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    (Original post by LukeatForest)
    Without London we ought to revert to Colchester. Wooooooooo.
    Good shout actually.
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    Birmingham. Why?
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    City of Manchester is smaller than the City of Leeds. If Leeds is a village to Manchster then Manchester is a farm. I'm actually from London in case you think I'm from Leeds.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

    Still, if London was not the capital then it would probably have been Canterbury. If it weren't for the Romans, it might well have been Tintagel or Glastonbury. Difficult to say but I knew this thread would turn into a city **** waving contest between Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. If I had my vote I'd give it to Glasgow just to shut everyone else up.

    Notice the word population. Leeds is more bigger in terms of population, they produce kids ten to the dozen. . It does not mean it is big in size. Leeds is a farm compared Birmingham and Manchester. Fact.

    Leeds is smaller in terms of size, than London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Newcastle.
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    (Original post by clo89)
    its the second city of course its important enough
    I don't understand this 'It's the second city'. It's debated to be the second city, not it is the second city. It depends on your interpretation.

    I also really don't get the 'Birmingham is more populated' argument. Manchester a group of boroughs, which means it's population readings are fragmented. Therefore, I think we should judge this like Greater London is defined (8.5 million).

    The Greater Manchester area has 2.25 million people.
    The West Midlands conurbation has 2.28 million people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

    Not much difference there like most people were making it out to be, and if you consider Liverpool (Urban Area: 0.81 million) is nearby, it's looking in Manchester's favour. Plus there's the BBC moving there.

    I'm going to go with the alternative capital being Manchester. That being a rational decision made from my [limited] research, not patriotism.
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    Winchester
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    (Original post by Jakko247)
    I really hope in the future Manchester and Liverpool somewhat merge to create a supercity .
    there will be, it is hard not to. There already investors lined up for it. A supercity, it got to be done.
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    (Original post by domino0806)
    Evidently. I don't comprehend northern people.
    You wouldn't
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    Manchester.
    Lets face it, it's amazing
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    (Original post by A Mysterious Lord)
    Why don't you come up to Preston and say that? I'd seriously like to know which hole you're from, or are you too ashamed of it to admit it?

    *******.
    True, preston is not most amazing city, but it has a lot to offer, historic markets, museums, matalan,. the first motorway... Birmingham is just *****, what is it? A place in middle of no where with stupid people.
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    (Original post by Jakko247)
    Liverpool would subsume Manchester to form!

    Livermanchesterpool.

    Epic.
    It will be separate and not on big city. But the corridor between Liverpool and Manchester will get built up, Liverpool/Wirral Waters, Port Salford, Warrington Quays, East Manchester, Salford City centre, new Stadiums, such as Rugby League Stadium, new office developments, will be built along this corrider, and will somehow sort of create a merge. Liverpool and Manchester together, if this happens becomes number 9 as being a major European city. It does look good.
    If that goes ahead, good news Preston, because of it is near, Preston will be given a green light to continue with it's new generation. There could be a possibility of a tower in Preston.

    I read this off an article in the newspaper. All I knew.
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    Lol at those who think Manchester. :mmm:
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    Indeed I read this a few weeks ago!

    'Wirral Waters becomes largest planning application in UK history'


    Wirral Waters is a large scale £4.5bn development that has been proposed by the company Peel Holdings for Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England.[1] It is a sister programme of the Liverpool Waters project.


    Liverpool Waters is a large scale £5.5bn development that has been proposed by the company Peel Holdings in the Vauxhall area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The development will make use of a series of presently derelict dock spaces at Central Docks, with much of the docks in a World Heritage Site. This is an area north of Liverpool's historic Pier Head

    Sad news:The developers have stated that the project may take 50 years before it is finished
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    (Original post by 4G_dollars)
    True, preston is not most amazing city, but it has a lot to offer, historic markets, museums, matalan,. the first motorway... Birmingham is just *****, what is it? A place in middle of no where with stupid people.
    Lol you really are a muppet.
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    (Original post by Jakko247)
    Indeed I read this a few weeks ago!

    'Wirral Waters becomes largest planning application in UK history'


    Wirral Waters is a large scale £4.5bn development that has been proposed by the company Peel Holdings for Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England.[1] It is a sister programme of the Liverpool Waters project.


    Liverpool Waters is a large scale £5.5bn development that has been proposed by the company Peel Holdings in the Vauxhall area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The development will make use of a series of presently derelict dock spaces at Central Docks, with much of the docks in a World Heritage Site. This is an area north of Liverpool's historic Pier Head

    Sad news:The developers have stated that the project may take 50 years before it is finished
    There are plans to merge the two cities together.
    It is not official, there are proposals to create a skyscraper area between the city centre and salford quays, and also possibly East Manchester. Although East Manchester is likely to be a leisure area, and possibly there could be a beach introduced and maybe a casino, - arabs were talking about it
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    (Original post by rob6709)
    Lol you really are a muppet.
    you know it is true otherwise you would not resort to name calling.
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    Manchester personally-speaking, but given the political infrastructure in place, I'm gunning for Edinburgh here.
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    Even as a resident of Manchester, I'd have to say somewhere like Edinburgh. It's a genuine seat of culture, the fact it's in Scotland doesn't change that.
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    (Original post by Teh User)
    I don't understand this 'It's the second city'. It's debated to be the second city, not it is the second city. It depends on your interpretation.

    I also really don't get the 'Birmingham is more populated' argument. Manchester a group of boroughs, which means it's population readings are fragmented. Therefore, I think we should judge this like Greater London is defined (8.5 million).

    The Greater Manchester area has 2.25 million people.
    The West Midlands conurbation has 2.28 million people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

    Not much difference there like most people were making it out to be, and if you consider Liverpool (Urban Area: 0.81 million) is nearby, it's looking in Manchester's favour. Plus there's the BBC moving there.

    I'm going to go with the alternative capital being Manchester. That being a rational decision made from my [limited] research, not patriotism.

    we're not talkin about areas tho we're talking about cities, manchester population 464,200 and Birmingham 1,016,800. but its not just population why i think brum is second city. if you want to be picky and talk about areas well Birmingham's metropolitan area has a population of over 3 and half million. i think that swings it in Birminghams favour.
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    I think most people in the UK (england anyway) would percieve Birmingham to be our next major city after London - even if that is not based on current stats.

    Anyone who thinks Liverpool is a contender can only be a scouser.
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    Edinburgh.
 
 
 
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