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July 2018 press releases

Sir Karl Jenkins

Sir Karl set for Freedom of the city

Sir Karl Jenkins, Wales' greatest living composer, is set to receive the highest honour his home city of Swansea can bestow later this year.


Cranes, hard hats and excavators - how Swansea is building confidence

It's Swansea city centre as you've never seen it - and businesses are getting excited!


Steps taken to improve domiciliary care recruitment

An event promoting jobs in the domiciliary care sector has been held in Swansea.


Transformer Bumblebee aims to lead clean air day in city centre

State-of-the-art hydrogen technology and sci-fi Transformers star Bumblebee will be hoping to transform perceptions about clean air in our communities later this month.


Victim parts with £2,000 in iTunes scam in Swansea

Residents in Swansea are being warned to be on their guard against scam artists attempting to trick people into buying iTunes vouchers and handing over the codes.

Hannah Blythyn AM - Gower AONB visit

Minister sees Gower sunny side-up

Award-winning beaches on Gower have been sunny side up this week when Welsh Government Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn came to take a look around.

Blackpill Lido.

Scores of things to do to keep family busy over the holidays

Youngsters who've just started their summer holidays will have a grand array of things to keep them busy over the long break from school.

Kingsway redevelopment

Union Street junction to be improved

Work is due to start next week improving a Swansea city centre road junction.

food waste poster

School children pass on food recycling message to parents

A Swansea school girl is helping to pass on the food recycling message to thousands of homes across the city.

High 5 Awards Leon 2016

Leon urges residents to get their High 5 nominations in before deadline day

The final whistle will blow for nominations for the 2018 High 5 Awards this Friday (20th July).

Swansea Beach

Businesses keen on beach front attraction

There has been an exciting level of interest from businesses keen to take on a beach front tourist destination in Swansea.


Beach-goers urged to leave only footprints

Visitors to Swansea beaches are being warned they could face fixed penalty notices if they leave more than footprints on the sand.


Young Swansea art lovers exhibit with world-renowned artist

Creative works by young Swansea schoolchildren are on public show alongside pieces by a globally celebrated artist.


Smile! Swansea's parks are joining the emoji craze

Some of Swansea's best-loved parks will have eye catching new attractions next week - giant emojis.

Rhys Harris - Knives

More Swansea stores sell knives illegally to under 18s

A further warning has gone out to shops and supermarkets in Swansea about selling knives to people under 18.

Christian Jones

Musician Christian strikes a chord or two at his home-town school

A Swansea musician who has worked with Lady Gaga, Bobby Brown and Gladys Knight has been passing on some tips to pupils at his former school - all the way from his home in America.

Woman using machine in gym

Swansea Council is set to begin a 20-year partnership with a not-for-profit trust to run its leisure centres in the city.

Freedom Leisure, a trust which already manages leisure centres on behalf of Powys and Wrexham councils, is set to take over management of council-owned leisure centres in the city on October 1.


New in Swansea this week: A market within a market!

One of Wales' best loved indoor markets will welcome a whole new range of traders this week.


Dreams come true with outdoor theatre special at Oystermouth Castle

CLASSIC Shakespeare comedy will be brought to life at historic Oystermouth Castle next week.

Don't be a lobster 2

Sun care campaign urges people 'don't be a lobster'

Beach goers in Swansea are being urged to protect themselves in strong sun conditions.


Leave only footprints when you go to the beach

Beach visitors are being urged to leave only footprints in the sand when they visit the seaside over the coming weeks.

Missing Water Safety Aid

Council acts after riverside safety aids are vandalised

Riverside vandals are putting lives at risk after five rescue aids were stolen from their posts alongside the Tawe in less than a week.


Authors' library lectures are bound to be page-turners

Library customers in Swansea will have a chance to meet and learn more about three bestselling authors, Tracy Rees (pictured), Emma Kavanagh and Kate Hamer, as part of Swansea Council Libraries' August is for Authors month.


Property investment to boost Swansea public services

Swansea Council has become a property investor, generating new income to be ploughed into its public services.

Langland Bay

Swansea's Langland Bay set to become 'smoke free'

A second Swansea beach is set to be designated as 'smoke free' as part of a city-wide health campaign.

Wild flowers

Wildflower glory ready to make a grand entrance

Our city is expected to bloom in blaze of wildflower colour in the next few weeks just in time for the height of the summer season.

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