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April 2017 press releases

Apprentice carpenter

Apprentice wannabes put through their paces

Hundreds of wannabe plumbers, electricians, carpenters, plasterers and bricklayers are being put through their paces this week.

Green bag.

Bank holiday rubbish collections to follow normal pick-up days

Waste collections in Swansea over bank holiday periods will remain unchanged from normal collection days.

New Lon Las School

School opens Tuesday after £9.8m rebuild

Pupils returning to a primary school in Swansea from their Easter break will need to remember to turn up at the correct site on Tuesday (May 2).

Plantasia animal technician

Interns wanted to work with Plantasia's exotic animals

Feeding defrosted rodents to snakes and serving up breakfast porridge to monkeys could soon be part of your daily routine.

High 5 2015 Leon Britton

Leon leads the hunt for Swansea's young High 5 stars

FOOTBALL star Leon Britton has kicked off the search for Swansea's High 5 stars this week as the awards for inspirational youngsters enter their sixth season.

Electric car event

More charging points in pipeline to cater for electric vehicles

More charging points could be made available across South West Wales in future to cater for an increase in the use of electric vehicles.


Guildhall's old law courts to feature in new flagship BBC Wales drama series

A star of smash hit TV programmes including Broadchurch and Torchwood has visited Swansea to film scenes for a flagship new BBC Wales drama series.

Swansea Bay 10k

UK-wide award for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

With millions of people likely to be tuning in to watch Sunday's London Marathon, a local running event is now also in the national spotlight.

Proms in the Park

Proms in the Park to return to Swansea in September

Proms in the Park is coming back to Swansea later this year.

Their Finest at Guildhall

Photos show Swansea's starring role in new Britpic

Ahead of its nationwide release later this week, still photos from the filming of a new movie that was part recorded in Swansea have been published.

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Warning after social media car trader jailed

Motorists are being urged to check whether cars being advertised for sale on social media and online are in a roadworthy condition before handing over any money.

Hydrogen bike

Innovative hydrogen technology set for city centre event

State-of-the-art hydrogen technology will be on display at a major event in Swansea city centre this weekend.

Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen Says Make Our "Pretty Sh*tty City" the UK City of Culture 2021

The man behind one of the grittiest portrayals of Swansea has issued a rallying call urging everyone to get behind the bid to make the "pretty sh*tty city" the UK City of Culture 2021.

Working on Oceana roof

Roof removal starts at iconic former Swansea nightclub building

A roof that once sheltered millions of revellers from across South Wales for many years is now being dismantled.

New Garden at Sea View Primary School

Teams pitch in to create school garden and playing field

Pupils at a primary school in Swansea will soon have a playing field and community garden to enjoy thanks to the hard work of a group of disadvantaged adults.

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Ynysforgan roundabout improvement works nearing completion

Motorists are being urged to pay attention to new road markings that are now in place at the Ynysforgan roundabout just off J45 of the M4.

Llanmadoc Hill, Gower

Buses back on Gower on Sundays starting this Easter

Buses to and from Gower are set to run on Easter Sunday and Monday as part of a new weekend service launched by Swansea Council.

Sea Vixen

Cold War sentinel aircraft confirmed for Wales Airshow

Introduced as a sentinel against the Soviet Bloc at a time when the UK's Prime Ministers included Harold Macmillan and Harold Wilson, an all-weather fighter plane from the Cold War will be taking to the skies above Swansea this summer.


Funding pot for Swansea sports organisations

New stand-up paddle boards, skipping ropes, scooters and fencing foils are among the equipment that's boosted sport and physical activity projects across Swansea over the last year.

Artwork based on the SS Samtampa

Artwork on show for 70th anniversary of maritime disaster

The worst maritime disaster of modern times in Wales is being marked as part of an exhibition of artwork by school children from Swansea.

Blue plaque to China

Swansea man to be honoured with blue plaque in China

Over 5,000 miles away from home, a blue plaque will celebrate a Swansea man's life and achievements in future.

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Work starts on resurfacing Gower's rural roads

Some rural roads on Gower are being resurfaced to prolong their life span.

Oceana roof removal

Oceana roof prepared for removal

High above what used to be dancefloors and bars, riggers are putting preparations in place for the dismantling of the former Oceana nightclub building's roof.

Clean Air Roadshow

Swansea event to showcase electric car technology

Showcasing electric car technology, a major event is being planned for Swansea city centre later this month.

Darren Casseldine

Darren finds work thanks to innovative employment scheme

A Swansea man who was unable to work for a number of years due to illness has been found a new job.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Nostalgic aircraft treat for Wales Airshow visitors

Three iconic aircraft from yesteryear will bring history to life at the Wales Airshow this summer.


Leaflet highlights six walks through ancient woodland in Swansea and Gower

With the evenings drawing out and the sun shining a little more, April is one of the best months to discover Swansea's ancient woodland.

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