5 live Investigates

5 live Investigates

Adrian Goldberg presents an entertaining mix of dirt-digging, debunking, and intriguing interviews revealing unreported issues. Investigative news report from Adrian Goldberg’s BBC Radio 5 live programme, broadcast Sundays at 11am.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • 5l Investigates: Safeguarding in Care Homes & Unsafe HGVs 22 Feb 15

    Sun, 22 Feb 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Nearly 15,000 safeguarding alerts have been made in England over the past year about alleged abuse and neglect in elderly care homes. Also, one in 3 HGVs stopped in roadside safety checks has mechanical defects so serious they vehicle is taken off the road.

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  • Cavity Wall Insulation & Safety in Recycling plants 15 Feb 15

    Sun, 15 Feb 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Cavity wall insulation has been “mis-sold” to thousands of homeowners, say campaigners. The insulation is fitted as part of the drive to improve energy efficiency in Britain’s homes – and is funded by the energy companies through a green levy paid by customers. Also, why does the waste and recycling industry have such a high accident rate? We hear from one worker whose arm was ripped off after it became trapped in a machine where the guard had been removed.

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  • Care Homes & Roadwork nightmares 08 Feb 15

    Sun, 8 Feb 15

    Duration:
    48 mins

    The elderly care homes failing to meet national standards. One in five care homes for older people in England fails to meet CQC tests. Plus we reveal the worst traffic hotspots caused by roadworks.

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  • Can't Pay, Won't Pay - Child Maintenance and concern over Suicide 25 Jan 15

    Sun, 25 Jan 15

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Parents owed child maintenance payments via the CSA are owed almost £4 billion, but questions are being asked about how much of it will ever be paid. And, concern over the websites that encourage suicide. Is there a link between the internet and self harm?

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  • Discharging mental health patients & Phishing emails 18 JAN 15

    Sun, 18 Jan 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    The patients group, Healthwatch, estimates 1 in 8 mental health patients in England are discharged from hospital too soon or without adequate support. Also - have some of the telecoms companies been hacked? We investigate after customers of O2 received phishing emails asking for their bank details. And the latest in our investigation into the latest fad to hit the beauty and wellness industry - the vitamin intravenous drip!

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  • Ambulance Crisis 11 Jan 15

    Sun, 11 Jan 15

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Eight of 10 ambulance trusts in England failed to hit their performance target for responding to the most serious medical emergencies. With NHS emergency services in crisis, we’ve been inside one ambulance trust as they cope with a sharp rise in calls. We see how they manage life and death decisions – and the impacts of queues outside A+E units which can take an emergency vehicle off the road for hours.

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  • Late Trains & Infusions 04 Jan 15

    Sun, 4 Jan 15

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Latest figures show passenger complaints about rail travel are on the rise. Also, an investigation into clinics offering vitamin infusions. Can a shot of vitamins really boost your immune system and improve your health? An undercover investigation reveals health claims being made against guidelines from regulators.

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  • Closing Pubs & Banning Legal Highs 21 Dec 14

    Sun, 21 Dec 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    With 31 pubs closing each week, how successful is the Government scheme designed to protect them from developers? For the past 2 years, campaigners have been able to designate a pub as an Asset of Community Value, requiring owners to consider offers from local residents if they put the business up for sale. Also, the delays in banning lethal 'legal highs'. David Cameron said almost a year ago that the Home Office had powers to ban deadly drugs in days. But one substance – AMT – can still be bought legally.

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  • Foreign Criminals & Drinking whilst Pregnant 14 Dec 14

    Sun, 14 Dec 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    Five live investigates reveals one in seven people arrested in England and Wales last year came from overseas and many police forces often fail to carry out basic background check to see if they have committed offences abroad. And are women being given enough advice about the dangers of drinking while pregnant? We hear from one mother who drank heavily and gave birth to a child with learning and developmental problems

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  • Royal Mail & Radiotherapy 07 Dec 14

    Sun, 7 Dec 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Royal Mail says its traditional job of delivering letters and parcels six days a week to every address in the UK for the same price is under threat. We hear from frontline postmen who fear for their jobs and claim rival postal businesses have an unfair advantage. But business analysts say the Royal Mail needs to be more efficient. And why are cancer patients being denied a radiotherapy treatment which leading doctors say is cheaper and more effective?

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