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August 2017 press releases

Queen's baton relay

Rallying call to line Queen's Baton relay route

A rallying call has gone out for Swansea people to line the route of the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton relay next week.

Dylan Thomas Centre

Videogame guru to lead workshop in Swansea

Many Swansea gamers will have spent hours playing the smash hit Need for Speed video games.

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Expert training for council staff to carry out sprinkler installations

Staff at Swansea Council will receive expert training to start installing sprinkler systems in the authority's high-rise accommodation buildings this autumn.

Historic Morriston map

Plans to better preserve Morriston's heritage and character

Morriston's history, heritage and character could soon be better protected than ever before.

Healthy meal

Cashless payments for school meals available across Swansea

Online payments for school meals are being rolled out to primary schools in Swansea in the new term.


GCSE students more than make the grade in Swansea

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

Indoor arena proposal

Site investigation works to start for city centre's transformation

Major plans to regenerate Swansea city centre will soon take a step forward.

Bristol Blenheim

Dates announced for next year's Airshow in Swansea

Mark it in your diaries - the Wales Airshow will be returning to Swansea on the weekend of Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1 next summer.

Sabrina Baker

Employment project helps Sabrina land dream job

Life has literally become a piece of cake for Sabrina Baker.

Andrea Lewis electric car

Council goes green with electric vehicle drive

Swansea Council will soon have 40 electric vehicles in its fleet.

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Swansea students celebrate A-Levels success story

A-Level students in Swansea are celebrating today after out-performing last year's results, with a 4% jump in those achieving the top A*-A grades.

Morriston Tabernacle

Help Morriston chapel be named the country's favourite

An historic Morriston chapel could soon be named Wales' favourite.

Red Arrows Air Show

Airshow 2017 worth £8.4m to Swansea's economy

This summer's Wales Airshow was worth a record £8.4 million to Swansea's economy, a new study has found.

Dog at Rhossili

Nominations open for the 2017 Swansea Bay Tourism Awards

Best 'dog friendly' tourism business is among the categories for this year's Swansea Bay Tourism Awards.

Swansea Bay 10k

Just over a fortnight left to enter Admiral Swansea Bay 10k

There is only just over a fortnight left for fitness fans and charity fundraisers to get their entries in for this year's Admiral Swansea Bay 10k.

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Sprinkler work to start at Swansea Council's high-rise blocks of flats

Work fitting sprinklers in Swansea Council's high-rise blocks of flats is expected to begin in November.


Maisie elected to represent Swansea at UK Youth Parliament

A pupil from Pontarddulais Comprehensive School will represent Swansea during the coming year at the UK Youth Parliament.

UWTSD SA1 Waterfront development

New £6.5m Construction Wales Innovation Centre soon to take shape in Swansea

Work has now started on the foundations for the £6.5m Construction Wales Innovation Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's SA1 Swansea Waterfront project.

Key council department set to build for the future

A TEAM which plays a key role in some of Swansea Council's most high-profile activity is preparing to become even more effective.

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Swansea date for Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton relay

Swans captain Leon Britton, boxer Enzo Maccarinelli and mixed martial artist Brett Johns are among the local stars who will carry the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton when it passes through Swansea next month.

Healthy meal

Council cooks up recipe for catering success

Schools, care home residents, and Council staff could soon be tucking into an improved catering service following a major review of provision across the county.

Ryan Jones

Wales rugby hero Ryan Jones tackles beach litterbugs

Welsh rugby legend Ryan Jones is tackling a new challenge - litterbugs who leave their rubbish on Swansea's world class beaches.

Sports equipment

Pot of cash available for Swansea sports clubs and community organisations

From paying for the development of coaches to covering the costs of new equipment, a pot of cash is available to help sports clubs and community organisations throughout Swansea.


£5m link road opens up development sites and cuts congestion

A major transport link that will cut congestion, improve air quality and further open up development sites along the River Tawe is opening today (Friday).


Rogue call centre boss jailed for three years

A three year prison sentence handed out to a rogue call centre boss in Swansea has been welcomed by Trading Standards in Swansea.

Botanics in Bloom

Enjoy Botanics in Bloom throughout August

A Swansea beauty spot will be coming alive to the sound of music this month.

Oceana down

Oceana down as Kingsway's transformation gathers pace

A feature of Swansea's nightlife since the 1960s, the former Oceana nightclub building on Kingsway has now been completely demolished.

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£100k boost for Swansea's Flying Start centres

More than £100,000 will be spent improving pre-school facilities for young children in some of the most deprived areas of Swansea.

Waste collection

No change for waste collections August bank holiday

Residents in Swansea will get their household waste collected this coming Bank Holiday Monday.

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