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March 2017 press releases

Oystermouth Castle

Gladiator and Mamma Mia at the castle

Visitors to Swansea's Oystermouth Castle will be transported back to ancient Rome later this year.


Potholes being filled at rate of 100 a week

POTHOLES are being filled at the rate of around 100 a week as the council continues with its pledge to fix them within 48 hours.


Typhoon display confirmed for Wales Airshow

The RAF's Typhoon Display Team is winging its way into Swansea this summer.

Oystermouth Castle from above

Drone footage shows castle as you've never seen it before

Here are views of Oystermouth Castle many of you will never have seen before.

Apprentice carpenter

Hundreds apply for council apprenticeship positions

Hundreds of people have applied for apprenticeship positions in plumbing, electrics, carpentry, plastering and bricklaying at Swansea Council.

Hanging baskets

Hanging baskets to bloom across Swansea this summer

Hundreds of hanging baskets will be on display across Swansea this summer.

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Dead pigeon and cockroaches found at Swansea restaurant

A restaurant owner in Swansea has been fined £25,000 and ordered to pay £2,022 in costs after environmental health inspectors found a decomposing dead pigeon in a kitchen and an infestation of cockroaches at the premises.

Indoor arena proposal

Outline planning application submitted for Swansea Central development site

Swansea city centre's regeneration has taken another step forward.

Red Arrows Air Show

Red Arrows flying into Wales Airshow this summer

World class aerobatic team the Red Arrows will be returning to Swansea for the Wales Airshow this summer.


Swansea families to benefit from free childcare

Families in seven Swansea communities are set to benefit from 30 hours a week of free early years education and childcare under a pilot programme that could be extended city-wide.

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Minor changes to plastic kerbside recycling will improve quality

Minor changes have been made to Swansea's plastics recycling service to help ensure materials collected are recycled in the UK.


BBC orchestra is music to the ears of High 5 winner

A brave and talented High 5 award winner attended BBC National Orchestra of Wales' (BBC NOW) latest Brangwyn Hall performance.

Wild flowers

Work starting soon to prepare for wildflower spectacular

Work will be starting shortly to prepare for the spectacular display of wildflowers across Swansea.

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Swansea Bay Leaders celebrate historic City Deal

The biggest ever investment for South West Wales has been secured following the signing of the ground-breaking Swansea Bay City Deal.

Kingsway redevelopment

Property investment company to complement council's Kingsway plans

A property development and investment company is looking to complement Swansea Council's plans to regenerate Kingsway.

Red arrows - Airshow

Swansea University to sponsor Wales Airshow

Swansea University has been confirmed as the main sponsor for this summer's free Wales Airshow.

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Work to start on city's new 3G pitches next month

Work to install new full-sized 3G pitches in Swansea will kick-off next month.

Gold Coast 2018

Swansea to feature in Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay

Swansea will feature in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay later this year.

Fancy a Rum?

Expanding Swansea business to boost city centre's regeneration

An expanding business will soon further boost major plans to regenerate Swansea city centre.


Primary school attendance in Swansea continues to rise

Fun schemes to encourage youngsters not to miss school are paying off in Swansea.

Wyn Gittins (Dylan drawing)

Dylan Thomas drawing gifted to Swansea

A drawing of Dylan Thomas by the last artist to paint him while he was alive has been gifted to Swansea.

St Helen's at Estyn Awards

Four city schools recognised for excellence at national awards

Four Swansea schools have been recognised at a national awards ceremony celebrating excellence in education.

New Lon Las School

New £9.8m Welsh medium primary school will open ahead of schedule

More than 500 school pupils in Swansea will be moving into their brand new home ahead of schedule.

New hope for young people struggling to get ready for world of work

AMBITIOUS proposals which could help some of our city's most vulnerable young people into the world of work are being unveiled next week.


A record-breaking week for Plantasia

Thousands of youngsters made half-term one to remember for record-breaking visitor figures at Plantasia.

St David's development site

Funding earmarked to progress city centre's regeneration

Major plans to transform Swansea city centre into a leading destination for shopping, dining, business and entertainment could soon take another step forward.

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Seven communities in Swansea chosen for free childcare trial

FAMILIES in seven Swansea communities are set to benefit from 30 hours a week of free early years education and childcare under a pilot programme that could be extended city-wide.

Apprentice carpenter

Council launches new apprenticeship and trainee plans

Helping improve people's lives and tackle poverty, more apprenticeship and trainee placements than ever before being are made available at Swansea Council.

Swansea Sports Awards 2016

Three primary schools on shortlist for sports awards honour

Three schools are in the running for the Primary School Team of the Year honour at the Swansea Sports Awards.

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New 3G pitch confirmed for Cefn Hengoed Leisure Centre

Swansea Council is going for a hat-trick when it comes to installing new full-sized 3G pitches in the city.

Chinese students

Chinese students share their love for Swansea

Chinese students based in Swansea are sharing their love for the city.

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Football a factor in attracting visitors to Swansea

Football's importance in attracting overseas visitors to Wales has been revealed.

Kingsway redevelopment

Have your say on Kingsway proposals in Swansea

Residents in Swansea can still have their say on major plans to redevelop the city's Kingsway.

Melanie Fletcher and Carys Gadd

Mum and daughter Melanie and Carys make a great social work team

LIKE mother, like daughter they say - except with Melanie Fletcher and Carys Gadd it's the other way round.

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Swansea Council joins with horse welfare groups to safeguard horses

Swansea Council has joined forces with a number of animal welfare groups in the city to tackle horse-related issues, including tethering on public land.

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