Sun, 23 Nov 14
5 Live Investigates reveals that in more than half of all cases of domestic violence that are investigated by police, no action is taken against the offender. Thirty-three of the forty-three police forces in England and Wales provided figures following Freedom of Information requests. They reveal that of the 223,000 domestic abuse crimes, 118,000 of those were officially ‘undetected.’ Presenter Adrian Goldberg also reports from a rehabilitation programme for domestic abusers.
Sun, 16 Nov 14
As a charity warns children in Britain are facing a silent epidemic of hunger, we reveal youngsters have been treated hundreds of times for malnutrition in hospital. Also, forty years on, solicitors acting for relatives of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings seek an inquest into their deaths in the hope of finding new leads to catch the killers.
Sun, 9 Nov 14
The large supermarkets are accused of blighting some town centres by failing to deliver on plants to build new retail facilities. Also, the military fund raisers who are keeping the lion’s share of the money they raise. And the probation officers using lie detectors to keep the public safe from sex offenders – but can the technology be trusted?
Sun, 2 Nov 14
The government wants to put more offenders on probation. But frontline staff say the reorganisation is causing chaos putting staff and the public at risk.
Sun, 26 Oct 14
GPs are being stopped from sending patients directly for early diagnostic tests that would show brain cancer - despite Ministers saying people need to be diagnosed more quickly.
Sun, 19 Oct 14
A confidential liquidator's report accuses Scottish Power of reneging on a promise to pay cashback to 600,000 customers who’d bought extended warranties. Under the warranty, they could get their money back if they didn't make a claim over a 5 year period. But the companies running the warranty scheme went bust, accusing Scottish Power of failing to honour an undertaking to indemnify cashback pay-outs. Scottish Power denies any improper improper conduct. Also, the rules that are meant to stop dodgy directors taking over football clubs - but are they effective.
Sun, 5 Oct 14
Sexting is on the increase among teenagers -and is spreading to primary schools. But are teachers alerting pupils to the dangers of sending intimate selfies to classmates?
Sun, 21 Sep 14
The former Director of Public Prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald says we're still failing victims of disability hate crime - 18 months after a damning review of the criminal justice system recommended an overhaul of how we handle cases. He says that our approach to crimes against the disabled in 2014 is in the same place that race hate crime was before the murder of Stephen Lawrence 21 years ago. He adds the Crown Prosecution Service is still failing to keep accurate records of the crimes and prosecutors aren't pushing hard enough for sentence 'uplifts' in cases where disability is a motivating factor. The CPS says it is about to address the recommendations in the Joint Criminal Justice Review which was published in March 2013.
Sun, 14 Sep 14
As 5 live Investigates returns for a new series - Adrian Goldberg reports on a crisis in social care. With budgets slashed and demand soaring, charities say hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people are being cast adrift.
Sun, 4 May 14
A former soldier wins Legal Aid in his fight to identify what caused his Gulf War illness. He's hoping to go to court to force the Ministry of Defence to reveal what it knew of the risks the vaccines given to soldiers being deployed to the first Gulf War might have posed. And Government figures reveal a sharp rise in the number of prison staff assaulted over the past year. What's causing the increase in attacks?
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