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Households across Wales likely to be £46 a week worse off by 2020will be hit even harder in the pocket according to the in-depth findings reveal
walesonline / Posted 11 hours ago
will be hit even harder in the pocket according to the in-depth findings revealed through research commissioned by Swansea Council. It looked at who would need the most help in managing their finances in the months ahead as it looked at... Read more
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The brilliant way Swansea location could be transformed with cable carsemerged showing what development on Kilvey Hill could look like. The bosses of
walesonline / Posted 14 hours ago
emerged showing what development on Kilvey Hill could look like. The bosses of New Zealand-based Skyline Enterprises met Swansea Council leaders at the Liberty Stadium and then drove through the gloom to the top of the 633ft hill to assess the... Read more
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Exciting new plans for whisky centre that will transform city's historic areainto a centrepiece for the production of Welsh whisky. The images, designed by
walesonline / Posted 21 hours ago
into a centrepiece for the production of Welsh whisky. The images, designed by GWP Architecture, will form part of a Swansea Council application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a £3.75 million grant, which could see Penderyn Distillery... Read more
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Look at the exciting plans for Landore worksinto a centrepiece for the production of Welsh whisky. The images, designed by
walesonline / Posted 2 days ago
into a centrepiece for the production of Welsh whisky. The images, designed by GWP Architecture, will form part of a Swansea Council application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a £3.75 million grant that could see Penderyn Distillery... Read more
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Technology supposed to speed up work of traffic wardens on holdvehicles’ details manually - because technology being considered to monitor vir
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
vehicles’ details manually - because technology being considered to monitor virtual parking permits isn’t fast enough. Swansea Council has been looking at the introduction of hand-held devices for use by enforcement officers, which would read... Read more
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City centre street that survived the Swansea blitz an 'embarrassment'to the city. However, Mr Coombs believes the attraction that is the street is
walesonline / Posted 5 days ago
to the city. However, Mr Coombs believes the attraction that is the street is causing distress for those living there. Swansea Council has said the street is cleaned regularly like others, and that many of the buildings are privately owned. One... Read more
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What has the Government been doing about the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon?things. The project has significant support, including from businesses and pol
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
things. The project has significant support, including from businesses and politicians at all levels in Wales. Last month Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart: “This project is too important to be shelved, so we’ll start looking at alternative ways... Read more
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Kingsway in Swansea is going two-way again and this is what will happen and whenIt is in preparation for the creation of the new Digital District, funded as pa
walesonline / Posted 7 days ago
It is in preparation for the creation of the new Digital District, funded as part of the £1.3bn City Deal. Swansea Council is aiming to transform the Kingsway in 2018, investing more than £12 million to create a better public area and a more people... Read more
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Parking on kerbs set to be clamped down in Swansealines to no waiting zones. “We’re also looking at what can be done in other ar
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
lines to no waiting zones. “We’re also looking at what can be done in other areas to put traffic restrictions in place.” Swansea Council says it can only enforce measures when there are traffic regulations on the road, while South Wales Police... Read more
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'I don’t know my neighbours' says man concerned at rise in HMOshave the highest densities of student homes in SwanseaRead More Referring to t
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
have the highest densities of student homes in SwanseaRead More Referring to the previous investigation rejected by Swansea council, Coun Lloyd added: “Unfortunately the planning committee decided to return it to officers to look at again.... Read more
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Grass roofs and pedestrian boulevards for Swansea's The Kingsway?on the hoardings is artwork related to the council’s shortlisted bid for UK Cit
walesonline / Posted 12 days ago
on the hoardings is artwork related to the council’s shortlisted bid for UK City of Culture 2021 status. Funded by Swansea Council, a European Regional Development Fund grant and City Deal money from the UK Government, £12.7m regeneration... Read more
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This is what could be done to transform Swansea's Castle Squarecould also be further opportunities to consider one or two kiosk businesses the
