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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              • Aid to Nepal 21 May 15

                Thu, 21 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Aid is pouring in to Nepal in the wake of the earthquake. But in a country where corruption is endemic, will the money go where it is intended? Simon Cox investigates. Producer: Ben Crighton

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              • Drug Resistance 07 May 15

                Thu, 7 May 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Peter Marshall investigates why drug resistance is now regarded by the UK government as one of the biggest threats to public safety.

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              • Sexism in the City 30 Apr 15

                Thu, 30 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                A City banker gets a £3 million payout for sex discrimination at work. Simon Cox asks why such cases still happen despite laws to prevent it. What's the impact on those involved? This programme contains strong language.

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              • The Satanic Cult That Wasn't 23 Apr 15

                Thu, 23 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                How claims of a Satanic abuse cult in a North London suburb went global, but turned out to be untrue. Melanie Abbott investigates.

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              • Sharia Law in Britain 16 Apr 15

                Thu, 16 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Britain's sharia councils are to be reviewed by the government. Reporter Jenny Chryss asks if it is possible to regulate Islamic law in the UK.

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              • Are Russian sanctions dangerous for Britain? 09 Apr 15

                Thu, 9 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                EU sanctions on Russia are up for renewal. The Report asks should the UK be backing them.

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              • The Murder of Meredith Kercher 02 Apr 15

                Thu, 2 Apr 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are cleared for a second time of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, Ruth Alexander examines the case against them.

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              • Tony Blair: Farewell to the Quartet 26 Mar 15

                Thu, 26 Mar 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As Tony Blair prepares to step down from his diplomatic role in the Middle East, Simon Cox asks why the former prime minister is going and what he has achieved.

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              • Trouble at The Telegraph 19 Mar 15

                Thu, 19 Mar 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The Daily Telegraph's political commentator, Peter Oborne, resigned in February 2015, accusing the paper of shying away from stories that might upset its advertisers. Robin Aitken asks whether this is fair and traces the Telegraph's evolution from a broadsheet newspaper to a multimedia "news content provider."

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              • The Truth About Fat 12 Mar 15

                Thu, 12 Mar 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                There is no link between saturated fat and heart disease, according to a recent report in a respected scientific journal. So why has official public health advice for the past decades recommended a low fat diet? Adrian Goldberg investigates.

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              • Anti-Semitism in the UK: Is It Growing? 05 Mar 15

                Thu, 5 Mar 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Anti-Semitism in the UK: Simon Cox investigates the changing face of prejudice against Jewish people after lethal attacks elsewhere in Europe.

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              • French, Republican and Muslim, Insha’Allah? 29 Jan 15

                Thu, 29 Jan 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                France is urging its Muslim population to be more French. But, Helen Grady asks, does this insistence on secularism leave them any space for being a Muslim?

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              • Germany, Islam and the new Right 22 Jan 15

                Thu, 22 Jan 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Germany's new anti-Islamisation movement, Pegida, is attracting a middle-aged following to its weekly marches around the country. Catrin Nye travels to the city of Dresden and meets its founder.

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              • CIA Torture - What Did Britain Know? 15 Jan 15

                Thu, 15 Jan 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Last month's Senate report on the CIA and torture raises important issues for Britain. Is enough being done to investigate the possible involvement of UK intelligence agencies?

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              • Islamic State 08 Jan 15

                Thu, 8 Jan 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Aimen Dean left school in Saudi Arabia to fight jihad in Bosnia in the 1990s. But with the rise of al Qaeda he became disillusioned with his comrades’ drift towards terrorism. He joined al Qaeda – but working undercover for the British government. Despite Dean’s defection, IS supporters still debate with him. In The Report he gives us a unique insight into the workings of Islamic State.

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              • Rape: Prosecuting Accusers 18 Dec 14

                Thu, 18 Dec 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Do prosecutions for false accusations of rape deter women from coming forward, or is it the best way to get justice for men who go through the ordeal of clearing their name? Melanie Abbott asks whether the police are properly investigating accusations and whether the Crown Prosecution Service has got the balance right.

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              • Private schools and public benefit 11 Dec 14

                Thu, 11 Dec 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Tristram Hunt, Shadow Education Secretary, has caused controversy by arguing that private schools that don't have partnerships with their state counterparts should lose their business rates relief. But how easy is it to discover what partnerships are happening? And do they do any good? Simon Cox investigates.

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              • Derby Jihadist 04 Dec

                Thu, 4 Dec 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Suspected suicide bomber Kabir Ahmed left the UK to fight for IS - the second Islamist extremist from Derby to die abroad in recent years. Simon Cox looks at the networks connecting the two men and investigates whether their leaders are still active in Derby.

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              • Virgin Galactic 27 Nov 14

                Thu, 27 Nov 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Medium The fatal explosion of a Virgin Galactic craft has highlighted the risks of space tourism. Lesley Curwen reports on whether it has consequences for Sir Richard Branson's brand too.

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              • Right to Buy 20 Nov 2014

                Thu, 20 Nov 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Right to Buy was one of the landmark successes of Margaret Thatcher's government, enabling over 2 million tenants to buy council homes at a discounted price. Since coming to power, David Cameron has reinvigorated the policy by introducing discounts of up to £102,700 off the price of a home. The Report asks what’s the impact of selling off yet more social housing in this way; investigates claims the policy is being abused; and reveals how one council has devised a scheme to opt out of Right to Buy altogether.

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              • Tesco: Trouble at the Top 13 Nov 14

                Thu, 13 Nov 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Tesco is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over an alleged black hole in its accounts. Simon Cox tells the story of Tesco's biggest crisis to date.

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              • 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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              • Diabetes: A Surgical Solution? 31 JUL 2014

                Thu, 31 Jul 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Is surgery an effective treatment for people with Type 2 diabetes? A recent announcement by NICE to expand access to bariatric surgery to diabetes patients was met with some fierce criticism, with claims that overweight people don't 'deserve' expensive weight-loss surgery and should simply eat less. But experts tell reporter Adrian Goldberg that it's a method which can send diabetes into remission and has the potential to save the NHS millions of pounds.

