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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5lI: Car Insurance Fraud & Flight Recorders 30 Mar 14
5live Investigates joins the fraud squad in one of its biggest crackdowns on insurance fraud – the crimes that drive up everyone’s motor cover. Plus the son of a man killed in the Clutha Vaults helicopter tragedy in Glasgow says he can’t start grieving until he knows what caused the crash. He wants black box flight recorders to become standard in all helicopters.
Dátum: 2014-03-30 Idő: 13:30:00
Charity Calls & Care Homes 23 Mar 14
Some charities could face sanctions if they use ‘aggressive’ telephone fundraising techniques says life peer Lord Hodgson. It follows a report suggesting more people feel harassed on the telephone and on the doorstep. MP Charlie Elphicke says some charities risk alienating their supporters and a former call centre worker reveals he quit his job when his conscience got the better of him. And 5live Investigates reveals how some local authorities are removing their clients from care homes because of neglect but are then failing to pass on this vital information to other residents.
Dátum: 2014-03-23 Idő: 13:00:00
Eye Surgery & Rogue Landlords 16 Mar 14
An MP calls for tougher regulations around laser and lens replacement eye surgery and patients tell 5live Investigates about their experiences at the hands of high street providers. Steve Schallhorn, the global medical director for the market leaders Optical Express, tells the programme the company has millions of happy customers. Adrian Goldberg also asks whether local councils and the government be doing more to protect tenants from rogue landlords and tours a house investigated by the homeless and housing charity Shelter in Wolverhampton.
Dátum: 2014-03-16 Idő: 13:00:00
Domestic Violence & Nuisance 9 Mar 14
An investigation into the impact on children who witness domestic violence. New research shows more than half suffer physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect. A quarter of the kids show abusive behaviour themselves towards others - as if copying the behaviour they've grown up with. The programme reveals specialist services which provide advice and support to these children are being closed because of funding cuts. The programme also looks at how a change in the law means thousands of homeowners can no longer afford to take legal action against companies they say are blighting their lives through unwanted smells and noise
Dátum: 2014-03-09 Idő: 13:00:00
Mental Health and Steroid Use. 02 Mar 14
Dátum: 2014-03-02 Idő: 13:00:00
Write offs that are returned to the road & bogus law firms
A quarter of a million cars written off each year return to the roads. There are no checks on the quality of the repairs and one Police and Crime Commissioner believes they pose a risk to road users. 5 Live Investigates has identified a number of fatal accidents involving vehicles that had been written off following earlier crashes but had been repaired and returned to the road. Also is the solicitors regulator doing enough to weed out bogus law firms.
Dátum: 2014-02-23 Idő: 21:00:00
Football governance & child sexual exploitation concerns 16th February, 2014
Fans need a greater voice in football club board rooms. MPs are calling for a change in the law to make it easier for supporters to buy a stake in their club. Also, the police in Greater Manchester are investigating concerns that young girls are being groomed for sexual exploitation in private clubs and Shisha bars.
Dátum: 2014-02-16 Idő: 12:17:00
Sex offender treatment and the workers not receiving Employment Tribunal awards. 09 February 2014
A significant number of sex offenders leave prison without getting treatment, increasing the risks they will go on and re-offend, says the NSPCC. Also, one in 3 workers who win damages at an Employment Tribunal never receive a penny. Lawyers say it’s undermining the tribunal system.
Dátum: 2014-02-09 Idő: 13:30:00
5li: Bus Lane Enforcement & The Paterson Scandal 2 Feb 2014:
Councils accused of continuing to fine motorists even when independent adjudicators say the warning signs are confusing. Also, the breast cancer scandal in the West Midlands. Lawyers raise questions about whether everyone who was treated by surgeon Ian Paterson has been called in to have their case reviewed. Mr Paterson was carrying out an unauthorised procedure that increased the risk that the cancer would recur.
Dátum: 2014-02-02 Idő: 14:00:00
5LI: Diamond Investment Schemes 19 Jan 14
Adrian Goldberg speaks to the families of vulnerable older people persuaded to invest tens of thousands of pounds in diamonds they never get to see and which can be marked up by up to 17 times what they’re actually worth. A former diamond ‘broker’ tells the programme about the tricks and high pressure tactics his company would use to get the people they cold-called to part with their cash. Plus, the adoptive parents who claim local authorities kept them in the dark about key information they needed to know about the children being placed with them.
Dátum: 2014-01-19 Idő: 11:00:00