History shows that revenge is a dish often served cold in Westminster.
Tensions between regional leaders and central government have reenergised a devolution debate.
Westminster holds its power tight, but that could be bad news for cities and regions.
Can Liverpool's new metro mayor prolong his reign by heeding lessons from 18th-century American revolutionary politicians?
How a new mayor reacts when the unspeakable happens.
Can new Metro Mayors save our struggling town centres?
Cities could be viewed as under-performing brands – ripe for a bit of focused investment and visible leadership from the new metro mayors.
It's time for the regions to step up...
In May 2017 metro mayors will be elected in a number of cities and counties across England, but what are they and what will they do?