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              • Trojan Horse Schools Plot 24 Jul 14

                Thu, 24 Jul 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The "Trojan horse letter" - an anonymous document claiming to reveal a Muslim activist conspiracy to Islamise secular schools – might have been fake, but a government investigation decided this week that there had, in fact, been a campaign to introduce "an intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos into a few schools in Birmingham". Simon Cox spends time in one of the schools inspected, meets parents and teachers and talks to two of the alleged plotters.

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              • Internet Jihadi: Babar Ahmad 17 Jul 14

                Thu, 17 Jul 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                British Muslim Babar Ahmad has been convicted in the US of providing support to terrorists. He founded the first English language jihadi website in the 90s. Two years after 9/11, he was arrested and fought extradition to the US where authorities said his actions had helped garner support for al-Qaeda. Ahmad maintains that he has only ever tried to assist Muslims suffering under oppressive regimes. BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Dominic Casciani traces Ahmad's journey from a privileged upbringing in South London to a US prison.

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              • Why are people voting UKIP? 10 Jul 14

                Thu, 10 Jul 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Thurrock voters have been turning to UKIP and deserting Labour and the Tories. Wesley Stephenson visits the Essex district and tries to find out why. In the European and local council elections the UKIP vote jumped 163 percent in Thurrock. The council area comprises one of the most marginal Westminster seats in the country, so what will this mean for the general election and can what's happening in Thurrock tell us anything about the rise of UKIP elsewhere in the UK?

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              • E-cigarettes 03 Jul 14

                Thu, 3 Jul 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                E-cigarettes are thought to have been used by more than two million people in Britain. Whitehall civil servants think that electronic cigarettes are one of the most significant public health success stories of our generation. In Wales however, the principality's government wants to ban their use in public places. Wesley Stephenson asks why the two governments have such different approaches.

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              • The unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan 22 May 14

                Thu, 22 May 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Daniel Morgan, a private investigator, was murdered 27 years ago, found with an axe in his skull in a south London car park. No-one has ever been convicted of the murder. Police corruption is thought to have impeded the investigation and to have been a motive for the killing itself. And now a leading barrister suggests there may be a link with the investigation of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. Adrian Goldberg investigates.

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              • Constance Briscoe 15 May 14

                Thu, 15 May 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Constance Briscoe, one of England's highest profile legal figures, was jailed for lying to police probing ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne's speeding points case. Clive Coleman investigates the part-time judge, barrister, and author of the memoir 'Ugly'.

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              • Jihadi Converts 08 May 14

                Thu, 8 May 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Converts to Islam are far more likely to be involved in terrorist incidents than those who were born into Muslim families: converts account for around a quarter of terrorist convictions in Britain since 9/11 yet they represent only 2-3% of the UK's Muslim population. As the anniversary of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby by two Muslim converts approaches, the Today programme's Zubeida Malik investigates why new Muslims appear to be so vulnerable to the call of jihadi recruiters. She hears the stories of converts lured by extremists and talks to terrorism expert Professor Peter Neumann.

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              • Sexual harassment in Westminster 01 May 14

                Thu, 1 May 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Simon Cox investigates allegations of abuse of power, a culture of silence, a lack of protection for junior staff and how effective measures introduced to combat the problem are likely to be.

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              • The Muslim Brotherhood in Britain 24 Apr 14

                Thu, 24 Apr 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                David Cameron has announced an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood - Peter Marshall investigates the British government's concerns about the Islamist organisation, and asks why is it now reviewing the Brotherhood when it has had a UK base for over 50 years?

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              • Maria Miller's Expenses 17 Apr 14

                Thu, 17 Apr 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The MPs' expenses debacle has claimed another victim - 5 years after the initial revelations. Reporter Melanie Abbott investigates the story behind Maria Miller's resignation.

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              • The truth about statins 10 Apr 14

                Thu, 10 Apr 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are already taken by around 1 in 7 adults in the UK. Reporter Tom Esslemont investigates plans for a dramatic increase in prescribing.

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              • The mystery of flight 370 03 Apr 14

                Thu, 3 Apr 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                It may never be known why MH370 crashed into the Indian Ocean with the loss of everyone on board. Melanie Abbott asks how a plane can disappear in the 21st Century, and why nearly a month on we are still no nearer to solving the mystery of what happened on that flight.

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              • Marius the Giraffe: Zoogenics? 27 Feb 14

                Thu, 27 Feb 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The killing of Marius the giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo sparked a global outcry. Hannah Barnes asks whether what the Danes did in public is happening in secret in British zoos.

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              • Who Killed Meredith Kercher? 20 Jan 14

                Thu, 20 Feb 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Is Amanda Knox really guilty of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher? Ruth Alexander travels to Italy to investigate.

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              • Ofsted 13 Jan 14

                Thu, 13 Feb 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                After a turbulent few weeks for those at the top of the schools' watchdog, Phil Kemp asks if this public row has distracted from the real struggle going on at Ofsted.

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              • Turkey - the Gulen movement 06 Feb 14

                Thu, 6 Feb 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The Gulen movement, Turkey's most influential Islamic network, helped bring the ruling AK Party to power in 2002. Now it threatens to bring it down. Edward Stourton investigates.

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              • Dieudonne: France's most dangerous comedian? 30 Jan 14

                Thu, 30 Jan 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                What does the popularity of controversial comedian Dieudonne tell us about France today? Helen Grady meets some of his supporters and those who think he's a dangerous anti-Semite.

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              • Oakwood Prison 23 Jan 14

                Thu, 23 Jan 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Oakwood Prison has faced a troubled history since it opened in April 2012, with several rooftop protests and a number of damning reports into its operation. Hannah Barnes investigates the disorder at the prison earlier this month and asks whether the situation there is indicative of wider problems in Britain's prison system.

