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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.

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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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The Palace Theatre

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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80 YEARS SINCE THE START OF WW2

The Palace Theatre in Swansea City was deliberately set alight according to police. The building that has been empty for years has become an eyesore for the residents living opposite. And it brings all the anty social behavior with it as well - totally unacceptable for the people living near bye.

The Palace Theatre is a Grade two listed building in Swansea City located at the northern end of High Street and recognizable for its distinctive wedge shape.

 

Initially built in 1888 as a traditional music hall, In the early years of the 20th-century stars like Charlie Chaplin, Lilly Langtry, Marie Lloyd, and Dan Lino filled the venue.

 

The building is one of just two purpose-built music halls left standing in the whole of the UK.

 

Sir Anthony Hopkins made his first professional stage appearance there in 1960 with Swansea Little Theatre's production of 'Have A Cigarette.'

 

Morecombe and Wise performed at the venue in the 1960s, and Ken Dodd was the last stand-up comedian to appear there before it became nightclub in the 1970s.

 

It was also the first place in Wales to show a silent picture and remained undamaged by the blitz that destroyed much of Swansea City centre during the Second World War.

 

Eventually, the theatre sold for £300,000 to a property company, but in 2010 it was still derelict, and actor Edward Fox joined a campaign to have it restored.

 

Swansea Council cabinet member for regeneration Nick Bradley told the BBC that renovation would be costly, and as a result, any Council or Government intervention was unlikely. He warned that regarding costs of redevelopment, "£1m wouldn't even touch it.

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More people in Swansea are recycling than ever before with 4 out of 5 households using the kerbside recycling service. The time as now come for all households to play their part.

 

Why do I need to recycle?

 

It cost Swansea tax payers £3.5 million a year to send black bags to lanfill, but half of this waste could be recycled saving money which could be spent on other important council services.

 

The Welsh Goverment has set councils a target to recycle 64% of household waste by 2020. If we fail to meet this target then Swansea Council could face hefty fines.

 

Recycling your waste diverts it from landfill, saves energy and helps protect the environment for generations to come.

 

Finally... Not recycling could cost you more than you think! Those houshoulds that continue to ignore support to recycle may end up with a fine.

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Swansea Indoor Market

Swansea Market is the largest indoor market in Wales, an award winning, historic market that offers both tourists and residents a unique shopping experience.

 

For 6 days a week, over 100 stalls boast a wide selection of fresh, local produce and traditional Welsh fayre as well as bespoke gifts, beautiful jewellery and accessories, cosmetics, leather goods and much more. There are also cafés and coffee shops for you to recharge your batteries after all that shopping!

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Festival of Buses

Swansea Bus Museum are puting on an event called 'Festival of Buses' a great day out for all the family at their depot at Viking Way, Swansea SA1 7DA on the 22nd September 2019.

 

The event is from 10am - 4pm.

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