Newsweek Wales - Sunday 18th August

On Newsweek Wales, we look at how rail fares are set to increase again - and passengers aren't pleased. Plus, how one woman says stepping into the boxing ring helped to turn her life around. And, find out where in Wales has been named as one of the best places to visit in the UK.

Newsweek Wales - Sunday 11th August

Alexandra Hartley is joined by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, who slept rough as a teenager in Newport but is now one of the most senior firefighters in the UK.

And Rob Osborne visits a Rhondda primary school which uncovered something rather unusual under its floorboards during a recent renovation.

Fishlock's Choice: Episode 6

One of the architects of modern secondary education was born in humble surroundings in a small village in Conwy.

The son of a shoemaker, Henry Jones became a university lecturer and philosophy, and was knighted for his work to secure education for those between 11 and university age.

In Jones’ home village of Llangernyw, Trevor Fishlock meets the dedicated group of volunteers who are keeping his memory alive. They have turned the house in which he grew up into a museum which captures Welsh life towards the end of the 19th Century.

Trevor also walks the Conwy Valley to learn about a colony of artists which set itself up in Betws y Coed and to hear the story of the man who set up his own eisteddfod after rejecting the National Eisteddfod for being too English.

Fishlock's Choice: Episode 5

Trevor Fishlock meets the only public official in Wales who proudly boasts he exaggerated the truth to get elected.

The tradition of the “mock mayor” of Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire began in the 19th Century as a wonderful joke to entertain huge numbers of miners who were taking their holidays in the seaside village.

The current holder of the role, Roger Davies, tells Trevor that the winner is chosen by a show of hands after the candidates have made wild promises - such as promising to discover oil along the coast.

Trevor also finds out about the village’s little-explored close links to Dylan Thomas.

And on a walk along the coast to Llanelli he meets someone claiming to be the world’s strongest man and he hears about the German WW2 aircraft which got lost and landed in Wales by mistake.