Rank #1: The Children 'Vanishing' From Schools
Photo Credit; Boston Globe / Getty
Nov 18 2018
Rank #2: Domestic Abuse
Nov 23 2014
Rank #3: Anxiety Drugs and Fundraising
There is growing concern about their availability online, one family tells how their son tragically died after ordering pills on the internet.
And, the professional fundraisers who claim to be raising money for charity but keep the majority of the proceeds themselves. How can you tell where your money is really going?
Dec 20 2015
Rank #4: Police Strip Searches
Oct 30 2016
Rank #5: Disappearing online daters
Presenter Adrian Goldberg talks to men who received flirty messages from attractive daters claiming to live near them after signing up for free membership of online dating sites owned by Cupid plc. But when the men took out subscriptions in order to reply to the messages, the women, who once appeared so keen to meet, mysteriously lost interest. Some customers suspect that the website itself was behind the messages. Cupid plc owns over 30 different dating websites including cupid.com, benaughty.com, flirt.com, cheekylovers.com and maturedatinguk. It recently bought Uniform Dating and the right to operate Friends Reunited Dating.
Plus, dog meat in Spanish dog food: the latest discovery in the contaminated meat story.
Feb 24 2013
Rank #6: Child Trafficking
Apr 17 2016
Rank #7: Football Academies & Retail Fraud
Plus as fraud costs the UK economy an estimated £73 billion a year, small businesses complain that police are failing to investigate the crime.
Apr 28 2013
Rank #8: Dementia Care
Apr 22 2018
Rank #9: False Accusations
Jan 20 2013
Rank #10: School Transport Cuts
Sep 10 2017
Rank #11: Emergency Care Pressures
May 12 2013
Rank #12: The Men Who Go Missing
Mar 03 2019
Rank #13: Teachers on Social Media & Sport Supplements
Nov 25 2012
Rank #14: Prison violence and A&E waiting times
The programme also reveals, for the first time, the full extent of long waits in accident and emergency departments in England. New figures obtained from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, reveal how many patients spent more than 12 hours in casualty in the last three years. The devolved nations of the UK already regularly publish this information, but the NHS in England does not. What do the figures show about the state of our emergency departments?
Feb 07 2016
Rank #15: Mental Health & Steroid Use
Young men are increasingly using dangerous steroids to help them get the 'ripped' look. A 5live investigation reveals thousands are injecting steroids - and putting their health at risk. Some are as young as 15. Steroids can affect the heart, liver, kidneys, and lead to prostate cancer.
Mar 02 2014
Rank #16: Supermarkets Misleading Shoppers
Researchers visited the top five supermarkets in the UK and found Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco were all selling products high in salt and saturated fat in areas marked as containing healthy or healthier choices food. The Royal Society for Public Health says the findings raise the possibility of the introduction of a supermarket regulator.
Tesco has told 5 Live it’s sorry some of its products were mistakenly included under a ‘Healthy and Diet Meals’ sign. Morrisons says their 'Healthier Choices' section gives customers the option to buy an item that is healthier than a product that meets a similar need – even though it might still carry a red traffic light label. And Sainsbury’s say it’s going to update its signage to reflect that vegetarian and plant based meals are now stocked alongside their range of healthier meals.
Photo credit: Helen Clifton
Feb 24 2019
Rank #17: Obesity Fire Rescue Costs
Nov 11 2012
Rank #18: Deprivation of Liberty Orders
Apr 07 2013
Rank #19: Fake Self-Employment in the Work Programme
Feb 03 2013
Rank #20: Restraint in special schools
The Department of Education told the BBC: 'The protection of children is of the utmost importance and any instances of restraint being used inappropriately must be reported.' They say they plan to consult professionals, parents and carers on new draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and mental health difficulties shortly.
Apr 09 2017