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October 2018 press releases

Firework Safety Warning

How safe are the Fireworks you buy?

Consumers in Swansea are being urged to buy fireworks from established traders in the city in preparation for this year's bonfire night celebrations


Three remain in the race for Swansea seafront café

Swansea Council has drawn up a shortlist of three high-quality bids to run the former beach and watersports café in front of St Helen's rugby and cricket ground.

Christmas Parade

Free parking in Swansea for Christmas

Motorists in Swansea are getting an early Christmas present with the offer of free car parking in the city centre.


Christmas extravaganza setting up its own elf service

WORLD-CLASS clowns Tom and Pepe are helping Swansea Council set up its very own elf service in time for this year's Christmas lights switch-on in the city centre.

Kingsway proposed layout (Potter's Wheel roundabout view).

​​​​​​​Night-time roadworks: Swansea city centre

Roadworks are due take place in Swansea city centre for six nights from this Monday (note: Oct 29).


It's back: Waterfront Winterland - with added comfort

Swansea's popular Waterfront Winterland will be back this Christmas - and its Admiral Ice Rink will have a roof for the first time.


Pothole repair scheme hits a landmark 10,000 repairs

A pothole repair scheme, launched in Swansea three years ago, has led to more than 10,000 repairs.


Go in search of the ghostly White Lady - if you dare!

Lovers of all things Halloween can try to witness a celebrated Swansea character next week.


Film drama to attract new audience to historic Swansea location

One of Swansea's most historic buildings is to help tell the story of one of democracy's greatest successes.


From Dylan Thomas to Boxtrolls - half-term fun at Swansea's Glynn Vivian

Young culture lovers will be inspired by everybody from poetry legend Dylan Thomas to some mischievous Boxtrolls this half-term.


Dylan birthday means free fun for families

POETRY activities, themed crafts and cake will be among the fun at a family-friendly birthday bash for Swansea's most famous son.


£1.5m to cut class sizes at four city schools

WORK will take place at four schools in Swansea to improve facilities so that infant class sizes are reduced.


City development plan could be adopted in the Spring

Swansea's Local Development Plan (LDP) could be adopted as early as March 2019 after a series of examinations by planning inspectors have recently been completed.


Ground-breaking energy proposal backed by Swansea public

A pioneering proposal to cut household and business energy bills across Swansea has been backed by local residents.

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Digital arena takes another step forward as road surface is laid

Early construction work towards Swansea's £120m digital arena complex will take a new step forward next week.

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£1.5 million secured for innovative homes in Swansea

New council homes set to be built in Swansea will now benefit from innovative energy saving design and features.

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Council pledges to keep local bus service running until March 2019

Swansea Council is stepping in to save a local bus service which has been withdrawn by First Cymru.


Council welcomes Child and Family Service inspection report

SWANSEA Council has welcomed an inspection of its child and family services that found good quality practice with positive outcomes for many children and young people.


£50m student tower work starts in Swansea High Street

SITE investigation works have started for a £50m construction project that will help regenerate the High Street area of Swansea city centre.

Your vote matters make sure you're in

Canvassers call to remind people to register to vote

SWANSEA residents who are yet to return their Household Registration Form this year may have a knock on their doors in the next couple of weeks.


Unique dialect lives on as Gower book is published

A new book helps preserve an important characteristic of an historic corner of Wales.


X Factor's Lloyd Macey to light up Swansea's Biggest Fireworks Display

LLOYD Macey who impressed with his soulful stylings on The X Factor 2017 will light up Swansea this Bonfire Night.


Personalities visit Swansea community to start revitalising landmark building

Broadcaster Huw Edwards and Welsh Government Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport Lord Elis-Thomas visited Swansea today to help secure a lively future for a celebrated building.

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Home improvement plan moves forward for Swansea tenants

Preparations are underway to develop a masterplan for a housing estate in Swansea in a bid to improve the environment and homes for the residents.

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Show-stopping Santa is back! Oh, yes he is

SPECTACULAR processions and the man with a bushy white beard, red jacket and a Santa clause in his contract are heading for Swansea next month.

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Beach car parks set for lower parking charges this winter

Parking charges at a number of beach car parks in Swansea's Gower region are being reduced for the winter period to help boost visitor numbers.


Final approval sought on new centre for vulnerable pupils

PLANS for a brand new centre that will help transform education for some of Swansea's most vulnerable young people are set to take another step forward.


Foster Swansea congratulated on inspection report

Swansea Council's fostering service is well managed and its staff are enthusiastic and motivated to make a real difference for looked after children, inspectors have found.

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Swansea celebrates Black History Month

GLYNN Vivian Art Gallery, the LC and Swansea Museum will be among the city venues throwing open their doors to celebrate Black History Month.


Personalities help community to start revitalising Swansea landmark building

Broadcaster Huw Edwards (pictured) and Welsh Government Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport Lord Elis-Thomas are due to help secure a lively future for a celebrated Swansea building this week.


Fourteen in the running for Swansea seafront café

Swansea Council is analysing 14 high-quality bids to run the beach and watersports café in front of the St Helen's rugby and cricket ground.

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Students getting it sorted in Swansea with recycling

Students in Swansea are snapping up hundreds of recycling bags in a bid to reduce how much waste is being sent to landfill.

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High 5s all round for inspirational young people

Young people who have succeeded against the odds to make things better for those around them are looking forward to reaping the benefits of their High 5 awards


£120m transformation gets the go-ahead for Swansea

One of Swansea city centre's biggest ever transformation projects has been given the planning go-ahead.


Refreshed plan for Swansea student tower gets go-ahead

Plans for a 780-bedroom student tower near Swansea's city centre railway station have been given the go-ahead.

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Sir Karl Jenkins 'honoured' to receive Freedom of Swansea

Sir Karl Jenkins, Wales' greatest living composer, has today received the highest honour his home city of Swansea can bestow.

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