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
could also be further opportunities to consider one or two kiosk businesses there in the future.Read More Rob Stewart, Swansea Council leader, said: “Castle Square has been looking tired for some time, so people want something that adds... Read more
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The Welsh Government has paid £2.4m to help demolish the Oceana buildingchunk of the higher than expected demolition cost of the former nightclub. The
walesonline / Posted 13 days ago
chunk of the higher than expected demolition cost of the former nightclub. The same pot of money in 2016/17 also enabled Swansea Council to acquire the lease for the nearby Peacocks building on Oxford Street at a cost of £1.5 million. As... Read more
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People claim council scheme to renew their homes ended up doing oppositehave claimed a council scheme to renew their homes left them damaged and that w
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
have claimed a council scheme to renew their homes left them damaged and that work took far longer than stated. The Swansea Council tenants have been having kitchens and bathrooms fitted into their council houses. But they are unhappy with... Read more
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How Swansea is reclaiming its river frontagein Swansea looks set to make way for housing, continuing the renaissance of wha
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
in Swansea looks set to make way for housing, continuing the renaissance of what was once heavily polluted wasteland. Swansea Council has agreed to conditionally sell its Pipehouse Wharf development on the west bank of the River Tawe to... Read more
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Plans unveiled for futuristic digital bridge in Swanseato create a moving wall of colour and soundAn artist's impression of what Swans
walesonline / Posted 15 days ago
to create a moving wall of colour and soundAn artist's impression of what Swansea's new indoor arena could look like Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart said the Oystermouth Road bridge would be an “eye-catching feature” for the city. He... Read more
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The Welsh Government spent £2.4m demolishing an old nightclubcost of taking down the former Oceana nightclub on the city’s Kingsway. The sa
walesonline / Posted 15 days ago
cost of taking down the former Oceana nightclub on the city’s Kingsway. The same pot of money in 2016/17 also enabled Swansea Council to acquire the lease for the nearby Peacocks building on Oxford Street at a cost of £1.5 million. It also... Read more
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This is what happens to your plastic after you put it in the recyclingis still getting put into pink bags and inevitably end up in the bales of plast
walesonline / Posted 17 days ago
is still getting put into pink bags and inevitably end up in the bales of plastic which are sent to the processing plant. Swansea Council’s head of waste management, Chris Howells, said: “There are around 14 different kinds of plastics and some... Read more
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Six months after City Deal signed, this is the state of playtwo City Deals. Any joint working agreement will need to be ratified by the fou
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
two City Deals. Any joint working agreement will need to be ratified by the four participating councils.City and County of Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart Mr Stewart said the councils and their public sector partners in the region had been... Read more
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What's the solution to Kingsway and its ever-changing identity?to be constructed on The Kingsway for tech businesses.Swansea's Oceana building
walesonline / Posted 18 days ago
to be constructed on The Kingsway for tech businesses.Swansea's Oceana building was demolished earlier this year (Image: Swansea Council) Earlier this year, work began on the demolition of the Oceana building, the former home of the Odeon and... Read more
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'Cutting-edge' new Swansea indoor arena - Swansea's Times Square?the buildings are covered in advertising screens. Designs for the 3,500-capaci
walesonline / Posted 19 days ago
the buildings are covered in advertising screens. Designs for the 3,500-capacity indoor arena are now being considered as Swansea Council continues to work alongside Rivington Land – development managers for the Swansea Central development site –... Read more
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New swing for wheelchairs so disabled children don't miss outplay on the swing without having to leave their wheelchair and will be the firs
walesonline / Posted 20 days ago
play on the swing without having to leave their wheelchair and will be the first of its kind in a public park in Swansea. Swansea Council is installing the specialist equipment but is looking for a sponsor to help cover the cost. The park was... Read more
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Special recognition for site of Swans' former Vetch Field homeCity Supporters' Trust confirmed the plaque is set to be unveiled in 12 months'
walesonline / Posted 20 days ago
