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September 2019 press releases


Free pop-up business school returns to Swansea

A free event that gives participants the tools to start their own business without capital or funding is visiting Swansea this month.

palace theatre

Council steps in to save Palace Theatre building

Swansea Council is preparing to step in to save one of the city centre's architectural treasures.


Gorseinon volunteers to set the pace in Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

Pace runners will be on hand in this month's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k to help runners achieve their target times.

Dylan Thomas Centre

Poet to launch new film about race and diversity in Welsh communities

One of Wales' foremost poets is set to visit Swansea at the weekend to launch a new film about race and diversity in Welsh communities.

Castle Square

How post-war Swansea rose from the ashes of the three-day blitz

A new book about post-war Swansea throws more light on the post-war rebuilding of a town that was to become a city.


Pupils make good progress at extremely caring school

Pupils attending Portmead Primary make good progress in their learning and achieve well during their time at the school, inspectors have found.


Inspectors say attitudes to learning and wellbeing excellent at school

Crwys Primary School in Swansea is a very caring environment where pupils feel happy and safe and thoroughly enjoy their learning, Welsh Government inspectors have found.

clydach safe routes

New school term spells safer routes for Swansea school children

Pupils in a Swansea community will be able to walk to school more easily thanks to a new road safety scheme completed during the summer holidays.


Admiral Swansea Bay 10k mascot race to benefit key charities

Lifesavers the RNLI and the Wales Air Ambulance will be among the charities showcased in the annual mascot race at this month's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.


Market shoppers to be inspired by chefs

A talented line-up of chefs will entertain and inform city centre shoppers next week (Sept 9-13).


Excitement mounts as Admiral Swansea Bay 10k race packs go out

THOUSANDS of race packs will start going out to Admiral Swansea Bay 10k runners in the next few days.


Planning permission granted for new home for Welsh medium primary

A brand new home for a successful Welsh medium primary school with extra places for pupils and a Flying Start centre has been unanimous approved by councillors.


Tributes for two former city councillors

Tributes are being paid to two former Swansea councillors who have passed away within days of each other.

knife sales

Swansea Trading Standards to step up illegal knife sales prevention

Trading Standards in Swansea will continue test purchase operations in the city to stop the sale of knives to under 18s.


Caswell flies the flag for accessible tourism

One of Swansea's most popular beaches has become even more welcoming to visitors with severely limited mobility.


New council apprentices building a bright future

A new team of apprentices started building a bright future at Swansea Council today.


Top marks as school attendance continues to improve

This summer pupils at Swansea schools have celebrated exceptional results at A-levels, GCSEs and other qualifications such as BTECs, all well above the national average.

Karen and Tony Rice

Campaign encourages 'empty nesters' to think about fostering

Foster Swansea, the council's fostering service is asking parents preparing to wave their children off to university or whose children are leaving home, to think about fostering.


Volunteers thanked for community centre support

Swansea Council has said a special thank-you to some of the volunteers who give-up their time to run the city's 38 community centres.

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