In May 2017 six new metro mayors were elected in combined authorities across England, but what are they and what do they do?
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New research confirms some of our worries: to be more inclusive, strong city economies need to work on becoming more accessible.
North of Tyne's new Mayor should focus on boosting the city region's economy.
Catch the full video of our Hustings ahead of the North of Tyne mayoral elections
This briefing sets out what the incoming North of Tyne metro mayor needs to prioritise in order to bring about tangible improvements to the region
Voters North of the River Tyne will pick their first metro mayor in May, here we outline some priorities for them to consider.
Listen again to the launch of Cities Outlook 2019 with Cllr Abi Brown, Cllr Nick Forbes and Prof Tony Travers
Access to quality education is hugely uneven across the country. Tackling this problem should be a top priority for leaders.
The latest of the devolution deals brings together the coalition of the willing, but its long term effectiveness depends on bringing its neighbours along too.