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September 2019 press releases


Cast your vote for Swansea in the Great British High Street Awards

Swansea High Street is in the running to win a coveted Great British High Street award, as a Champion High Street.

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Your chance to be a superhero in Castle Square

CITY superheroes are being given the chance to celebrate one of the most successful movies in history in Castle Square on October 5.

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Pupils make strong progress at 'happy and inclusive' school

PUPILS make strong progress in their learning during their time at Waunarlwydd Primary School and achieve well, while teachers run exciting, varied and well-planned lessons across a range of subjects, inspectors have found.


Swansea music celebration marks 50 years of city status

Half a century's worth of eye-catching music memorabilia is helping Swansea to celebrate its first 50 years as a city.

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More homes on the horizon for Swansea as it tackles climate issues

Swansea Council is building even more environmentally friendly homes in the city after receiving a share of a £30 million Welsh Government grant.

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Hub helps community spirit grow on the hill

A new wave of community spirit is sweeping Mount Pleasant and its coming from a flat on Rhondda Street.

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Views wanted on new planning guidance for HMOs

Residents and landlords in Swansea can now have their say on new draft planning guidance designed to assist in the future planning of houses in multiple occupation in the city.


Diego - meet Darren: He made you what you are!

NHS paramedic Darren Hounsell is getting to know one of Swansea's most unusual art works again - 33 years after he helped create it.


Three days left to have initial say on former Oceana site

There are three days left for the public to have initial input on exciting plans for Swansea city centre's former Oceana site.


City arts professional helps UK treasures go on tour

A Swansea arts specialist has collaborated with the world-famous British Museum to create a unique exhibition.


Thousands hit Swansea seafront for annual 10k success

THOUSANDS of runners and spectators took to the streets of Swansea today (Sunday, September 22) for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.


Council pension fund wins national award for green credentials

Swansea Council's pension fund has been recognised as the best local government scheme in the UK for sustainable investment.


Kingsway scheme: Benefits for road users and pedestrians

A range of motoring, pedestrian safety and public transport benefits being delivered by Swansea's Kingsway transformation is published today.


Excited pupils check out progress on their brand new school

EXCITED pupils in Swansea have been to check on the early progress of their brand new school.


Council set to save Palace Theatre building

Swansea Council is set to save one of the city centre's architectural treasures.


Self-build home scheme could be trialled in Swansea

AN innovative scheme to encourage more people to self-build their own homes could be trialled in Swansea.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Public to have their say on new HMO planning guidance

New draft planning guidance has been developed to help determine future applications for houses in multiple occupation in Swansea.

Broadway Junction

November start date for traffic improvement scheme in Swansea

Work to upgrade a busy traffic intersection in Swansea will begin in November.

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Students get help to recycle as new term gets going

Students arriving in Swansea are being targeted in a city-wide campaign to help them get the recycling message.


Enterprising youngsters offer an inside track on learning their lessons

Pupils from seven Swansea schools came face-to-face with the person behind Wales' new curriculum to tell him what they think of their lessons.

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