The Report

The Report

Uncovering the real stories behind the news. Simon Cox and fellow reporters delve beneath the headlines. The Report airs every Thursday evening at 8pm on Radio 4 for 38 weeks a year. The programme lasts 28 minutes.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • Paramedics Under Pressure 09 Oct 2014

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    A rising number of paramedics are quitting ambulance services across the UK. Adrian Goldberg reveals how unprecedented levels of 999 calls combined with a growing culture of target-chasing has increased pressure on the remaining front-line staff, leading some services to look overseas for new recruits.

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  • Francis: The Pope's Calling 02 Oct 2014

    Thu, 2 Oct 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As the leaders of the Catholic Church gather to debate teaching on the family, is Pope Francis really the "revolutionary" Pope that his admirers hope for and his critics fear?

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  • Stirling Decides 25 Sept 2014

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Sharmini Selvarajah spends the week in the run up to the vote on Scottish independence in Stirling following local people as they decided which way to cast their ballots.

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  • The Right to be Forgotten 18 Sept 2014

    Thu, 18 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Simon Cox asks why people want to have some results wiped from Google searches and if the new EU law is just the start of more privacy for EU citizens.

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  • Racism in Northern Ireland 11 Sep 14

    Thu, 11 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In Belfast, racist crimes are being recorded more and more frequently. But who is behind them? Helen Grady investigates.

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  • Afghan Sikhs 04 Sep 14

    Thu, 4 Sep 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    After 35 Afghan Sikhs were found in a container at Tilbury docks, Melanie Abbott asks why they were so desperate to get to the UK, and meets the community they were to join.

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  • Publishing Wars 28 Aug 14

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Amazon, the online retailer, and large publishers are fighting over prices again. Adam Fleming reports on why this latest book war is so serious and who will be the winners and losers.

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  • Surrogacy 21 Aug 14

    Thu, 21 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Surrogacy in the UK is based on trust rather than a legally enforceable contract between surrogate and intended parents. Catrin Nye asks if the system is sustainable.

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  • The Big Society 14 Aug 14

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Part of the Conservatives' vision of a more socially active Britain: Children's fitness classes; a website to encourage volunteers and an Olympics legacy programme were three projects given millions of pounds of public money - yet they failed to deliver as promised. And they were projects chosen by an organisation set up specifically to lead David Cameron's Big Society initiative. Reporter Simon Cox looks at what went wrong and asks whether the Big Society is still going strong, in spite of, not because of the government's involvement.

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  • Litvinenko - The miniature nuclear attack 07 Aug 14

    Thu, 7 Aug 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Alexander Litvinenko was killed painfully and publicly by radioactive poisoning in London in November 2006. Nearly eight years later, after a protracted battle by his widow, a public inquiry has finally been established to find out why the ex-Russian security service officer died and who was responsible. Peter Marshall has followed the story from the start. He reports on its bizarre mysteries and whether the inquiry will answer the questions which have haunted Litvinenko's family and baffled lawyers, scientists, diplomats, politicians and the public.

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