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February 2018 press releases

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City prepares for 'Beast from the East'

Preparations are in hand in Swansea as forecasters are predicting freezing temperatures and the possibility of snow as the 'Beast from the East' hits Wales this week.

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Eight of 11 City Deal business cases now submitted for approval

A NUMBER of state-of-the-art projects forming part of the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal investment in South West Wales are expected to be approved in coming months.

Tidal lagoon

'If the deal is right for nuclear, it's right for tidal' says council leader

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is better value for money than nuclear power and should be given the green light immediately, Swansea Council Leader Rob Stewart has said.

Paul Jagger - Croeso Food & Drink Fest

Bake-off star supporting Swansea St David's Day celebrations

BAKE-OFF star and bread lion king Paul Jagger is set to be a star of the show on March 3 in Swansea city centre for one of the biggest-ever St David's Day celebrations.


Spring is the perfect time to explore Swansea's ancient woodlands

With spring on the horizon people are being encouraged to put on their walking boots to explore the wonderful countryside around Swansea.

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Council and Swans agree lease for Liberty Stadium

SWANSEA Council has handed over operational control of the Liberty Stadium to Swansea City AFC in a deal which will see the authority receiving an annual income from the ground for the first time.


Animal adventures add to half-term fun at Plantasia

Young adventurers can come face-to-face with insects, snakes, an iguana and a bird eating tarantula in Swansea next week.

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Dylan Thomas Exhibition nominated for top family-friendly award

SWANSEA Council's award-winning Dylan Thomas Exhibition at the Dylan Thomas Centre has been named one of Britain's best places for a grand family day out.


Inspectors rate school as excellent across the board

INSPECTORS have awarded a comprehensive school in Swansea the highest possible grades across the board.


New chapter for library after £125,000 refit

One of Swansea's busiest libraries is starting a new chapter after a major refurbishment.

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Vital services set for cash increase as part of council budget

VITAL services such as education, social care, highways and housing are all set for a cash boost when the council's budget is discussed next week.


Millions of pounds earmarked for schools, housing and roads in council's Capital budget

THOUSANDS of pupils from communities across Swansea could benefit from one of the biggest-ever investments in new schools and upgrades in the coming years.


Allotment tenants to be offered control of sites

Allotment holders in Swansea could soon be given control of their own sites under plans going to Swansea Council's cabinet next week.

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City nightlife hoping to fly the flag again for Swansea

SWANSEA'S nightlife scene is bidding to keep the Purple Flag flying here for a fourth consecutive year.


Sprinkler systems set for installation at council blocks of high-rise accommodation

SPRINKLER systems will soon be installed at a block of high-rise flats in Swansea.

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Passion of City of Culture bid is set to live on

THE next stage in harnessing the passion and energy of Swansea's City of Culture 2021 bid takes a big step forward on Friday with a debrief and consultation session at the city's Grand Theatre


More stars confirmed for BBC's Biggest Weekend in Swansea

Excitement about the BBC's Biggest Weekend coming to Swansea has gone up another level today as more big names have been confirmed for the line-up.


City schools improve for fourth year in a row

SCHOOLS in Swansea have shown improvement for the fourth successive year under the Welsh Government's school categorisation system.

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New food waste bags avoid a trip to landfill

NEW food waste bags introduced across Swansea will be helping create renewable energy rather than disappearing into landfill.

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