Big city mayors with serious commitments to limiting greenhouse gases did well at the polls on Tuesday.
Cities are realising that having great nightlife is not just about entertainment – it also means a 24-hour economy.
A closer look at the recent local elections can help to shine a light on the future of the "Northern Powerhouse" and its impact on local democracy in the North of England.
The working-class son of a bus driver has been elected to one of the most important roles in UK politics.
May 2016 sees contests for the position of elected mayor in four major cities across England.