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December 2016 press releases

Swansea Bay 10k

Date set for 2017 Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

Fitness fanatics, charity fundraisers and New Year's resolution makers can set a date in their calendars for 2017.

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Consultation launched on council's £400m spending plans

Residents across Swansea are being given the chance to have their say on council spending plans of £400m over the coming financial year.

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Pupils celebrate good attendance with prize haul

A new bike, computer consoles and even a class outing to a soft play area were just some of the prizes up for grabs when pupils with excellent or improving attendance were invited to Swansea's Civic Centre for the first ever awards ceremony.


Christmas video cards to raise destination Swansea Bay's profile

Thousands of online Christmas video cards have been sent to encourage people to visit Swansea Bay in the New Year.


Six great ways to keep your youngsters entertained before Christmas

The schools have broken up for Christmas but there's still a week to go before the big day. Here are some family friendly ways to entertain the children before Santa arrives:

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Thousands more homes to benefit from major improvement works

More than 2,000 council homes in Swansea will benefit from the installation of new kitchens and bathrooms in the 2017/2018 financial year.


Millions of pounds worth of global coverage for Swansea Bay

More than £2m worth of publicity about Swansea Bay as a visitor destination has appeared in newspapers, blogs and magazines across the world this year.

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Don't drink and drown warning to Swansea Christmas partygoers

With the Christmas party season now in full swing, Swansea people are again being reminded about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol close to areas of water.

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Extra funding for schools in Swansea under council's budget plans

Schools in Swansea will receive £1.8m more in direct funding next year under the council's budget plans, in addition to £700,000 already announced.


Keeping Swansea's parks and streets spic and span in future

New commercial opportunities and closer partnership working with communities are being proposed to keep Swansea's streets and parks spic and span in future.

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Feedback wanted on city centre regeneration ideas

Close to 800 people visited a Swansea city centre public exhibition giving people the chance to share their views on ideas and concepts to regenerate the St David's development site.

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Deadline looming for Swansea Sports Awards nominations

People have the chance to give a Christmas gift with a difference this year by nominating a team or a person for the 2016 Swansea Sports Awards.

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Major changes to boost life chances of vulnerable youngsters in Swansea

Plans to transform education for some of Swansea's most vulnerable young people and dramatically improve their life chances are going before the council's cabinet.

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Hillary Clinton's Swansea links discovered

US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Swansea links have been discovered.

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Joanna Lumley helps make a Swansea school's Christmas film absolutely fabulous

ACTING royalty Joanna Lumley has played her part in making a Swansea school's Christmas film absolutely fabulous.

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Enjoy Christmas by Candlelight at the Brangwyn

Christmas by Candlelight makes a return to Swansea's Brangwyn Hall in December, bringing with it lots of festive cheer in the build-up to Christmas.

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Residents to have their say on domiciliary care for older people

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

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Pupils give arts programme in Swansea schools a glowing report

An exciting and varied arts programme run for schools across Swansea has received a glowing end of year report from pupils and teachers.

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Action taken in Swansea to remove abandoned vehicles

More than 90 abandoned and untaxed vehicles have been removed from Swansea's streets since August 2016.

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More streets to benefit from lower 20mph speed limits

Lower 20mph speed limits are set to be introduced near a number of city schools in Swansea.

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