Andy Davies is a Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News covering Wales & the West of England.
In 2019 he was named TV Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society. This followed his reporting on the programme’s award-winning Cambridge Analytica investigation and ‘Out in the Cold’ homelessness series. His feature ‘Her Name was Lindy’ about a 32 year old rough sleeper who died in Cardiff was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils.
Operating out of our Cardiff bureau, he has reported on some of the most high profile criminal cases in recent years (April Jones; Ian Watkins; Jo Yeates; Becky Watts) and previously broke several exclusives on the phone hacking scandal. He is the only journalist to have interviewed ex-police officer Bob Lambert about his hugely controversial double life in which he fathered a child while working undercover.
Before joining Channel 4 News, he was a reporter for BBC Panorama and BBC Northern Ireland.
The role that housing can play in cutting carbon emissions is a crucial one. It’s estimated our homes contribute around 20% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The government has said that it has reached a deal with Flybe’s shareholders to keep the financially struggling airline flying.
One of the key Tory victories was Wrexham, which had been Labour since before the second world war – so why did people switch their allegiance?
As part of his nationwide tour, Boris Johnson stopped off in south Wales to rally Conservative support – while Welsh Labour leader Mark Drakeford was out campaigning in a Labour target seat, claiming that the gap between the parties had been consistently narrowing.
Of the seats being contested in this general election, 40 are in here in Wales. There’s potential for all of the main UK parties – as well as Plaid Cymru – to make gains.
It’s being described as one of the most volatile general elections in Northern Ireland in decades. Some have even gone so far as to call it a toxic campaign.
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his decision to stay ‘neutral’ during any second Brexit referendum – calling it a ‘sign of maturity’ which could help bring people together. His stance has been widely mocked by other party leaders – the Lib Dems Jo Swinson describing it as an ‘abdication of leadership’.
There’s been no shortage of spending pledges in this election campaign. Today it was the turn of Plaid Cymru, promising £20 billion of investment in renewable energy, transport infrastructure and digital technology. Launching the manifesto, their leader Adam Price described it as “a Welsh green jobs revolution”.
In Northern Ireland, as in the rest of the UK, Brexit looms large. So, too, does the question of electoral pacts. Cooperation between unionist parties hasn’t been unusual in recent years. But this time it’s pro-Remain nationalist parties who are working together to try to defeat the DUP in several key seats.
Many political parties have marked Armistice Day with pledges to improve the lives of members of the armed forces and their supporters.
Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns is thought to be the first Cabinet minister in memory to resign during a general election campaign.
Police investigating alleged sexual assaults at a nursery in Torquay have warned that a “number of children” could be potential victims.
Francesca O’Brien was selected to run for the constituency of Gower – but she’s facing calls to stand down.
Boris Johnson promised today to get the UK out of the EU by January next year. If he’s to do that, his party will need to win a majority and convert Labour constituencies to Conservative.
Abortion laws in Northern Ireland will be relaxed at midnight, after the DUP failed in a last-ditch attempt to stop the changes. The new legislation, which also legalises same-sex marriage, was introduced by MPs in Westminster. Today was the last day for politicians in Northern Ireland to stop it being implemented, something which proved impossible…