Mother Nature puts stop to weekend opening of new wild play park

MOTHER Nature has put a stop to the opening of a new wild play park in Sway tomorrow (Saturday). A balancing snake, giant wooden tunnel and mini-beast hotel are some of the new activities that...
Sway Newsagents and Post Office on Station Road

Sway post office is due to close after new owners purchase shop

SWAY post office is set to close its doors after the new owners have decided not to keep it running. The announcement about the future of the counter in Sway Newsagents on Station Road was...

Caring parents salute ‘kind and generous’ Kerrie (28)

THE devastated family of a Sway woman who has died aged 28 from a rare brain disease have paid tribute to their “very kind-hearted and generous girl”. Kerrie Bartlett, who was born to parents Suzanne...

Developer hits back at Sway objectors to Hatch Motors plans

A DEVELOPER hoping to build a mini supermarket and eight homes at a garage site in Sway has hit back at claims the scheme does not fit in with national and local policies. Landmark Estates...

Dave Hurrell: ‘Mr Cricket’ of the New Forest who encouraged young players

A LEADING light of Sway Cricket Club who was a hugely popular figure on the local cricket scene has died at the age of 61. Tributes poured in to “true gentleman” Dave Hurrell, with officials...

Plan for new homes in Sway win green light from national park authority

CLAIMS that building three new homes in Sway would constitute over-development did not persuade planning authority members to throw them out. An application to demolish a building in Builders Yard, Station Road, which is used...

Sway villagers furious as First World War armistice memorials decapitated

VANDALS tore off the heads of Royal British Legion silhouettes of a soldier and nurse at Sway in an act that has outraged villagers. The figures, installed at Jubilee Field to mark the centenary of...

National dance success in Blackpool for talented New Forest pair

TWO pupils from the Everton-based Charisma Dance Academy are thrilled to have been crowned the UK’s rock and roll champions at a national contest in Blackpool. Amelie Shane (9), from Sway, and Sophia Edwards (5),...

Addict trio jailed for raid on home of 88-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer

A BURGLAR who ransacked the home of an 88-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer with two fellow drug addicts has been jailed for 18 months. Ryan O’Reilly was part of a three-man gang who made such an untidy...
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