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2nd January 2009 John Waite updates investigations from recent years. An unsafe factory, landowners using arson to evict residents and the man who was sacked despite a spotless criminal record.
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22nd August 2008: The links between a college in the UK and a global clothes recycling business. Students claim they are used as cheap labour to hand out leaflets and collect clothes.
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15th Aug 2008:
Heralded as a miracle cure but shrouded in controversy; we examine the claims made for one dyslexia treatment. 
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8th August 2008:
Criminal Checks Claims the legal right to move on from past mistakes is being undermined by misuse of CRB data. 
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1st August 08:
The collapse of a company selling off parts of the green belt to speculators. 
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25th July 2008:
Face the Facts investigates a buy-to-let property company many claim has left them out of pocket. 
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18th July 2008:
Scores of British people are caught in a clampdown on coastal developments in Goa and fear they may lose their home as they are investigated for alleged violations of Goan property law. 
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27th December 2007:
We revisit and update some of our biggest stories from recent years, including the plight of Iraqi interpreters, the latest on the battle for compensation over a so-called wonder drug for arthritis and we speak to the owner of a Glasgow factory that exploded, killing nine people.
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20th July 2007: Iraqi interpreters who have worked for the British Army or the Coalition are regarded as collaborators by some fellow countrymen. Some have been horribly murdered, others are in hiding, yet many complain they get little support from their former employers.
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27th July 2007: John Waite investigates claims that budget cuts at the Health and Safety Executive mean a growing number of major accidents at work are not being investigated. He visits a British Sugar plant where bosses say they learned invaluable safety lessons after a fatal accident was investigated by the HSE.
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3rd August 2007: FTF reports on the lot of those - usually elderly - who've opted for life on a mobile home park, only to find they are subject to the control of the park site owner. John Waite investigates how some have found attempts to sell their homes blocked - with legislation meant to protect them offering no real help.
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10th August 2007: John Waite hears complaints from motorists who say they’ve experienced unfair treatment by Excel Parking Services Ltd, which issues parking tickets on private land. Yet the company’s managing director helped draw up the new code of practice designed to raise standards across the industry. So how does he answer those concerns?
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17th August 2007: The government’s New Deal for Communities initiative provided a regeneration windfall for some of the country’s most deprived inner city areas. But has all the money been wisely spent?
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24th August 2007: Are children being put up for adoption in order to meet government targets? John Waite hears from birth parents who say Social Services are so keen to get children out of care they don't have a chance to prove themselves as fit.
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