Sun, 24 May 15
The leaseholders 'over charged' by as much as £1 billion a year by landlords and property agents, according to an industry whistleblower – and the high street pharmacists making a quarter of a million dispensing errors each year. Health Ministers consider changing the law.
Sun, 17 May 15
Is Islamic State profiting from the misery of migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe? We investigate claims the terror group is taxing people smugglers and sending their own supporters to Europe hidden on the boats. And do current test underestimate how much nitrogen dioxide is being pumped out into the atmosphere by diesel cars?
Sun, 29 Mar 15
Tough encryption software used on mobile phones and in apps is creating no-go areas for the police and intelligence agencies trying to monitor terrorist traffic on the web. Europe’s top cop says it is one of the biggest challenges facing law enforcement bodies investigating terror plots. He says the drive by the tech companies to use stronger encryption has accelerated since IT contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the intelligence agencies in the US and UK were ‘bulk monitoring’ the emails of innocent people. Also, is enough being done to help elite athletes make the transition from the international spotlight to ordinary life when their careers end?
Sun, 22 Mar 15
It’s never been more difficult to get on the housing ladder, but we reveal the ten cheapest places to buy a house in the UK. The number of affordable homes has fallen by almost a third in the last three years. We examine why so few are being built? And how our investigation into the online treatment offered for one of the most common forms of sexually transmitted infection led to questions in the House of Commons.
Sun, 15 Mar 15
Children with special needs face a postcode lottery to get extra help at school. If parents, teachers or health professionals think a child needs support that goes beyond what a mainstream school could normally provide, they can ask for an Assessment from their local education authority. But we reveal how some authorities are much more likely to turn down a request for an assessment than others. And we hear from the mental health patients who are forced to stay in hospital when they are well enough to leave because of a lack of support in the community.
Sun, 8 Mar 15
An injured soldier awarded the George Medal for gallantry says the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme failed to recognise the severity of his disability. His case raises has fresh concerns over the scheme which has paid out £473 million over the last 10 years. Also - according to OFSTED, one in 2 sponsored academy schools is not providing a good education. But academies were meant to lever up standards - so why is it taking so long to turnaround some failing schools?
Sun, 1 Mar 15
Websites offering online treatment for a common form of sexually transmitted disease put patients at risk by not following best practice guidelines. Sexual health experts recommend patients receive a powerful antibiotic, which can only be injected, but 5Live investigates found a number of UK-based websites offering only oral antibiotics. And people with learning disabilities who are forced into marriage. Many families believe it is the only option to get a carer for their son or daughter, but in some cases it is done for money.
Sun, 22 Feb 15
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.
Sun, 15 Feb 15
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.
Sun, 8 Feb 15
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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