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January 2020 press releases


Record greens and no reds as school categorisation published

Swansea schools are continuing to improve thanks to the sharing of expertise and support provided by experienced teachers to colleagues, according to the Welsh Government's categorisation system.

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Quadrant Car park goes ticketless

SWANSEA'S Quadrant Car Park is going ticketless.


Bridge removal postponed - but arena project remains on track

The removal of Swansea's Oystermouth Road footbridge has been postponed from this weekend.


Panto cast sails off leaving fond memories in its wake

Around 34,000 people had a swashbuckling time at Swansea Grand Theatre's latest panto.

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High Street car park set for new lift as part of £250,000 upgrade

SWANSEA'S High Street multi-storey car park is set to get a new lift this summer as part of a £250,000 revitalisation of the site.


Welsh businesses encouraged to bid for Swansea arena work

​​​​​​​Welsh businesses are being urged to bid for work on the £135m Swansea Central Phase One scheme.

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Busy car parks set for new payment machines

MOTORISTS using four of Swansea's busiest car parks are set to see the benefits of a £280,000 upgrade of parking payment machines in the coming weeks.

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1,000 new energy efficient council homes promised in Swansea

Swansea Council has pledged to build 1,000 new 'low energy' council homes during the next few years.


£15m contracts to transform education at two schools

Cabinet members in Swansea have today awarded contracts in excess of £15m that will help transform two Welsh medium schools.


Historic finds help tell story of city's pioneering industry

Archaeologists have unearthed fascinating new evidence of one of Wales' most powerful industrial stories.


City theatre to be the stage for a Welsh cultural first

Swansea's historic Grand Theatre is to be home to a pioneering culture and digital hub - the first operation of its kind in Wales.

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New car parking app used 15,000 times in Swansea

A CLEVER app enabling people to pay for parking quickly and easily in Swansea Council pay and display car parks has been used thousands of times in just a couple of months.


Farewell plans announced for city bridge

Swansea's tired-looking 40-year-old Oystermouth Road footbridge is due to come down on the weekend of February 1/2.


Construction of new home for primary school could start with months

Construction on a brand new home for a successful Welsh medium primary school with extra places for pupils and a Flying Start centre could get underway within months.

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Investment will create more places at Welsh comprehensive

Work to extend and improve buildings at a comprehensive school in Swansea is set to start this year to meet the growing demand for Welsh medium education places in the city.


Sponsorship deal helps keep attraction visitors on the right track

Swansea's National Waterfront Museum has entered a new sponsorship deal to help keep visitors on the right track.

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UK restaurant chain fined for misleading customers

A district judge in Swansea has commended local Trading Standards for its involvement in a food investigation linked to a popular Italian restaurant chain.

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Multi-million pound funding secured for City Deal

A MULTI-MILLION pound early New Year present has arrived to turbo-charge the Swansea Bay City Deal.


Overnight work will be a bridge to the future

A key moment in Swansea's £135m indoor arena scheme is due to take place early next month.


School rated excellent in all inspection areas

Penllergaer Primary has been rated excellent across the board by school inspectors.

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Residents urged to have their say on council budget proposals

CITY residents are being urged to have their say on Swansea Council's budget proposals for the year ahead.


Council acts on diverse public wishes to consider future use of coastal sites

Swansea Council is to consider a wide variety of public ideas on how several plots of council-owned land should be best used in future.


Thousands of potholes filled in within 48 hours of being reported

Almost 4,000 potholes have been repaired in Swansea over the last nine months, new figures have revealed.


Grants support groups fighting food poverty

Charities and volunteers who help tackle food poverty in Swansea are being supported by Swansea Council with funding from the Welsh Government.


Swansea artists put local movie hero in the picture

Welsh film star Michael Sheen has been handed a new role - as the subject for dozens of Swansea portrait artists.


Swansea arena scheme: Construction gathers pace for 2020

The £135m Swansea Central Phase One scheme will take two more big leaps forward next week.


School praised for outstanding care, support and guidance

Birchgrove Comprehensive School in Swansea provides outstanding care, support and guidance to all its pupils, inspectors have found.

Ladybirds Flying Start at Pentrechwyth School

Children enjoy excellent opportunities to play and learn at Pentrechwyth Flying Start

YOUNG children attending the Ladybirds Flying Start at Pentrechwyth School enjoy excellent opportunities to play and learn in a secure and happy environment that gives them the best possible start, according to inspectors.

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Broadway transport upgrade to start soon

Improvements to a busy traffic interchange in Swansea will begin in January.

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Iconic Langland beach huts set to be snapped up

Swansea Council is gearing up to make one of the most important annual draws for one of its treasured assets.

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