Welsh soldier Andrew Bull returns to the Falls Road in Belfast, thirty years after he was blinded by an explosion there.
Wales This Week, investigates claims that illegal drugs are now purer and cheaper than they have been at any time in the last two decades.
Six-year-old Brecon Vaughan is to undergo a life-changing operation thanks to the generosity of a man left paralysed after a road accident.
Councils spend millions of pounds cleaning up illegally-dumped waste, but the cost to the environment can be even more alarming. Now, enforcement officers are closing in on fly tippers, using the latest technology and sharing intelligence to catch them in the act.
At this site on the roadside in the Wentloog levels, between Cardiff and Newport. There is plenty of evidence of illegal tipping.
Tonnes of asbestos sheets have been dumped in the area for the twentieth time in the last 14 months.
"if it breaks down, the spores start travelling round in the air, and that can be dangerous for public health... the people who are disposing of this are probably not dealing with it correctly themselves either, so they’re quite likely to be at risk of all sorts of diseases”
Raynor Lewis, Intelligence Officer, Natural Resources Wales
Fly tipping can lead to a prison sentence or a maximum fine of £50,000, but last year there were just 106 prosecutions in Wales.
Tonight, Wales This Week is out with the enforcement officers, who are tracking down these illegal fly tippers.
In next week's programme, Wales This Week goes on the trail of illegal waste tippers, who cost Wales millions of pounds a year and can do untold damage to the environment.
Wales This Week goes on the trail of cowboy constructors in Wales, where shoddy building work has had a devastating effect on one family and has cost others a fortune.
Regulation of domestic builders in Wales would save lives, according to the heartbroken mum of a three-year-old girl killed by a falling wall.
Lindsay Burgess, whose daughter Meg died in 2008, is supporting plans from inside the industry to introduce a licensing system.
Meg died when a wall built by builder George Collier collapsed onto a pavement in Prestatyn. Collier was later jailed for causing manslaughter by gross negligence.
“I think we are still classed as an unlucky accident by many members of the public,” she said. “Well, no, another death is waiting to happen.”
Mrs Burgess was talking to ‘Wales This Week’ which tonight looks at the call for regulation and investigates how people who have work done can avoid rogue traders and cowboy builders.
Wales could be the first area of the UK to introduce a licence for domestic builders, Wales This Week can reveal.
The Federation of Master Builders is bringing together trading standards experts and representatives of the Welsh Government to explore how a licence might work.
One option under consideration is a ‘safe list’ of domestic builders, similar to the Gas Safe Register.
The campaign is supported by Peter and Lindsay Burgess whose three-year-old daughter Meg was killed when a wall collapsed on her in Prestatyn in 2008.
The couple will describe the need for regulation on ‘Wales This Week’ tonight at 8pm.
On the trail of cowboy constructors in Wales, where shoddy building work has had a devastating effect on one family and cost others a fortune.
The decision to scrap Police Authorities and replace them with Police and Crime Commissioners has been criticised by some, who say it is too expensive.
However, according to the Home Office, police reforms are working and crime is falling.
In tonight's episode, all four Welsh Police and Crime Commissioners speak to ITV Cymru Wales ten months after taking up office.
– Home Office spokesperson
Police reforms are working and crime is falling. Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales have been an integral part of this by announcing a series of innovative projects since taking office.
Last November’s elections marked the biggest democratic reform in policing in our lifetimes with more than five million people voting. This gives PCCs a far greater mandate than the unelected and invisible police authorities they replaced.
In response to criticisms of PCCs, the Home Office has also given more details of the progress made so far by the four Commissioners in Wales:
- South Wales PCC has announced a force-wide roll-out of the Cardiff violence reduction model, in which A&E staff share information about violent incidents with police. He has also launched a new initiative to tackle online bullying and online crime, including child abuse.
- In Gwent, the PCC has introduced his own app to help residents track his initiatives. He is the first PCC to do so.
- The Dyfed Powys PCC launched a six-week consultation on rural crime in July to inform a rural policing strategy. The force is making increased use of the internet and social media to communicate with the public, inlcuding a bilingual smartphone app.
The Home Office has rejected criticisms over the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales.
The Labour MP for Newport West, Paul Flynn, has told ITV Cymru Wales the new system is 'not going to work'.
The Home Office says police reforms are working and crime is falling.
The Electoral Commission has since told the British Government that mistakes over last year's PCC elections must not be repeated.
It found only 20% of people felt they had enough information about the candidates, with turnout for the elections at a record low.
Salaries for the four Welsh Commissioners range from £65,000 to £85,000, and each has a total office budget around ten times that amount.
In Dyfed-Powys and South Wales that is less than it was before, while in North Wales the budget has stayed the same.
Wales This Week: Feeling the Force is on at 8pm tonight on ITV Cymru Wales.