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September 2016 press releases

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Employers in Swansea get help making the workplace safe

Employers within Swansea are calling on other local businesses in the area to get appropriate in health and safety training in the workplace to help keep staff safe and well.

High 5 Awards Winners 2016 group shot

High 5 award winners announced

Swansea celebrated the achievements of inspirational children and young people in the city at the annual High 5 Awards last night.

Oystermouth Castle

Castle to close for summer season on Friday

Over 25,000 visitors have experienced the history of Oystermouth Castle since the spring.

Swansea Museum

No plans to close Swansea Museum, says council

Swansea Council has reassured residents that there are no plans to close Swansea Museum.

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Event to celebrate Swansea's diverse nightlife

An event promoting Swansea's diverse nightlife is taking place this weekend.

Pipehouse Wharf

Pipehouse Wharf's marketing to boost River Tawe corridor's regeneration

Regeneration of a key development site in Swansea could soon breathe new life into the city's historic River Tawe corridor.

Saunders Lewis

Blue plaque unveiled for Saunders Lewis

An eminent political activist, writer and literary critic will be forever remembered in his home city.

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Exam results music to the ears of our schools

Budding musicians are turning their interest in music into great exam results, the latest figures reveal.

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Who will win a High 5 Award 2016?

Swans star Leon Britton has kicked off the countdown to the High 5 Awards 2016 which take place at the Liberty Stadium on Thursday, September 29th.

Wuhan visit

Boosting Swansea's trade links with China

Stronger trade links between Swansea and China are being explored as plans to boost the local economy take another step forward.


Superstar singers and Christmas concerts among Brangwyn winter line-up

Superstar singers, Christmas concerts and the Swansea International Festival are among the events people can look forward at the Brangwyn over coming weeks and months.

New Glynn Vivian entrance

Site hoardings removed at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Passers-by are now able to get a sneak peek at the new-look Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

West Way

Night-time works plan for West Way this week

Night-time works are planned for West Way this week as a major road improvement scheme gathers pace.


Example to headline Club MTV Swansea concert

Example will headline the Club MTV concert at Swansea's Singleton Park on Saturday September 24.

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Put your questions to the Swansea Public Service Board

Our newest public body - the Swansea Public Service Board - will be staging its second meeting on Tuesday September 20 at the city's Guildhall.

St David's plan

Step forward for city centre regeneration plans

Major plans to transform Swansea city centre into a top class retail, leisure and recreational destination have taken a step forward.

Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

Road closures for Admiral Swansea Bay 10k on Sunday September 18

A number of road closures will be in place on Sunday (September 18) to accommodate the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.


Bus drivers to help with city-wide pothole scheme in Swansea

Bus operator First, has pledged to get on-board with Swansea Council's latest road repair scheme by reporting potholes its drivers encounter.

Hayley Gwilliam

St Thomas community stalwart in running for major honour

A dedicated St Thomas volunteer is in the running for a major UK-wide honour.

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Council improving its services for Swansea residents

Vital services which make a difference to the lives of residents in Swansea every day are continuing to improve.

Chris Coleman

Manics to rock the Brangwyn for Chris Coleman celebrations

World famous rockers The Manic Street Preachers will be joining in the celebrations when Wales football manager Chris Coleman is honoured by his home city of Swansea.

Glynn Vivian building

Colourful parade to mark Glynn Vivian's re-opening

People have the chance to be among the first to discover the restored and redeveloped Glynn Vivian Art Gallery when it re-opens next month.

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Pace runners ready to help 10k participants achieve their personal bests

THE Admiral Swansea Bay 10k is just around the corner and this year runners who wish to achieve a specific time can do so with the help of a pace runner.

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Swansea picked to take part in European culture programme

Swansea is one of 11 cities across Europe that's been picked to take part in an innovative cultural exchange programme.

Mascots 2016

Mascots limbering up for annual race

An osprey, a bear and a cockerel are among the sights visitors to Swansea's promenade may have seen this week.

Castle Square

Castle Square is not for sale, says Council Leader

Views on the future of Swansea's Castle Square are now being considered as the council explores ideas to transform the space into a more vibrant, family-friendly destination.

Club MTV

Fly-through video shows stunning Club MTV concert stage

A fly-through video of the world class stage set to feature in Club MTV's Singleton Park concert has been released.

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Education soars up Welsh performance league tables

City children are getting among the best education services in Wales, new Welsh Government figures show.

Rio 2016 Paralympics

Disabled sport available in Swansea to cater for Paralympic inspiration

With the 2016 Paralympic Games about to start in Rio de Janeiro, Swansea residents with a disability are being reminded that there are plenty of sport and exercise opportunities available for them on their doorsteps.

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Counting down to the 2016 High 5 Awards

The countdown is on for the High 5 Awards 2016 for inspirational youngsters.

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Second waste site in Swansea to convert to 'recycling only'

A second household waste recycling centre in Swansea is set to be converted into a 'recycling only' facility by refusing to accept black bag waste.

Dylan Thomas Centre

Swansea included on inspirational world literature map

Swansea's links with Dylan Thomas mean the city is now featured on an interactive world map that highlights locations to have inspired iconic literature.

Swansea Bay 10k

Swansea Bay 10k race organisers open up 200 more places

People still have the chance to enter the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.

Luna Cinema 2016

Outdoor movie magic at Oystermouth Castle this month

Movie magic is set to transport Oystermouth Castle visitors back to the 1950s.

Hands up for who is in school

Swansea pupils improving reading and numeracy skills faster than their peers

Swansea school-children are improving in their skills in reading and numeracy faster than anywhere else in Wales, a new Welsh Government report says.

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