City Supporters' Trust confirmed the plaque is set to be unveiled in 12 months' time following discussions with Swansea Council. The Swans played at the old stadium for 93 years from their formation in 1912, departing for the Liberty... Read more
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Builders accused of leaving family home damaged and without lightso upset, R&M Williams haven’t even said sorry to us,” he said.Some of work car
walesonline / Posted 21 days ago
so upset, R&M Williams haven’t even said sorry to us,” he said.Some of work carried out in the the home of Paul Taylor A Swansea Council spokesman said: “As part of our Welsh Housing Quality Standard programme of works, Mr Taylor’s property has... Read more
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One of Swansea's most historic buildings is up for salesubsequently used as a cinema and bingo hall, but has stood empty since 2007, s
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
subsequently used as a cinema and bingo hall, but has stood empty since 2007, since when its appearance had deteriorated. Swansea Council revealed a year ago it had received a planning inquiry to convert the property. Leader of Swansea Council,... Read more
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Man claims police didn't answer calls as vandals tore up children's playgroundconcerns so we can respond appropriately.” The vandalism has been condemned by
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
concerns so we can respond appropriately.” The vandalism has been condemned by Townhill councillor David Hopkins, who is Swansea Council’s cabinet member for commercial opportunities and innovation. He said: “We are sick to death of this sort of... Read more
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Drivers have overpaid £650,000 into parking machines that do not give changeask whether this isn’t more of a money spinner than a means of managing traffic
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
ask whether this isn’t more of a money spinner than a means of managing traffic for some councils,” he added.Read More Swansea Council made clear they were allowing people to pay parking fees in a variety of ways and added: “We have been... Read more
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Classic scooter restorer who was shut down by council is back in businessOn Small Wheels, Morriston held an open day for customers and friends.Read More
walesonline / Posted 22 days ago
On Small Wheels, Morriston held an open day for customers and friends.Read More He was served an enforcement notice by Swansea Council following complaints, which said he did not have permission to operate as he did. Mr Payne appealed the... Read more
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Rhys Ifans delivers Swansea's City of Culture of bidRhys Ifans in sending the bid on its way.” The winner will be announced in Dec
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
Rhys Ifans in sending the bid on its way.” The winner will be announced in December. Tracey McNulty, head of culture for Swansea Council, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into this bid. We have to convince the panel that we can deliver real... Read more
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Old social club which became a £1m cannabis factory is soldafter it closed in 2010 by police who found what was described at the time as a
walesonline / Posted 25 days ago
after it closed in 2010 by police who found what was described at the time as a ‘fully functioning cannabis plantation’. Swansea Council said Morganstone would build 41 properties there for Pobl Group. Planning consent is in place for affordable... Read more
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Tenants using bucket for toilet in Swansea housewas one of 13 across Swansea controlled by Williams, and had been granted a hou
walesonline / Posted 28 days ago
was one of 13 across Swansea controlled by Williams, and had been granted a house of multiple occupation licence by the Swansea Council in December 2015. On January 3, 2017, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue contacted the local authority about... Read more
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Lost, lonely and penniless to get help in city's party streetwill be there to give advice and support to anyone who needs it.Wind Street Le
walesonline / Posted 28 days ago
will be there to give advice and support to anyone who needs it.Wind Street Led by South Wales Police, with support from Swansea Council and Swansea BID (Business Improvement District), Swansea is trialling the scheme with the Home Office as a... Read more
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Nearly 2,000 houses might be built on these Swansea fieldshouses, including some classed as affordable, in phases over a decade or so. A
walesonline / Posted 29 days ago
houses, including some classed as affordable, in phases over a decade or so. Although the developer has had meetings with Swansea Council planning officers, held a consultation with local residents and now submitted an outline application to the... Read more
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The Swansea streets with the most violent and sexual crimesdata may be anomalous as it is the location of Swansea Central Police Station w
walesonline / Posted a month ago
data may be anomalous as it is the location of Swansea Central Police Station where many people are charged with offences. Swansea Council member for the Castle ward, Sybil Crouch, said: “I think we all know police resources are incredibly... Read more

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