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October 2016 press releases


Spectacular Kingsway event to accompany Christmas lights switch-on

A spectacular new event is being planned for Kingsway to celebrate the countdown to Christmas in Swansea.

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Two Gower College Swansea campuses closed today (Friday October 28) due to fire

Gower College Swansea's Tycoch and Hill House campuses are closed today (Friday October 28) because of a fire that broke early this morning. This includes the Broadway Centre and the Sports Centre.

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Blue plaque honour for influential Swansea artist

A painter widely regarded as Wales' finest modern artist of the 20th century has been honoured in his home city.

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Halloween costume safety advice for parents

Trading Standards in Swansea Council are urging parents to be aware of the potential fire risk presented by children's fancy dress costumes in the run up to Halloween.

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Live the legend in Swansea Bay this autumn

Shipwrecks, castles and caves will all feature in an imaginative new campaign looking to attract many thousands of visitors to Swansea Bay.

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New traffic controls could help with congestion on Fabian Way

Essential improvement works are being carried out at a main junction on Fabian Way in a bid to speed up traffic flows and reduce congestion into and out of Swansea city centre.

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Exploring how best to sustain culture and leisure attractions

Swansea Council's drive to sustain the city's leisure and cultural attractions for the benefit of residents is about to take a step forward.


'Team Swansea' to sell city to Chinese marketplace

A series of trade deals and economic agreements could soon be agreed between Swansea and two leading Chinese cities.


Ghoulish Halloween fun lined up for city centre

Spooktacular fun is on the way to Swansea city centre in the build-up to Halloween.

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Thousands have already enjoyed Swansea's re-opened Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

More than 3,500 people have enjoyed works by Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and other world famous artists since Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery re-opened on the weekend.

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Night-time works for Westway

Night-time working will soon be taking place on Westway in Swansea city centre as a major highway improvement scheme nears completion.

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Plans to develop adult social care services in Swansea

Swansea Council is planning to redevelop adult social care services to respond to people's needs and support a better quality of life.

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School gates are the target for smoke free areas in Swansea

School gates are the next target for Swansea Council in its campaign to develop smoke-free places across the city.

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Influencing the provision of domiciliary care in Swansea

Residents could have the chance to influence how domiciliary care for older people will be provided in the future.

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Road closures on Saturday October 15 to accommodate Glynn Vivian re-opening parade

Some road closures will be in place in Swansea city centre on Saturday October 15 to accommodate the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery's re-opening parade.

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Wraps come off historic Swansea art gallery's multi-million pound transformation

Leonardo da Vinci drawings and a Picasso masterpiece will be among the world class exhibits on display when Swansea's redeveloped and restored Glynn Vivian Art Gallery re-opens to the public on Saturday October 15.

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Dates confirmed for Swansea Christmas fun

Waterfront Winterland will be returning to Swansea from the middle of next month.

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Investing millions to boost council homes and buildings

Around £260m will have been invested in Swansea Council's housing stock by 2020.

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Picasso work to star at re-opened Glynn Vivian

Works by two of the most famous artists of all-time will be on display at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery when it re-opens this weekend.

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Parc y Werin village green application to go to inquiry

A public inquiry is to take place into a village green application (VGA) at the site of a proposed new primary school at Parc y Werin.

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Masterpiece boosts interest in Swansea Museum

Worldwide interest in Swansea Museum has soared since news broke that a 17th Century Flemish masterpiece has been discovered in its storeroom.

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New programme launched to further boost school attendance

A new programme has been launched to further boost and promote school attendance in Swansea.

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Swansea Council's battle with the weeds goes to a second round

Swansea Council's streetscene teams are taking on roadside weeds for a second round in their battle with the perennial pests.

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