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June 2016 press releases

Gower AONB 1956 - 2016

Gower forum gives platform for local issues

Preventing livestock getting killed on Gower roads and internet access are two of the topics that will be raised at this years' annual Gower AONB forum.

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Giant cruise ship to dock in Swansea

A GIANT cruise ship will be docking in Swansea next month.

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Former council offices' new lease of life as community venue

SWANSEA Council is set to offer a former office building in Gorseinon as a new home and community venue to Gorseinon Town Council.

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Cockle bed closure in Burry Inlet

Cockle beds in the Burry Inlet have been closed following the discovery of higher than normal levels of E Coli.

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Road closures on Sunday June 26 for Swansea Half Marathon

A number of road closures will be in place in Swansea on Sunday June 26 to accommodate the Swansea Half Marathon.

grow local

Council can help you grow your own

A pioneering green scheme which aims to encourage people to grow their own food has got £20,000 in grants to give away to budding green-fingered residents this year.

Dan-y-Coed House

Approval for Dan-y-Coed sale

New homes could soon be constructed on the current site of an ageing building in West Cross.

Indoor arena proposal

Talks on-going with indoor arena operators

Major plans for a new indoor arena in Swansea city centre are gathering momentum.

Castle Square

City centre set for further weekend boost

Many thousands of people will again descend on the city centre this weekend, helping boost trade and further raise Swansea's profile as a city of top class events.

Pentre'r Graig remodelling

Pupils inspired by multi--million pound school improvements

Pupils are settling into new classrooms following the completion of the latest phase of a multi-million pound investment into their school.

Caswell Bay

Repair works completed at Caswell Bay promenade

Repairs to damaged sections of Caswell Bay promenade on Gower have now been completed.

Clwyd Primary Attendance Success

Pupils praised for improved attendance

Pupils with good or improving attendance have been celebrated for their efforts at a city primary.

Clllr David Hopkins (Lord Mayor)

First ever Lord Mayor Honours set to recognise servants of our city

Stars of sport, stage, screen and local communities are to be honoured for their contribution to the life of our city at the first ever Lord Mayor's Honours next month.

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City comprehensive prepares for multi-million pound investment

WORK to pave the way for a multi-million pound upgrade of Pentrehafod Comprehensive will get underway within weeks.

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School land sale plan gets Cabinet backing

A sporty proposal to unlock the potential of land at a city school and boost the education of hundreds of pupils across the city has won the backing of Swansea Council's Cabinet.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Battle of Britain treat for airshow fans

Some of the most iconic planes in British history will be participating in this summer's Wales National Airshow.

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Work on new £50m Mariner Street project to start this autumn

Work is expected to start this autumn on a £50 million development that will help breathe new life into the High Street area of Swansea city centre.

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Free courses to help get people online

A new wave of free courses is starting next week to show people across the city how to use computers and tablets.

Lon Las sign

Historical sign sparks hunt for 1929 apprentice

The hunt is on for news of an artistic apprentice who created a sign saved during the demolition of the old YGG Lôn Las Primary School.

Saunders Lewis

Poet and political activist to be honoured with blue plaque

A poet, literary critic and political activist will be honoured with a blue plaque in Swansea later this summer.

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Super survey launched to help youngsters shape services

Young people in Swansea are being asked to help shape services across the city that will affect them for generations to come.

Swansea Grand Theatre

Theatrical skills boost for Swansea school pupils

Pupils from 12 schools across Swansea will be having the chance to learn about working in the theatre and performing live on stage thanks to a special partnership between Swansea Council and Gower College Swansea.

Swansea Marina

Top TripAdvisor award for Swansea Marina

Visitors who have heaped praise on the facilities on offer at Swansea Marina have helped it scoop a top TripAdvisor award.

Wild flowers 2016

Wild flowers soon set for bloom across Swansea

Residents, commuters and visitors will soon be enjoying a blooming beautiful drive in and out of Swansea city centre every day.

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City comprehensive prepares for multi-million pound investment

Preparation work for a multi-million pound upgrade of Pentrehafod Comprehensive could get underway within weeks.

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Land sale could boost sport for city school pupils

A sporty proposal could unlock the potential of land at a city school and boost the education of hundreds of pupils there and across the city.

MiG (Wales National Airshow)

MiG added to Wales National Airshow line-up

Another exciting display has been added to the line-up for this summer's Wales National Airshow.

Oystermouth Castle volunteers

Volunteering call at Oystermouth Castle

Volunteers are wanted to help bring historic Oystermouth Castle back to life this summer.

Glynn Vivian unpacking

Preparations for Glynn Vivian's reopening are in full swing

More than 10,000 treasured artworks from across the world are being unpacked with tender loving care as the countdown to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery's re-opening gathers pace.

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City recycling centres set for changes to boost recycling levels

Changes could be introduced at some of Swansea's household waste recycling centres in a bid to improve recycling facilities and boost recycling levels.

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Council gets to work on millions of pounds of school improvements

Work is beginning on millions of pounds worth of improvements for more than 20 city schools as part of the council's investment in school maintenance.

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Recent property sales could generate over £1m for council services

Property sales across the city in recent weeks mean close to £1 million could soon be reinvested back into Swansea Council services for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of residents.

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High 5 winners call for nominations

High 5 past winners are calling on local people to get their nominations in for this year's awards.

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Wales Euro 2016 games live on Castle Square's big screen in Swansea

Football fans can watch Wales go for glory at Euro 2016 on Castle Square's big screen.

Japanese Knotweed

Council offers solution to knotty backyard problem

Swansea residents are getting the chance to have their Japanese Knotweed problem sorted with a bit of help from the council.

Castle Square

City park aspiration for Swansea's Castle Square

Castle Square in Swansea could soon be transformed into a more vibrant destination with the feel of a city park.

Swansea Triathlon

Road closures for Swansea Triathlon on Sunday June 5

Road closures will be in place in Swansea city centre on Sunday June 5 to accommodate the Swansea Triathlon.

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Lane closures imminent on West Way for improvement works

On-going highway improvements on West Way in Swansea city centre mean traffic management will be in place from the weekend.


Daredevil wingwalkers confirmed for Wales National Airshow

Daredevil wingwalkers will be performing in the skies above Swansea Bay this summer.


Land assembly boosts Kingsway business district plans

Ambitious plans to develop a business district in Swansea city centre have taken another step forward.

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Switch off the technology and focus on child safety

Parents are being urged to take time off from technology - like their smartphones, tablets and computers - to help keep their children safe from accidents.

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Black bags taken to city recycling sites full of recyclables

Residents in Swansea are being advised to save themselves a trip to the tip and recycle household waste at the kerbside.

Brangwyn Hall

Brangwyn Hall recognised for excellence

Visitors to Swansea's iconic Brangwyn Hall have given the historic attraction a resounding thumbs-up.

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Scrutiny councillors up for major award

Councillors pioneering a new way to investigate the most important issues facing the council today are in with a chance of landing themselves a local government 'Oscar' next month.

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Accident on Gower sparks BBQ safety warning

Swansea Council is urging beach-goers to be responsible after a little girl burned her feet on a hot barbecue left on the floor at a Gower attraction on the weekend.

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