Andy Davies is a Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News covering Wales & the West of England.
Operating out of our Cardiff bureau, he has covered a wide range of stories from the steel crisis in Port Talbot to pioneering reform programmes (#dadsinprison) in Britain’s largest prison HMP Parc. 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. He also exposed the extent to which some UK police forces were using ‘emergency response belts’ around detainees’ heads in custody.
Previously Andy reported for BBC Panorama where he won a Royal Television Society award for an investigation into corruption in horseracing. Before that he was a reporter for BBC Northern Ireland’s investigative strand Spotlight.
Four years after Leveson, there is bitter division over plans to make it easier for individuals to sue newspapers.
Ministers say it is a serious attempt to help get first-time buyers on to the housing ladder: 2017 will see the launch of new plans to create thousands of discounted starter homes across England.
Vets trained in other EU states make up a significant proportion of the those working in the UK, especially in roles related to public health. But the British Veterinary Association has warned that the uncertainty about what will happen to immigration rules after Britain leaves the EU is already affecting recruitment.
It’s shaping up to be a winter of discontent for the UK, with a flurry of strikes promising disruption from Post Office counters to trains and air travel. Now it seems even your morning bowl of cereal could be at risk, as Weetabix workers vote to take action too.
Some of England’s biggest cities, including London, Birmingham and Manchester, are set to lose out as the Government announces plans for one of the biggest changes to school funding in decades.
Should the Government promise to safeguard the rights of EU citizens living in Britain before it begins Brexit negotiations? Until now, ministers have avoided giving such a commitment until they can be sure of reciprocal arrangements for Britons living elsewhere in the EU.
They’ve been under threat for the last nine months. But today a potential deal has been unveiled to save most of Britain’s Tata steelworks.
The police watchdog, the IPCC, has recommended that a key feature of the 999 emergency call system does need urgently reviewing, in the wake of the murder of a woman from Plymouth.
Prison officers have returned to work following a 24-hour protest after the Government won a High Court injunction to halt the action, which it argued amounted to an illegal strike.
A decision is due on whether the UK’s first tidal lagoon project, sited in Swansea Bay, will get the go-ahead. The lagoon would feature a six mile breakwater wall housing hydro turbines. There are environmental, fish migration and cost concerns but if there’s a green light there are plans for five more.
Britain’s biggest prison, HMP Parc, runs a groundbreaking reform programme reinforcing inmates’ links with their children to prevent re-offending. Channel 4 News has been given unprecedented access.
A former Welsh Guardsman who fought in the Falklands has produced a unique perspective on the conflict in the form of a cartoon book chronicling his time at war.
A Welsh male voice choir is crowdfunding a documentary about its efforts to secure the group’s survival.
The three-bedroom family home near Bridgend – which took just 16 weeks to construct – can export more power to the grid than it consumes, experts say.
Former Marine Craig MacLellan, who has been helped to survive post-traumatic stress disorder by the companionship of his pet Labrador, has set up Veterans with Dogs to help others like him.