As politicians and developers seek to grow Liverpool and Manchester, how can we avoid a city losing its soul?
Three months on from his election, no scrutiny committee is scheduled to look at Andy Burnham's plans. That needs to be fixed.
A week ago the DfT announced "new improvements for rail passengers in Wales, the Midlands and the North." So why did it go wrong?
As Whitehall diverts ever-more resource to dealing with Brexit, now is the time for local government to take more powers.
Much as Mobikes are a bit of a curiosity at the moment, they are important for Manchester's aim to become a World City. Serious players need serious transport systems....