‘Mini rave’ in the New Forest leaves a trail of trash

AN angry resident has described how he had to clear up debris left at a New Forest beauty spot after what he described as an “illegal mini rave” had been held there. The man from...
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...
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...

Man in A337 car crash denies trying to murder woman

A SWAY man has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and dangerous driving following a crash in the New Forest. Peter Tillman (71) is accused of committing the offences on August 20th. As reported...

CCTV catches sports club thieves despite recording equipment being stolen

SECURITY at a Sway sports facility will be reviewed after thieves broke into a series of buildings during what appears to be a planned raid. Armed with bolt cutters and other tools three or four...
Sway post office

New post office delivered to village in time for Christmas

JUST in time for Christmas, Sway has got a new post office after eight months without one – and it is bringing a jobs boost to the village. It will soon be open seven days...

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...

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...

Parents’ marathon effort to help school fill nearly £80,000 shortfall

A HEADTEACHER whose budget has been cut by nearly £80,000 has praised “truly amazing” parents for coming to the aid of pupils by fundraising and volunteering. Rachel Goplen, who leads Sway Primary School, hailed their...

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...
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