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              • The seven-day health service 16 Jan 14

                Thu, 16 Jan 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Wesley Stephenson asks what compromises the NHS will have to make to provide week-round services in a time of unprecedented financial pressures.

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              • Right to die 09 Jan 14

                Thu, 9 Jan 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The UK's Supreme Court will rule on the 'right to die' early in 2014. What can we learn from Belgium's experience of legalised euthanasia?

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              • Miners' Strike Miscarriages? 02 Jan 14

                Thu, 2 Jan 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Jenny Chryss examines growing calls for a public inquiry into allegations of widespread falsification of evidence by the police during the 1984 miners' strike.

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              • Banking IT crisis 26 Dec 13

                Thu, 26 Dec 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The 'Cyber Monday' computer meltdown that affected RBS and NatWest customers, trying to bag bargains in the run-up to Christmas, was just the latest in a string of IT glitches that have plagued the big UK banks in recent years. But is there a greater problem than the inconvenience caused for shoppers? Do the ageing IT systems at the heart of the UK banking system pose a risk to financial stability? Melanie Abbott investigates.

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              • Brixton Maoists 19 Dec 13

                Thu, 19 Dec 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Simon Cox explores the story of three women, an obscure Maoist sect, and a Metropolitan Police investigation into claims of domestic slavery.

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              • Roma Migration 12 Dec 13

                Thu, 12 Dec 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                With a new influx of Eastern European migrants expected in January, Andrew Fletcher asks whether enough is being done to ease community tensions in some UK cities.

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              • Terror Laws: An Unhappy Compromise? 05 Dec 13

                Thu, 5 Dec 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed's audacious escape from terror restrictions by removing his electronic tag and absconding from a west London mosque in a burka has brought the Coalition's terror laws into the spotlight. Should we be worried that under the relaxed legislation six other suspected terrorists will have restrictions on them lifted in January? Phil Kemp investigates Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures – or TPIMs – and asks if the civil liberties of suspects have been put ahead of public safety.

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              • Inside the Vatican 28 Nov 13

                Thu, 28 Nov 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Pope Francis is being acclaimed for his leadership of the Roman Catholic Church - but why did his predecessor suddenly resign? Mark Dowd travels to Rome to investigate.

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              • Energy Prices: the Truth 21 Nov 13

                Thu, 21 Nov 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Where does the money from your energy bills go? Hannah Barnes asks if the energy companies have anything to hide and whether customers are being ripped off.

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              • Universal Credit 10 Oct 13

                Thu, 10 Oct 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                In The Report this week Simon Cox finds out why the Department for Work and Pensions has struggled to create an IT system that can deliver Universal Credit.

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              • Help to Buy 03 Oct 13

                Thu, 3 Oct 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Is the new Help to Buy scheme a lifeline for home-buyers or will it drive up prices and cause a housing bubble? Helen Grady finds out how it will work and who will benefit.

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              • Samantha Lewthwaite 26 Sep 2013

                Thu, 26 Sep 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the 7/7 bombers, is once again connected to terrorism in Kenya. Who is she? Simon Cox investigates.

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              • Police Tasers 19 Sep 13

                Thu, 19 Sep 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                What are the risks of being Tasered and how safe are the alternatives available to police - like CS spray, batons and police dogs? Melanie Abbott investigates.

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              • Sleepless in The City 12 Sep 13

                Thu, 12 Sep 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Investigating the death of bank intern Moritz Erhardt and the working culture of The City. Are the long hours dangerous and what should change? Phil Kemp investigates.

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              • Fracking 05 Sep 13

                Thu, 5 Sep 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Following demonstrations against fracking in Sussex, Wesley Stephenson investigates the arguments for and against the controversial method of extracting shale gas.

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              • Private Investigators 29 Aug 13

                Thu, 29 Aug 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Surveillance by PIs is commissioned by big business and public bodies. As the government announces that investigators will have to apply for a licence, Adam Fleming finds what they do and whether they cross the line.

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              • Gibraltar 22 Aug 13

                Thu, 22 Aug 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Phil Kemp travels to Gibraltar to investigate what's really happening on The Rock.

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              • The Liverpool Care Pathway: 15 Aug 13

                Thu, 15 Aug 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The inside story of the Liverpool Care Pathway. In The Report Helen Grady looks at its origins, its roll-out, the campaign against it and asks what next?

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              • Why can’t we catch the athletes who dope? 08 Aug 13

                Thu, 8 Aug 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                In the run up to the World Athletics Championships held in Moscow next week, Simon Cox asks whether enough is being done to combat doping in sport.

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              • Death in the Brecon Beacons 01 Aug 13

                Thu, 1 Aug 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Following the death of three reservists, Adam Fleming investigates whether deaths and injuries like these can be avoided.

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              • Fight Over Falkirk 25 Jul 13

                Thu, 25 Jul 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Did trade union Unite break any rules when recruiting new members to the Labour Party? Hannah Barnes travels to Falkirk to find out.

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              • NHS Complaints 18 Jul 2013

                Thu, 18 Jul 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                In a bad few weeks for NHS hospitals Simon Cox asks why people who experience bad care are being turned away by the patient complaints watchdog. Was the scandal at the Morecambe Bay Hospitals an isolated case, and could the problems at some of the 11 hospitals now in special measures have been spotted earlier? James Titcombe, whose son Joshua died at Morecambe Bay Hospital, tells the story of how his complaint was hampered at every turn. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor and the Medical Director of NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh, tell us how they think the system could be improved.

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              • Undercover Police 11 Jul 13

                Thu, 11 Jul 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Melanie Abbott looks for the truth about undercover policing following on from revelations that officers spied on Stephen Lawrence's family and friends.

