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The Most Hated Man in Britain: Nicholas van Hoogstraten

The Courtlands Hotel in Hove, United Kingdom is used by its owner Nicholas van Hoogstraten to run a business empire he claims is worth around £800 million, it spans three continents encompassing property, mines, farms, art, shares and money lending. Nick is one of Britain's richest and most infamous men and in July 2002 he was arrested for manslaughter following the murder of Mohammed Raja. Nic

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Inside The Tanks

Inside The Tanks

For decades marine captivity has been one of the most profitable industries in the tourism sector, bringing millions of people from all over the world in to watch these animals jump, splash and play. However, in recent years a much darker side to the industry has come to light. Whilst many of the marine parks are thousands of miles away Europe still has over 30 dolphin enclosures and some are c

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The Jihadis Next Door

Radical Islam seems to be spreading within the United Kingdom, especially in light of the recent terror attacks seen in Manchester and London. The government however seems to be cracking down, when The Jihadis Next Door was released they had just made supporting ISIS a crime and increasing levels of security nationwide. As control tightens we see filmmaker Jamie Roberts spend two years with one

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Mum Loves Drugs, Not Me

In this shocking Dispatches special we witness the devastating effects of illegal drug abuse, not on those who use them but rather on the 350,000 or so children who's parents have a serious drug problem and the grandparents who tend to be left to pick up the pieces. Around 3,500 babies are born to heroin addicted mothers every year in the United Kingdom, this equates to about 10 a day and in th

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The New Germans

With several countries in the Middle East and Africa going through a very turbulent time at the minute, we have seen the rise of ISIS and the Syrian war rage on for years now and with all this conflict it should come as no surprise that nearly one million ethnic Arabs have fled their homelands in order to escape the violence and seek refuge. Since 2015 many of these refugees have ended up in Ge

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Ruby Ridge

Ruby Ridge

On August 21, 1992, a place known as Ruby Ridge located in Northern Idaho would become infamous as this particular day marked the beginning of an eleven-day siege which took place between six heavily armed U.S. marshals and Randy and Vicki Weaver and their children. Randy had been previously charged with selling two illegal sawed-off shotguns to an undercover agent but failed to make an appeara

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Alcohol: Britain’s Most Harmful Drug

It is no secret that the UK as a whole has a particularly high intake rate of alcohol compared to other parts of Europe. The blame for this has been placed largely on the availability of cheap drinks throughout the county by politicians, but the issue runs much deeper than this. This is especially noticeable during the Christmas month of December where it has been recorded that the countries in

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Ross Kemp Extreme World: Mongolia

Just over 25 years ago Mongolia emerged from the shadows of a crumbling Soviet Union, since then the country has been through a mining boom. This has been driven by neighbouring China's insatiable demand for Mongolia's huge deposits of natural resources such as coal, copper, gold and other minerals. However the economy now appears to be slowing down and the country is being wrecked by increasin

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The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts

What is it you typically think of when you hear the word skinhead? Violence, intolerance, hatred? This image was born in the 1970's when this youth driven subculture earned a reputation for trouble on the streets and football terraces, not to mention a toxic association with racism but this is not how the movement started. In this film we see British DJ Don Letts explore the evolution of skinhe

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