EDITORIAL: Best wishes to Beattie and Brum's bid

Anybody who has been stuck in the fume-filled gridlock that passes

for the Birmingham stretch of the M6 might be forgiven for casting

aspersions on the city's bid to become Europe's culture capital in 2008.

So good luck to Trevor Beattie as he sets out to help fulfill his home

city's grand ambition. If it all proves too much for him, there is

always Frank Skinner.