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WALES THIS WEEK: Forever Families

Wales This Week – Forever Families is on Tuesday February 21 at 7.30pm and looks at the process of adoption and fostering in Wales.  By Fiona Scott. The journey of making this programme has been very emotional for the whole team. It’s this reaction which really captures the essence of adoption for me – it’s not … Continue reading

Changing the political map of Wales

The Boundary Commission for Wales road show is now on its way round Wales. The idea is to explain to the public in detail, plans to change the Constituency Map of Wales. This gives voters a chance to air their own opinions about boundary changes and ask any questions they may have about the plans for the … Continue reading

Time to Remember a Forgotten Hero

He is one of Wales’ greatest explorers – but few remember his name and there is no national monument in his honour. There is a story behind why Wales may have tried to forget Edgar Evans – but it concerns a sense of misplaced shame. ITV Wales’ Wales This Week has turned the clock back … Continue reading

WALES THIS WEEK: Hacked Off

Wales This Week: Hacked off will transmit at 1930 on Tuesday 7th February on ITV 1 Wales. The programme tackles the issue of online data security… Blog by Alun Jones  – @alungjones As a multimedia production team we are pretty much all regularly online or ‘on-grid’ as Davina Payne, the programme’s producer likes to say. We … Continue reading

WALES THIS WEEK: How to Stay Safe Online

Online Security Tips By Alun Jones New viruses are constantly being developed in which case you should ensure that both your firewall and your anti-virus software is up to date. Some software developers include updates within the cost of their anti-virus packages in which case it may be worth considering this as a valuable investment. … Continue reading

Wales This Week: Food Inspectors

By Ifan Tomos Do you think food businesses should be required by law to display food hygiene ratings at their premises? Under new plans outlined by the Welsh Government businesses such as restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets, as well as schools, hospitals and residential care homes will have to display their hygiene ratings if the legislation is … Continue reading

Guest blog: Unhappy kids

By Heather Smith Heather Smith is an ex-nanny. Heather regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting blogs and websites. She also provides various information for become a nanny, to nannies and families across the USA and Canada. She can be contacted at H.smith7295 [at] gmail.com. A recent report stated that one … Continue reading

An Olympian feat?

by Ian Lang It’s not so long ago that sculptor Nick Elphick was so up against it that he had to sleep in his own studio – which he often couldn’t afford to heat. How things have changed in a relatively short time. He’s now numbered amongst the UK’s most promising and talented new kids … Continue reading

Guest blog: When it comes to the crunch

By Wood Ingham In the last few years, people with a passion for the creative are taking control and creating their own venues to inspire and support each other. This month, two of these grass-roots arts events in Wales, The Unemployed Daytime Disco in Cardiff, and Swansea’s The Crunch, celebrate anniversaries. They’re glowing examples of … Continue reading

2011 Welsh secondary school banding published

The Welsh Government has announced which bands secondary schools will be put into. The assessment scheme, which runs from Band 1 to Band 5,  isn’t just based on academic performance. Attendance figures and social factors are also taken into account.   The Minister for Education and Skills insists “it is not about labelling schools, naming … Continue reading

Guest blog: The effect of domestic abuse on children

Sally Hanson is a children’s services practitioner for the NSPCC’s DART (Domestic Abuse Recovering Together) programme in Prestatyn. The Welsh Government’s Christmas campaign to help raise awareness and challenge attitudes towards domestic abuse in Wales has been launched by the First Minister in Cardiff. The devastating effects of domestic abuse on adults are well documented. … Continue reading

‘Wales This Week’ looks at the state of the Welsh housing market

by Greg Lewis Kick-starting the housing market has been put at the centre of the UK Government’s agenda for turning round the economy. In the last few weeks new plans have been unveiled to extend council house tenants right to buy and to help first-time buyers. ITV Wales’ award-winning current affairs programme ‘Wales This Week’ … Continue reading

Energy Prices: The Real Story

By Fiona Scott When you set out to make a film about something as general as energy prices, you never really know where the film is going to go. What is this story going to look like? For the team here at ITV Wales it took us into the realms of fuel poverty – a … Continue reading

Singleton Hospital maternity unit restricted to full-term births as E.coli outbreak investigations continue

Statement from Dr. Bruce Ferguson, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board Health officials are continuing to investigate an outbreak of E.Coli ESBL E.after it was confirmed two babies in the Swansea area had died after contracting the infection. Baby Hope Evans, who was premature, died after contracting the infection in Singleton hospital. She was five-days-old. Abertawe … Continue reading

MP calls for Judicial Review into Met’s handling of Daniel Morgan murder in 1987

An Early Day Motion calling for a full judicial inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987 has been tabled. Mr. Morgan, originally from Monmouthshire, was killed with an axe in a London pub car park over 24 years ago. Despite five police investigations, costing millions … Continue reading

Wales criticised for missing sustainable energy targets as figures show reduction in use of renewables

The Welsh Government has been criticised for its lack of commitment to renewable energy after figures showed a reduction in the amount of electricity produced from renewable sources last year. Less electricity was generated from renewables in Wales in 2010 than in 2008, according to figures from the UK Government. A spokesperson for Friends of … Continue reading

Guest blog: CLIC Awards – Celebrating Young Welsh Talent

This Saturday saw the inaugural CLIConline awards held in Cardiff, celebrating the work of young people involved in the CLIConline project across Wales.  CLIConline.co.uk is a website that offers information, news and advice to young people between the ages of 11-25 all over Wales. Each county in Wales has its own local site which is named, designed … Continue reading

Guest blog: Cardiff fired up by Loeb’s eight-stravaganza and Latvala’s ice-breaking win

by Tudor Rus The Wales Rally GB got under way on Thursday in Llandudno as the last stage of the FIA World Rally Championship. Andrew Coe, chief executive of Wales Rally GB organizer International Motor Sports, told BBC News that; “The drivers are tremendously excited. There are some really big names and some of the best … Continue reading

Murder arrest after Bridgend woman’s 2004 holiday fall in India

Police have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of murder seven years after a woman fell to her death on holiday in India with her husband Mrs Davies, who is from the Bridgend area, was 39-years-old when she died near the Giri River Bridge, Gaura, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was believed that she had fallen … Continue reading

Fireworks and fall – a selection of your pictures from around Wales

It’s time for another look at the photos you’ve sent us. There’ve been some great photos posted to our Flickr page recently. Here are some of our favourites. To share your images, upload them to Flickr and post them in the ITV Wales Your Pictures group. If you want them to appear in our fortnightly favourites, make sure you … Continue reading

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