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24/05/2015
BBC Radio 5 live
The 5 live blog

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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