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August 2019 press releases


High-tech £30m beacon building to be influenced by public

Swansea people are being given their chance to shape one of their city's major regeneration schemes.

U3A at Learning Festival

Enrolment time for lifelong learning classes

Online enrolment for the latest range of courses run by Swansea Council's Lifelong Learning Service opens on Monday (Sept 2).


Just champion! Our Maradona is going back on show

The Swansea public is about to have a ball with a piece of art that hasn't been exhibited for around 30 years.


£6m building overhaul to boost city centre transformation

Work has started on a £6m scheme to transform one of Swansea city centre's most prominent buildings.

Milford Way house fronts

£117m investment due for council houses

TENS of millions of pounds are being spent over the next two years as part of the biggest-ever upgrade of Swansea's council homes to ensure they meet the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) .


Swansea's pupils celebrate exams success

GCSE students in Swansea are today celebrating results which are well above those for Wales as a whole.

Swansea Council Logo (Portrait)

Council budget on track despite challenges of rising demand for services

SWANSEA Council's budget is well-placed to meet the challenges of austerity and rising demand for services in the coming year, according to a report seen by Cabinet.

care at home

New contracts to boost domiciliary care across city

Improvements to the care and support provided to some people in Swansea in their own homes are set to be phased in from October.


Green flags flying at city beauty spots

Eighteen of Swansea's favourite beauty spots have been awarded prestigious Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award status.


City students celebrating A-level successes

Swansea's A-Level students are celebrating today (Thursday August 15) after achieving excellent results above the Welsh and UK averages.


80s popstars ABC to headline BBC Wales' Proms in the Park, Swansea on Saturday 14 September 2019

ABC are bringing a taste of 80s perfect pop to this year's Proms in the Park event at Singleton Park and will be performing some of their greatest hits including 'The Look of Love' and 'Poison Arrow'.

Girls with Swords

Oystermouth Castle set to welcome princes and princesses

CHILDREN aiming to be a prince or princess for a day can have their very own castle to match if they head along to Oystermouth Castle later this month.


Popular café operator returns to Swansea

A familiar Swansea brand is returning to help strengthen the city centre's burgeoning café culture.

Purple flag logo

City nightlife hoping to fly the flag again for Swansea

SWANSEA'S nightlife scene is bidding to keep the Purple Flag flying here for a fifth consecutive year.

Langland Bay

Sunshine brings out the crowds to the beaches in huge numbers

Huge numbers of visitors have been lapping up the sunshine and the waves on Swansea beaches this summer, according to RNLI lifeguards.

Blackpill Lido.

Popular lido re-opened after vandalism

Blackpill Lido has re-opened following a vandalism attack.

Library reading

Libraries set to join Swansea 50th celebrations this month

All of Swansea Council's libraries are joining in the summer of celebrations for Swansea's 50th anniversary as a city.

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Absent landlord fined for leaving family without a boiler

AN ABSENT landlord will have to pay more than £9,000 in fines and costs after being convicted of failing to get licensed as a landlord following complaints by a tenant to the council about the state of their home.

Oystermouth Castle from above

Medieval merriment in store at Oystermouth Castle

YOUNGSTERS aiming to be a bit crafty this summer can roll back the centuries at medieval drop-in workshops at Oystermouth Castle this month.


Work on-going to re-open Blackpill Lido as soon as possible

Clean-up work is well underway to re-open Blackpill Lido as soon as possible after a large quantity of cooking oil was poured into the water.


Botanical Gardens celebrate popular park's centenary

Celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Swansea's Singleton Park are taking place throughout August.

Broadway Junction

Notorious city centre bottleneck to be improved to cut queues

Major traffic improvements aimed at easing congestion at a traffic bottleneck in Swansea are set to get under way later this year.

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Penlan work making leisure centre fit for the future

Work to refurbish Swansea's Penlan Leisure Centre is on track.

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