Swansea is one of 11 cities to put its name forward to become the UK City of Culture in 2017.
Swansea Bay - covering Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath and Port Talbot - will have until 30th April to submit a bid.
This is fantastic news and shows the appetite for the prestigious 'City of Culture' title is in healthy supply right across the length and breadth of the country. The competition brings together communities and creates economic and social benefits and I am pleased to see so many local authorities and different partners coming together. I wish all 11 cities the best of luck.
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Western areas will see the wet and windy stuff continue overnight! And then tomorrow - i'm very sorry to say - there is more of it to come!
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