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Swansea Council’s recycling rates fall again

Michael Hugh Scully was a British television presenter. He is best known as the host of the BBC show Antiques Roadshow from 1981 to 2000.



Hugh Scully: BBC News Presenter Dies at 72

THE Swansea Bangladesh community are incensed that the UK Goverment has changed the rules for Bangladesh citizens in Bangladesh to obtain a visa to enter the UK. They now have to apply or go to India for the visas.

The National Waterfront Museum will be holding a massive get together with 60 organisations attending with stands, 6 guest speakers from around the UK covering range of topics. 5 MP's 3 AM's, Swansea Coucil Leader and senior delegates attending for a Equalities Tea party being held at midday. The BBC will also be in attendance with the South Wales Police Force.


Swansea Sparkle is a day for people to come together and celebrate Equality & Diversity in a relaxed and informal environment. The day is aimed at breaking down barriers between the public and the Transgender community. Swansea Sparkle gives attendees an opportunity to speak with a range of organisations who offer advise and guideance around topics such as hate crime, housing, counselling and general one to one support for a range of matters. The event allows people to engage and network which in turn builds strong relationships for the future.


When: Saturday 7th November 2015 - 11am - 4pm

Big wheel to return to Swansea skyline

The Bangladesh Community organised a meeting in the Surma Indian Restaurant in St Helens Road, Swansea on Friday afternoon.


They were meeting to discuss the UK Governments decision to alter the rules for the Bangladesh citizens in Bangladesh to obtain visas to enter the UK.


They now have to go to India to obtain these visas. Thousands of Bangladesh citizens are affected by these rule changes, and the Swansea Bangladesh Community want it changed back.


They invited two Swansea PM’s to the meeting - Carolyn Harris MP, (Swansea East) and Geraint Davies MP (Swansea West).


Spokesman - Muhammad Jaforreza - who is the organiser, opened the meeting with a speech outlining the difficulties of the citizens of his home country who are having major problems getting visas to enter the UK.


The two MP’s then explained the difficulties they could encounter getting these rules changed as they were in opposition to the government and not in power. But they promised they would together write to the minister in charge of these rules in the hope of getting them changed.

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The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has criticised Labour-run Swansea Council after yet another fall in their recycling rates.

In the first quarter of 2015, Swansea recycled or composted just 52.5% of its municipal waste – a fall of 3.2 percentage points from the previous quarter and nearly 2 % less than the same quarter of 2014.


Commenting Mr. Black, said:


“There is absolutely no excuse for recycling rates to be decreasing.  We simply cannot let this decline continue. With food and green waste producing harmful greenhouse gasses if sent to landfill, there’s even more reason for us to get these services right.


“Currently there is no incentive for councils to improve composting rates; as long as they recycle enough, councils can get away with ignoring food and green waste levels. This is why we need specific targets for composting rates put in place as soon as possible.


“Statistics released today show that every local council except Merthyr Tydfil and Ceredigion experienced a decline in the percentage of waste composted between Quarter 4 of 2014 and Quarter 1 of 2015..


“Wales has led the way with recycling services in the past, but this decline is putting a blot on our copy book. We should have the ambition to run pioneering food and green waste collection to make Wales as green as it can be.”

A BIG wheel will soon once again be a feature of Swansea's skyline.

Sepp Blatter suspended for 90 days by FIFA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been provisionally suspended for 90 days. The world football governing body through its ethics committee recommended the maximum suspension a week after Swiss authorities opened criminal proceedings against Blatter.


Blatter is accused of intentionally mismanaging FIFA funds in order to make bribery payments, including a “disloyal payment” made to UEFA.

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The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black

They invited two Swansea PM’s to the meeting - Carolyn Harris MP, (Swansea East) and Geraint Davies MP (Swansea West).
Hugh Scully BBC Presenter.

Born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, he spent much of his childhood in Malta and Egypt, where his father was stationed with the Royal Air Force. He was sent to boarding school in Bath at the age of 13, and after leaving worked for a period with the piano company Steinway & Sons. He auditioned successfully as a temporary newsreader on BBC radio, and made his first radio appearance reporting from Southampton in 1963.


Always a freelance journalist rather than an employee, he worked on BBC news magazines and was a presenter on the BBC South West news programme Spotlight from 1965, before joining the networked news programme Nationwide. After a producer discovered that he collected antiques, he became chairman of the radio show Talking about Antiques in 1967 and Collector's World in 1970.


Scully died on 8 October 2015 at his home near Truro in Cornwall.

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Big Wheel

It's now been confirmed that the popular giant attraction will be returning to Waterfront Winterland this year.


Waterfront Winterland, organised by Swansea Council, will be at Museum Park from Friday November 13 to Sunday January 3.


Other fun features will include the Admiral ice rink, a children's rink, a family funfair and Santa's Grotto.


A new ride for 2015 will also be confirmed over coming weeks.

Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development and Regeneration, said: "The recent bout of warm, sunny weather makes it hard to believe that Christmas is fast-approaching, so it may come as a surprise to many people that it's only about 11 weeks away.


"The council and its partners have been preparing for Christmas for some time to ensure it's yet another festive season to remember in Swansea for our residents and visitors the city. Waterfront Winterland, now celebrating its tenth year, has been a huge success because it's a family friendly attraction that caters for people of all ages. The big wheel, offering stunning views of Swansea during day and night, has been very popular in the past, so many people will no doubt be delighted to hear that it's returning this year.


"Waterfront Winterland will combine with many other events, concerts, pantos and activities to generate a fantastic seasonal atmosphere in the build-up to Christmas."


Other events will include the return of Santa on Sunday November 15, who'll be switching on the Christmas lights as part of the Christmas Parade in the city centre. The parade will begin at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Somerset Place before continuing onto Wind Street, College Street, Kingsway and St Helen's Road before ending at the Guildhall.

A Christmas market will also be returning to Oxford Street from Wednesday November 25 to Tuesday December 22. Other Christmas and New Year fun will include the Jack and the Beanstalk panto at the Grand Theatre from December 11 to January 10. Dancing on Ice judge and West End theatre star Louie Spence is among the big names who will be taking to the stage this year.

gordon honeycombe

Ronald Gordon Honeycombe (27 September 1936 – 9 October 2015) was a British newscaster, author, playwright and stage actor.

Gordon Honeycombe was born in Karachi, in British Raj, and educated at the Edinburgh Academy and read English at University College, Oxford. (His degree was later raised to an MA(. He completed National Service with the Royal Artillery, mainly in Hong Kong, where he was also an announcer with Radio Hong Kong. Returning to the UK, he embarked on an acting career which led to television and public prominence as a national newscaster with ITN.


He later settled in Perth, Western Australia, where he continued to work in radio, television and theatre, and was regularly engaged in voice-over work for radio and television, and in documentary narrations.


Honeycombe worked for ITN and TV-am. “Gordon will be remembered for his authority, intelligence and wonderful sense of humour and great kindness," TV-am said in a statement.


The news anchor, who was battling leukemia before his death, had recently been in a palliative care unit in Perth.

Hugh Scully who's died aged 72.

Gordon Honycombe who's died aged 79.