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June 2017 press releases

Airshow ground entertainment

Aircraft simulator rides among ground entertainment for Wales Airshow

Visitors to Swansea's Wales Airshow on the weekend will be able to experience how it feels to cut through the sky in state-of-the-art planes.

The old slide at Montana Park in the 1960s

Memories needed to help city's celebration of play

People are being asked for their memories of old games, treasured play areas and childhood friendships for an event to celebrate the importance of play that is being held in Swansea next month


Considerate parking plea ahead of Wales Airshow

Motorists heading to the Wales Airshow at the weekend are being urged to be considerate when parking.

Primary Schools Music Festival

Competition to put young musicians on the big stage returns

A competition that gives young musicians in Swansea a chance to showcase their talents on the big stage is making a comeback.

Reusable pink bag image

Plastic recycling trial to be rolled out city-wide in Swansea

A kerbside recycling scheme that has been trialled in parts of Swansea is being rolled out across this city.

Red arrows - Airshow

Safety and security improved for Wales Airshow

Increased safety and new security measures are being implemented due to an anticipated record crowd for the Wales Airshow in Swansea on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2.

Armed Forces

City to celebrate Armed Forces Day

Castle Square will be the focus for Swansea's celebration of Armed Forces Day on Saturday.


Kick-off within weeks as pitch perfect surface is laid

The playing surface on the first of a series of new full-sized 3G pitches coming to Swansea has been laid.

High 5 2017 Stacey

Hotline set up for High 5 nominations

High 5 Awards' organisers are making sure nothing gets in the way of a worthy child or young person being nominated for the annual honours this year.

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Autumn start for £50m High Street scheme

Site investigation works are soon expected to start for a £50 million project that will help regenerate the High Street area of Swansea city centre.

Team Raven

Swansea daredevil pilots added to Wales Airshow line-up

Local daredevils have joined the line-up this summer's Wales Airshow in Swansea.


Great school attendance leads to fun in the sun

The smiles said it all as pupils at a Swansea Primary School were treated to an afternoon of outdoor fun activities to recognise their great attendance record.

Saga Pearl

July docking for giant cruise ship in Swansea

Hundreds of visitors on their way to Scandinavia will soon be discovering Swansea's Viking links during a bumper weekend for tourism in the city.

Lost streets

Lost street names plan for Swansea city centre revamp

Lost street names in Swansea could be reintroduced as part of multi-million pound plans to regenerate the city centre.

Take That trio

Take That traffic congestion warning for Wednesday June 14

Motorists are being forewarned about congestion in the area of the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday late afternoon and evening (June 14).

Legendary adventures

Millions encouraged to enjoy legendary adventures in Swansea Bay

From piracy and smuggling folklore to ancient caves and King Arthur's historic links with the area, Swansea Bay's legendary heritage, landscape and people have already encouraged many millions of people to consider visiting the destination this year.

Demolition at Oceana

Oceana demolition now 50% complete

Demolition of the former Oceana nightclub building in Swansea city centre is now about 50% complete.


Meeting to showcase city's enterprise learning

Swansea will welcome visitors from across the UK and Europe this week who are keen to find out how the city is encouraging children and adults alike to learn about enterprise.

3 Cliffs

Your chance to help keep Gower special

Members of the public will have the chance to get involved in the future management of Gower at a public meeting later this month.


Teachers and pupils praised in inspection report

The standard of teaching, pupil attainment and the behaviour of youngsters at a primary school in Swansea have all been praised by inspectors.

Purple flag logo

Purple Flag retention joy for Swansea city centre

SWANSEA city centre has successfully retained prestigious Purple Flag status for 2017.

Swansea Central scheme

Outline planning application approved for major Swansea city centre regeneration plans

Multi-million pound plans to transform Swansea city centre into a top class destination for retail, leisure and recreation have taken a major step forward.

Take That

Travel and transport information for Take That's Swansea concert

Travel arrangements for Take That's major concert at the Liberty Stadium have been finalised.


Social care services set for Cabinet decision

CARING teams aiming to provide the right support at the right time and in the right place could soon be on their way to people's homes across the city.

C.J. McCormack

School teacher sparks international evolution study

A science teacher at Bishop Gore School helped spark a study that has found how freshwater springs influenced the evolution of mankind by allowing early humans to travel across East Africa.

City centre rangers

Feedback invited to help improve City Centre Ranger service

Views are invited to help improve Swansea's City Centre Ranger service.

Swansea Special Festival

Applications open for Swansea Special Festival

Applications are invited to enter this year's Swansea Special Festival.

Cheerleading gold

Swansea coach leads Welsh team to cheerleading gold

A Swansea coach has helped lead a Welsh team to glory at a major global cheerleading championships in the USA.


Foster drive a huge success but more carers welcome

A drive to raise the profile of foster carers in Swansea and encourage people to think about becoming carers has been a huge success.

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