Podcast: The battle for number two

On Rory, Bailey and the second city.

Which is England’s second city?

Well, it all sort of depends.

The case for Birmingham Crossrail, revisited

Get the crayons out, Gladys.

Podcast: Second city blues

No, it’s not about Manchester.

Here are four thoughts on Birmingham’s new tram plan

Here we are now going to the Westside.

Where’s the oldest part of Birmingham?

In search of Ye Olde Brumme.

Podcast: Shakespeare’s Engine

We've been up to Birmingham to interview the next mayor of the West Midlands.

How can city car parks help solve the housing crisis?

Build high for happiness.

Bonus podcast: Kings in the north

Metro, metro mayors.

While Londoners whine about gentrification, other cities long for it

"We used to dream of having our own cereal cafe."

Solihull and the Black Country should get over themselves. It's time for Greater Birmingham

If Britain's cities are to regain their greatness, they need to learn to act as one.