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              • Tension in Woolwich 04 Jul 13

                Thu, 4 Jul 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Simon Cox probes the aftermath of the killing of soldier Lee Rigby and its effect on communities in South East London.

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              • Accident and Emergency Crisis 30 May 2013

                Thu, 30 May 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Is accident and emergency on the verge of collapse? Hospitals are still reeling from what bosses have called the ‘worst winter anyone can remember,’ with reports of crowded waiting rooms, queuing ambulances, and patients parked in corridors … The Report looks into the issues at two hospitals in London and Birmingham, one brand new and financially sound. Both have missed their targets for A&E waiting times - what do they say about the causes of the current problems in A&E and what the solutions might be?

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              • Investigating historic abuse 23 May 13

                Thu, 23 May 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As investigations into historic child abuse continue in the wake of revelations about Jimmy Savile, Melanie Abbott asks if we can ever get to the truth.

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              • Police and Crime Commissioners 16 May 2013

                Thu, 16 May 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Police and Crime Commissioners have faced numerous negative headlines over the past few weeks. They have been criticised for appointing friends and political colleagues to highly paid positions, putting forward eccentric policies or alternatively doing very little at all. So is this criticism fair? Six months after 41 Commissioners were elected across England and Wales, The Report assesses whether the criticisms can be put down to teething problems, or whether there are fundamental issues with this flagship reform of policing.

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              • MMR and the legacy of the link with autism. 2 May 2013

                Thu, 2 May 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Melanie Abbott looks at the measles outbreak in South Wales. She looks at how the legacy of the panic about the link between MMR and Autism lives on because of a perception that autism is rife amongst some immigrant groups. She talks to Somalis in Minnesota and finds that a lack of answers and high rates of autism in their families has affected MMR uptake and how this message is being heard back here in the UK.

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              • Bitcoin 25 April 2013

                Thu, 25 Apr 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Bitcoin, a digital currency found exclusively online and traded by a niche group of computer geeks has become more mainstream. Independent of any government or company users can be anonymous but in recent weeks, Bitcoin lost half its value due to a panic sell-off, but who are the people buying and selling this new currency and how does it work? Simon Cox investigates

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              • Children's heart surgery 18 April 2013

                Thu, 18 Apr 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                In the wake of the recent suspension of children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, Hannah Barnes asks how safe is the hospital’s unit ?

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              • The truth about Pope Francis 11 April 2013

                Thu, 11 Apr 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The first Latin American Pope has impressed many by signalling that he wants a “poor Church for the poor.” But awkward questions have arisen around the scandal of missing children and his role during Argentina’s so-called “Dirty War” which threaten to tarnish the new Bishop of Rome. Was he complicit with the military dictatorship or did he move behind the scenes to save the lives of his flock? Mark Dowd has been to Argentina to investigate.

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              • Cypriot Banks 04 April 2013

                Thu, 4 Apr 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The economy of Cyprus is in jeopardy and Russians have been blamed for using the island as a tax haven. However, it would seem that the problem with the system was much closer to home. Simon Cox finds out from employees and executives at the now defunct Laiki Bank how billions handed out in bad loans created a financial time-bomb that has destroyed a nation's hopes.

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              • Bulgarian and Romanian Immigration 28 March 2013

                Thu, 28 Mar 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Restrictions on immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria are lifted in 2014 and will have the same rights to work in the UK as other EU nationals. Will there really be a large influx of migrants and is the Government prepared for such an occasion? Victoria Derbyshire also asks those who have already made the move about what may happen in 2014.

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              • Pension Liberation Schemes 21 March 2013

                Thu, 21 Mar 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Pension liberation schemes promise people access to their funds before they are 55.In times of financial difficulty people may be tempted to sign up, but will they ever see their money again?

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              • Blacklisting 14 Feb 2013

                Thu, 14 Feb 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Claims have recently re-emerged that thousands of construction workers have been turned down for jobs because of a 'blacklist' secretly run by a company called the Consulting Association and funded by some of the largest construction companies in the country. In this edition of the Report Simon Cox talks to the bookkeeper of the Consulting Association in her first ever broadcast interview. He examines evidence suggesting that union representatives may have "liaised" with contractors to blacklist workers from construction jobs. And he investigates claims that the Information Commissioner failed to collect all the evidence during a raid in 2009

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              • High Street Closures 7 Feb 13

                Thu, 7 Feb 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                After the string of recent closures, Jenny Chryss examines the behind-the-scenes battles to save some of the High Street's best known names.

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              • Algerian Siege 31 Jan 2013

                Thu, 31 Jan 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                What really went on in the jihadist attack at the In Amenas gas field in Algeria where workers were taken hostage? This programme examines how this security breach could have happened and hears of security concerns from those working at the facility. We speak with hostages who describe their ordeal and eventual escapes. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb are the terrorist group who have claimed responsibility for the kidnappings, but who makes up this group and how do they operate in the wider Sahara region? A Canadian diplomat who was kidnapped in 2008 by the same terrorists gives us his original insight into the group's motivations.

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              • The Police Federation 24 Jan 2013

                Thu, 24 Jan 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Phil Kemp examines the Police Federation of England and Wales and its role in what has become known as "Plebgate", leading to the downfall of a cabinet Minister. Last October the Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell resigned over a row about what he told armed police officers when trying to leave Downing Street on his bike. The Report reveals internal divisions that led to one region of the Federation pursuing its own PR campaign against the wishes of the leadership and the new National Police Federation chair speaks, for the first time, about how he plans to build bridges with the government in the wake of the affair.

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              • Libor 17 Jan 2013

                Thu, 17 Jan 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The LIBOR scandal deepens and more and more banks are becoming embroiled. In July of last year Simon Cox investigated LIBOR manipulation after Barclays’ was given a hefty fine by regulators. Now, following even worse abuses at Swiss Bank UBS, he examines what impact the growing number of legal cases may have and what reforms are required to stop banking scandals happening in the future. What impact are the growing number of legal cases having on bank profitability and can financial regulation stop abuses happening in the future?

