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January 2016 press releases

Paul Karabardak

Trio on shortlist for Senior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Two athletes and a table tennis player are in the running to be named Swansea's Senior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year.

Interim Chief Executive Phil Roberts

Council appoints new Chief Executive

Swansea Council has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Swansea Bay adventure

Swansea Bay promoted as destination for adventure

If adventure is what people are after, then Swansea Bay is the place to be this year.

School Admissions

School performance improvement in Swansea

School performance in Swansea is improving, according to a new evaluation of all schools in Wales.

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December sales soar in Swansea city centre

Despite the rain and wind, Swansea city centre sales were soaring in December.

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Green minded residents snap up recycling bags

Residents in Swansea are snapping up thousands of recycling bags in a bid to help the council meet government recycling targets.

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Call for foster carers in Swansea

Two of Swansea's longest serving foster carers are urging families across the city to consider opening their homes to children and young people in need.

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Sir Terry welcomes Swansea city centre regeneration plans

Business icon Sir Terry Matthews has welcomed ambitious ideas to transform Swansea city centre.

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Swansea schools prepare to unite for Holocaust Memorial Day

A new choir of children from the Eastside of the city will help Swansea mark Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow.

City centre arena proposal

Bonnie backs Swansea's arena proposal

Singing superstar Bonnie Tyler has given her backing to the arena idea for Swansea city centre.

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Energy saving street lights in Swansea

Major routes through Swansea are having street lights replaced as part of an ongoing replacement scheme in the city.

World class transformation unveiled for Swansea city centre

Swansea city centre could soon be transformed into a world class leisure and shopping destination.

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Helping Children Play

Parents and professionals interested in how Swansea children can be supported to exercise their right to play given are being invited to a special event to share their views.

Dan Biggar

Trio shortlisted for Swansea Sportsperson of the Year

Three Welsh international sports people are on the shortlist to be named Swansea Sportsperson of the Year.

Hands up for who is in school

Parents get on line for school place

Around 1,000 Swansea parents have been getting on line to secure a primary school place for their child.

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Safe walking routes planned for Swansea community

Walking routes in a Swansea community are set to be made safer as part of a national road safety initiative.

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Multi-million pound school improvement plans unveiled

PUPILS at another Swansea school could soon be benefiting from a multi-million pound upgrade of their buildings and facilities.

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Litter fines encourage Swansea residents to keep city clean

More than 6,000 litter penalties have been issued to people throwing litter on the ground in Swansea.

Swansea Grand Theatre

Theatre makeover thanks to Restoration Fund

Thanks to the loyalty of its customers, Swansea Grand Theatre will soon be getting a new look.

Red arrows - Airshow

Air Show returning to Swansea this summer

Breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art aircraft and vintage planes from the past will again be thrilling hundreds of thousands of visitors in the skies above Swansea this summer.

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Swap unwanted Christmas gifts online in Swansea

Residents in Swansea are being encouraged to use an online swap site to swap unwanted Christmas gifts for something they want.


Chinese New Year entertainment for fundraising dinner

Chinese New Year entertainment will feature in a special Swansea fundraising dinner next month.

Fabian Way

Still time to give feedback on Fabian Way plan

There are still plenty of opportunities for people to have on their say on plans to transform Fabian Way into an innovation corridor.

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Call centre conmen guilty of fraudulent trading in Swansea

Two local men have narrowly avoided jail after pleading guilty to operating a bogus claims management company in Swansea.

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Winning city centre bids to be unveiled next week

Swansea city centre's future will be unveiled next week.

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Young people get their say

YOUNG people are getting the chance to have a say about latest budget proposals being considered by Swansea Council.


Over 65s brush up on their driving skills in Swansea

Motorists in Swansea over the age of 65 are taking part in a series of driving courses to help keep them safe on the road.

Hands up for who is in school

Get online for a primary school place

More than 2,600 Swansea parents are being urged to get online to secure a primary school place for their child.

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Two more budget drop-in sessions planned

TWO more drop-in sessions have been organised so city residents can have a chat to Cabinet Members about the council's budget proposals.

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Free fitness fun at Penlan Leisure Centre

A free fun and fitness event is being held at Penlan Leisure Centre next week for people of all ages and abilities.

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Pupils to say goodbye to old Welsh school

PUPILS at Lôn Las Primary are preparing to say goodbye to their old school buildings.

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New business directory to boost local economy

A NEW online Swansea business directory has been launched to help keep money in the local economy.

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West Way improvement works to start in the spring

Plans to make it easier for people to walk back and forth between the city centre and the Sandfields community will soon be on public display.

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Cancellation of sports fixtures this weekend

All sports fixtures (both juniors and seniors) due to take place on Swansea Council grass pitches this weekend (Saturday January 9 and Sunday January 10) have been cancelled because of waterlogged pitches and more wet weather being forecast.

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Council maps out open spaces to help plan future developments in Swansea

Swansea Council is calling on residents to get involved in a city-wide assessment of open spaces in Swansea.

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Call to share memories of 1940s food aid packages

From Olde English plum pudding to tinned turkey and packs of raisins, people are being asked for their memories of American food aid packages in the 1940s.

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Illegal cigarettes haul in Swansea in 2015

Trading Standards in Swansea has confirmed it seized more than 200 kg of counterfeit and illegal tobacco in 2015.

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Budget drop-in sessions kick off this week

The people of Swansea are already taking the opportunity to have their say on Swansea Council budget proposals to save at least £90m over the next three years.

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City school celebrates excellent report

A Swansea community comprehensive school is celebrating outstanding results in its recent school inspection.

Jez weight loss

Follow Jez's lead to reach your goal in 2016

Jez Davies reached his goal in 2015 - and you could follow in his footsteps this year.

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