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ITV Wales attracts 72% of audience for Wales v South Africa match

ITV Wales’ coverage of the Wales v South Africa Rugby World Cup match on Sunday attracted a peak audience share of 72% (535,000 viewers) with an average audience share of 58% (405,000 viewers). “These impressive figures reflect the huge level of support for the national team in the Rugby World Cup,” said ITV Wales executive … Continue reading

ITV Wales unveils Rugby World Cup set

With only a few days to go before Wales begin their Rugby World Cup 2011 campaign against South Africa, ITV Wales has unveiled its studio set for the competition. Two giant panels installed in Studio 2 at ITV Wales’ HQ in Cardiff reflect ITV’s opening sequence for the 2011 tournament – inspired by the inks … Continue reading

Fans Forum

We’re looking for Swansea City and Cardiff City super fans. The kind that have something to say and can do it with their mobile phones and social media. Fans often know more than we do and have great analysis and opinions. ITV Wales wants to make sure it doesn’t go ignored. Which is why we’re … Continue reading

Video post: Life as a news correspondent

Carl Edwards shares what he does day-to-day as a news correspondent for ITV Wales. You can follow Carl on twitter @CarlEdwardsITV

All over until next year

The one day I’ve always dreaded at the Royal Welsh Show is the Thursday. It used to be something of an anti-climax – now it’s far from that. But I still feel a sense of disappointment and sadness that it’s all going to be over for another year. Today has been a little more sedate. … Continue reading

Day three at the Royal Welsh

We’ve been at the Royal Welsh Show for three days now but there are still plenty of new people to meet and things to see. I spent yesterday afternoon wandering around with my cameraman Mark just soaking up lovely pictures for my next report. There’s no shortage which makes the job a lot easier. The … Continue reading

Moos, Monday and much, much more

It’s Monday and we woke to find the showground shrouded in mist, cloud and wet weather. Umbrellas, wellies and raincoats looked like they were to be the order of the day. But in typical Builth Wells fashion, the drizzle subsided and allowed the show to go on! There’s nothing more familiar than hearing that first … Continue reading

Llanelwedd – It’s like home!

Remembering my first Royal Welsh Show is pretty hard – because I was barely old enough to walk! As a family, we’ve always been regulars. For us, and for many farming families, it’s an annual holiday. Merthyr Tydfil isn’t what you’d call ‘rural Wales’, but many ‘townies’ enjoy a day out to the Royal Welsh, … Continue reading

Life as an ITV news trainee

I was 10 when my hunger to become a reporter first kicked in. I produced a daily five-minute bulletin (including weather, of course) that I performed in front of my family. When the clock struck six, the T.V was switched off and instead, my mum and brothers idly lined up on the sofa to watch … Continue reading

Raising a toast to art

By Tamsin Eames Follow Tamsin on Twitter at @tamsineames Like many other telly addicts, my Saturday night’s plans revolve around Britain’s Got Talent. Knowing that I may miss that first moment when a future SuBo would step onto the stage and create mind-boggling history, all because I opted to have a social life instead, is a … Continue reading

Meeting Ms. Matthews – ITV’s Tamsin Eames chats to singer-turned-author Cerys

By Tamsin Eames Madonna has done it, along with many others including Sir Paul McCartney and the Duchess of York. And now, Welsh rocker Cerys Matthews has too. The mother-of-three has penned a book for young readers and was in Cardiff’s John Lewis to sign her debut, Tales From The Deep. Great news for me. … Continue reading

Angelsey booms thanks to royal couple

As Prince William heads back to work at RAF Valley on Anglesey, the island’s basking in sunshine but also in the publicity generated by being home to the royal couple. News crews from around the world have descended on the island, discovered Kate and Will’s favourite haunts and have given Anglesey a platform and prominence … Continue reading

The “Oh Wow!” Wedding

Carl Edwards takes a look back at last Friday’s royal wedding and how Wales celebrated the occasion. “Oh Wow!” The words of the new Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped out on to the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Her exclamation was surely repeated by millions of people watching around the world on Friday. It might … Continue reading

Women for Women challenge

I had a brilliant time in Porthcawl last night thanks to an invitation to spend the evening at a fundraiser for The Genesis Research Trust The charity was founded in 1985 by Professor Robert Winston with the aim of promoting science for the health of women and babies. To bring that down to how it … Continue reading

ITV Wales to broadcast Welsh party leaders debate

A televised debate between the four Welsh party leaders is being shown by ITV Wales on Tuesday 26 April as part of our Wales Decides 2011 Assembly General Election coverage. And, on the afternoon of Friday May 6 as the final counts come in, ITV Wales will be showing a live election results programme fronted … Continue reading

How ITV Wales is providing a choice for viewers in the Assembly Election

By Phil Henfrey Last week ITV Wales unveiled its plans to cover the National Assembly General Election to the potential winners and losers of the campaign – the politicians themselves. Assembly Members from across the parties attended the launch at the Wales Millennium Centre together with members of ITV Wales’ election team, including presenters Jonathan … Continue reading

Election I

The stakes are high in this election for all four of the main political parties.  To recap: For Labour, the prospect of governing Wales alone – tantalisingly within its grasp but with so many circumstances which could rob it of that cherished prize at the last minute. For Plaid Cymru, the answer to the question … Continue reading

Kidney Wales: Walk for Life

I recently joined Kidney Wales for its Walk for Life in Cardiff. Here are some photos from the event.  A brilliant cause and brave people.

Presenting the ITV Evening News: Uprising In Libya & Disaster In Japan

Many of you may have noticed that I’ve been on loan to London recently.  I’ve returned to the Wales Tonight sofa richer in knowledge and experience as a journalist than I ever would have anticipated when I left for the bright lights of ITN at the end of February. During my first week presenting the … Continue reading

Sharp End returns tonight

They’ve had the summer to get ready for it and just as well because there is an incredibly busy time approaching for our AMs back in Cardiff Bay. The conference season is well underway and looming on the horizon are rows over spending cuts, a voting referendum, a referendum on more powers for the Assembly and, … Continue reading

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