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              • Railways 10 Jan 13

                Thu, 10 Jan 13

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Rail fares are up, punctuality targets missed on long-distance routes and services cancelled because of driver shortages - are passengers getting value for money?

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              • Historic Abuse 03 Jan 13

                Thu, 3 Jan 13

                Duration:
                28 mins

                After a year marked by new allegations about the scale of historic child abuse are there lessons for England and Wales in the way other countries have dealt with the issue? Simon Cox reports.

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              • HP and Autonomy 27 Dec 2012

                Thu, 27 Dec 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Phil Kemp investigates the sale of the British software company, Autonomy, to IT giant Hewlett Packard which claims it was misled about the firm's value.

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              • Roma Children in Care 20 Dec 2012

                Thu, 20 Dec 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The decision by Rotherham council to remove three foster children from a couple because of their support of UKIP provoked intense criticism, but one important detail which emerged is that the children were from a Roma family - one of a growing number coming into contact with social services in the UK. Simon Cox investigates concerns about the high number of Roma children being taken into care.

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              • Women Bishops 13 Dec 2012

                Thu, 13 Dec 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Recently the ordination of women Bishops in the UK was narrowly rejected by just six votes in the House of Laity in the General Synod, the Church's legislative body. Some believe that the House of Laity does not represent the views of the majority of churchgoers. Linda Pressly asks whether it needs reform and how the conservative agenda of some parishes might impact the wider Anglican church.

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              • Surgeons under scrutiny 06 Dec 2012

                Thu, 6 Dec 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                How robust is the NHS in dealing with doctors' bad practice? Health Correspondent for the West of England Matthew Hill asks why surgeon Rob Jones, who delivered the Camerons’ baby Florence in 2010, was able to remain in practice for 20 years in Cornwall despite being subject to 8 inquiries into his medical negligence. Sir Bruce Keogh exclusively tells the Report that in the next two years the NHS will be rolling out a league table or surgeons to scrutinise surgeons’ practice.

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              • The Royal British Legion 29 Nov 2012

                Thu, 29 Nov 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The Royal British Legion is spending millions of pounds to change the way it works. The man in charge says it must or the RBL will end up ‘like the dinosaurs’. Critics say the iconic charity behind the Poppy Appeal is losing sight of the veterans it was set up to help. Angus Crawford investigates.

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              • Burglary Victims Who Fight Back 22 Nov 2012

                Thu, 22 Nov 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                What happens when victims of burglary come face to face with an intruder in their home and fight back? Melanie Abbot asks how the legal process works and whether they are treated as sympathetically as Justice Secretary, Christopher Grayling, thinks they should be?

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              • Free Schools 11 Oct 2012

                Thu, 11 Oct 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Simon Cox investigates the battle of influence over Free Schools.

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              • Hillsborough 4 Oct 12

                Thu, 4 Oct 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Jenny Chryss asks why, after 96 Liverpool fans died at Hillsborough in 1989, decades of investigations failed to uncover what really happened in Britain's worst sporting disaster.

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              • Annecy Killings 27 Sept 12

                Thu, 27 Sep 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                With police still trying to establish a clear motive for the shooting of a British family and a cyclist in the French Alps, Simon Cox asks whether the murders will ever be solved.

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              • Visa Trouble at London Met

                Thu, 20 Sep 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Wesley Stephenson asks why London Metropolitan University was stripped of its licence to sponsor overseas students. The programme examines confidential minutes of management meetings at the University and uncovers crucial information about what happened.

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              • Police Complaints 13 Sep 2012

                Thu, 13 Sep 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                As the Independent Police Complaints Commission begins a review into the way it works, Simon Cox asks if the police watchdog is up to the job.

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              • Cosmetic Surgery 06 Sep 2012

                Thu, 6 Sep 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                It’s estimated that people in the UK spend more than two billion pounds a year on cosmetic surgery and other procedures like botox and fillers. In the Report this week two of the leading private clinics, The Harley Medical Group and Transform, speak out for the first time since the PIP breast implant scandal emerged earlier this year. They say failures by the European regulatory system have caused them financial and operating problems. The Govt has ordered a review of the industry led by Sir Bruce Keogh.He will look at whether there needs to be more regulation, how complaints are dealt with, the role of advertising and whether there needs to be better clinical governance. And we ask can people be protected from their own desire for perfection?

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              • Forensic Science 30 Aug 2012

                Thu, 30 Aug 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                This year the Forensic Science Service (FSS) closed leaving the UK without a national forensics service. How has this impacted the criminal justice system?

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              • University Fees 23 Aug 12

                Thu, 23 Aug 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Students want value for money for their £9,000-a-year university fees. But with the Government squeezing the money it gives to higher education, can the colleges deliver?

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              • Childhood Obesity 16 Aug 2012

                Thu, 16 Aug 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Obesity levels are increasing year on year in the UK, especially among children, with little sign of slowing down. Helen Grady asks what the state can do to stop obese children becoming super-size adults and what's stopping social workers from taking more of these children into care.

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              • Olympic Legacy 09 Aug 2012

                Thu, 9 Aug 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As the games draw to a close, and the Paralympics begin, it has been claimed that the Olympics will generate a 13.5 Billion pound boost to the British Economy. Are there more jobs in Olympic Boroughs, greater tourism across the UK and better deals for UK businesses? Simon Cox investigates whether attempts to link the Games with economic growth are flawed.

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              • Olympic Security 02 August 2012

                Thu, 2 Aug 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The London Olympic Games are in full swing but after seven years of preparation how did plans for security, to be provided by the private contractor G4S, go so badly wrong?

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              • Border Agency 26 July 12

                Thu, 26 Jul 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                As strike action is called off by border guards, Adrian Goldberg investigates the problems facing the UK Border Agency and Border Force and looks at claims that security is being put at risk.

