Watch: We ask Birmingham - Why is Birmingham better than Manchester?

We all know Birmingham is much better than Manchester - but here’s exactly why, as outlined by the people of Brum when we went out to meet them

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There’s been so much rivalry between Birmingham and Manchester - especially over which the UK’s second city - even though we all know, it’s Birmingham! So we’ve taken to the streets of Birmingham to explain simply and plainly why our city is the best. After all we’ve been in the global spotlight with so many accolades, including the Peaky Blinders, the Commonwealth Games and, of course, Ozzy. But what else makes Birmingham better than Manchester?

Kirsty says: “Well, you know, I don’t want to be negative to Manchester - but Birmingham obviously is better. It’s bigger, we’ve got such a vibrant community, super multicultural. And to be honest, the accents are better!”

Phil says: “I think what makes Birmingham better than Manchester is our friendliness - we’re such a multicultural city. And we’ve got a mix of energies and nationalities and I just think that makes people really friendly and accommodating to anybody coming to our city.”

Jada says: “The really big Primark, and the food here is so good. And there’s a lot of good parties here as well. “ Katie says: “​​What I love about Birmingham is - even though it’s a big city, you know - it’s like a small town atmosphere, and it’s just a great atmosphere. It’s a great setting.”

Bonnie says: “Maybe the outskirts of Birmingham, like Dudley and everywhere - where we’re from - everyone’s friendly aren’t they? You’ve got the little villages on the outskirts, but I don’t really go to Manchester, so yeah, I don’t know.

“I feel like for nightlife there’s a bit of every scene - you’ve got Digbeth, you’ve got the brunches, you’ve got Popworld. And they’ve even started to do country nights - which I love!”

Ellie says: “So I’m from the Midlands, and Birmingham is really central. It’s a great place to kind of go here, there and everywhere and you can stop off very easily and connectivity wise it is a really useful place to live. I’ve been to Manchester and it’s significantly cheaper than Manchester - just going out for you know, a night out, it’s much better here. I think purely for the cost side of it.”