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January 2017 press releases

Red Arrows Air Show

Wales National Airshow to return in July

Make some space in your diaries - it's been confirmed the Wales National Airshow is returning to Swansea this summer.

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What's it like living in Swansea? Join the conversation

If zero is the worst things could be and ten is the best things could be; how would you rate living in Swansea?

Ros Evans

From Sydney Opera House to Bishop Gore - the musicians teaching in Swansea's schools

By day they can be found teaching in classrooms and school halls across Swansea - at night they perform in front of hundreds if not thousands.

Sports Awards Shortlist 2017

Trio on shortlist for Swansea Sportsperson of the Year

A mixed martial artist, an orienteer and a swimmer are in the frame to be named Swansea Sportsperson of the Year.

West Way city centre

New tree-lined footway set for city centre road

Thousands of pedestrians every month will soon benefit from a wide, tree-lined footway being introduced on West Way in Swansea city centre.

Swansea Bay view

New video promotes legendary adventures in Swansea Bay

Visit Swansea Bay's official tourism website has been refreshed and given a new look for 2017.

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Pothole problems on Fabian Way set to be fixed

Pothole repairs and drain cleaning are set to be carried out along Swansea's Fabian Way in a bid to tackle requests by motorists.

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llwynderw

No shouting policy helps school secure award

A PRIMARY school in Swansea has a lot of good stories to shout about - but neither the teachers or pupils at YGG Llwynderw do shouting.

Castle Square

Major city event to bring Swansea together

A major city centre event is being planned to help bring Swansea's diverse communities together.

Damaged tree

Swansea's seaside tree vandal has returned

Swansea's mystery tree vandal has returned to the seaside.

Castle Square

Colour change lights installed at Swansea's Castle Square

Swansea's Castle Square will soon be lit up in themed colours at night to mark events like St David's Day, St Patrick's Day and Cancer Awareness Day.


Footgolf to tee-off for second summer in Swansea

FootGolf fans will be delighted by the news that this popular activity will continue at Ashleigh Road this year as Swansea Council announces that it will extend its contract with the operator.

Indoor arena proposal

Operators shortlisted for Swansea's new indoor arena proposal

Four potential operators of Swansea's proposed new indoor arena have been shortlisted.

Tidal lagoon

Council leader welcomes backing for £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart has today welcomed the publication of an independent review backing plans for a £1.3 billion tidal lagoon in the city.

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£170k cash boost to give Swansea youngsters a flying start

More than £170,000 will be spent during the next few months improving schools that host Flying Start programmes in Swansea.

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Timber frames pave way for innovative new council homes

Timber frames for the first new council homes in a generation will soon start to go up on land off Milford Way in Penderry.

St David's pedestrian footbridge

January progress targeted for St David's regeneration plans

Swansea Council's development managers for the St David's regeneration site are targeting the publication of a draft outline planning application towards the end of January.

Gritting barn

Grit salt mountain still towering despite treating distance of Wales to Singapore

Swansea Council has delved into its mountain of salt grit in recent days but there is still plenty in reserve.

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Views needed on plans for new ASD units at three city schools

Parents, staff, pupils, governors and the wider community are being asked for their views on creating three new units to teach children in Swansea who have been diagnosed with moderate Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Final demolition works start at former Swansea nightclub building

This year will see changes to Kingsway's landscape with the former Oceana nightclub building soon set to disappear from view.

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Former Swansea Council chief executive receives an OBE

Jack Straw, the former Chief Executive of Swansea Council, has received an OBE for services to local government.

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New Morfa road reaches final stages in development

A major transport route developed to help regenerate Swansea's River Tawe corridor is set to open in the Spring.

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Have your say on new planning guidance for HMOs

A consultation has kicked off in Swansea giving the public the chance to have their say on draft planning guidance associated with Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

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Swansea School backs Sketty Safe Routes scheme

A Swansea school has welcomed the introduction of a road safety scheme in the city which aims to keep schoolchildren safe on their walk to and from school.


Gower public access improvements set to continue

Improvement works are set to continue in parts of Gower to improve public access for walkers.

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