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Drivers on final warning to obey new traffic order in Margam


New ride announced for Waterfront Winterland



Police are working with local residents to tackle a traffic issue in Margam. Warning notices are being issued and residents are taking note of the registration plates of vehicles which are seen to contravene ‘except for access’ signs at College Green.

For many years, people living in the area had to put up with drivers parking illegally and irresponsibly which resulted in the council restricting the use of the one-way street. But the newly-installed signs are being ignored which has generated further complaints.

The street runs in front of the Afan campus of Neath Port Talbot College and is used by students to park their cars. Residents have reported parked vehicles blocking driveways. Neighbourhood Sergeant Andy Price and PCSO Dave Collins have provided residents with warning notices to place on offending vehicles and registration details are being recorded so letters can be sent out to owners to warn them about the problem.

A great day on Saturday with the Open Super Stoked Surfing Championships at Coney Beach, Porthcawl. The weather was dry but a little windy causing the waves to break too quickly. Hundreds turned out for this well organised event which was won by Alex Morris.




















Ghostbusters Halloween treat for city centre

THERE'LL be something strange going on in Swansea city centre later this month.

Live Ghostbusters shows in Swansea Castle's courtyard are among the events and activities being arranged to mark Halloween. Swansea Council is behind the free fun. The shows will start at 11am, noon and 1pm on Friday October 31. A range of other activities are also planned on the day for Oxford Street and Swansea Market between 10am and 4pm. They'll include a pumpkin rodeo, freaky face-painting, gruesome grub, a Ghostbusters hunt, plenty of prizes and the chance for visitors to make their own slime.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: "We know our city centre is facing a tough time because of factors like out-of-town retail parks and internet shopping, so we need to do all we can to support our city centre businesses by attracting crowds of people there. All that's been arranged for Halloween is a win-win for residents and traders because it will offer a fun experience while boosting footfall at the same time. "Residents and visitors to Swansea can also rest assured that lots more events and activities are being organised for November and December as we build up to Christmas. This is a crucially important time of year for our city centre traders, so I'd urge people to continue to support them. The city centre isn't just important for Swansea - it's vital for the economic wellbeing of the whole Swansea Bay City Region too." Other Halloween events include a ticketed performance of Ghostbusting at Penyrheol Theatre on Friday October 31 with actors from Jermin Productions bringing the sights and sounds of New York City to life. Swansea's first Zombie Apocalypse is also being held in the city centre during the evening of Halloween. Organised by Swansea BID (Business Improvement District) for people aged 18 and over, participants are attending from across Europe.


What do you get when you mix fireworks, live music, circus performers, and a superb atmosphere?

The annual fireworks display at St Helens Rugby Ground!

Gates open 5.30pm, entertainment kicks off at 6pm, display at 7.30pm.

Skies will light up with an electrifying fireworks display, to captivate you!

Our special act on the night is Bars & Melody (B.A.M), rapper Leondre ('Bars') and singer Charlie ('Melody'). They were Britain's Got Talent finalists this year.

It’s safe to say the whole evening and finale will be spectacular!


Commanding Officer Bill Davies with the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan, Martyn Jenkins holding the 'Burgee' Pendant.

The annual cadet awards ceremony took place at the T.S. Ajax in the South Dock on Thursday night in the presents of The High Sheriff of West Glamorgan, Martyn Spencer Jenkins. The Duke of Edinburgh Awards - Gold certificates - was presented to the cadets by the High Sheriff and the coveted Fishguard Trophy was awarded to Able Cadet John Mylan. The surprise of the evening was when the ‘Burgee’ - a pendant which is the highest award given to a sea cadet unit  -  only 10% in the country achieve this - was presented to Ajax’s Commanding Officer, Bill Davies.  


High ranking dignitaries, families and friends gave the cadets a warm round of applause during the presentations and in the interval were treated to tea, coffee and Welsh cakes.

Commanding Officer Bill Davies with the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan, Martyn Jenkins holding the 'Burgee' Pendant.


The Airmaxx, which reaches 48 metres, will soon be going up at Museum Park in readiness for the return of the annual festive attraction from November 14 to January 4.

The ride, which seats eight passengers back-to-back, begins with a gentle sweeping motion that increases to 90km/h to send adrenaline-seekers over 360 degrees.

Swansea Council organises Waterfront Winterland. The attraction will also include Santa's grotto, a funfair and two ice rinks - the main Admiral rink and a smaller rink for children. As well as the ice rinks and Santa's Grotto that are hugely popular with residents and visitors to the city, there is always something different every couple of years to give people something else to look forward to.


The Airmaxx ride will bring a new, exciting edge to Waterfront Winterland to complement all the festive favourites that will again be returning to Museum Park.

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