wales this week

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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

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 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: 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

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

Charities warn of Emerging Online Drug Culture

By Beth Edwards Drug Agencies across Wales have warned that the illegal online trade of fake prescription drugs has left harm reduction agencies ‘running to catch up.’ There are around 20,000 problematic drug users in Wales, one of the biggest concerns facing drugs charities at the moment are fake valiums, known as MSJ’s. In the … Continue reading

The future of our national parks: Museums or hi-tech powerhouses?

I’ve had a very interesting interview with Dr Christopher Jones, director of business analytics at Bangor Business School ahead of tonight’s Wales This Week programme. The theme of our interview centred on national parks and what advantages they can bring to an area, their future and the challenges they face. It was detailed but overall, … Continue reading

Wales Under Fire – the holiday homes campaign 1979 -1992

By Owain Meredith 1979 was a turbulent year in Welsh politics. There was widespread discontent and strikes, and the devolution referendum had resulted in a decisive ‘No’ vote. At the end of the year a movement calling itself ‘Meibion Glyndwr’ (a reference to Owain Glyndwr, the Welsh landowner who began a rebellion against the occupying … Continue reading

Wales This Week: Tormented Days – disability hate crime in Wales

By Simon Green Over the past few weeks I’ve been on a journey across Wales, speaking to people who say they’ve been the victims of disability hate crime, people targeted in different ways due to their disability. Along the way I’ve learnt about the problems they say they’ve endured, including the often daily verbal abuse and … Continue reading

Wales This Week: Living with Dementia

By Greg Lewis “Seventy-five per cent of my life I can keep in a normal context. I have to confess that the 25 per cent is my bogey man… It’s the place where I don’t like to linger for long.” Those are the words of former Methodist minister Jim McWade. His bogey man is the … Continue reading

Wales This Week: Raising the Bar

By Alun Jones Its been a while since the idea of the ‘pubs’ programme was first mentioned by the Wales This Week team @WalesThisWeek. So long ago that I can’t honestly remember how the subject came about or even who had suggested it, but what I do remember is that  it was raised at the … Continue reading

Youth unemployment: Not such a new problem for Wales

By Ifan Tomos A pile of dusty tapes from the ITV Wales tape library landed on my desk in May. Mike Talbot, the series editor of Wales This Week, had heard that they contained some interesting footage of the Rhondda in the 1980s. Exactly what was on the tapes surprised us both. The tapes contained … Continue reading

The Real Merthyr

Merthyr is often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons with journalists and politicians often pointing the finger at this  former hub of the industrial revolution for high unemployment, high crime rates and high teenage pregnancy figures.  But there’s a very different side to Merthyr Tydfil that often doesn’t get reported ITV Wales Valleys … Continue reading

The Bullseye Killer: The story of catching John Cooper

Yesterday, Wales’ most notorious serial killer was found guilty of four murders in the 1980s. John Cooper will now spend the rest of his life imprisoned. But the story behind Cooper is both haunting and fascinating. Wales This Week tells the story of The Bullseye Killer in a special one-hour programme. If you missed it … Continue reading

Wales This Week: Dying to Drive

Newly qualified young drivers should be banned from night-time motoring and carrying passengers of a similar age, Cardiff University researchers and leading road safety experts say. Research presented to a conference in London in September said that a so-called “graduated driver licensing” system for those aged 17-25 could save more than 200 lives and result … Continue reading

Wales This Week: Poll shows 60% think immigration in Wales is too high

From ITV.com/Wales An ITV Wales poll has revealed that more than 60% of people surveyed believe there are too many immigrants in Wales. Wales This Week’s investigation unveils a great deal of confusion and ignorance about the issue of immigration – despite being one of the main discussion points in the last General Election. Watch … Continue reading

Wales This Week report: Should Wales adopt opt-out organ donor system?

From ITV.Wales.com Wales This Week report: Wales is set to become the first part of the United Kingdom to adopt an opt-out donation scheme. But will it work? And will it be enough to reduce transplant waiting times? Currently every 11 days a person dies in Wales while waiting for an organ to become available … Continue reading

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