I like Manchester and have done ever since arriving at university....but Birmingham seems content to be an almost slavish follower"
We have been here several times before and Kumar Bhattacharyya's words have re-opened a Pandora's Box of conflict"
The Kippers aren’t quite the all-conquering force they appear, although their rise has certainly been impressive"
Perhaps the biggest threat is the soaring cost of child protection – the priority service for the city"
His was a well-shaped, structurally sensitive reading of this glorious work, glowingly Wagnerian"
Every instrumental section was built from strength, from silky violins to tangy percussion, and with no disrespect to the marvellous quartet of vocalists"
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