his shoulder. The football legend, 53, had to spend a week in hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during an endurance game on the reality show and looked thrilled to be back … Read more

Police search of Epping Forest for missing Richard Okorogheye enters third day 

Searches for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye in Epping Forest today entered their third day as police appealed to the teenager to ‘let us know you are safe.’  Detectives moved their search to Essex after a confirmed sighting showed Mr Okorogheye, 19, walking alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards the woods at 12.39am on … Read more

New forest growth may have sparked the mass extinction 360 million years ago

New forest growth may have sparked the mass extinction 360 million years ago by fueling massive plankton blooms that sucked all the oxygen from oceans – and experts say it is happening now at an even faster rate Sediment records shows new forests sparked the Devonian Mass Extinction There was a link between new growth … Read more

Police search for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, in Epping Forest

Police have stepped up their search for missing Oxford Brookes student Richard Okorogheye, 19, in Epping Forest after he disappeared 10 days ago and has not used his phone since.  Detectives have moved their search to Essex after a confirmed sighting showed the Oxford Brookes University student, 19, walking alone on Smarts Lane, Loughton, towards the woods … Read more

New Forest pony damages VW Passat while searching for food

Kicking off: Aggressive wild pony smashes wing mirror and dents car bonnet as it terrorises parents after smelling their toddler son’s food Jack Cowlishaw, 26, was transferring his two-year-old son to his ex’s car  Several ponies approached his car in the car park at Cadnam cricket ground  The New Forest ponies came up to the … Read more