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April 2016 press releases

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School celebrates excellent report

CARE, support, wellbeing and leadership at a city school in the heart of Swansea is excellent according to national school inspectors.

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Man fined for illegally transporting waste in Swansea

A Swansea man has been hit with a fine after being caught illegally transporting waste in the city.

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Admiral Swansea Bay 10k picks up top award

SWANSEA'S award-winning Admiral Swansea Bay 10k has picked up yet another top award.

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Swansea launch for Don't Drink and Drown campaign

A campaign is warning people about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol close to areas of water.

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Smoke-free beach trial in Swansea

Beach goers in Swansea are being given the opportunity to visit a smoke-free beach this summer as part of a drive to create more smoke-free places in the city.

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Swansea to move forward with its own music service

A new, vibrant Swansea music service is about to take shape.

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Gower photography course helping brain injury patients recover

Patients recovering from brain injuries are taking part in a Gower based photography course as part of their therapy.

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Thumbs-up for city centre ranger service

Swansea's city centre rangers have been given an overwhelming thumbs-up from shoppers and visitors.


Performance to commemorate Shakespeare anniversary

Swansea will be marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with a special performance at the city's Dylan Thomas Centre.

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Music service needs change to survive

Swansea has to ring in the changes to its music service to enable it to survive into the future.

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Clyne in Bloom set for May return

Clyne Gardens will come to life next month with a series of live music performances, guided tours and a rare plant sale.

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Business as usual for traders in West Way area

It's business as usual for traders in the area of improvement works on West Way in Swansea city centre - that's the message from Swansea Council


Beacon lighting at Guildhall to mark Queen's 90th birthday

A beacon will be lit for the Queen in Swansea later this week to help celebrate her 90th birthday.

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Major refurbishment for eastside youth centre

Scores of young people from the east of Swansea are benefitting from a major refurbishment of a youth centre in their community.


New Swansea FootGolf attraction set for May opening

A craze that's taken the USA by storm is on its way to Swansea.

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Swansea bid to host major international conference

A major international conference with expert delegates from all over the world could be on the way to Swansea.

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Sales helping re-invest millions back into services

More than £19m generated by Swansea Council land and property sales has been re-invested in services for residents across the city over the last five years.

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Parents urged to pick real nappies for babies

Parents are being urged to 'Go Real' during Real Nappy Week 2016, which kicks off next week.

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Celebrity endorsement for Swansea Bay on social media

Celebrities flocked to social media over the Easter break to sing Swansea Bay's praises.

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New sports facilities could be on the way to Cefn Hengoed

New sports facilities including a 3G all-weather pitch could soon be on the way to Cefn Hengoed.

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PATCH road repair team returns this week for 2016

An intensive road repair team is returning to Swansea's roads this week.

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Stunning 360-degree videos showcase the best of Swansea Bay

People from across the world can now take a virtual tour of Swansea's award-winning beaches with the click of a button.

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Funding agreed for pioneering young people's project

Funding for a pioneering project that could transform the futures of the children of young people leaving care has been given the green light.

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Five dog owners fined for taking dogs on beach in Swansea

Five dog owners in Swansea have been fined more than £2,000 for taking their dogs on beaches that were not dog friendly.

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Swansea Central Library closed on Sunday April 10

Swansea Central Library will be closed on Sunday April 10 because of electrical works at the Civic Centre.

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Litter pick team helps beach win Trip Advisor award

A team of enthusiastic disabled adults has been helping Swansea Beach clean-up in the Trip Advisor awards.

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Report highlights planning service improvements

Householders, businesses and investors have benefitted from an improved Swansea Council planning service over the last two years.

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Italian market in city centre this week

Swans manager Francesco Guidolin will feel a little more at home in the city centre this week.

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Transport works start in readiness for new Swansea school

Work on the creation of two new lay-bys and a pelican crossing for the re-built YGG Lon Las primary school is due to start this week.

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Funding boost for rural community bus services

Community transport and vital rural community bus services are set for a £250,000 boost over coming months.

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Banners up as Swansea counts down to fun summer events

Colourful banners have gone up across Swansea as the city counts down to all the fun that's on its way this summer.

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More wild flowers than ever for Swansea this summer

More wild flowers than ever before will brighten up Swansea this summer.

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Renewed warning about drawing pins on cycle paths

Drawing pins being deliberately left on Swansea promenade are still catching cyclists unaware.

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