Second City Blues

Why is Manchester cooler than Birmingham? Novelist and Manchester City supporter Colin Shindler looks at the sporting identities of the two rivals for the title of Britain's second city.

He finds out why one is a byword for excellence in sport while the other is better known for its symphony orchestra.

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Why is Manchester cooler than Birmingham? Novelist and Manchester City supporter Colin Shindler looks at the sporting identities of the two rivals for the title of Britain's second city.

He finds out why one is a byword for excellence in sport while the other is better known for its symphony orchestra.