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February 2016 press releases

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Resident groups can make a difference in cleaning up city

Community groups that help look after their local environment are being praised by Swansea Council and litter campaign organisations for their efforts.

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Measures unveiled to protect music services

Swansea Council has unveiled measures to protect music services in the city for generations to come.

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New £50 million project to regenerate Swansea's High Street

A NEW £50 million development will soon help regenerate one of the key gateways in and out of Swansea city centre.

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Blue plaque unveiled for heroic Mumbles sisters

A BLUE plaque has been unveiled to commemorate the bravery of two Mumbles sisters.

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Artists document gallery's transformation

The transformation of Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery into an internationally significant attraction has been documented by eight talented artists.

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Football pundit Robbie Savage offers advice to new club

Match of the Day pundit Robbie Savage has been offering his brand of motivational skills to more than 20 members of a new club aimed at helping people get back into the world of work.

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Budget proposals aims to deliver on residents' priorities

SWANSEA Council is set to spend millions of pounds a week supporting local communities, education, social services, improving roads and keeping streets clean if budget plans are approved on Thursday.

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City Deal bid for Swansea Bay City Region

The Swansea Bay City Region has submitted a ground-breaking 'Internet Coast' City Deal bid, in excess of £500m over 20 years, to the UK and Welsh Governments.

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Interest sought in leisure and cultural facilities

Swansea Council will this week start testing the marketplace for interest in running a number of its leisure and cultural facilities.

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Red Arrows confirmed for 2016 Air Show

It's been confirmed that the Red Arrows are returning to the Wales National Air Show in Swansea Bay this summer.

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Design work gets under way for multi-million pound school improvements

Design work is under way for the multi-million pound improvement of another city comprehensive.


Automation works set for Guildhall clock

Expert work to automate Swansea's Guildhall clock is being carried out early this week.

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Bus priority gate will include camera enforcement

Motorists will soon face getting a fine if they drive along a bus priority lane near the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.


Hawks to keep watchful eye over Swansea Market

Feathered friends will soon be keeping a watchful eye over Swansea Market.

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Lights out for Earth Hour

Swansea residents are being urged to support next month's spectacular Earth Hour lights-out event to celebrate the planet and the need to protect it.

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Purple Flag status renewed for Swansea

Swansea's safe and diverse nightlife has again been recognised with the renewal of the prestigious Purple Flag Award for another year.

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Call for more residents to recycle in Swansea

Swansea Council is calling on households to do their bit in areas where recycling participation is low.

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Watch Wales rugby stars of tomorrow at St Helen's

Six Nations stars of the future will be strutting their stuff in Swansea over coming weeks.

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Major city centre route to have speed lowered to improve safety

Lower speed limits are being introduced along sections of a main route into Swansea city centre in a bid to reduce accidents.

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Finance Minister stresses City Deal importance

Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt has been stressing the importance to Wales of a City Deal in Swansea in her discussions with the UK Government.

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Five Swansea schools on shortlist for sports honours

Five top performing Swansea school sports teams are doing battle for two prestigious awards.

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Council to spend £1.5m a day on vital services

Swansea Council has listened to public concerns in the recent budget consultation and reversed a number of proposed spending cuts.

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Million pound boost for Welsh Medium Education

A one million pound project could boost Welsh medium education in the west of Swansea.


Exhibition marking three-night blitz anniversary

Amateur photographs, eye-witness accounts and emotive poetry form part of a new exhibition that's marking the 75th anniversary of the three-night blitz in Swansea.

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New council house scheme construction could start by end of 2016

Construction of Swansea's first new council houses in a generation could start towards the end of 2016.

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Consultation under way on future shape of music services

Swansea Council is developing plans for music provision in the city.

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Tow away warning for Liberty Stadium illegal parking

Match day motorists visiting the Liberty Stadium in Swansea are being urged to park their cars legally or risk being towed away.

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Council urges UK Government to back tidal lagoon project

Thousands of jobs and investment worth many millions of pounds could be at risk if the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project doesn't go ahead - that's the message from Swansea Council.

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Plenty of fun activities for half-term week

Writing workshops, mask making and the chance to get up close and personal with creepy crawlies is among the fun over the coming half-term holiday.

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Transport modelling to highlight need for new roads in Swansea

A detailed transport study in Swansea has highlighted the need for road improvements to help accommodate vehicles linked to thousands of homes planned for the city.


Shortlist for adventurous job with world class views

An adventurous new job with one of the best views in the world will soon be snapped up on Gower.

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Register to vote reminder

Swansea Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote to get online now to register.


Internal stripping-out works on-going at Oceana

Internal stripping-out works at Swansea's former Oceana nightclub building are on-going.

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Five-point plan to strengthen commitment to UNCRC

Councillors have outlined a five-point plan to help strengthen Swansea's growing commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Fundraising dinner will further strengthen Swansea's Chinese links

Several thousand pounds were raised on the weekend to help send an exhibition about 19th Century Swansea missionary Griffith John to China.


Celebrate St David's Day build-up at Brangwyn concert

An evening of Saints, Songs and Celebrations will help mark the build-up to St David's Day in Swansea.

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Coming together to end mental health stigma

Swansea, Bridgend, and Neath Port Talbot Councils join forces with the ABMU Health Board in a joint pledge to tackle discrimination around mental health.

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Cabinet to consider budget proposals

Multi-million pound proposals which aim to support vital services and see Swansea Council transformed in the years ahead are to go to Cabinet on February 15.


Work starts to preserve Swansea's historic monuments

Preservation works are taking place at a number of historic monuments across Swansea.

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Historic West Cross property goes on the market

An historic property on the outskirts of Mumbles with stunning sea views has gone on the market.

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Pensioners warned about over 75s TV licence scam

Swansea Council has teamed up with a local charity to warn pensioners about a TV licence scam.

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Road repairs on-going across Swansea

Road repair works are on-going across Swansea as the council catches up with damage caused by the relentlessly wet weather of late.

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Catch every Six Nations game live on the Big Screen

All this year's Six Nations Championship games are being shown live on Castle Square's Big Screen.

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Scrutiny councillors to take a look at city budget proposals

Members of the public and councillors are to have a chance to put budget questions directly to the Leader of Swansea Council.

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Fundraising drive to send missionary exhibition to China

Ceremonial weapons and ornate satin banners are among Swansea's historic artefacts from 19th Century China that could soon be on their way home.

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Townhill targeted in fly tipping and recycling improvements

A number of streets in a Swansea community are being targeted in a council-led clean-up operation.

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Japanese visitor keen to learn from Swansea

A Japanese diplomat has visited Swansea on an international fact-finding mission.

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Pupils take tour of new classrooms

Pupils have been given a sneak peek of the first phase of the multi-million pound upgrade of their school.

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Demolition starts this week on old Welsh school

Work is beginning on dismantling the old Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Lôn Las buildings to make way for a multi-million pound new school on the site.

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Wild flower work to start in next month

Work will start in the next month to prepare ground for the planting of thousands of wild flower seeds across the city.

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Survey says new arena would meet people's aspirations

Proposals for a new indoor arena in Swansea city centre have been welcomed by the Purple Flag team.

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New dog microchipping laws coming in April

Dog owners in Swansea are being urged to get their pets microchipped ahead of new legislation being introduced in Wales in April.

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