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January 2018 press releases


Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran heading to Swansea for Biggest Weekend

Swansea Council has welcomed today's announcement that superstars Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are to play in the city as part of the BBC's Biggest Weekend.


Day centre bags £4k cash boost from Tesco

A day centre in Swansea that provides social care support for adults with learning disabilities has bagged a £4,000 cash boost from Tesco's community grant scheme.

Hafod Morfa Copperworks site

Over 70 volunteers keen to explore archaeology of copperworks site

OVER 70 volunteers have shown an interest in contributing to a history and archaeology project at Swansea's Hafod Morfa Copperworks.


Swansea roads boosted by PATCH repair scheme

Highways crews in Swansea have laid around three football pitches worth of tarmac onto roads during a city-wide road repair scheme.


Have your say on shape of Adult Social Services

SWANSEA Council is looking at the way it provides Adult Social Services to ensure that they are sustainable and meet the needs of service users in the future.


BBC orchestra strikes a chord with city's young musicians

Young musicians from schools and colleges in Swansea have been given the chance to be part of a full symphony orchestra when they played side by side with professionals from BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) to raise the roof at the city's Brangwyn Hall.

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Art scheme to brighten up unsightly utility boxes

Unsightly utility boxes on High Street in Swansea will soon be decorated to improve the look of a key city centre gateway.

City centre rangers

New figures show continuing need for city centre ranger service

Swansea's team of city centre rangers dealt with more than 22,000 incidents in 2017, new figures show.


Welsh medium school to host city's Holocaust Memorial Day service

A Welsh medium comprehensive school will host Swansea's Holocaust Memorial Day service for the first time later this week.


Pupils have their say on council's budget plans

MORE than 80 young people have had their say about Swansea Council's latest budget proposals at a special event for secondary schools


City schools are rooting for new veg campaign

Schools across Swansea are backing a new drive to encourage pupils and their families to eat more greens.

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Royal Navy Reserve Unit set for Swansea honour

A Royal Navy Reserve Unit could soon be granted honorary freedom of the City and County of Swansea.

Hafod Morfa Copperworks site

Volunteers wanted for archaeology project at copperworks site

Volunteers are wanted to take part in a history and archaeology project at Swansea's Hafod Morfa Copperworks.

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Improvement works boosting living standards for hundreds of tenants

Improvement works are now taking place at about 250 council homes across Swansea to help tenants save money on their heating bills.

Lagoon competition winner

Winners announced for the Love the Lagoon school creative competition

The Love Lagoon campaign has announced the winners of its schools competition.

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Major lagoon investment offer welcomed by council leader

Swansea Council Leader Rob Stewart has welcomed a Welsh Government offer to invest in the building of the £1.3bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

Foster Swansea

Could fostering be your new year resolution?

It's that time of year where people set resolutions for the year, promising to lead healthier lifestyles, save money, or tick things off their bucket list.

Seaside Swansea

Stunning video launched to showcase Swansea's coast to the world

Celebrating Swansea's coastal culture, a new video has been launched to help attract as many visitors as possible to Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower this year.

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Step forward for city centre and waterfront digital districts plan in Swansea

Innovative plans to transform parts of Swansea's waterfront and city centre into cutting edge digital districts have taken a major step forward.


Childcare offer extended to new areas of city

A SCHEME offering up to 30 hours a week of early years' funded childcare is making a real difference to families in Swansea, according to the boss of one busy nursery.

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Swansea cable car plan thumbs-up from Alun-Wyn

British and Irish Lions hero Alun-Wyn Jones has given the thumbs-up to plans that could see an iconic new tourist attraction developed on Swansea's Kilvey Hill.


Primary school attendance improvement best in Wales

Primary schools in Swansea have seen the most improved attendance rate in Wales in recent years.

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Recycle your disposable drinks cups in Swansea

Visitors to any of Swansea's five recycling sites can now take disposable paper cups to them for recycling.

Electric blanket testing

Is your electric blanket safe to use

Residents in Swansea who like the warmth of an electric blanket at bedtime are being urged to get them tested to ensure they are safe.

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