Hundred bikers roar into care home for Jean’s 100th birthday surprise

ONE hundred motorbikes roared into a Sway care home as part of a special surprise to mark the 100th birthday of resident Jean Broadley. The spectacle at Gracewell care home was organised by Jean’s son...
Annie Baughan

Hundreds attend celebration of much-loved GP killed in car accident

THE life of a hugely respected and popular GP was celebrated at a special thanksgiving service in Brockenhurst attended by more than 300 people. Dr Annie Baughan, who lived in Sway and died aged 61...
Lyndhurst traffic

‘Near-miss’ accidents revealed in survey by village road safety campaigners

A SURVEY conducted by concerned Lyndhurst residents has highlighted worrying traffic issues including a string of near-misses in one part of the village. Rashmi Stacey teamed up with other locals to create the Campaign for...
Ashurst railway death

Man killed after being hit by train near New Forest railway station

A PERSON was killed on the New Forest railway line after being struck by a train in Ashurst. The casualty, who was confirmed dead at the scene, was a man in his 30s, British Transport...
Silver Hind Sway

Village pub saved from demolition after housing plan thrown out again

A VILLAGE pub has been saved from demolition after a bid to replace it with two homes was blocked by a planning inspector. Nearly 70 people objected to the scheme for the Silver Hind in...
Brockenhurst takeaway death

Brockenhurst takeaway chef died after ‘blow to the head with a ladle’, inquest told

A BROCKENHURST takeaway chef died from bleeding on the brain after a "scuffle" with the senior chef in which he was possibly struck on the head with a ladle, an inquest heard. Xiu Bin Wang...
Minstead roadworks

Cattlegrid works to shut off village link to main road for a week

MINSTEAD roadworks are due to shut a route all week from 8pm tonight (Monday) while improvements are made to a cattle grid. Lyndhurst Road between the A31 and Seamans Corner will be closed off by...
Late night verge trimming

Sleepless residents raging at council’s late-night verge trimming ‘Blitz’

RESIDENTS on rural lanes are furious after being woken at 1am by council verge trimmers. Len Thomas of Pauls Lane in Sway, who is a member of the parish council, was disturbed from his sleep...
Sway wild play park

Wild play park hopes to beat the weather with second try at official launch

FAMILIES are being invited to the opening of a wild play area in Sway this weekend where they will get to try out a balancing snake, a giant wooden tunnel and mini-beast hotel. The park...

£2m expansion plans setting sail for New Forest river marina

A MAJOR investment is being planned by the award-winning Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour that will extend the Beaulieu River marina. The £2m redevelopment plans will keep pace with modern demands for bigger berths and more...
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