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July 2019 press releases


Vandal attack forces lido closure

SWANSEA Council has been forced to close Blackpill Lido for repairs after an overnight attack by vandals left the attraction with a huge cooking oil slick


Swansea arena: Early construction work underway

Preparatory construction work is underway on Swansea's 3,500-capacity Digital Arena.


Swansea landmark building nears completion of £45m transformation

One of Swansea city centre's biggest ever building transformations is due to be completed in the next few weeks.


Upgrade for popular primary school starts in summer holiday

Work will start during this school summer holiday on a partial refurbishment of a popular primary school in Swansea including the addition of a new classroom extension.


Young workers Liam and Harri fly the flag for Welsh cultural heritage

Two young men are showing there's a big future in the cultural heritage of Swansea.

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Catherine's red carpet day for honorary freedom

OSCAR-winning actor Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE has accepted Honorary Freedom of her home city in a glittering ceremony at Swansea's Guildhall.

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157 (Welsh) Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corp set for freedom march

157 Regiment THE 157 (Welsh) Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corp (RLC) is celebrating being granted the freedom of Swansea with a parade and march in the city centre on July 27.


Artist is brightening the lives of others after support from Local Area Coordination

An artist from Swansea is using his talents to brighten the lives of others after being helped to regain his own confidence and to explore his home city.


A Welsh first for Swansea as treasures from warship Mary Rose go on show

Items from the Mary Rose warship, the pride of Henry VIII's navy, are to go on show at Swansea Council's Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.


Funding support helps transform Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site

Work to regenerate one of Wales' most historic industrial sites is making good headway.


Latest plans for a new Wind Street move forward

Plans to remodel one of Swansea's most popular entertainment streets are moving to the next phase.

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Former Swansea school pupil helps deliver new cycle track near school

A new cycle track has opened in Swansea near a local primary school - designed by a former pupil.


Service scheme could save scooter owners hundreds of pounds

A new city centre service has been launched to help Swansea people who own mobility scooters.


Multi-million pound Swansea Bay City Deal funding boost

AN £18 MILLION funding boost will soon be on the way to Swansea Bay City Deal partners to begin funding a number of transformational projects in South West Wales.


Restoration work will be a bridge to the future

A key moment in the preservation of an historic Swansea landmark took place on Sunday, July 14.


Community invited to view indoor sports barn plans

Pupils, staff and the wider community will be able to find out more about plans for a state-of-the-art sports and community hub on Swansea's eastside at events taking place on Monday.

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Lifeguard courses open up a world of opportunities

LIFEGUARD courses that equip people with vital lifesaving skills and lead to qualifications recognised around the world are taking place at the Wales National Pool this summer.


Pension fund begins to reduce carbon footprint with £0.5bn switch

ONE of Wales' biggest local government pension funds has started to reduce its carbon footprint by cutting the amount of cash invested in companies with high carbon intensity.


Restoration work will be a bridge to the future

A key moment in the preservation of an historic Swansea landmark is due to take place on Sunday, July 14.


Pupils make exceptional contribution to life at Welsh medium comprehensive

PUPILS' contribution to life at a Welsh medium comprehensive in Swansea is exceptional and they, along with staff and the wider community, take obvious pride in their school, inspectors have found.


Pupils take a step back in time for city's 50th anniversary

PUPILS at a school in Swansea have been learning what life was like for young students 50 years ago.


Digital event delivers positive message to those looking for work

People looking for work were given a taste of the tech and digital industry at a special event in Swansea.

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City centre road changes for this weekend

Swansea motorists will benefit from two city centre road improvements this weekend as the Wales Airshow takes place.


Hunt starts for construction specialist to help transform copperworks

A top class business is being sought to undertake construction work pivotal to the rebirth of a former south Wales industrial heartland.


Swansea business owner set to thank HRH The Prince of Wales

A Swansea man whose life was turned around by The Prince's Trust Cymru will meet The Prince of Wales this week.

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Report hails efforts to transform lives

BOLD initiatives aimed at transforming the lives of the people of Swansea are starting to have positive effects on young children, the vulnerable and the elderly in city communities.

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Amazing Wales Airshow draws huge crowds to city

SWANSEA'S Wales Airshow has had another brilliant year with hundreds of thousands of people descending on the city to enjoy the country's biggest free show.

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Latest plans for a new Wind Street to be considered

Plans to remodel one of Swansea's most popular entertainment streets are set to move to the next phase.


Top centres attract almost 1.3m visits in a year

THREE of Swansea's top leisure and cultural attractions saw almost 1.3m people come through their doors in a single year, a report to Swansea Council has revealed.

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