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David Lewis David Lewis Producer 5 live, David Lewis is producer for 5 live investigates Blog posts in total 20

  1. Sexting amongst children 'epidemic'

    Monday 6 October 2014, 07:35

    Former Culture Secretary Maria Miller has told the programme sexting is an ‘epidemic’ which is on the increase and is spreading to primary schools.

    “It’s now frankly something that children accept as part of their everyday life right from primary school age and all the research shows it’s a...

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  2. Poor broadband affecting small business development

    Friday 25 April 2014, 15:53

    One technology company told 5 live Investigates that its customers in India have a better broadband hook up than they do in Buckinghamshire. Another Devon based business said it would like to talk with customers using Skype, but the connection is too slow

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  3. 10,000 fewer mental health patients hospital beds

    Friday 28 February 2014, 17:33

    5 live Investigates on Sunday 2nd March looks at the pressure on emergency mental health services.

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  4. Wrecks on the road?

    Friday 21 February 2014, 17:04

    How written off cars can end up back on the road.

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  5. MPs call for fan power football in clubs

    Friday 14 February 2014, 17:11

    MPs call for fan power in football clubs

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  6. Sex offenders released from prison untreated 'pose a risk'

    Friday 7 February 2014, 19:36

    The NSPCC says there are insufficient sex offender treatment programmes for the number of people in jail for committing sex crimes.

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  7. Caught in the bus lane

    Friday 31 January 2014, 15:43

    5 live investigates finds some local authorities in England are disregarding the decisions of independent adjudicators over bus lanes.

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  8. Dogs 'stolen' from gardens, homes & cars

    Friday 20 December 2013, 17:59

    457 dogs were reported as stolen to the website DogLost, of which 46% were not reunited within 12 months, 5 live Investigates has found. This is out of a total of 7,262 dogs listed on the site during this time as either lost or reunited with their owners.

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  9. 5 live Investigates: Assaults on taxi drivers by passengers

    Friday 13 December 2013, 15:55

    On average, more than 30 taxi drivers a year are subjected to the most savage assaults – wounding, attempted murder and murder, according to figures gathered by 5 live Investigates.

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  10. 5 live Investigates: Racist and far-right online material

    Friday 22 November 2013, 12:28

    Our top story this week developed from the case of Pavlo Lapshyn, the white supremacist jailed in October for the murder of an elderly Muslim man returning home from his Mosque in Birmingham.

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  11. The £300m trade in stolen artworks

    Friday 15 November 2013, 15:13

    Take a guess – what’s the biggest crime in the UK after the illegal drugs trade? According to a report from UK police chiefs, it is the theft of art works from museums, private galleries or historic buildings. An illicit trade valued at an estimated £300m a year.

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  12. Acid attacks a new dimension to gang violence

    Friday 8 November 2013, 15:43

    How the majority of acid attacks in the UK are targetted at men.

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  13. 5 live Investigates: Dementia database

    Friday 1 November 2013, 17:44

    5 Live Investigates this Sunday looks at an issue that touches many families in the UK – dementia.

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  14. 5 live Investigates: Rabies in the UK: A case of not if but when?

    Thursday 17 October 2013, 13:21

    5 live Investigates the changes to quarantine rules.

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  15. 5 live Investigates: The cheque's in the post

    Friday 11 October 2013, 16:02

    “The cheque’s in the post…” With electronic banking, the phrase might seem outdated – but the sentiment is as relevant as ever in British business.

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  16. 5 live Investigates: The increase in reports of historic sex abuse

    Friday 4 October 2013, 17:35

    The outing of Jimmy Savile a year ago as a serial sex offender has changed the way society looks at sex abuse.

    There’s a recognition that the problem is much bigger than many people ever imagined.

    But if anything positive has emerged from the sordid antics of Savile, it is that it has given people the...

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  17. 5 live Investigates: Recycle dump fires, loan charges and variable speed signs

    Friday 27 September 2013, 11:55

    For some, where there’s muck there’s brass… but for fire crews, a large waste recycling dump poses serious problems. When they catch fire, the blaze can last for weeks and give off highly toxic chemicals.

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  18. 5 live Investigates: One in 10 firefighters don't reach minimum fitness level

    Friday 20 September 2013, 10:42

    5 live Investigates looks at the level of fitness of firefighters across the UK.

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  19. 5 live Investigates: Business property tax avoidance costs taxpayers millions

    Friday 13 September 2013, 15:55

    This week the 5 live Investigates team have been looking at business rates avoidance schemes that are costing town halls millions of pounds a year.

    Landlords are responsible for paying the rates on empty commercial buildings, and in some cases, that can be a hefty sum.

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  20. 5 live Investigates returns

    Friday 6 September 2013, 17:03

    Adrian Goldberg leads the 5 live Investigates team back into action with an examination of staffing at hospital accident and emergency (A&E) units in England.

    Some hospitals have just over half the doctors or nurses they believe they need.

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