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May 2019 press releases


Video release delight for Swansea 50

A music video launched today offers a tantalising teaser for one of Swansea 50's big early celebrations.


Plans for new home for Welsh primary school submitted

PLANS for a brand new home for a successful Welsh medium primary school with extra places for pupils and a Flying Start centre have been submitted to council planners.


Wales Airshow set to be bigger than ever

Swansea's Wales Airshow is set to be bigger and better than ever this summer as part of Swansea's 50th anniversary celebrations.


Libraries backing period poverty campaign

Council libraries and other public buildings in Swansea are getting ready to support a new group that is tackling period poverty.


What the devil? Swansea's Old Nick has a new home

One of Swansea's most recognisable residents has a new home as the city celebrates its first 50 years as a city.


Aerobatic airline to star at 2019 Wales Airshow

The world's only aerobatic airline will thrill tens of thousands of people in Swansea this year.


Tours give public a look into Swansea's past and future

A new series of public tours is underway at one of Swansea's most important seats of industry.


Street banners welcome the world to 50th anniversary celebrations

Welcome banners and other street decorations celebrating Swansea's 50th anniversary as a city have been going up on lamp-posts at key locations in the city centre and along Oystermouth Road.


Iconic painting of Dylan Thomas arrives in Swansea for first time

A painting of Swansea poet Dylan Thomas from the National Portrait Gallery's Collection is on show in the city for the first time.


Signed! New agreement to boost tourism in Swansea

Private, public and third sector partners across Swansea have signed a new agreement to boost the area's flourishing tourism trade.

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Sketty Lane traffic lights upgrade to start

An unavoidable upgrade of ageing traffic lights at a main junction in Swansea is taking place in a bid to keep traffic moving in the future.

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Court action set after protected trees are chopped down

Legal action is being taken by Swansea Council after 70 protected trees were felled without authorisation.

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We all know someone who deserves a High 5

The search is underway for Swansea's High 5 stars as the awards for inspirational youngsters enter their eighth season.


Energy Island vision for new tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay

New plans for a tidal lagoon as part of a major renewable energy development in Swansea Bay are financially viable, according to an independent report.


Council secures partners to help consider a new Castle Garden Square

A top-class development team is to create an exciting new vision for Swansea city centre's Castle Square area.

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Long-serving councillor becomes Lord Mayor

Two of Swansea's longest-serving councillors have become Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor of the city. Councillor Peter Black, CBE, a Cwmbrwla ward member was inaugurated at a special ceremony at the historic Guildhall today (Friday 17).


300 respond to consultation as tourism boss welcomes debate

TOURISM leaders have welcomed a consultation on how several plots of council-owned land could be used in future.


RAF Typhoon Display Team jets in for Wales Airshow

THE RAF'S Typhoon Display Team will be performing over Swansea this summer.


Vetch stars help pupils celebrate city 50th

Three heroes from Swansea's Vetch Field have celebrated 50 years of the city with school pupils.


Fancy being a market trader? You can try it for £10!

Swansea Market is offering traders the chance to set up shop - for just £10 a day.


Recovery College to increases support for students

Health and education professionals in Swansea have come together to launch a new initiative in the city to support people in their on-going recovery from mental illness.


Swansea arena: Contractors set to move onto site

Swansea's 3,500-capacity Digital Arena is due to move a big step closer this week


Council asks public: How can we make best use of coastal sites?

Swansea Council is asking the public how they think several plots of council-owned land should be best used in future.

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Swansea foster carers talk about the life-changing impact they have made on young lives

Foster carers in Swansea have been speaking about the life-changing impact they have made on young lives at the start of Foster Care Fortnight.


Dylan fun set to inspire Swansea's young citizens

Swansea's youngest writers will be inspired by the talent and skills of Dylan Thomas over the next two weekends.

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Mumbles Road lights upgrade essential

Motorists in Swansea are being warned that traffic queues could worsen on key routes unless essential signal upgrades are completed at its busiest junctions.

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City's pledge to armed forces to be renewed

Swansea Council and its partners will reaffirm a pledge to give fair support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families.


Wales-wide arts festival comes to Swansea

Swansea's over 50s can enjoy a free art event at the city's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery next week.


Tourism business summit on the menu

LOCAL tourism businesses are invited to add some new ingredients to their marketing mix next week.


Travelling exhibition helps mark Swansea's first 50 years as a city

Schools are to display banners outlining the rich history of Swansea as the city's 50th anniversary celebrations gather pace.


Submarine hunter set to star at 2019 Wales Airshow

An eye-catching flying boat will make its debut at this summer's Wales Airshow - 75 years after it was hunting World War Two enemy submarines.

Rhossili Bay - voted Britain's best beach

Staycations boost for Swansea tourism businesses

STAYCATIONING Brits are helping to boost tourism businesses and jobs in Swansea, new figures have revealed.


Support for schools as countdown to new curriculum begins

Support will be provided to schools in Swansea to help shape the new Curriculum for Wales so it meets the needs of all pupils in the city.


Experienced a stroke? Let Simon help you face the challenge

A new scheme harnessing the power of music is helping Swansea people tackle the effects of a stroke.

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Swansea's recyclable plastic meeting demands in UK

Efforts by residents in Swansea to recycle plastic has led to increased opportunities with UK based recycling companies for the materials collected from streets in the city.

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Swansea Pride promising a city centre carnival atmosphere

Swansea's biggest-ever Swansea Pride is set to take centre-stage in the city centre on Saturday.

Proms in the Park

Warm welcome for return of Proms in the Park as part of Swansea 50th c..

PROMS in the Park, one of the perennial highlights of the British cultural calendar, is heading back to Swansea later this year.

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Special kind of tenants set for new council homes

NEW houses being built by Swansea Council could become homes to a special kind of tenant who pays no rent and can come and go as they please.

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Kingsway works progress towards new contractor appointment

The £12m transformation of The Kingsway and its neighbouring streets continues to make strides.

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