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March 2016 press releases

Mel Nurse

Mel Nurse set for Freedom of the City accolade

Mel Nurse, former Wales International and one of those who helped save Swansea City FC from financial extinction in 2002, is set to be honoured with the freedom of his home city.


Focus on tourism information online in future

Visits to the official destination Swansea Bay website are soaring.

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West Way works to start this week

Work to improve a busy Swansea city centre road for motorists, buses and pedestrians is starting this week.

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Caswell Bay car park closed on Thursday March 31

One of the two public car parks at Caswell Bay will be closed on Thursday March 31 for essential resurfacing works.

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Businesses urged to sign up to online Swansea directory

Swansea businesses are being encouraged to sign up to a new online directory that's aimed at helping keep money in the local economy.

Welsh medium education boost

A one million pound project to boost Welsh medium education in the west of Swansea has come a step closer.

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Visitors signposted to Swansea's hidden rural treasures

More visitors to Swansea Bay than ever before will soon be signposted to the area's green spaces, woods and valleys.

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Fforestfach park and ride set to close

Swansea Council has confirmed plans to close one of its three Park and Ride sites to help save money.

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Swansea school upgrade project in line for major award

Morriston Comprehensive School's multi-million pound refurbishment is in the running for a major accolade.

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Home and landscape improvements in Sandfields

Environmental improvements have been introduced on a Sandfields street.

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Long-serving councillor stepping down

Long-serving councillor Byron Owen has resigned as ward member for Mynyddbach.

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Typhoon confirmed for Wales National Airshow

A cutting edge fighter jet that can cruise at a speed of about 1,000mph without afterburners will be taking part in this year's Wales National Airshow.

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City pupils launch new Swans book for good cause

A NEW book about Swansea City Football club written by Swansea school students will be launched at the Liberty Stadium on Thursday.

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Wheels to Work scheme launched to help Swansea residents

A SWANSEA nurse has signed up to a council-led scooter borrowing scheme in the city to help her get to and from her hospital job.

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Multi-million pound investment in school buildings

Millions of pounds are to be spent in more than 20 city schools as part of the council's latest investment in school maintenance improvements.

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Leader welcomes formal City Deal talks

Ambitious plans to create thousands of highly-paid high-tech jobs for Swansea Bay has won backing from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

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More roundabouts than ever before could soon be sponsored in Swansea

More roundabouts than ever before could soon be sponsored in Swansea.

Sport Relief 2016

Tackle the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile on Sunday

Swansea people inspired by the likes of Eddie Izzard and Alex Jones have the chance to do their bit for Sport Relief this weekend.

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Switch off for Earth Hour

It's just days to go before Swansea will be plunged into darkness for 60 minutes as part of Earth Hour 2016.

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Recycling to be boosted with help of schoolchildren

Schoolchildren in Swansea are being given tips on recycling to take home and pass on to parents.

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Council to open up more apprenticeships and work experience placements than ever

More apprenticeships and work experience placements than ever before could soon be made available at Swansea Council.

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Treasured da Vinci drawings set for Swansea exhibition

Royal Collection Trust curators have visited Swansea to lift the lid on a world class exhibition that's on its way to the city later this year.

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West Way plans shared with businesses

Swansea city centre businesses have the chance to learn about an imminent highway improvement scheme on West Way.

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Swansea Council appoints new Director of Place

Swansea Council has appointed a new Director of Place.

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Million pound extra to improve school facilities

More pupils will benefit from improved learning environments in the coming year to help them achieve better results and better careers.

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Record attendance and results as education services improve

Record attendance alongside record results are among the benefits being enjoyed by children thanks to improved services in Swansea.

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Search still on for outdoor leisure attraction operators

Alternative operators are still being sought for a number of Swansea's outdoor leisure attractions.

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Council to show bullying the red light

A new campaign is soon being launched to help nip workplace bullying in the bud at Swansea Council.

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Squadron to be granted Freedom of City

AN historic Swansea air squadron is to be granted Freedom of the City.

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Swansea Beach celebrated for its quality

Visitors to Swansea Beach have praised the attraction for its quality.


Hawk patrols lead to traders calling on shoppers to stop feeding birds in Swansea

Traders in Swansea who have backed the introduction of hawks in the city to prevent seagulls nesting in the city centre have called on the public to stop feeding gulls.

Oystermouth Castle visitors

Historic castle to reopen for Easter

Historic Oystermouth Castle is reopening to the public later this month.

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Counterfeit cigarettes case in Swansea leads to suspended prison sentence

Swansea Trading Standards is continuing its efforts to keep counterfeit tobacco off the streets after a local man was prosecuted for storing and selling thousands of cigarettes.

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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.

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Special Council to formally agree final council tax arrangements

Councillors will be meeting this week to formally agree final council tax levels, following approval of the budget at Council last week which confirms plans to spend around £1.5m a day supporting vital services which touch residents' lives all year round.

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Artists of the future set to benefit from £50,000 Glynn Vivian fundraiser

Artists of the future were given a little bit of extra help to develop their potential over the weekend thanks to experts from the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

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Swansea on track to meet recycling target

Swansea Council is hopeful that it will meet an important target at the end of March and avoid costly fines.

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Schools sign up for Earth Hour

Schools across the city are signing up to support the spectacular Earth Hour lights-out event to celebrate the planet and the need to protect it.

Councillor David Hopkins and Councillor Beverley Hopkins

Swansea announces its new Lord Mayor elect

Swansea Councillors have nominated two of their long serving colleagues as the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor elect.

Mariner Street development

Icon 21 scheme wins backing of city centre leaders

£50M PLANS for a new student village, shops and restaurants in Mariner Street have been hailed as a major boost for Swansea's city centre.

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Motorbike riders in Swansea urged to become better riders

Motorcyclists in Swansea are being urged to enrol for a free safety course that could help reduce their chances of being involved in a traffic accident.

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Roads improved in Swansea with extra million pound investment

Plans to invest an extra £1 million into highway improvements have been agreed in Swansea.

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Launch for Glynn Vivian fundraising campaign

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help support the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery's programmes when the attraction reopens this autumn.

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Families celebrate securing first choice school

Thousands of Swansea parents can look forward to their child going to their first-choice secondary school in September 2016.

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Schools welcome budget boost from council

City schools are set to benefit from a cash increase of £3.2m in funding as Swansea Council aims to deliver on its promise to continue to prioritise education services.

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West Way improvement works revised to reflect feedback

Revised proposals for a highway improvement scheme on West Way will be on display this week.

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Deadline for applications for primary school places is this Friday

Parents have just days to make the deadline for applications for primary school places in Swansea.

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Fallen trees mean swift action by Swansea Council

High winds in Swansea have prompted swift action by Swansea Council to remove more than a dozen trees which have been blown over.

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Pupils will get chance to learn music in re-shaped school music service

Every pupil in Swansea should have the chance to participate in classroom music lessons in a re-shaped and reformed school music service in the years ahead.

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St Thomas Community Primary set up home at the National Waterfront Museum

Reception pupils at St Thomas Community Primary in Swansea have recently been discovering the wonders of the National Waterfront Museum as part of a national King's College London innovation project.

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