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 number of people out of work is now more than 1.7 million – up by more than a quarter over the course of the pandemic.
The tourism industry, hit hard by the pandemic, will be relieved that people in England may be allowed to take summer holidays this year, with hotels allowed to reopen by mid-May at the earliest and even the prospect of travel overseas.
Mark Drakeford said he hoped all primary school children would be able return to school by the middle of March, with the case rate in Wales now at its lowest since September.
Reaching the target of 15 million people vaccinated by mid February has taken the hard work of NHS staff, the military, and thousands of volunteers. Football stadiums, GPs’ surgeries and gyms have all played their part. Salisbury Cathedral can lay claim to being one of the world’s most beautiful vaccinations centres. To add to the…
Healthcare workers have been on the frontline of this pandemic, but some have also been at the forefront of abuse levelled at them from people who deny the existence of Covid or believe conspiracy theories about the vaccine. Others question the pressure facing the NHS and accuse them of lying. We have been speaking to…
An investigation into allegations that four members of the Welsh parliament consumed alcohol on its premises days after a pub alcohol ban was enforced has concluded that there may have been a breach of regulations.
Officials have admitted that up to 200 lorries a day are being turned back at UK crossings into the European Union because they do not have the right paperwork, but they insist the vast majority are getting through. However, traffic through the UK’s second largest port, Holyhead, has slumped since the start of this year…
More than 3.55 million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the vaccine. And on Monday, tough new travel restrictions will take effect aimed at reducing the spread of new variants of the virus. But the aviation industry is demanding more support from the government, warning that the restrictions are threatening…
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, says reports of a man who died hours after he was released from police custody in Cardiff Bay are “deeply concerning”.
London’s Mayor has declared a “major incident”, meaning emergency services are in danger of being unable to cope.
In Wales, more than a third of hospital beds are now occupied by patients with coronavirus
The Covid case rate in Wales remains by far the highest in the UK, something which will no doubt be playing into four-nation discussions about Christmas rules.
The Welsh first minister has said that the new vaccine offers “a glimmer of light” at the end of a “long and difficult year”.
Governments in Westminster and Cardiff continue to put their faith in mass testing – despite concerns about the accuracy of tests deployed in Liverpool’s pilot study.
In the seesaw of lockdowns, Wales is due to tighten up as England loosens up a fraction.