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Highlights of the Swansea City Triathlon on Sunday. The sun came out just in time for this annual event. Were you part of the sprint distance triathlon in this iconic welsh city. The event was open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has the fantastic finish line atmosphere expected at all of these events.

The Swansea Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride and a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!

It started at the Prince of Wales docks and finished in Castle Square in the centre of the city.

SWANSEA’S FIRST ANIMAL RIGHTS MARCH

Swansea Pride 2019

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Organised by Vegan Actions Wales; our local charitable animal rights group, this event will be the first of its kind in the city and will see people from all over the UK travelling to Swansea to stand up for the rights of animals.

 

With veganism on the rise and the effects of animal agriculture on the environment plastered thrust into the limelight of the media in recent months we believe all local press should make an appearance to document what the people at the heart of animal rights are doing to make a difference on this particularly special occasion.

 

The event will take place on the Saturday 1st June from 12pm outside Swansea train station and down towards Castle Square. Following the march at 1.30pm there will be a Cube Of Truth on Oxford Street; a street art form of vegan activism performed by the Swansea branch of Anonymous For The Voiceless.

JCP HALF MARATHON SWANSEA 2019

The JCP Swansea Half Marathon offers runners the chance for a perfect personal best on the flat, fast, scenic 13.1 route. The race starts outside the iconic Brangwyn Hall before hitting the beautiful vista of Swansea Bay and enjoying some of the most breathtaking views of any half marathon.

 

The race finish is in Adelaide Street near the National Waterfront Museum in the city centre.

 

Six thousand runners took part, including the wheelchair race. The weather was perfect for this event, cloudy, dry, and cold.

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WARTIME BRIDGEND

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WALES NATIONAL AIR SHOW 2019

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MARGAM CASTLE 2019

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Swansea City Purple Flag Award

Swansea has won a Purple Flag which aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities between the hours of 5.00pm and 5.00am. They want to make sure that people visiting Swansea feel safe and that they are in a city that is clean, attractive and accessible.

 

A city where visitors and locals can have a good night out, not just in the local pubs and clubs but at a wide range of activities including arts and culture, leisure, food and dining, education and events.

 

The prestigious Purple Flag award is a national accreditation scheme that recognises excellent management of city centres at night, similar to the Blue Flag for beaches and Green Flag for parks, and is backed by the government, police and business.

 

Swansea is the only place in Wales to hold all Blue, Green and Purple flags currently and only one of a handful of places in the UK to hold them all.

 

Places that have been awarded the Purple Flag have shown that by encouraging a wide range of people into the centre at night, the rate of anti-social behaviour lowers.

Swansea Castle is located in the city centre of swansea, It was founded by Henry de Beaumont in 1107 as the caput of the lordship of Gower. The castle is now ruined and only two blocks remain, though the site has been improved for use as a public space.

 

Swansea Castle is located on the east side of the city centre, facing Castle Square (the River Tawe used to flow a short distance east on what is now the Strand). Originally covering 4.6 acres, the surviving remains of the   castle include residential blocks, together with a section of parapet wall forming an L-shape to the southeast. There are five tunnel-vaulted basement rooms.

 

Part of the interior of the castle, in particular the large motte, was demolished 1909–1913 for the construction of a newspaper office. In the very early 1930s, poet Dylan Thomas worked for the South Wales Daily Post at the castle site. The newspaper offices were removed in 1976 and the remains of the castle were later consolidated and opened up to view from the street.

As a Scheduled Ancient Monument, it was given a Grade one heritage listing in 1952.

The castle was fenced off and only opened to the public on rare occasions, most recently for public tours in 2012 to coincide with St Davids Day. In the early 2010s a project was launched, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Welsh Government, to open up the castle to the public on a more permanent basis with a stone paved courtyard and information panels. Demountable stairs were planned, to access the upper floors. The intention was to have public tours, events such as markets and for the castle to feature as part of a Swansea castle trail.

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