Homeware and furniture store What!, to take over the old BHS store in Princess Way.
Kingsway Road Alterations
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Over the last two weeks, the council has been busy altering the road layout on the Kingsway for the start of the new urban shopping area.
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One new big feature is the installation of a roundabout on the west side of the Kingsway. This roundabout connects St. Helens road, the Kingsway, and the Westway, this roundabout is now active. Half of the Kingsway is now closed to all traffic and is one way only, that is east to west. The cycle lane has been closed as well.
A few traffic lights have been taken away and replaced with filter lanes. On the east side of the Kingsway, an area has been set aside for buses to drop off passengers only. Concrete barriers have been installed to guide vehicles into the right lanes. Work is expected to last two years before its completion.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day - Nov 16, 2017
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music, and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season.
Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be drunk young. Most vintages should be consumed by the following May after its release. However, in excellent vintages (such as 2000) the wine can live much longer and can be enjoyed until the next harvest rolls around.
The region of Beaujolais is known for its fabulous food. The famed Paul Bocuse restaurant is just minutes from the heart of Beaujolais, as is Georges Blanc’s. These great restaurants have plenty of Beaujolais Nouveau on their wine lists. The wine goes well with either haute cuisine or Friday night’s pizza.
Swansea does Beaujolais Day 'bigger and better than anywhere else in the UK. Beaujolais Day takes place on Thursday, November 16 and while it might pass by largely unnoticed in many places, it's one of the biggest celebrations of the year in one Welsh city.
For while it is a nationwide event, Swansea seems to go that extra mile with thousands dressing up and descending on the city’s pubs and restaurants to raise a toast to the first wine of the season.
And if there’s one place which has become synonymous with the occasion, it would have to be Morgans Hotel on the corner of Adelaide Street.
It is now an annual tradition for a giant marquee to spring up opposite the grade II listed building, and even the road itself is closed to traffic for a wine-fuelled party.
Christine Major, a commercial manager for the Morgans Group, explains: “Beaujolais Day has been around in Swansea for many years, but Morgans took the decision to celebrate the event by taking it to another level, and it has developed into the most anticipated day in Swansea’s social calendar. From then on, it was just a case of keeping up with demand."
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CHRISTMAS PARADE SWANSEA
SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER
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Homeware, furniture and party shop What! has bought the former BHS store in Swansea and is set to open in the coming days.
The city centre’s biggest vacant commercial property has been empty for over a year.
What! will start with selling Christmas goods, tools, stationery and a small selection of furniture on the ground floor in the run-up to Christmas.
Then it will open the first floor, which will focus on furniture, bedding and curtains.
“You name it, we sell it,” said Debbie Williams, What!’s financial controller.
The Oxford Street store has been empty since August 2016 when BHS went into administration with the loss of 11,000 jobs.
What! was founded around 13 years ago and has two directors, one of whom is from Briton Ferry.
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RACE ACROSS THE CITY
Lee Trundle is used to racing up and down a football pitch, but have you ever wondered how he’d fare on a bike? On Friday 17 November you’ll be able to find out, as there will be a “Race Across The City” with three teams competing, bus vs car vs bike.
At 10.45am the three teams will be under starter’s orders as they race from Swansea University’s Singleton Campus to its Bay Campus to raise support for the Santander Cycles University Challenge crowdfunding campaign.
A Swansea University electric car, a Santander bike and a number 8X First South and West Wales bus will be ‘racing’ from Fulton House on the Singleton Park Campus to the finishing line at the School of Management at the Bay Campus.
Local celebrities will be joining the teams as they battle it out for the winner’s rostrum. The participants are:
Team 1(Bus): Kevin Johns MBE in full pantomime gear (performing in Aladdin at the Swansea Grand Theatre), Jayne Cornelius, Sustainable Travel Officer, Swansea University and a Police Community Support Officer to keep Kevin under control!
Team 2 (Car): Leigh and Claire from the Wave, Nigel Morris (driver), Swansea University & Low Carbon Swansea Bay and Will Ponty, Student and ‘Cycle Champion’ for the bike scheme.
Team 3 (Bike): Swansea City FC Ambassador Lee Trundle, accompanied by Ben Sampson and Teifion Madocks from Swansea University Sustainability team and students from the Swansea University student road cycling club.
Ben Lucas, Head of Development, Estates & Facilities Management, said: “We’re really looking forward to Friday’s ‘Race Across the City’ and so grateful for the support given by Lee Trundle who’ll be taking the Santander bike along the cycle path to the Bay Campus.”