Council reveals plans to expand Sway village hall

PLANS have been unveiled to expand the village hall at Sway to accommodate a popular pre-school and Scouts group. The proposed extension to the Middle Road facility, which is often booked up, would involve a...

Controversial Co-op set to open in Sway

A CONTROVERSIAL new Co-op will open in Sway next week, creating 14 local jobs. The store is part of a development which includes eight new homes on the old Hatch Motors site in Station Road. The...

Treasure hunter searching for owner of wedding ring he found in New Forest field

A METAL detectorist is appealing for help tracking down the owner of a lost wedding ring that he found while searching for buried treasure in a field in Sway. Geoff Lai, who lives in the...

Pair come forward after CCTV appeal over assault at New Forest railway station

TWO people in CCTV images released by police after a teenage boy was assaulted at a New Forest railway station have been identified. The 16-year-old victim was targeted around 12.10am on Sunday 1st November after...

Rider’s plea to drivers after car smashes into the back of her horse

AN event rider may never compete again after her horse was badly injured when a car ploughed into them from behind in Sway. Sally-Anne Miller (48), who lives in the village, revealed her shock and...

New Forest pensioner who drowned off Hurst Spit is named

A MAN who drowned after a major search at Hurst Spit has been named as 87-year-old Sway resident Michael Rickman. The opening of an inquest was told that on the evening of 4th November a...

‘I had no intention of giving up on my child’ – George an ‘inspiration’...

A SWAY mum has hailed her autistic son as a “complete inspiration” to the parents of other children with the condition who fear for their future. Now 22, George Stooks was once “written off” by...

‘Despicable’ theft of village’s Remembrance nurse silhouette

A REMEMBRANCE silhouette of a nurse has been stolen from Sway village centre in an act described as “despicable”. The metal figure was erected by the parish council near the Jubilee Oak, which is adorned...

Thieves grab floor safe and cigarettes in early-morning raid on store

THIEVES snatched a haul of cigarettes and a safe in a smash-and-grab raid on a New Forest store in the early hours. The alarm was raised around 12.15am yesterday (Tuesday) after a glass door was...
Dog DNA

Ex-police officer on the case with dog DNA business

DOG owners can now find out why their pup is proving tricky to train – with a DNA test. Sway dog behaviourist Sarah Morris is behind Blackdog DNA, which provides tests for mixed-breed dogs, giving...
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