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May 2018 press releases

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Highway repair teams make their way across Swansea

Highway repair teams are making their way across the whole of Swansea tackling the worst potholes on the city's roads.


Swansea's greatest music event was a showcase to the world

SIXTY-THOUSAND people, two amazing days and one great city drew the world to Wales at the weekend.

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Heritage Lottery Fund gets £3.75m bid for key Swansea site

A bid for £3.75m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been made to help transform a key part of Swansea's historic Hafod Morfa Copperworks site.


Plans to boost Welsh speaking in city endorsed by ministers

More pupils will be taught through the medium of Welsh and youngsters and their families will be encouraged to speak the language more widely outside of the school gates under Swansea Council plans that have been endorsed by the Welsh Government.

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Residents help shape Swansea's well-being strategy

FROM a great start in life to building stronger communities, residents have been helping shape the future of our city.


Smiling faces make volunteering as school governor completely worthwhile

There are lots of smiling faces at Grange Primary School and that, for parent governor Simon Tucker, makes volunteering for the role completely worthwhile.

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Compare the new meerkats at Plantasia this half-term

THE chance to get up close to meerkats, spiders, snakes and a monster lizard are all on the menu for a half-term of fun things to do in Swansea.


Major Kingsway building set for homes and business overhaul

A key building at the heart of Swansea city centre is set to get a major overhaul, bringing new homes and business opportunities to The Kingsway.


Bank holiday plea on Swansea beach litter

Beach lovers are being urged to take care of Swansea's spectacular sands this bank holiday.


Over £417m a year - that's how much tourism is now worth to Swansea

TOURISM'S annual value to the Swansea Bay economy has topped the £417m mark for the first time.

Councillor David Phillips and Councillor Sybil Crouch.

Long-serving councillor becomes Lord Mayor

Swansea Councillors have seen two of their long serving colleagues become Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor of our city.

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Sign-up for city's Special Festival

ENTRIES are now open for this summer's Swansea Special Festival.


Extremely caring and inclusive school praised by inspectors

Craigfelen Primary School has been praised for being an extremely caring and inclusive community that provides a high level of care for its pupils.

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Free deckchair treat for Swansea royal wedding fans

A SUNNY Saturday could be even brighter for visitors to Swansea's Castle Square where free deckchairs are being laid on for viewers who want watch the Royal Wedding on the Big Screen.

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Residents help shape Swansea's well-being strategy

FROM a great start in life to building stronger communities, residents have been helping shape the future of our city.

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Electric vehicles take to the streets in Swansea

Swansea Council has taken delivery of forty electric vans, making it the largest electric van fleet in Wales.

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Swansea Bay celebrates Blue Flags and Green Coast success

Caswell Bay, Langland Bay and Port Eynon beaches on Gower have all been awarded the prestigious international Blue Flag status for 2018 - Year of the Sea.

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Consultation launched on Mumbles Conservation Area

Residents in Mumbles are being given the opportunity to have their say on proposals aimed at preserving its heritage as one of the best places in Wales to live.

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Prime Minister urged to visit planned Swansea lagoon location

Prime Minister Theresa May is being urged to visit Swansea this week to see the proposed site of the world's first tidal lagoon.


Extra places plan to help pupils with more severe ASD

Extra places for pupils with more severe Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could be created at Swansea's Penybryn Special School.


Partners come together to focus on regenerating Swansea

A high-level new partnership is to help regenerate Swansea - and its initial work will tackle six key issues.

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Couple's first year of fostering has been "wonderfully rewarding"

Swansea Council is once again supporting Foster Care Fortnight (14 - 27 May), highlighting the need for more foster carers and demonstrating how local foster carers are changing lives for the better.

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Local heroes honoured at Lord Mayor's Summer Ball

Local heroes of screen, stage and sport helped raise thousands of pounds for the Lord Mayor's charities at the Lord Mayor's Summer Honours Ball in Swansea last night.

Crews set to start setting up stage for Biggest Weekend

STAGE and site construction teams are set to move into Singleton Park early next week, a fortnight ahead of the biggest two-day music festival ever held in Swansea.


Catalina Flying Boat set to make a splash at Wales Airshow

ONE of the most famous flying boats of all time is set to make a splash at the Wales Airshow next month.

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Kingsway trees to be transplanted in other parts of the city

Swansea Council is transplanting 13 trees earmarked for removal from the Kingsway as part of the £12million redevelopment

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Mature and young trees all set to be part of city centre green artery

SWANSEA'S city centre green artery will have more trees than ever before when the multi-million pound upgrade is complete, the council has pledged.


Businesses eager to help council deliver a greener Castle Garden Square

A number of businesses are bidding to supply a development team to create and manage the delivery of a greener Castle Square area in Swansea city centre.

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Council leader's pledge on potential Virgin Media job losses

Swansea Council Leader Cllr Rob Stewart has promised support for Virgin Media employees following the company's announcement that the company is looking to pull-out of the city.

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Leon's our High 5 recruitment captain

SWANSEA football legend Leon Britton is leading the search for Swansea's High 5 stars as the awards for inspirational youngsters enter their seventh season.

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Spring Pride in Swansea

Swansea's very first Spring Pride is taking place on Saturday 5 May with a parade and entertainment at the National Waterfront Museum.


Primary school is a dynamic and highly effective learning community

Pupils at a Cwm Glas Primary School in Swansea are proud of their school and show high levels of enthusiasm during lessons, according to inspectors.

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