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 9pm.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • 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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  • Organ Transplant & Muslim Schools 30 Nov 14

    Sun, 30 Nov 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    A patient describes how he got cancer from a kidney donated from a woman with lymphoma. 1 in 4 transplant organs now comes from a "higher risk" donor - people who were over 70, had a tumour or a history of drug abuse. One doctor says transplant units feel under pressure to use organs that are less than ideal. Also, is enough being done to lever up GCSE standards in poor-performing independent Muslim schools?

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  • Domestic Abuse 23 Nov 11

    Sun, 23 Nov 14

    Duration:
    56 mins

    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.

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  • Child Malnutrition 16 Nov 14

    Sun, 16 Nov 14

    Duration:
    48 mins

    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.

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  • Supermarkets 09 Nov 2014

    Sun, 9 Nov 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    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?

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  • Probation Services 02 Nov 14

    Sun, 2 Nov 14

    Duration:
    47 mins

    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.

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  • Brain Tumours 26 Oct 14

    Sun, 26 Oct 14

    Duration:
    50 mins

    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.

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  • 19 Oct 14 Scottish Power cashback and Fit and Proper Person checks in football

    Sun, 19 Oct 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

    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.

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