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April 2019 press releases

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Faster journey times set for main Swansea city centre route

Major improvements are happening at key junctions along a main route into Swansea city centre.


Improved car parking on its way for rail users

Motorists heading for Swansea railway station will have improved parking arrangements from Tuesday, April 30.


Estyn inspectors praise 'caring and inclusive' support for vulnerable pupils

Swansea's Pupil Referral Unit is a caring and inclusive community where nearly all young people who attend make good progress and nearly all of them go on to college once they leave.

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Makeover for much-loved footpath completed

A STRETCH of some of the finest walking country in Wales has had a makeover.

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Record fine against Swansea newsagent for out of date food

Action taken by Swansea Trading Standards to prevent dozens of out of date food items being sold at a newsagents has resulted in a large fine for the shop owners.


Dig in! It's time to turn sandcastles into art

Calling all Swansea children, families, communities, art and beach lovers!


Tree planting programme for Swansea community

Almost 150 trees are being planted alongside streets in Swansea's Penlan area - and 250 will follow next year.


Council depot plan would see improvements for public

Plans to transform a council depot would bring benefits for the whole community, senior councillors pledged today.


Partners wanted to help the council build hundreds of new homes

Specialist partners are being sought by Swansea Council to play a key role in the proposed building of hundreds of new homes across the city.

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Trading Standards stop 'fraud' call centre in Swansea

Swansea Trading Standards have welcomed the outcome of a long investigation into a Swansea based call centre which potentially prevented millions of pounds being scammed from the public.


Youngest citizens welcomed to historic landmark

The youngest residents of Swansea are being invited to spend quality playtime at one of the community's most iconic buildings.


Minister visit marks start of new council house construction

Construction work has started on new, energy-efficient affordable council homes in Swansea.


Historic farm buildings set to be safeguarded with heritage scheme

A largely hidden treasure of Swansea's heritage could be improved and preserved for future generations.


Townhill Community Primary celebrates school inspection report

PUPILS attending Townhill Community Primary make good progress during their time at the school and their behaviour and attitudes to learning are a credit to the dedicated staff and the wider community, according to inspection report published today.


Shoppers to enjoy lighter, brighter visits to historic Swansea Market

A £200,000 investment is to brighten up the experience of shoppers and traders at Swansea Market.

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Recycling boost with 'keep it out' campaign in Swansea

Residents in Swansea are getting on board with a new recycling initiative aimed at stopping recyclable waste being put in black bags.


Leon kicks-off new era for school after £15.1m refurbishment

SWANSEA City legend Leon Britton has helped kick-off a brand new era for a popular comprehensive school in the city.


Development partner sought for £750m Swansea regeneration vision

A specialist high-quality partner is being sought by Swansea Council to play a pivotal role in the proposed £750m development of major city sites.


Wales Airshow delight as wartime classics are confirmed

Three iconic World War II aircraft will bring history to life at this summer's Wales Airshow.


Street food among the treats at city open market

A continental street market is set to bring the flavours of the world to Swansea this week.

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Council welcomes Coastal Housing plans for third phase of Urban Village

REGENERATION of Swansea city centre is set to receive a huge boost in the wake of the re-development of Oldway House and the construction of new student accommodation on Mariner Street.

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City centre car park set for makeover

High Street multi-storey car park is being upgraded to make the facility more welcoming for users.


Exotic new residents set to greet Plantasia visitors

A range of exciting new residents are set to greet visitors to popular Swansea attraction Plantasia.


Swansea arena principal contractor impressed by potential Welsh suppliers

The hugely experienced principal contractor helping deliver the £120m Swansea Central Phase One is excited by the local businesses hoping to play a part.


Artist takeover for Swansea gallery

An artist who once moored a boat on top of a prominent London building is to host a thought-provoking Swansea event this Friday (April 5).


New-look Plantasia is rapidly taking shape

Popular Swansea attraction Plantasia is due to launch an exciting new future this month as a £1.1m investment takes shape.


Distribution giant DPD to become first business on Parc Felindre

One of the UK's leading parcel delivery companies is to open a high-profile new facility on one of Swansea's most attractive business expansion sites.

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Government approval for City Deal plans step closer

DISCUSSIONS with senior UK and Welsh Government officials are now at an advanced stage as a multi-million pound City Deal project earmarked for Swansea edges closer to approval


Castle Square filled with music as Swansea Learning Festival launches

Pen y Bryn School Choir and Swansea's Rock Choir provided the musical backdrop for the launch of the first ever Swansea Learning Festival in Castle Square on Monday.

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Active Travel cycle route opened in Swansea

A new 1.3 mile cycle route, built as part of a £2 million investment in cycle infrastructure in Swansea, has been opened.

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Swansea 50 celebrations are coming - be part of it

Communities across Swansea are being urged to be part of the city's 50th anniversary events over the coming months.

Warm welcome for return of Proms in the Park as part of Swansea 50th celebrations

PROMS in the Park, one of the perennial highlights of the British cultural calendar, is heading back to Swansea later this year.

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