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August 2018 press releases

BT InLink

Swansea becomes first Welsh city to benefit from free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls

Swansea has become the first city in Wales to benefit from the free InLinkUK from BT service, which already has more than 148,000 subscribers across the UK. It offers the UK's fastest free public wi-fi plus a range of digital services, including local council and community information.


Historic pier restoration welcomed by council leader

A multi-million pound investment to restore Mumbles Pier and secure the historic Victorian structure for generations to come has been warmly welcomed by Swansea Council's Leader.

Unison Electric Van Sponsorship

Unison backs citys' electric vehicle fleet

Public services union - Unison has thrown its support behind Swansea Council's fleet of electric vehicles.

Pontarddulais Primary School

Pupils' pride in school is justified say inspectors

Pupils at Pontarddulais Primary School are proud of their school and so they should be, according to inspectors from Estyn.

Swansea Council Logo (Portrait)

Public consultation set to get underway on homelessness in Swansea

The public are set to have their say on a homelessness strategy developed by Swansea Council.

fabian way resurfaing

Ynysforgan roundabout scheduled for overnight resurfacing

A roundabout at one of Swansea's six M4 motorway junctions is set to be resurfaced as part of ongoing major highway investment in the city

Admiral Swansea Bay 10k packs are in the post

Thousands of race packs will start being sent out to Admiral Swansea Bay 10k runners from this week.

Gower Hedge Laying

Grant provided to boost hedgerows on Gower

Hundreds of kilometres of hedgerow stretching across Gower are to be better managed after a funding boost to Swansea Council.


City centre weekend fun starts with art

It's a Friday night out in Swansea - but not as you know it!

RBL Thank You

We're saying 'thank-you' to the Fallen

BANK HOLIDAY Friday visitors to Mumbles, one of Wales' most popular seaside destinations, will have seen a new addition to the attractions over the weekend.


City GCSE students celebrate exceptional results

GCSE students in Swansea are today celebrating results which are well above those for Wales as a whole.

Proud Councils Logo

Swansea Council at Pride Cymru 2018

Councillors and staff from Swansea Council's LGBT+ Group will be representing the council at Pride Cymru in Cardiff this weekend.

Cycling in Swansea

£2 million boost for cycling in Swansea

Cyclists in Swansea are being treated to a multi-million pound boost to develop new cycle networks across the city.

Pentre’r Graig relaunch

Inspection praise for primary after £2.7m investment

A primary school in Swansea that has undergone a £2.7m upgrade has been praised across the board by Welsh Government appointed school inspectors.


Swansea energy costs: Survey deadline approaches

Business bosses and householders are being urged to hit a key deadline in a process which could cut Swansea's gas and electric bills.


Welsh developer starts to bring new life to historic Swansea site

Work has started to breathe new life into an historic Swansea location which was previously a work base for hundreds of council staff.


A-Level students congratulated after some incredible results

SWANSEA'S A-Level students have been congratulated today with almost all passing their exams and some incredible results in tough subjects such as maths.


Bayside gem can serve up business success

Wanted! Beach lovers to run a business at one of the Welsh coast's most spectacular and accessible locations.


Brother's BBQ plea after toddler burned on beach

THE older brother of a two-year-old badly burned by a discarded disposable BBQ is joining the campaign urging beach-goers to take their waste home with them.


Sniffer dogs to show off illegal tobacco detection skills

Specially trained dogs with a nose for trouble will be demonstrating how they are helping to stub out the illegal trade in tobacco in Swansea.


Movie-style fly-through highlights Swansea ambition

A high-tech new film showcases a breathtaking £100m city centre regeneration plan.


Virtual reality brings back golden memories

People at day centres and residential homes in Swansea have been recalling their experience of the Queen's Coronation after using virtual reality headsets to watch a film that recreates the sights and sounds of the event 65 years ago.


Construction teams move onto city transformation site

Preparatory construction work has begun on one of Swansea city centre's biggest ever transformation schemes - the complex with a 3,500-capacity digital arena at its heart.


Business leaders back Swansea energy survey

Business bosses across Swansea have praised a new Swansea Council proposal.


Swansea Central Phase One: Detailed final plans revealed

Final plans have been submitted for a £100m scheme to transform a high-profile area of Swansea city centre.

Kings Buildings

Funding bid could help create more than 900 city centre jobs

Almost 1,000 jobs could be created in Swansea city centre under a scheme aiming to bring a new lease of life to properties in Kingsway and Oxford Street.


Congratulations as primary schools pass with flying colours

Pupils and staff at two primary schools in Swansea have been congratulated on their inspection reports.

Cycling in Swansea

Council bids for major boost to city cycling network

Swansea Council has launched a bid for £3.6m of Welsh Government funding to expand the city's cycling network.

Surfari Bus

Here comes the Swansea Bay Surfari Bus! - First Stop Oxwich Bay this Saturday

Come to Oxwich Bay this Saturday for free watersports sessions, exclusive competitions and offers


Milestone moment as Swansea's future takes shape

Swansea will celebrate a landmark occasion on Monday (note: Aug 6) as construction work starts on one of the city centre's biggest ever transformation schemes - the complex with a 3,500-capacity digital arena at its heart.


Fuel poverty campaigners back Swansea energy survey

A UK-wide campaign which fights to protect vulnerable people living in cold homes has praised a new Swansea Council proposal.


Partnership power celebrated as visitors flock to Gower Show

Visitors to this weekend's (note Aug 5) Gower Show will mark the success of a body which has delivered more than 50 projects to help care for the peninsula.

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