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              • LIBOR 19 July 12

                Thu, 19 Jul 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                As investigations continue into claims the Libor interest rate was manipulated, Simon Cox examines allegations of collusion between banks and asks who has lost out?

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              • NHS Trust Going Bust 12.07.12

                Thu, 12 Jul 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Wesley Stephenson asks can lessons be learnt from the first NHS Trust to go bust?

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              • The Children's Care Business 05.07.12

                Thu, 5 Jul 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                After revelations that thousands go missing from children's homes each year, Simon Cox investigates the private companies in charge of them. Are profits trumping a duty of care?

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              • Grooming: Who cares? 31 May 12

                Thu, 31 May 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Some victims of recent grooming cases were living in children's homes. Simon Cox asks what's going wrong.

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              • Death of an MI6 Officer 25.05.12

                Thu, 24 May 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                After an inquest concluded that we may never know how MI6 officer Gareth Williams died, The Report asks if the investigation into his death was hampered by mistakes from the outset

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              • Tax Relief on Charity Donation

                Thu, 10 May 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Simon Cox investigates how charities will be affected by the cap on donation tax relief proposed by the Coalition Government in the latest Budget.

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              • A New Scandal for Banks? 03 MAY 2012

                Thu, 3 May 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Are banks on the verge of a new mis-selling scandal? Some businesses claim they were mis-sold products designed to protect them against interest rate rises, but is it a case of buyer beware? Phil Kemp investigates.

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              • Mark Duggan Investigation 26 Apr 12

                Thu, 26 Apr 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Mark Duggan's death sparked riots in England last summer. The Report asks whether we will ever know why he was shot by armed police.

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              • What Price Cheap Booze? 19 Apr 12

                Thu, 19 Apr 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Will the Home Office's plan for a minimum alcohol price in England reduce binge drinking and alcohol fuelled crime? Andy Denwood investigates a Government public health U-turn.

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              • Facing the drought 12 Apr 12

                Thu, 12 Apr 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Parts of England are facing the worst drought in more than 30 years. A hosepipe ban has been imposed. How did we get here? For The Report, Linda Pressly investigates.

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              • Kenya Terror: The British Connection? 05 Apr 12

                Thu, 5 Apr 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The widow of the 7/7 King's Cross bomber is suspected of involvement in an al-Shabaab plot. Simon Cox investigates how some British Muslims are being drawn into the war in Somalia.

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              • The Work Programme Revisited 29 Mar 12

                Thu, 29 Mar 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Hannah Barnes investigates the government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme. Why are some of the organisations in charge of delivering the plans saying that the Work Programme is unworkable?

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              • NHS Reform 22 Mar 12

                Thu, 22 Mar 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Why are plans to reform the NHS in England so controversial? Simon Cox investigates the tortuous path of the Health and Social Care Bill and asks how the proposed changes may work.

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              • Forced Academies

                Thu, 16 Feb 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The worst primary schools in England are being 'forced' to become academies, but some claim they've been unfairly targetted. Simon Cox investigates how the schools are being selected and the pressure on them to leave local authority control.

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              • Battling Boardroom Pay 09 Feb 12

                Thu, 9 Feb 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Big executive pay deals have become a toxic issue. Max Flint investigates why boardroom pay packets have grown so large and asks if the Government can persuade shareholders to take action.

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              • Costa Concordia 02 Feb 12

                Thu, 2 Feb 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio on 13 January and at least 17 people died. Simon Cox investigates exactly what happened and asks whether warning signs about cruise ship safety should have been acted on sooner.

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              • The drug Khat 26 Jan 12

                Thu, 26 Jan 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The drug Khat is still legal in the UK, but banned by a growing number of Western countries. Why is the UK out of step, and what impact will that have? Lucy Ash investigates.

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              • PIP Breast Implants 19 Jan 12

                Thu, 19 Jan 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                How did faulty breast implants made by the French firm PIP continue to be sold in the UK despite warnings about their safety? Simon Cox investigates and learns of new proposals to introduce insurance for cosmetic surgery patients along the same lines as the scheme operated by the travel industry.

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              • Leasing Industry Malpractice 12 Jan 12

                Thu, 12 Jan 12

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Investigating malpractice in the UK's multi-billion pound leasing industry, reporter Adrian Goldberg hears from people who signed leasing contracts and lost six figure sums, seen their businesses close, and been forced into bankruptcy. Beyond these stories of personal anguish, The Report looks into the role of some of Britain's major banks involved in leasing and asks if it's time for an overhaul in the way the industry is regulated.

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              • Metal Theft Epidemic 05 Jan 12

                Thu, 5 Jan 12

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As metal theft reaches epidemic proportions, Andrew Hosken hears how stolen scrap is 'laundered' by dealers and reveals a promised Government crack down on the cash economy.

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              • Iran's Soft Power 29 Dec 11

                Thu, 29 Dec 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                What role does Press TV, the Iranian government-funded satellite channel, play in UK-Iranian relations? Linda Pressly examines its place in a network of Iranian influence.

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              • Clinical Trials 22 Dec 11

                Thu, 22 Dec 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The number of clinical trials in the UK has fallen sharply. Simon Cox asks if proposed changes by the government can halt this decline and speed up new treatments for patients.

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              • Computer Hacking 15 Dec 11

                Thu, 15 Dec 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                As police investigate alleged computer hacking of former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain, Jane Dodge investigates the use of computer hacking by the press.

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              • Britain's Border Controls 08 Dec 11

                Thu, 8 Dec 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The UK Border Agency, the organisation which oversees Britain's immigration and customs operation, seems to be the subject of frequent damaging revelations. The recent disclosure that security checks were lowered at UK ports, allegedly without ministerial consent, cost Brodie Clark, former head of the Border Agency, his job. But behind the headlines, what is really going on in immigration halls up and down the land? In this week's The Report, Simon Cox investigates the UK Border Agency and asks are British ports now safe and secure?

