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.
Welsh government ministers have been outlining the potential consequences of a no-deal Brexit this afternoon.
With all the talk of Brexit and how a hard border could bring a return to violence Northern Ireland, the car bomb that exploded in Londonderry at the weekend was a stark reminder of how fragile the peace there actually is. Today police carried out a controlled explosion after two more vehicles were hijacked. There…
Events in Westminster are being closely watched over the Irish Sea.
Tempted by that cosy log-burning stove? Or that crackling open wood fire? Well think again. The government intends to ban most of the above under its clean air strategy, unveiled today. Green campaigners say even this doesn’t go far enough in cleaning up England’s air, but it has been welcomed by the World Health Organization. Farmers and their…
If you supported Leave in the referendum, what do you think of it so far? We’ve been to the market town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, a place which backed Leave by around 54%, with 46% for Remain.
He was, in the words of one of the former prime ministers paying tribute, one of the most talented politicians never to hold high office. Lord Paddy Ashdown – a former Royal Marine who led the Liberal Democrats for more than a decade – has died at the age of 77. He’d been diagnosed with…
Away from Brexit, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised to repeal a 19th century law that criminalises begging and rough sleepers if he becomes Prime Minister. The 1824 vagrancy act, which made it a crime to beg and sleep rough, was repealed in Scotland nearly four decades ago. But it remains in force in England and…
Wales is about to get a new First Minister after the Welsh Labour party elected Mark Drakeford as its new leader. In his victory speech, the Corbyn loyalist pledged to lead “a Labour party true to our roots”.
Wales is about to get a new First Minister – as voting comes to an end in Welsh Labour’s election to decide their new leader. Members of the party and affiliated groups like unions will have until tomorrow to cast their votes. Inevitably, perhaps, Brexit has featured prominently in the campaign. And as First Minister…
The Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has told an inquest that former cabinet minister Carl Sargeant was “panicked but not distraught” in a meeting in which he was sacked over allegations of sexual misconduct.
A politician who’d been accused of sexual misconduct was found dead four days after being sacked from his cabinet job in the Welsh government.
It’s a probe unprecedented in scale, time and complexity. For months the Information Commissioner’s office has been investigating companies across the world and all of Britain’s political parties. Today Elizabeth Denham reported back to MPs.
Vowing to “change the destiny of Brazil”, the far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro has become the country’s new President after a deeply divisive election.
On Sunday, Brazilians will go to the polls to chose their next President. The far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro looks set for victory, after a divisive campaign that’s combined inflammatory rhetoric and nostalgia for an authoritarian past.
In Brazil, the right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro looks set for a resounding victory in this weekend’s Presidential election. His fiery rhetoric has spared few of Brazil’s most vulnerable communities. Our correspondent Andy Davies has been to meet some of those at the most extreme end of Brazil’s economic decline.