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One of the biggest day for the South Wales Police is their Open Fun Day in Bridgend on the 20th August 2017.


The area is huge with big attractions such as the police helicopter landing and the SWP band in the middle of the rugby pitch.


There's something for everybody especially the kids, all the usual things, fun fair rides, face painting, kinder amusements, and for the adults, Horses, dogs, falconry, firearms, bikes, and cars.


There will be Victorian jail with two Victorian Policemen on duty for the kids to feel what it's like to be in the jail and to try on the dreaded Victorian handcuffs.


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South Wales Police Open Fun Day Merthyr Tydfil

The Glamorgan Constabulary Police Re-enactment Group from Swansea was invited to attend the South Wales Police open fun day at Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil, with the beautiful Cyfarthfa Castle open to the public in the background, the setting was set for a stunning day.


There was something for everybody there, hot air balloon, miniature go cart racing, miniature train rides, the SWP dog displays and of course us with our mobile jail.


All three services attended with their own displays, South Wales Fire and Rescue service acqually attached a 2-inch hose for the kids to aim at a target of 50 mtrs.


Seargent Harris from the GCPRG said: "This is by far the best open fun day we have attended. SWP support team have been excellent with their help and advice. It has been well organized and planned, our mobile jail has been busy all day with photo shoots with the kids and families. And above all the weather was sunny all day which made this a fantastic event."

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Sir Bruce Forsyth TV legend dies aged 89.

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Chemistry at Swansea University finally coming to fruition after thirteen years.


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Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 - 18 August 2017) was an English television presenter and entertainer whose career spanned more than 75 years.


In 2012, Guinness World Records recognised Forsyth as having the longest television career for a male entertainer.


Forsyth came to national attention from the mid-1950s through the ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Since then he has hosted several game shows, including The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price Is Right and You Bet!. He co-presented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013.  Forsyth was known for his catchphrases, "Nice to see you, to see you nice" and "Didn't he (/she/they) do well?".


Forsyth was born in Victoria Road, Edmonton, Middlesex, the son of Florence Ada (née Pocknell) and John Thomas Forsyth-Johnson. His family owned a car repair garage in Victoria Road, Edmonton, and as members of the Salvation Army his parents played brass instruments and his mother was a singer. His great-grandfather Joseph Forsyth Johnson (1840–1906) was a landscape architect who worked in Russia, Ireland, and the United States. His great-great-great-great-grandfather William Forsyth (1737–1804) was a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society and the namesake of the plant genus Forsythia.


Forsyth attended the Latymer School. After watching Fred Astaire in films at age eight, he trained in dance in Tottenham and then Brixton. He started in show business aged 14, with a song, dance, and accordion act called "Boy Bruce, the Mighty Atom." His first appearance was at the Theatre Royal in Bilston, with The Great Marzo at the top of the bill. Forsyth made his television debut in 1939 as a child, singing and dancing on a talent show introduced by Jasmine Bligh, probably an episode of Come and Be Televised (BBC, 1939), broadcast from Radiolympia. Forsyth continued to perform through the Second World War, during which his brother John, a pilot in the Royal Air Force, was killed in 1943, during a training exercise, at Turnberry, Scotland.

The unique facilities at the new Chemistry hub are now nearing completion.  With the final touches now being made in readiness for the new cohort of students in September, the team in Swansea are gearing themselves up to take Chemistry to another level.

With three teaching laboratories designed to the highest standard they will offer students blended e-learning and pre-lab simulations to ensure they have the confidence to perform their experiments with safety and efficiency.  There are also break out areas available to brief students on practical experiments and provide feedback on pre-lab simulations.


Professor Simon Bott who co-leads the new department of Chemistry with Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas, said, ‘This really is an exciting time for us where we are on the verge of opening the doors to Chemistry at Swansea for the first time in thirteen years.  The facilities will provide the opportunity for high quality Chemical teaching to be done with our students being at the heart of everything we do.’


‘This will be accompanied by a brand new curriculum that has been built up with three ideas: transition into University so that you make the most of your time here; the idea that when you are finished you need a good job to go to and while you are here you need to appreciate all the aspects of Chemistry.  So, all of our modules have been designed with those three ideas in mind.’

South Wales Police Open Fun Day Team.

South Wales Police Open Fun Day Team

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One of the new fume cupboards in the new Chemistry Department, College of Science, Singleton Campus, Swansea University.

One of the new fume cupboards in the new Chemistry Department, College of Science,

Singleton Campus, Swansea University.  

Swansea University excels in new global subject rankings


Swansea University is delighted to have 12 subjects, covering Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medical Sciences, included in a new set of world subject rankings for 2017

The new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017 compiled by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Rankings) reviewed more than 1,400 universities in 80 countries across 52 subject areas. Subjects were ranked based on a set of research measures including research productivity, research quality, extent of international collaboration and the highest academic recognitions (awards).

The 12 Swansea University subjects which have been “world ranked” are:

Natural Sciences:


Mathematics - ranked 301-400 (out of 500)

Earth Science - ranked 201-300 (out of 300)

Geography - ranked 51-75 (out of 200)

Ecology - ranked 151-200 (out of 300)



Mechanical – ranked 76-100 (out of 300)

Electrical & Electronic Engineering – ranked 401-500 (out of 500)

Computer Science & Engineering – ranked 401-500 (out of 500)

Materials Science & Engineering – ranked 401-500 (out of 500)

Environmental Science & Engineering – ranked 301-400 (out of 500)

Water Resources – ranked 101-150 (out of 200) ...

Medical Sciences:


Clinical Medicine – ranked 301- 400 (out of 500)

Public Health – ranked 151-200 (out of 500)

At the end of last year, the Academic Ranking of World Universities also released a Special Focus Institution Rankings – Sports Science Schools and Departments 2016 ranking and the Swansea University Department of Sports Science achieved a global top-100 rank (ranked 50-100 out of 300).


Speaking about Swansea University’s success, Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott said “these new subject rankings, in addition to those achieved in the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate our subjects are amongst the best in the world. This is also excellent news for our students as our research-led teaching ensures that students are exposed to and informed by world-leading research, providing students with an exceptional student experience. These rankings are yet another sign of the impressive improvements the University continues to make in world-class research strength and quality.

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On 8 October 2015 Forsyth was rushed to hospital after falling at his home, tripping over a rug and hitting his head. He suffered cuts and a minor concussion but was otherwise unhurt. On 12 November he underwent surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, but was expected to make a speedy recovery. As a result of his surgery, Forsyth had to pull out of his expected hosting of the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. A spokesman said that he was unable to host the show but would still play a part in the production, recording a special video message. His most recent TV appearance was on the Strictly Children in Need Special in November 2015.


On 21 February 2016 it was reported that Forsyth was recovering after undergoing "life-saving surgery". He paid tribute in a telephone interview on BBC News to his long-time friend Ronnie Corbett on the day of his death (31 March 2016), but was too frail to attend his funeral on 16 April.


On 26 February 2017, Forsyth was rushed to hospital with a severe chest infection and spent five days in intensive care. He returned home on 3 March 2017.  In August 2017, his friend Jimmy Tarbuck said he was frail and unlikely to perform again.


On 18 August 2017, Forsyth died at his home, aged 89. He is survived by his wife and children.

Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth CBE - TV legend.