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With the rise of left wing candidates such as Labour's Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and the Independent Democrat Bernie Sanders, David Rhodes looks at whether these candidates would be able to win a general election by simply appealing to those voters who don't vote.
Part of a BBC More or Less...
David Rhodes looks into the attributes that make great sprinters and asks whether we can all move our legs as fast as the world's best sprinters.
Part of a BBC More or Less Podcast
As part of a BBC World Service More or Less programme David Rhodes looks into why wrestlers are more susceptible to dying younger than other athletes #wrestling #bbcworldservice
As part of BBC More or Less Podcast David Rhodes examines whether in 2010 the Greeks failed to pay 89.5% of their taxes. #Greece
One in four people will at some point develop a mental illness.
The BBC has discovered though that in the past five years a quarter of all mental health beds here in the North East
have been shut.
630 beds have been closed that's despite our region having the highest suicide rate in the...
At the height of the general election she was branded the most dangerous woman in Britain. Who was intent on breaking up the union between England and Scotland. But did you know that Nicola Sturgeon actually has English roots, and roots here in the North East. BBC Newcastle has discovered the...
Across Teesside the main political parties will be fighting hard to win votes in the key marginal constituencies of Stockton South and Redcar.
But what about the constituencies on the coastline?
And what about the constituencies that depend on the tourist industry?
Well David Rhodes has...
The fight to get your vote next month is well and truly underway.
Time and time again we've heard that British politics has changed - and this year's election matters more than most.
But what some people don't realise is that many communities here - in our county - feel like the general...
Middlesbrough is the only place in the UK that is housing more asylum seekers than its supposed too.
Last year the town was branded the asylum capital of the UK and the BBC has obtained Home Office documents that say local officials have security concerns about this growing community.
"Community tensions are rising".
That was the view that a senior Cleveland Police Officer expressed at a multi-agency meeting last year.
BBC Tees has obtained the minutes of that meeting.
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