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9 great things to do around our rail network during the Easter break

9 great things to do around our rail network during the Easter break

If you're looking for something to keep little (and not so little) ones entertained during the Easter holidays, ...
The colourful new mural welcoming travellers to Swansea Railway Station

The colourful new mural welcoming travellers to Swansea Railway Station

Next time you visit Swansea Railway Station, don’t miss the fabulous new mural gracing Platform 4. Admittedly, it’s hard to miss, being 90 feet long and 10 feet high.
The joys of cold water dipping – meet the Burry Port and Pembrey Bluetits

The joys of cold water dipping – meet the Burry Port and Pembrey Bluetits

The worldwide cold water dipping movement The Bluetits Chill Swimmers originated in St Davids, Pembrokeshire and has many ‘flocks’ in South West Wales. We caught up with Pembrey and Burry Port Bluetits co-founder Anne Studley to discover the fun of splashing about in the waves.
Romantic Walks and Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Walks and Ideas for Valentine’s Day

A Valentine Story - Myfanwy and Hywel ap Einion Llygliw This 14th-century Welsh tale of unrequited love is one ...
Ghosts, scandals and beauty – visit Llanelli’s unique historical gem

Ghosts, scandals and beauty – visit Llanelli’s unique historical gem

One of the greatest treasures on our rail network is Llanelly House in Llanelli – and this year it celebrates 10 ...
The businesses making Fishguard a top tourist destination

The businesses making Fishguard a top tourist destination

Tourism business is on the up in Fishguard. We met some of the businesses putting the area on the map.
The top sights to see in Fishguard and Goodwick

The top sights to see in Fishguard and Goodwick

Fishguard and Goodwick have it all: a fascinating history, beautiful surroundings, great places to eat and drink – and a railway station. Here’s a lowdown on the best places to visit in the area.
The Christmas fairs happening around our rail network this December

The Christmas fairs happening around our rail network this December

There’s a host of colourful Christmas fairs happening around our rail network this December, offering a perfect ...
How clubhouse improvements are giving Clarbeston Road AFC a boost

How clubhouse improvements are giving Clarbeston Road AFC a boost

As our 2023 Community Changemakers fund opens for applications, we caught up with one of the recipients of our 2022 Changemakers funding: Clarbeston Road AFC
The fireworks displays taking place around our rail network this November

The fireworks displays taking place around our rail network this November

If you’re looking for a firework display that’s close to home, or fancy hopping on the train to take in an extravaganza in a neighbouring town or city, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you.
South West Wales Connected receives accreditation and green light to move ahead with initiatives

South West Wales Connected receives accreditation and green light to move ahead with initiatives

South West Wales Connected Community Rail Partnership has been re-accredited by the Community Rail Network. This means it can now press ahead with several important projects.
Meet ‘Hope’, the girls’ rights group empowering young women in Neath Port Talbot

Meet ‘Hope’, the girls’ rights group empowering young women in Neath Port Talbot

We spoke to Jannine Smith, director of Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit about how girls’ rights group, ‘Hope’, has put Community Changemakers funding to good use.
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