5 live Investigates

Adrian Goldberg presents an entertaining mix of dirt-digging, debunking, and intriguing interviews revealing unreported issues. Investigative news report from Adrian Goldberg’s BBC Radio 5 live programme, broadcast Sundays at 11am.

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Can't Pay, Won't Pay - Child Maintenance and concern over Suicide 25 Jan 15
Parents owed child maintenance payments via the CSA are owed almost £4 billion, but questions are being asked about how much of it will ever be paid. And, concern over the websites that encourage suicide. Is there a link between the internet and self harm?
Dátum: 2015-01-25 Idő: 12:59:00
Discharging mental health patients & Phishing emails 18 JAN 15
The patients group, Healthwatch, estimates 1 in 8 mental health patients in England are discharged from hospital too soon or without adequate support. Also - have some of the telecoms companies been hacked? We investigate after customers of O2 received phishing emails asking for their bank details. And the latest in our investigation into the latest fad to hit the beauty and wellness industry - the vitamin intravenous drip!
Dátum: 2015-01-18 Idő: 12:59:00
Ambulance Crisis 11 Jan 15
Eight of 10 ambulance trusts in England failed to hit their performance target for responding to the most serious medical emergencies. With NHS emergency services in crisis, we’ve been inside one ambulance trust as they cope with a sharp rise in calls. We see how they manage life and death decisions – and the impacts of queues outside A+E units which can take an emergency vehicle off the road for hours.
Dátum: 2015-01-11 Idő: 13:00:00
Late Trains & Infusions 04 Jan 15
Latest figures show passenger complaints about rail travel are on the rise. Also, an investigation into clinics offering vitamin infusions. Can a shot of vitamins really boost your immune system and improve your health? An undercover investigation reveals health claims being made against guidelines from regulators.
Dátum: 2015-01-04 Idő: 13:00:00
Closing Pubs & Banning Legal Highs 21 Dec 14
With 31 pubs closing each week, how successful is the Government scheme designed to protect them from developers? For the past 2 years, campaigners have been able to designate a pub as an Asset of Community Value, requiring owners to consider offers from local residents if they put the business up for sale. Also, the delays in banning lethal 'legal highs'. David Cameron said almost a year ago that the Home Office had powers to ban deadly drugs in days. But one substance – AMT – can still be bought legally.
Dátum: 2014-12-21 Idő: 13:10:00
Foreign Criminals & Drinking whilst Pregnant 14 Dec 14
Five live investigates reveals one in seven people arrested in England and Wales last year came from overseas and many police forces often fail to carry out basic background check to see if they have committed offences abroad. And are women being given enough advice about the dangers of drinking while pregnant? We hear from one mother who drank heavily and gave birth to a child with learning and developmental problems
Dátum: 2014-12-14 Idő: 13:00:00
Royal Mail & Radiotherapy 07 Dec 14
Royal Mail says its traditional job of delivering letters and parcels six days a week to every address in the UK for the same price is under threat. We hear from frontline postmen who fear for their jobs and claim rival postal businesses have an unfair advantage. But business analysts say the Royal Mail needs to be more efficient. And why are cancer patients being denied a radiotherapy treatment which leading doctors say is cheaper and more effective?
Dátum: 2014-12-07 Idő: 13:00:00
Organ Transplant & Muslim Schools 30 Nov 14
A patient describes how he got cancer from a kidney donated from a woman with lymphoma. 1 in 4 transplant organs now comes from a "higher risk" donor - people who were over 70, had a tumour or a history of drug abuse. One doctor says transplant units feel under pressure to use organs that are less than ideal. Also, is enough being done to lever up GCSE standards in poor-performing independent Muslim schools?
Dátum: 2014-11-30 Idő: 13:05:00
Domestic Abuse 23 Nov 11
5 Live Investigates reveals that in more than half of all cases of domestic violence that are investigated by police, no action is taken against the offender. Thirty-three of the forty-three police forces in England and Wales provided figures following Freedom of Information requests. They reveal that of the 223,000 domestic abuse crimes, 118,000 of those were officially ‘undetected.’ Presenter Adrian Goldberg also reports from a rehabilitation programme for domestic abusers.
Dátum: 2014-11-23 Idő: 12:40:00
Child Malnutrition 16 Nov 14
As a charity warns children in Britain are facing a silent epidemic of hunger, we reveal youngsters have been treated hundreds of times for malnutrition in hospital. Also, forty years on, solicitors acting for relatives of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings seek an inquest into their deaths in the hope of finding new leads to catch the killers.
Dátum: 2014-11-16 Idő: 13:00:00