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November 2016 press releases

St David's development site

Council unveils Swansea Central transformation exhibition

A public exhibition is taking place later this week, giving people the chance to share their views on ideas and concepts to regenerate Swansea's St David's development site - which has been temporarily renamed 'Swansea Central'.

The Cube

World class technology could bring science to life in Swansea

Giant interactive audio-visual walls being pioneered Down Under could bring science to life at a proposed state-of-the-art attraction in Swansea.


Survey under way to find the truth about psychoactive substances

A root and branch survey is under way to find the truth about new psychoactive substance (NPS) misuse across the Western Bay region which includes Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot and Bridgend.

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Houses in Multiple Occupation looked at by Swansea Council

New draft guidance to help in the planning of houses of multiple occupation in Swansea is expected to be presented to councillors early next year.

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School performance improving across the board in Swansea

A report into council services in Swansea has praised improvements in school performance in recent years.


Former canopy removed from under-demolition Oceana building

A canopy that many thousands of Swansea revellers have walked beneath over the years has been taken down.

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Oceana demolition setting the scene for new city digital district

Demolition of the former Oceana nightclub building is among the projects that could set the scene for a 'digital district' in Swansea city centre.

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Milestone for £15.1m revamp at Swansea School

Contractors are moving on site this week to start work on a £15.1m improvement scheme at Pentrehafod Comprehensive in Swansea.

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Communities step up to look after local treasures

Communities are joining forces with the council to protect and promote some of their best-loved facilities.

Tidal lagoon

Leaders urge PM to get moving on Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to give her backing to the £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

St David's pedestrian footbridge

Consultation starts on major Swansea city centre regeneration plans

A new digital indoor arena, more shops and a broad pedestrian bridge over Oystermouth Road are among the proposals earmarked for Swansea's St David's development site.

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More greenery to spruce-up key Swansea city centre road

A Swansea city centre gateway is being spruced-up with the introduction of more greenery.

White Ribbon Day

Making a stand against domestic abuse

Swansea's football and rugby stars will be helping celebrate the city's success in helping tackle male violence against women during White Ribbon Day on Friday November 25.

Social Services Domiciliary Care Donna and Brian

Have your say on re-shaping social services

A CONSULTATION has been launched on re-shaping social services to give adults more independence, choice, and control by providing the right kind of support at the right time.

New drivers urged to take advantage of training course

Newly qualified drivers are being urged to take advantage of subsidised training courses in Swansea that will help polish their driving skills and potentially lead to cheaper car insurance.

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Waterfront Winterland returns to Museum Park

Waterfront Winterland returns once again to Museum Park this Friday evening (November 18).

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Café and tea room plan for Swansea's Swiss Cottage

Visitors to Swansea's Singleton Park could soon be enjoying a cup of tea and a scone at the attraction's iconic Swiss Cottage.

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Engineering works start at new council home development site

Engineering works have now started on land off Milford Way in Penderry as the construction of Swansea's first new council homes in a generation reaches another milestone.

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Nominations open for the 2016 Swansea Sports Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Swansea Sports Awards.

Steve Nash

Tourism team making the most of NBA superstar's Swansea links

Global basketball icon Steve Nash is being tempted to make a visit to Swansea Bay.

St David's plan

St David's views sought in build-up to planning application

Another key milestone has been reached in the development of Swansea's St David's site as preparations for the submission of a planning application gather pace.


Parents urged to apply online for a school place

Over a thousand Swansea families have applied online for a secondary school place for their child.

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Night-time working on West Way from Monday November 14

Night-time working is planned for West Way this week as part of a major highway improvement scheme that's nearing completion.

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Council to act on Christmas lights event feedback

Swansea Council is welcoming feedback on this year's Christmas lights switch-on event.

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Interactive science gallery plan for Civic Centre site

An interactive science gallery presenting examples of cutting-edge Swansea University research through hands-on exhibits could be on the way to the city's Civic Centre site in future.

Plantasia (I'm a Celeb)

Bushtucker trial fun at Swansea's Plantasia

Critter smoothies and cockroach challenges will be among the fun at Swansea's Plantasia to mark the return of a smash hit ITV programme.

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New school for Gorseinon firmly in council sights

Pupils and parents at a Swansea primary school in need of replacement are being reassured that the council intends to get on and build their school as soon as possible.

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Road closures for Christmas lights event on Thursday (November 10)

This year's Christmas celebrations are being launched in Swansea on Thursday (November 10) with the switch-on of the city centre's Christmas lights.

Indoor arena proposal

New indoor arena a step closer for Swansea city centre

More world class musicians, comedians and touring shows than ever before could soon be on the way to Swansea.

Christmas shopping

Free car parking offer to boost Christmas shopping

Free parking is being made available after 3pm at a city centre car park over the Christmas period.

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Calon Lân writers to be celebrated with blue plaques

Calon Lân was reverberating around the Principality Stadium once again on Saturday afternoon when Wales kicked-off their autumn international series against Australia.

St David's plan

Survey work to inform St David's outline planning application

Specialists are carrying out a survey at the St David's development site this week.

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Vital council services continuing to improve

Vital services which matter to the people of Swansea every day are continuing to improve.

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Stray horses gathered from sites in Swansea

More than 20 stray horses abandoned on land in Swansea have been collected in joint operations between Swansea Council, South Wales Police and the RSPCA.

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Council crackdown on city centre abandoned waste problem

Swansea Council is continuing its efforts to tackle fly tipping and abandoned waste in a busy city centre street.

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