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Rugby legend Jonathan Davies wants a sport you’ve probably never heard of to come to Langland.

He hopes there could be room for padel tennis when Swansea Council chiefs decide on possible redevelopment options near the seafront. A growing racket sport which combines elements of tennis with squash could be a smash hit for Langland, according to Wales rugby legend Jonathan Davies. He and Newton councillor Will Thomas are now calling […]

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Historic ice cream parlour in Mumbles set to be replaced with bigger premises.

A Swansea ice cream parlour is preparing for a new chapter in its history as it has lodged plans to demolish its current base and build a bigger one in its place.

Forte’s Ice Cream parlour is synonymous with Mumbles, first set up in 1936, and has been a firm favourite for generations, famous for its homemade recipe.

The family business, run for three generations by the Macaris, is located overlooking Limeslade Bay with a stunning view looking out towards the sea.

Lucia Macari, proprietor, has now lodged a preliminary planning application with Swansea Council, still in its early stages, asking for permission to build a new, two-storey ice cream parlour, which would create new, modern seating areas.

It would replace the current one-storey parlour, located at the end of Mumbles Road, which would be demolished to make room for the new one to be built on the same spot.

Mrs Macari said: “I’m the third generation of my family to run the ice cream parlour and I want it to go onto my daughter Amelia, and that’s why we are hoping to extend the business.

“You see other sites doing something similar around the coast and in Pembrokeshire. It’s for the future generation and for the business to carry on thriving. It’s early days,

“It would mean more seating and perhaps some bistro evenings. It’s still my homemade ice cream, it’s just a move to make it a bit more modern.”

Forte’s is currently operating as a takeaway and delivery service during the coronavirus pandemic, serving homemade ice creams and hot and cold drinks through its takeaway window with social distancing measures in place. It also delivers ice cream within a three-mile radius.

Swansea Council’s planning department will now consider the idea.

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Mumbles information centre and office scheme approved

Fresh plans to create a new information centre and office on the Mumbles waterfront have been approved. As part of the scheme, an existing storage shed within the curtilage of Mumble Pier would be knocked down to make way for the news structure. The proposals form part of a wider redevelopment of the Mumbles headland […]

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Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Mumbles

Hundreds turned out in Mumbles today to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their royal visit to Wales. William and Kate visited Mumbles before heading to Port Talbot as they called in to see local businesses and organisations. The royals arrived in Mumbles at around lunchtime, where the streets were lined with people […]

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