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Police to enforce dispersal orders on Swansea beach

South Wales Police say they will start using dispersal orders on Swansea's beach front and dunes, after reports of anti-social behaviour by young people congregating in the area.

Insp Jonathan Fairhurst said: “We have had numerous complaints during the last couple of weeks of anti-social behaviour in this area, many of which have involved large groups of youths congregating.“We would like to make it clear - underage drinking, fires causing criminal damage, fighting and foul and abusive language will not be tolerated."

The police said those using the the beach and not causing a problem can continue to enjoy the area, and were not the target of the dispersal rules.

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Dancing drag queen directs McDonald's traffic

A Swansea McDonald's worker has kept waiting customers entertained with his dance moves.

The drive-through at the Morfa restaurant reopened on Wednesday, with fast food fans queuing in their droves.

Gavyn Brewster - who has an alter ego as Swansea drag queen Diana D - channelled his inner diva to dance while directing traffic.

Customer videos of his performance have reached more than 200,000 views on social media.

Posting on his Instagram page, Mr Brewster said: "First day back at work, nailed it".

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A special thank you for specials

South Wales Police special constables have volunteered over 10,000 hours since lockdown, the force says.

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Key workers join stars in 'Under Milk Wood' arts tribute

A doctor, a vicar and a lawyer who all did amateur dramatics in their youth are among those who have relived those days by performing an extract of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood online.

Key workers were among those taking part alongside stars including actor Michael Sheen, comedian Lloyd Langford and writer/producer Russell T Davies in a YouTube tribute to the power of the arts.

All involved had been members of the Swansea-based West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company, founded in 1975.

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I’ve never wandered far from the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre. My whole life stems from what I learnt as a kid there. So when they got in touch I was straight there.

Russell T DaviesBAFTA-winning writer

Swansea teachers producing PPE

Teachers across Swansea are producing thousands of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers on the front line of the fight against Covid-19.

Schools have been able to respond to emergency calls for items and in one instance 120 visors needed by one local hospital were rushed there within an hour of the call for help being made.

Swansea council’s cabinet member for education improvement, learning and skills, Jennifer Raynor, said: “We all owe a lot to all the front-line workers who are performing heroics and I’m really proud that as well as providing childcare for critical workers, our schools are supporting them in this way.”

The schools in Swansea include Gowerton, Bishopston, Morriston, Gwyr, Bishop Vaughan, Penyrheol, Birchgrove, Cefn Hengoed, Pontarddulais and Bryntawe along with Dwr Y Felin in Neath and there are also links with schools out of the county.

South Wales Police pay their respects

South Wales Police officers pause to remember the coronavirus victims who have served their communities.

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