The Labour MP for Aberavon Stephen Kinnock has called Jo Cox "an incredibly well-liked and popular person" in a statement read out at the trial of the man accused of her murder.
Mr Kinnock, the son of former Labour leader Lord Kinnock, said he first met Mrs Cox when he was living and working in Brussels in the early 1990s.
She had gone to work there as a researcher for his mother Glenys Kinnock, who was then a member of the European Parliament, and Mrs Cox became a firm family friend.
Mr Kinnock said his mother encouraged Mrs Cox to go into politics - but instead she initially went to work for Oxfam, being posted to Russia.
The pair were selected as MPs in March 2014, and Mr Kinnock said she enjoyed using the experiences she gained while working abroad to help people in her constituency.
Mr Kinnock said he last saw her a week before her death, when she hosted a party on her houseboat for a new intake of MPs.
South Wales Police say a man's body has been found at Aberavon Beach at around 7.30am on Friday morning.
Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the death which is currently being treated as unexplained.
The man known as 'Dic Penderyn' will be commemorated today in Aberavon. Twenty five people took part in the walk from Pyle to St Mary's Church in Aberavon.
Penderyn was a Welsh miner who was hanged nearly 200 years ago. He was sentenced to death for stabbing a solider in the Merthyr uprising of 1831.
At that time people protested his innocence, and the case has been cited as a grave miscarriage of justice for generations.
ITV Wales Cymru news has been shown a letter of support, from Penderyn's relatives, over a call for a posthumous pardon.
RNLI Lifeguards are back at their posts on Welsh beaches this weekend for the first time this year. They responded to more incidents last summer - than they did the year before. Today they are warning people to stay safe. Alexandra Lodge reports.
Plans to build a new £13m sports complex in Aberavon have been approved today.
The new leisure centre will replace Afan Lido that was destroyed more than four years ago.
Neath Port Talbot Council hope the new facilities will bring jobs and a boost to tourism in the area, as Alexandra Lodge reports.
The decision to create a new leisure complex in Aberavon has been welcomed by local councillors.
The plans for a sports complex and lido were approved today. The centre will replace Afan Lido, which was destroyed more than four years ago.
Work to build a new leisure complex in Aberavon could start immediately now that plans have been given approval by Neath Port Talbot councillors.
The £13m lido would replace the Afan Lido which was destroyed by a fire four years ago.
The new leisure complex will feature an 8 lane swimming pool, a fitness gym and a youth club.
The Aberavon MP, Hywel Francis, has decided to stand down at the next general election. He's held the seat since 2001.
The Aberavon Constituency have thanked him for his hard work:
He's campaigned on many issues, including the new Swansea University Science & Innovation Campus which is set to open in 2015.
Dr Hywel Francis has announced that he will not seek re-election as the MP for Aberavon in the 2015 General Election.
Having served the constituency since 2001, Dr Francis said: