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David Lewis

Producer 5 live, David Lewis is producer for 5 live investigates

Blog posts in total 20

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  1. 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 growing trend,”  said Mrs Miller.

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

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  4. 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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  5. 5 live investigates finds some local authorities in England are disregarding the decisions of independent adjudicators over bus lanes.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 5 Live Investigates this Sunday looks at an issue that touches many families in the UK – dementia.

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  11. “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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  12. 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 pe...

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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