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November 2017 press releases

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Free city centre parking gives boost to businesses in Swansea

Motorists in Swansea are getting an early Christmas present with the offer of free car parking.


Sky is the limit with major step forward for cable car plan

THE opening of one of the most eye-catching tourist attractions in the UK that would include a cable car ride, toboggan rides, zip wire rides and a restaurant and event venue on Kilvey Hill in Swansea has taken a major step forward.


Carers Day a big success at the Liberty Stadium

More than 150 carers and the professionals who support them shared their experiences and learned more about the importance of their rights at a special event at the Liberty Stadium this week.

Hope for people living in fear of domestic violence and abuse

A WHITE Ribbon Day event will be held at Swansea's Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop today - Friday, November 24th.

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Plantasia staging its own jungle challenge

BRAVE Swansea souls have the chance to follow in champion boxer Amir Khan's footsteps by tackling some of the trials and tribulations a new group of celebrities are now facing in the Australian jungle.


Appeal for old or unwanted musical instruments

Do you have a musical instrument that you don't use anymore?


City celebrates leading the way on children's rights

An event celebrating Swansea's success in placing children's rights at the heart of education in the city has taken place at the Waterfront Museum.


Final preparations for Swansea's Christmas Parade

Taking inspiration from winter and Christmas-themed movies and events, final preparations are now being made on a selection of festive floats that will feature in this Sunday's Christmas Parade.

Sir Peter Blake | Photo credit: Luke Walker

Beatles art icon Sir Peter Blake to champion Swansea 2021 City of Culture bid

ONE of the UK's most respected artists plans to back Swansea's City of Culture bid at a House of Commons event next week.

The stadium from the footbridge

Cabinet backs Liberty Stadium lease deal

A DEAL for Swansea City AFC to take operational control of the Liberty Stadium has been backed by Swansea Council's cabinet.

Big wheel

Festive fun arranged for Waterfront Winterland launch party

A stilt-walking ice man juggler, ice skating demonstrations and a staged area with Christmas music will help kick-start festive fun at Swansea's Waterfront Winterland attraction later this week.

Adopt a bench

Please be seated and make more of our beauty spots

Park benches in some of Swansea's most beautiful locations can now be easily adopted by residents, businesses and other organisations.

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Nominations now open for 2017 Swansea Sports Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Swansea Sports Awards.

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Time to have your say on open spaces

People across Swansea are being asked for their views on how to protect, manage, enhance and make better use of the city's open spaces.


Tourism businesses celebrated at awards evening

Swansea Bay's rich variety of tourism businesses have been celebrated in an awards evening at the city's Brangwyn Hall.

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Site preparations earmarked for second new council home scheme in Swansea

Major site preparation works could soon pave the way for a second new council house scheme in Swansea.

Mansion House

New chapter in store for mansion house

Swansea's Mansion House could be about to enter a new chapter in its illustrious history.

China visit

Sharing Swansea's regeneration story to attract Chinese investment

A vision of Swansea's future will be shared with hundreds of key Chinese decision-makers to help attract major international investment to the city from the Far East.


Swansea events to honour the fallen

A number of events are taking place across the city over the next week, giving people the chance to pay their respects to the fallen.


New food enterprise could help tackle poverty

A new meals service that has been launched in Swansea could be just a starter for things to come.


Plans to boost child disability services

PLANS to improve life for many of the children and their families in Swansea who are impacted by disability are going before the council's cabinet this month.

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Milford Way council home scheme complete by Christmas

Work on all of Swansea's first new council homes in a generation will be finished by Christmas.

Liberty Stadium deal

New deal for Swansea's Liberty Stadium

Discussions between Swansea Council and Swansea City about the future running of the Liberty Stadium have now concluded.

Land train

Polar Express treat for Christmas Parade

Swansea's Bay Rider Land Train will be transformed into the Polar Express for this year's Christmas Parade.

Library reading

Central library closed on Saturday for essential maintenance

Swansea Central Library will be closed on Saturday (Nov 11) while unavoidable essential electrical maintenance is carried out at the Civic Centre.

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Funding still up for grabs for Swansea sports clubs

Time is running out for sports clubs and community organisations to apply for funding that could help cover the costs of things like new equipment or development courses for coaches.


Joy as new wheelchair swing opens in park

Swansea's Victoria Park has a new attraction for children who use wheelchairs and it is already proving a hit.


Glow jugglers, circus skills and live music treat for fireworks event

Glow jugglers, circus skills performers and top live singing talent will feature in a colourful evening of Swansea fireworks fun on Bonfire Night.

Big wheel

Waterfront Winterland work under way as Christmas edges closer

With work to build this year's Waterfront Winterland now under way, it's a sure sign Christmas in Swansea is fast-approaching.

Oystermouth Castle

Lifesaving equipment installed at coastal attractions

New lifesaving equipment has been installed at four coastal beauty spots in Swansea.

Kingsway redevelopment

Kingsway redevelopment plans reach next stage

A dedicated bus lane stretching along Swansea's Kingsway will close from Monday November 13.

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