Video: Heath fire destroys acre of land at Sway

FLAMES “30 to 40 feet high” tore through gorse near Sway and destroyed an acre of land yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. Fire crews from Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Burley rushed to Forestry England land opposite Pitmore Lane...
Annie Baughan

A337 crash victim named as retired GP Annie Baughan

THE woman who died in a crash on the A337 near Brockenhurst last week has been named as 61-year-old retired GP Annie Baughan. Annie, who lived in Sway, was known to her patients as Dr...

New Forest man killed in ‘careless driving’ car collision

A NEW FOREST man was killed in a car accident as he walked through Southampton last night (Monday). Officers are investigating the death of a 47-year-old from Sway who was in collision with a BMW...

Coronavirus: Tributes to sportswoman Diana Townsend (79)

TRIBUTES have been paid to Diana Townsend, a well-known champion of community causes and sportswoman, after she died having contracted coronavirus. Former teacher Diana (79), who lived in Sway, had been suffering from cancer and...

Name released of New Forest dad killed in city car crash

TRIBUTES have been paid to a devoted family man and popular company executive from Sway, named as the victim of a fatal traffic collision in the run-up to Christmas. Simon Poole (47), who lived in...

Villagers lose fight to save historic cottage from demolition

VILLAGERS have lost their fight against a decision to demolish a former blacksmith’s cottage in Sway. The national park authority said there was no need for a formal application for permission to knock down the...
Grade II* Listed Sway Tower

Sway Tower to go under the hammer for starting bids of £1.6m

ONE of the New Forest’s most eye-catching buildings boasting unrivalled views of the national park is set to be auctioned off for at least £1.6m. The 220ft Peterson’s Tower – known locally as Sway Tower...
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...

Silver Hind to shine again as new owners take on ailing pub

HAVING been saved from the bulldozers and given a fresh new look, Sway pub The Silver Hind is serving up food to diners for the first time in more than two years. The Station Road...
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...
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