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              • Behind the Lines 01 Dec 11

                Thu, 1 Dec 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Behind the scenes in Birmingham during planning for the TUC's Day of Action. Lucy Ash hears from union officials planning the strike and those who'll be affected by the disruption, and asks whether there' a growing divide between public and private workers.

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              • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 24 Nov 11

                Thu, 24 Nov 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Matthew Hill investigates the system of legal safeguards for people who are deprived of their liberty because they lack mental capacity. Are their rights being observed? The programme gains exclusive access to a new report from the Mental Health Alliance which claims that the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are "not fit for purpose" and interviews the head of the judges in the Court of Protection - Mr Justice Charles. Matthew Hill also speaks to the Official Solicitor, Alastair Pitblado, and experienced mental health lawyer Ben Conroy.

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              • Occupy London 17 Nov 11

                Thu, 17 Nov 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                What really happened when an Occupy London protest led to the closure of St Paul's Cathedral? Simon Cox finds a crucial third player in the City of London Corporation.

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              • Shale Gas 13 Oct 11

                Thu, 13 Oct 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                With shale gas production contributing to a reduction in gas prices in the US, Simon Cox investigates what Britain can expect from potentially large reserves in the UK.

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              • Truth Behind School Exclusion Stats 06 Oct 11

                Thu, 6 Oct 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Official school exclusion rates have fallen dramatically in the past decade. Sam Washington goes behind the figures and discovers that an apparent success story may be masking a big failure.

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              • Stepping Hill Hospital 29 Sep 11

                Thu, 29 Sep 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                After bags of saline were allegedly contaminated with insulin, Linda Pressly asks if anyone will ever be brought to justice for the deaths at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.

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              • Forced Marriage

                Thu, 22 Sep 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The Forced Marriage Unit says 350 young people could be missing as the new academic year starts. Angus Crawford asks whether schools are doing enough to help vulnerable children.

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              • The Work Programme 15 Sep 11

                Thu, 15 Sep 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Simon Cox examines the government's plan to get the long-term unemployed back to work and asks whether it is likely to succeed where previous programmes have failed.

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              • The Politics of Abortion 08 Sep 11

                Thu, 8 Sep 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Are evangelical Christians using the abortion debate to reshape Britain's political landscape? Bill Law investigates.

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              • Crime-Cutting Miracles? 01 Sep 11

                Thu, 1 Sep 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Mobeen Azhar asks if "miracle" police initiatives in Glasgow and the US really can prevent violent crime. This is what David Cameron's hoping for - but what is the evidence?

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              • The Riots - How They Began 25 Aug 11

                Thu, 25 Aug 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The Report investigates why the shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham sparked unrest and asks whether it led directly to the worst rioting England has witnessed in a generation.

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              • Hacking Scandal 18 Aug 11

                Thu, 18 Aug 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Tom Watson MP asks the Prime Minister to look again at the links between the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan and the Hackgate scandal.

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              • Extremism in the UK 11 Aug 11

                Thu, 11 Aug 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                In the wake of the massacre in Norway, James Silver examines far right extremism in the UK and how fears about 'Islamistion' are fuelling tensions in some areas of the country. Please note there has been a change to this programme from the original broadcast because of an erroneous reference to the English Democrats.

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              • Badger Culling 04 Aug 11

                Thu, 4 Aug 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                A badger culling trial to tackle tb in cattle is announced in England, while a proposed cull in Wales has been abandoned. Nick Ravenscroft reports the effect of policy paralysis.

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              • The MOD's Missing Kit 28 July 11

                Thu, 28 Jul 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                How did the MOD lose track of over £5bn worth of military equipment? Adrian Goldberg asks why the system is in disarray and asks what's the risk to frontline troops.

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              • Phone Hacking 21 Jul 11

                Thu, 21 Jul 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Simon Cox investigates whether the phone hacking scandal goes further than just the News Of the World.

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              • Exam paper errors 14 Jul 11

                Thu, 14 Jul 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The Report asks what is going on with the UK exam system when 10 errors were found in this summer's papers. Can the 100,000 affected pupils now trust the August results?

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              • NHS whistleblowers 07 Jul 11

                Thu, 7 Jul 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Simon Cox asks what happens to some NHS doctors when they voice concern about patient safety. Should they be better protected?

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              • Lessons from the 7/7 inquest 26 May 11

                Thu, 26 May 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                In the wake of the findings of the 7/7 inquest Simon Cox looks at what has changed within the emergency services. Would the public be safer in the event of another attack?

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              • Supermarkets 19 May 11

                Thu, 19 May 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                After riots in Bristol following the opening of a Tesco store Phil Kemp looks at calls for changes in planning rules. As the Localism Bill goes through Parliament and a 'High Street' Tzar is appointed councils want more control over retail developments.

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              • EU Borders

                Thu, 12 May 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Conflicts in Libya and Tunisia have sparked an immigration row in Europe which could threaten the EU's fundamental principle of open borders. Simon Cox investigates.

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              • Tunisia 05 May 11

                Thu, 5 May 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Linda Pressly travels to Tunisia to find out what has happened since the uprising earlier this year.

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              • The UK Census 28 Apr 2011

                Thu, 28 Apr 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                In the 21st century age of digital technology is it still really necessary to have a paper census costing the British tax payer 482 million pounds and taking 9 years to plan? In opposition, the Conservative Party was highly critical of the census. So, as the dominant partner in a coalition government could they be about to abolish it? Reporter James Silver investigates the options for a replacement survey of the nation and reveals how some proposed changes could result in more goverment intrusion.

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              • Britain's nuclear power plants

                Thu, 21 Apr 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                In the wake of Fukushima, Andy Denwood investigates the recent record of Britain's nuclear safety agency: is the inspectorate - relaunched this month - up to the job?

