Experts are trying to work out if a toxin is behind the deaths of at least eight dogs in the New Forest.
It's thought the animals cut their paws while out walking at Latchmore Brook near Fordingbridge and later died. The council is working with other agencies to establish the cause.
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The Met Office is reporting 20 000 lightning strikes across the south during last night's storm