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May 2016 press releases

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Historic Swansea site could be new home to Welsh whisky

World famous Welsh whisky could soon be made in Swansea as plans to breathe new life into an historic site get a multi-million pound boost.

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Expert parachute team confirmed for Airshow

It will be like the opening scene from a James Bond movie this summer when skydivers fly towards Swansea Bay from thousands of feet above.

Bay Rider Land Train

Seasonal outdoor attractions among half-term fun in Swansea

Swansea's seasonal outdoor attractions are back open from this weekend.

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Major review set to herald new era for school music service in Swansea

Music loving pupils, parents and teachers are preparing for a new era that will see music services transformed in their communities.

Oystermouth Castle

So much to enjoy in Swansea this summer

World class aerobatic displays, outdoor cinema and an iconic rock star are among the fun on the way to Swansea this summer.

Gowerton Primary Official Opening

Official opening of multi-million pound new school

The Lord Mayor of Swansea has officially opened the new Gowerton Primary school.

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Video gives fresh insight into multi-million pound new school build

A taster of what the new YGG Lôn Las Welsh Medium Primary will be like has been posted online.

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New music service offer hits the right note with schools

Hundreds of pupils across Swansea will have access to high quality music tuition from September thanks to their school signing up to the city's music service.

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Road repair team heads for Cwmbwrla and Uplands

Cwmbwrla is the latest Swansea community being visited by an intensive road repair team.

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Catch the Rio Olympics on Castle Square's Big Screen

Rio de Janeiro may be 6,000 miles away but supporters of Team GB are set to be taken closer to the action at this summer's Olympic Games as Swansea is confirmed as an Official Team GB FanZone.

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Parking and travel information for Manic Street Preachers concert

Over 2,500 car parking spaces close to the Liberty Stadium will be available for Manic Street Preachers fans this Saturday (May 28).

Swansea in Bloom 2015

Entries open for this year's Swansea in Bloom

Flower power will be taking over Swansea this summer.

Red Arrows Air Show

New app launched for Wales National Airshow

A new app has been launched to help keep Wales National Airshow fans up to speed with this summer's free event.

Lon Las School visit May 2016

Council leader heads back to school

Swansea Council's Leader has been back to the site of his old school to see how a multi-million new primary is taking shape there.

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Keep nominating for the High 5 awards

Nominations have started coming in for the High 5 awards for inspirational young people.

The Matthew

Maritime-themed cultural festival to celebrate wordsmith

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has joined forces with Swansea Council to bring the ambitious, marine-themed Coleridge in Wales Festival to Swansea for the first time.

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Five Swansea attractions retain Blue Flag status

Four stunning Swansea beaches have again scooped a prestigious Blue Flag Award in recognition of their quality.

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Sand fences will help prevent wind blowing sand on main road in Swansea

Sand fences are set to be installed along parts of Swansea Bay to prevent sand blowing onto a nearby roads and pavements.

Damian James

Damian appointed for job with world class views

An adventure and business management expert has started work in a job with one of the best views in the world.

Adam Corbally

Apprentice at the market to boost children's business skills

Britain's favourite apprentice has shared his expertise with young market traders of the future in Swansea.

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Repair works start at Caswell Bay promenade

Repair work has now started on parts of Caswell Bay promenade after damage caused by stormy weather.

Foster Swansea Lord Mayor 2016

Swansea is celebrating national Foster Care Fortnight

Swansea Council's Lord Mayor has joined calls for more families across the city to consider opening up their home and family to support a parent and their child.

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New Lord Mayor for Swansea

Swansea Council is preparing to inaugurate it's new Lord Mayor.

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Swansea Public Services Board to be created

A little bit of history will be created in Swansea's Guildhall this week when a new Partnership - Swansea Public Services Board - will be created.


Swansea FootGolf has now opened

A fun new outdoor activity for residents and visitors to Swansea is now open at the former Ashleigh Road pitch and putt course.

Rotherslade Bay

BBQ bins installed at two popular local beaches

Beach-goers will have the chance to dispose of their barbecue waste in specially-constructed bins at two of our city's beaches this summer.

Team Bronco

Two more world class teams added to Airshow line-up

Two more world class aerobatic display teams have been added to the line-up for this summer's Wales National Airshow in Swansea.


Referendum countdown underway

Preparations are under way to enable eligible Swansea voters to take part in the EU referendum on June 23, 2016.

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Expert design work starts on new council homes

Specialist design work for the first new Swansea Council homes in a generation has now started.

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More courses arranged to get Swansea people online

Our hugely successful Get Swansea Online campaign is back and will be coming to a location near you over the coming months.

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Gym night with a difference at Morriston Leisure Centre

A free fun and fitness event is being held at Active Swansea's Morriston Leisure Centre for people of all ages and abilities.

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Over £400m a year - that's how much tourism is now worth to Swansea Bay

Tourism's value to the Swansea Bay economy has topped the £400 million a year mark for the very first time.

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Confidential discussions start as city centre transformation gathers pace

Preliminary discussions have started with retailers, restaurants and cinema operators as the transformation of Swansea city centre into a world class leisure and shopping destination gathers pace.

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Council experts to tackle fraud

A new team has been launched to help staff and councillors protect public funds and ensure our use of resources is legal, properly authorised, and achieves best value.

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Governors praised for commitment to transforming schools

HUNDREDS of governors at scores of city schools are doing a great job giving up their time to support their local community, a council scrutiny panel has found.

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Dog owners in Swansea urged to check for dog-friendly beaches

Dog owners that are planning a leisurely stroll along a Swansea beach with their pet are being urged to check it is dog-friendly.

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Italian Market returning to Swansea city centre

A specialist Italian market will be returning to Swansea city next week.

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Street skating festival heading for city this month

Ramps, rails and quarter pipes might sound like something out of a plumber's handbook.

Racing Olga

Historic vessels to race in Swansea Bay

Swansea will be transported back to the early 20th century this weekend when historic pilot cutters from yesteryear race one-another in the bay.

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Car parking offer for Premier League fixtures

Swans fans have the chance to park closer to the Liberty Stadium than ever before when the next Premier League season kicks-off in August.

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Use your vote on May 5

Swansea residents are being urged to vote this Thursday in the National Assembly for Wales and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Noel Gallagher

Gallagher gig a major boost for Swansea tourism

Swansea is rapidly becoming one of Wales' top venues for top music concerts after it was announced rock legend Noel Gallagher is heading to Singleton Park this summer to head-up a second rock concert in successive years at the venue.

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Council pledges support for future of steelworks

Swansea Council is pledging to work alongside the Swansea Bay City Region to help secure the future of thousands of jobs at Port Talbot's Tata steelworks.

Ysgol Gymraeg y Cwm

Welsh language school celebrates success

Staff and pupils at one of Swansea's newest Welsh medium schools are celebrating after a successful ESTYN Inspection.

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Swans star kicks off High 5 Awards 2016

Seans star Leon Britton has launched the High 5 awards 2016 to highlight and celebrate inspirational children and young people across the city.

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Have your say on future of recycling and waste services

Swansea residents are being urged to have their say on the future of recycling services in their communities.

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