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May 2017 press releases

Bristol Blenheim

More Second World War nostalgia confirmed for Airshow

A British plane that was extensively used during the first two years of the Second World War will be taking part in the Wales Airshow this summer.


Tourism businesses visit city's cultural venues

Businesses on the frontline of Swansea's booming tourism industry have taken the chance to go behind the scenes at three of the city's cultural venues.


New Lord Mayor's pride at civic role

Swansea Councillors have seen two of their long serving colleagues become Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor of our city.

Penllergaer Civic Centre site

Village green plan to celebrate historic observatory

A village green around an historic observatory building is among the plans for the former Civic Centre site in Penllergaer.

Cllr Rob Stewart

New cabinet to deliver £1 billion City Deal

Swansea Council has unveiled its new Cabinet to help deliver its priorities including the £1 billion City Deal project and 2021 City of Culture bid.

Lewis Lukens

US diplomat explores Dylan's American links

A high-flying US diplomat has visited Swansea to explore Dylan Thomas' links with America.

High reach excavator

Giant demolition machine to take down what's left of former Swansea nightclub building

A giant demolition machine has started tearing down what's left of the former Oceana building on Kingsway.


Young parents write book to encourage families to play

A group of mums and dads from Swansea have proved the old saying that everyone has a book inside them.

Tawe tunnel

Work on-going to maintain secret Tawe tunnel

Underneath the Tawe in Swansea, there's a secret tunnel that connects one side of the river with the other.

Swansea in Bloom 2015

Blooming great competition is back

Flower power will be taking over Swansea this summer.

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Search underway for Standards Committee members

Swansea Council is advertising for two members of the public to join its Standards Committee.

High 5 2015 Leon Britton

Leon aiming for record nominations

Swans star Leon Britton is hoping to score record nominations for the city's premier awards for inspirational children and young people.


Pupils win award for their film about hopes for Wales

Four pupils at a Swansea School have won a national award for a film they made about their hopes and dreams for the future of Wales.

Italian market

World street food market set for city centre

Street food from around the world will be tickling the taste buds of Swansea city centre visitors this week.

Gowerton Comprehensive School

Gowerton school is the latest to impress inspectors

Gowerton School has become the latest comprehensive in Swansea to impress school inspectors.

Castle Street 1952

Historic videos show Swansea of yesteryear

Historic footage of Swansea has emerged that shows how parts of the city looked in the 1950s and 1970s.

John Charles

Juventus fans encouraged to visit club legend's home city

Visiting football fans from Turin could soon be discovering the birthplace of one of their heroes.


Ospreys throw weight behind school attendance drive

Rugby stars from the Ospreys are backing Swansea Council's drive to improve school attendance across the city.


Event to make life easier for people living with dementia

Further steps to make life easier for people in Swansea living with dementia will be discussed at an event at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea on Thursday (May 18).

Oceana cinema

Roof removal shows old Swansea cinema in new light

This photo may look like it shows work to preserve an ancient Roman amphitheatre is on-going, but it was actually taken right here in Swansea.

Mark Thompson

Headteacher's pride at being named the best in Wales

The headteacher at a primary school in Swansea has been named the best in Wales.


Daredevil James Bond stunt aircraft set for Airshow

Daredevil scenes from James Bond movies will be played out in the skies above Swansea this summer.

Brynhyfryd Primary School

School celebrates top marks in inspection report

Pupils and staff at a Swansea primary school are celebrating after receiving top marks in an inspection report.

Foster carers

Meet the foster carers making a real difference to young lives in Swansea

No two children needing a foster home are the same - and neither are those who care for them.

Swansea Market

Market event to cater for fast-growing lifestyle movement

Catering for one of Britain's fastest growing lifestyle movements, an event is being held at Swansea Market later this month.

Hanging baskets (Alan)

Flower power to brighten up Swansea this summer

In a serene, peaceful corner of Singleton Park, finishing touches are being put to thousands of flowers that will brighten up Swansea this summer.

Plot 16

Major land sale could lead to new used car supermarket

A major land sale deal could lead to the development of a used car supermarket in the Llansamlet area of Swansea.

Red Arrows 2017

Wales Airshow 2017 App available to download

An official Wales Airshow App is now available to download.


Whole school year forming mass brass band

A whole school year is aiming to blow away family and friends by forming a mass brass band at a Swansea comprehensive.

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HM Revenue and Customs scam on the rise in Swansea

Scams relating to HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) are on the rise in Swansea according to Trading Standards.

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Swansea's Fabian Way gets new road surface

A section of one of Swansea's busiest roads has been resurfaced to help prolong its life for thousands of motorists leaving the city.

parking machines

Car park users can swap new coins for old

Car park users in Swansea are to get a helping hand when paying a parking fee, following the introduction of the new £1 coin.

Parkmill bridge

Gower walking route gets a new bridge over the river

A popular Gower walking route has been boosted by the construction of a new river bridge and a flight of steps.

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