Jonn Elledge is a freelance writer and former editor of the New Statesman's CityMetric site. His new book, 'Conspiracy: A History of Boll*cks Theories, and How Not to Fall for Them', co-written with Tom Phillips, is available for pre-order now.
Published in: Home: OpinionIs there any real benefit to city status? Luckily for Reading, probably not
The town (sorry) has once again had its bid to become a city rejected, this time in a competition for the jubilee