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October 2017 press releases

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

'We need tidal lagoon go-ahead by Christmas'

A Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon green light is needed by Christmas - that's what Swansea leaders have impressed upon the UK Government in a Westminster meeting.

Glynn Vivian art gallery

Entry call for Swansea art competition

Budding Swansea Picassos and David Baileys have the chance for their work to be featured at the city's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.


Every vote counts as adult service looks for bags of help

A day centre in Swansea that provides a home from home for adults with severe learning disabilities is bidding to bag a big cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Christmas hoverboarders

Festive hoverboarders to thrill on-lookers at Christmas Parade

An iconic scene from the Back to the Future movie franchise will be given a festive twist when seasonal hoverboarders thrill thousands of on-lookers at this year's Christmas Parade in Swansea.

Milford Way

Welsh Government grant for council house development

An innovative scheme to build Swansea's first new council homes in a generation has won financial support from the Welsh Government.


Children leave their mark on new family centre

A time capsule created by staff and children at the Mayhill Family Centre has been buried in the walls of a new state-of-the-art building .

Lowri Morgan

Pioneering adventurer to promote outdoor activities on Gower

A globetrotting adventurer and TV presenter is to help inspire people of all ages to take part in outdoor activities on Gower in Swansea.

Morriston Park

Morriston needs your help for town park improvements

Ongoing plans to transform Morriston Park into a top class urban beauty spot could soon take another step forward.


Excellent school highlighted as an example for others

A rural primary school in Swansea has been recognised at an awards ceremony that celebrates the very best in education in Wales.

Blue Sheep

Gower Sheep Go Baa-rmy for Swansea's UK City of Culture Bid

A flock of blue sheep have been raising some eyebrows in Gower this weekend.


Primary Schools' Music Festival hits the right notes

A competition that gave young musicians in Swansea a chance to showcase their talents on the big stage has made a triumphant return.


Ospreys hand out prizes for great school attendance

Pupils from schools across Swansea have been recognised for their outstanding attendance records.

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Grange Hill, Hollyoaks and Brookside Creator to Visit Swansea As Part of UK City of Culture Judging Panel

The man behind iconic TV shows such as Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks is coming to Swansea on Monday (23 October) as part of the judging panel for the city's UK City of Culture 2021 bid.


Halloween fun set for Swansea city centre

Swansea city centre will be transformed into a spooky 'scareground' in the build-up to Halloween.

Alan Curtis Swansea 2021

Heartfelt Swansea Memories Take Centre Stage at Volcano Theatre

Swansea celebrities have been sharing their heartfelt, quirky and illuminating memories of their city to encourage people to go along to an emotive new exhibition at Volcano Theatre on High Street.

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People of Hull tell Swansea residents why they should back the bid

The people of Hull, the current holders of the UK City of Culture title, have told Swansea residents they have everything to gain by backing the bid - and a win would bring prosperity and prompt them to see their city in a brand new light.

Victoria Park Swansea

Adopt a flowerbed chance for residents and businesses

Some of Swansea's most beautiful flowerbeds can now be adopted by residents and businesses.

Library reading

New look and feel plan for Townhill Library

Townhill Library will soon be given a new look and feel, thanks to a refurbishment project starting next month.

Mark Thompson

Headteacher could be named the best in the UK

A headteacher who was crowned the best in Wales earlier this year will find out on Sunday if he is top of the class for the whole of the UK.


Energy savings plan for dozens of city buildings

City buildings including the Grand Theatre, Guildhall and Swansea Market could soon be more energy-efficient than ever before.

Kingsway future

Take a peek into Kingsway's future

Hundreds of pedestrians every day now have the chance to take a glimpse into Kingsway's future.

Castle Square

Options recommended for Castle Square's transformation

Castle Square's transformation into a greener, more vibrant space at the heart of Swansea city centre could soon take a major step forward.


Pupils help map picturesque attraction

Nature lovers from across the world can now explore one of Swansea's most picturesque attractions without leaving their computer screen thanks to pupils at a city school.

Christmas parade

Bumper weekend to kick-start Swansea's Christmas celebrations

A bumper weekend of festive fun will kick-start Swansea's Christmas celebrations next month.


Welsh medium schools are showing off their work

Visitors to Swansea's Civic Centre this week can get a snapshot of some of the great work pupils are doing at the city's Welsh-language schools.

Digital bridge

Digital bridge landmark option for key Swansea gateway

A futuristic digital bridge over Oystermouth Road could become a new Swansea landmark.


Residents can find out more about education centre plans

Residents in Cockett are being invited to a series of events to find out more about plans for a purpose built centre that will dramatically improve education for some of Swansea's most vulnerable young people.

Swansea Bay 10k

Entries open for 2018 Swansea Bay 10k

This year's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k may only just have finished, but entries are already open for next year's race.

Digital arena skin

State-of-the-art digital 'skin' plan for indoor arena

A cutting-edge digital 'skin' promoting shows, concerts, conferences, exhibitions and other events and activities could surround the planned new digital indoor arena in Swansea.


Views needed on plans to strengthen domestic abuse help

People in Swansea are being asked for their views on plans to improve support for women who have been subjected to violence and residents who have suffered domestic abuse and sexual violence.

lovethelaggon competitipon Danyrgraig

Calling all school pupils

Youngsters from all over Swansea are getting the chance to win some top prizes and show their support for the #lovethelagoon campaign.

Pipehouse Wharf

Pipehouse Wharf conditionally sold to Coastal Housing Group

Up to 150 new homes could soon boost on-going regeneration of Swansea's River Tawe corridor.

Victoria Park

Wheelchair swing first for city's Victoria Park

A new piece of play equipment specifically designed for children who use wheelchairs is to be installed in a park in Swansea.

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Your chance to have a say on Welsh in Education Strategic Plan

CITY residents are getting a fresh chance to have their say on proposed changes to Swansea's blueprint for Welsh education over the coming years.

Swansea University/Civic Centre

Council to rent part of the Civic Centre to Swansea University

An exciting new partnership is to see Swansea University's School of Management expand into part of the Civic Centre.

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Sale of Four Seasons will lead to affordable housing

Dozens of affordable homes will soon be constructed on land in Swansea that once accommodated a social club.

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