The mystery surrounding the sudden and unexpected closure of a Swansea hotel and when it’s set to re-open

With 106 rooms, Swansea’s Dragon Hotel is one of the city’s largest places to stay. Opening in 1961, the hotel has been welcoming visitors to Swansea for over 50 years. But, recently, the city-centre hotel has found itself surrounded by controversy and mystery. Read more:The Swansea venue reinventing what it means to be a city… Continue reading The mystery surrounding the sudden and unexpected closure of a Swansea hotel and when it’s set to re-open

Fans return for first big sporting event since ban on crowds was lifted in Wales

It was first chance for fans to return and cheer on their side since Covid restrictions were lifted – and the home side made sure they had something to celebrate. Strict restrictions put in place due to the spread of the Omicron variant meant that, since Boxing Day, spectators had been banned from attending sporting… Continue reading Fans return for first big sporting event since ban on crowds was lifted in Wales

One of Swansea’s most famous pubs is about to be turned into student accommodation

Work to develop a derelict pub into student accommodation is finally expected to begin. The plans for the former Cape Horner pub in Fabian Way involve the demolition of the existing building, and the construction of a three-storey building to provide a 72-bedroom property, with car and cycle parking, and access from Miers Street. Hawkfire… Continue reading One of Swansea’s most famous pubs is about to be turned into student accommodation

Starbucks appears almost overnight in Swansea’s Uplands

A new Starbucks is opening in Uplands. The coffee giant is set to open in the former site of Headmaster’s Hairdressers in Uplands Crescent, joining countless independent cafes, as well as competitor, Costa. The new coffee shop seems to have appeared overnight, with locals stating that the sign only appeared shortly after midday on January… Continue reading Starbucks appears almost overnight in Swansea’s Uplands

Why there’s a huge crane hovering over Swansea city centre as long awaited renovation work finally starts

A giant crane can be seen hovering over Swansea’s High Street, as restoration work to bring a city landmark back to life makes progress. The historic Palace Theatre, a 134-year-old grade two listed building, is being transformed into a home for tech, start-up and creative businesses by contractor R&M Williams Ltd on behalf of Swansea… Continue reading Why there’s a huge crane hovering over Swansea city centre as long awaited renovation work finally starts

Urgent call for families to bring relatives home from hospital if they are well enough due to risk of Covid

An urgent call has been put out to families with relatives in hospital to consider bringing them home if they are well enough to be looked after in the community, due to the risk of them catching coronavirus. Swansea Bay University Health Board has said it would “not just be doing the best thing for… Continue reading Urgent call for families to bring relatives home from hospital if they are well enough due to risk of Covid

A stranger gave a happy child a Christmas card in Denny’s and their mum could not believe what was inside

When Chelsie Leigh and her young family visited Denny’s for a Christmas Eve tradition, they were left speechless by the kindness of a stranger. Having spoken to one of her sons, a stranger gifted him a card and wished them “a wonderful Christmas”, before they went in to enjoy their breakfast. Upon opening the card,… Continue reading A stranger gave a happy child a Christmas card in Denny’s and their mum could not believe what was inside

The current Covid situation in Swansea as cases rise

Swansea is seeing record-breaking amount of Covid in the last week driven by the omicron variant. Though not as rapid as Cardiff, the growth in Swansea is still significant. The rise has prompted First Minister Mark Drakeford to impose Covid restrictions on several parts of society including hospitality, events, and large scale mixing in homes.… Continue reading The current Covid situation in Swansea as cases rise

Why this Gower house has just soared in value

A detached house in Gower which was only meant for farm workers when it was built can now be sold or rented on the open market, making it considerably more valuable. The property, Ty Gwyn, between Scurlage and Rhossili, has had a long-standing restriction lifted because Swansea Council planning officers accepted the owner had tried… Continue reading Why this Gower house has just soared in value

‘We demand answers’ – pubs and restaurants react to news rule of six is returning in Wales

Hospitality bosses in Wales have met First Minister Mark Drakeford’s latest Covid announcement with frustration as they call for more financial security for their staff. Mr Drakeford announced “strengthened measures” aimed at keeping Wales safe on December, Wednesday 22 as the Omicron variant cases continue to rise. They will be introduced from 6am on Boxing… Continue reading ‘We demand answers’ – pubs and restaurants react to news rule of six is returning in Wales