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  1. UK has ‘one of the worst’ stillbirth rates in developed world

    Tuesday 13 May 2014, 16:01

    On Wednesday 14 May at 10am Victoria Derbyshire will discuss how many UK hospitals have failed to adopt new care standards to help prevent stillbirths, even though it has been proved that these measures save babies' lives.

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  2. Trying to give up sugar for a week

    Friday 2 May 2014, 17:53

    For a week I have been trying to keep the 'added sugar' in my daily diet to 25 grams. Why do this? The World Health Organisation's (WHO) current recommendation is that sugars should make up less than 10% of total energy intake every day. But back in March, the WHO suggested that a reduction to 5% of...

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  3. What are your experiences of everyday sexism?

    Monday 7 April 2014, 11:02

    The Everyday Sexism Project rejects the pre-conceived perceptions of what is deemed acceptable for one person to say to another. It challenges the way we act and, most of all, challenges our lack of action.

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  4. Three same-sex couples share their weddings with 5 live

    Thursday 27 March 2014, 14:32

    Three same-sex couples share their weddings with 5 live on Sat 29 March, the day same-sex marriage becomes legal in England and Wales.

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  5. People ‘imprisoned’ in homes by animal factory ‘meaty stench’

    Friday 7 March 2014, 19:50

    As I stepped out my car at J G Pears animal rendering plant in Newark, Nottingham the smell hit me. Residents, who claim factory smells blight their life, told me the meaty stench was mild compared to what they often experience.

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  6. Phil Williams: Are we there yet?

    Monday 2 December 2013, 13:37

    From the cost of driving, to HS2, to a third runway at Heathrow, we have some big decisions to make about transport in Britain and where billions of pounds should be spent. That’s why this week, Phil Williams is taking his programme around the country to find out what we need to do to keep Britain...

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  7. Parents and staff behaving badly at youth football games

    Friday 29 November 2013, 15:04

    5 live Investigates asked the Football Association (FA) to compile figures on the number of parents and team staff behaving badly at youth games all over the country. Almost 4,000 misconduct offences have been committed by adults at youth level football between July 2012 and November 2013.

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  8. Meeting the Syrian refugees trying to get to the UK

    Thursday 17 October 2013, 18:50

    On Friday 18th, Victoria Derbyshire will be speaking to the Syrian refugees and those helping them in Calais. Hear from the European politicians who blame Britain for the crisis in their port. The Home Office says “legal and illegal migration in France is the responsibility of the French authorities...

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  9. The energy for Energy Day

    Tuesday 3 September 2013, 12:23

    How will 5 live's Energy Day be powered?

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  10. Inside the Dutch public drugs testing centre

    Monday 26 August 2013, 14:08

    It feels a lot like a doctor’s surgery: dove-white walls, a slightly clinical antiseptic smell. The difference is, it's not you that's being checked but your pills.

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  11. London Anniversary Games: Peter returns to the Park

    Thursday 25 July 2013, 15:56

    Peter Allen remembers his London 2012 experience, as he prepares to return to the Olympic Park for the Anniversary Games.

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  12. Behind the scenes: Week one of the Tour de France

    Wednesday 17 July 2013, 14:38

    Behind the scenes: Week one of the Tour de France

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  13. Tour de France: Watching paint dry

    Tuesday 16 July 2013, 14:44

    BBC Radio 5 live's Tour de France producer Olie D'Albertanson films the stencil team on the morning of Stage 16.

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  14. Bump Club: Live from a maternity unit

    Monday 8 July 2013, 17:19

    On Tuesday our Bump Club journey culminates at one of the busiest maternity units in the country. Richard Bacon will bring you his programme live from the Leicester Royal Infirmary between 2 and 4pm and all day 5 live will be clocking on with the midwifery team there from 7am.

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  15. The rise of the C-section

    Tuesday 2 July 2013, 16:30

    Being somewhat addicted to birth, I felt truly honoured to be invited by Bump Club parents Lorna and Justin Morley Medd to witness the birth of their baby last week.  

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  16. Tour de France: A broken pelvis and the difficult 3rd Stage

    Monday 1 July 2013, 13:42

    For me the 3rd day in any stage race has always been one to throw up a few surprises, and there’s no other race in the world more likely to hold up that tradition than le Tour.

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  17. Tour de France Stage 1: A close call

    Sunday 30 June 2013, 20:09

    The Tour never fails to give us talking points, but yesterday though was a first even for me; a team bus almost brought the 1st Stage of the 100th Tour de France to what would have been a very embarrassing, premature end!

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  18. At the head of the peloton with the 100th Tour de France

    Friday 28 June 2013, 10:54

    5 live will be at every stage of this year's Tour de France - the 100th in its history. Here our team talk about their expectations for the race - a second consecutive British winner? - plus how they'll bring it to you:

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  19. Bump Club: Meeting Noelle - the birthing simulator

    Friday 21 June 2013, 14:43

    The midwives maintain that she is a valuable piece of kit that complements their three years of medical training: they believe she is worth every penny of her £26,000 price tag. 

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  20. Pienaar's Politics in Northern Ireland for G8

    Friday 14 June 2013, 19:06

    This weekend Pienaar's Politics is coming from Lough Erne in Northern Ireland to cover the G8 summit for 5 live. John’s guests will include Prime Minister David Cameron and the Archbishop of York John Sentamu.

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