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              • Illegal music downloading 14 Apr 11

                Thu, 14 Apr 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The Report looks at plans to stop the illegal downloading of music and asks, is the Digital Economy Act unravelling?

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              • Voting system referendum: 07 Apr 11

                Thu, 7 Apr 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                James Silver asks who is bankrolling the referendum campaigns for and against the introduction of the Alternative Vote.

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              • University donations 31 Mar 11

                Thu, 31 Mar 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Simon Cox investigates the problems that donations from Middle Eastern and North African countries are creating for British universities.

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              • Christians and equality 24 Mar 11

                Thu, 24 Mar 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The real story behind cases involving evangelical Christians and the equalities legislation - is it just about faith versus gay equality, or are there other factors involved?

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              • Libya Special 3 March 2011

                Thu, 3 Mar 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Hugh Miles talks to close associates of Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam and reveals how governments, big business and dissidents were persuaded to help the regime.

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              • Midwife shortage 17 Feb 11

                Thu, 17 Feb 11

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Midwives have been in short supply in England for years. Why aren't there enough and what effect is this having on hospitals and pregnant women?

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              • Pay day loans 10 Feb 11

                Thu, 10 Feb 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As the economy slows and high street credit tightens, getting money online is becoming fast, easy and very expensive. Too easy? Phil Kemp investigates the online lending explosion.

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              • Trouble Inside

                Thu, 3 Feb 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                With a string of disturbances in prisons since November, Gill Dummigan looks at what the strains are within the system?

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              • Petrol prices 27 Jan 11

                Thu, 27 Jan 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                As petrol prices reach record levels at the pumps, the government is coming under increasing pressure to ease the motorists' pain. Amid the growing anger, Michael Buchanan takes to the road to investigate...

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              • Bankers' Bonuses 20 Jan 11

                Thu, 20 Jan 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Bankers are on course for bonuses of £7bn and good times are back in the city. Despite calls from the PM to show restraint some bankers have also seen salary increases of 50% or more. Simon Cox asks why the Government seems powerless to act.

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              • Is Luton a 'hotbed of extremism'? 13 Jan 11

                Thu, 13 Jan 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                After the revelation of links between the recent Stockholm suicide bombing and Luton, Phil Kemp explores whether the claim that the town is a 'hotbed of extremism' is deserved.

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              • Corruption in Cricket 6 Jan 10

                Thu, 6 Jan 11

                Duration:
                29 mins

                An investigation into fixing in cricket - the illegal betting market in India, corrupt bookmakers targeting the County game, and how one player was offered quarter of million pounds to fix a match. Adrian Goldberg reports.

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              • UK Uncut 30 Dec 10

                Thu, 30 Dec 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Linda Pressly reports on UK Uncut's campaign against big businesses that avoid tax.

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              • Wikileaks 23 Dec 10

                Thu, 23 Dec 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Simon Cox talks to current and former members of Wikileaks to find out how it operates. He investigates how the organisation was set up, and how it handles its own leaks and internal dissent. Producer: Jo Mathys Editor: Nicola Meyrick

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              • Ireland's Toxic Tiger 16 Dec 10

                Fri, 17 Dec 10

                Duration:
                58 mins

                As the Euroland crisis spreads from one country to another, In Business joins forces with The Report to examine what's happening and why it matters. The Report investigates the fallout from the Irish collapse on the British economy and then Peter Day is joined by a distinguished panel to discuss the future of the euro.

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              • The Phil Woolas Case: 09 Dec 2010

                Thu, 9 Dec 10

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Simon Cox assesses the implications of the ruling that stripped former Immigration Minister and Labour MP, Phil Woolas of his Oldham East and Saddleworth seat.

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              • Who Owns England's Schools? 02 Dec 10

                Thu, 2 Dec 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The Government wants all English schools to become academies: state-funded but independent of local authority control. Fewer than 100 have converted, and others are locked in dispute with parents and teachers. James Silver asks who will be the winners and losers.

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              • Housing benefit 25 Nov 10

                Thu, 25 Nov 10

                Duration:
                29 mins

                The truth about housing benefit, why the government wants to cap it, and what effect that might have on our cities. Mukul Devichand investigates.

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              • Airline security 18 Nov 10

                Thu, 18 Nov 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Simon Cox looks at aviation security in the wake of the East Midlands Airport parcel bomb and asks what more can be done by the industry to prevent terrorist attacks.

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              • Suicide chat rooms 14 Oct 10

                Thu, 14 Oct 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Is the internet encouraging vulnerable people to kill themselves? Several recent double suicides have been linked to chat rooms and websites. The Report investigates the evidence.

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              • Anti Social Behaviour 7 Oct 10

                Thu, 7 Oct 10

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Anti social behaviour ruins people's lives, and many incidents are not recorded. Jane Dodge reports on how well our streets are policed, and whether the cuts will damage frontline policing.

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              • Ground Zero Islamic Centre 30 Sep 10

                Thu, 30 Sep 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The plan to build an Islamic Centre near Ground Zero has polarised the US and become a key political issue. Linda Pressly explores the fallout.

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              • The Report: Taxman troubles 23 Sep 10

                Thu, 23 Sep 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Millions of Britons are receiving letters from the taxman, about over or underpaid tax, Simon Cox reports on what went wrong at the Revenue, and the tax write-off still to come.

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              • Ali al-Megrahi: 16 Sep 10

                Thu, 16 Sep 10

                Duration:
                29 mins

                A year after the release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, found guilty of the Lockerbie bombing, James Silver looks into the theories surrounding his release.

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              • A Level blues 09 Sep 10

                Thu, 9 Sep 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Straight A's and on the verge of signing on: Morland Sanders reports on tough times for those who missed university, and asks whether the Government's alternatives will help.

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              • Extradition: 02 Sep 2010

                Thu, 2 Sep 10

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Mukul Devichand investigates who can be extradited to face trials abroad.

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