They have a history of rivalry - especially in football - but two neighbouring cities in the south are coming together to try to become the UK's city of culture.
The competition was set up by the Government after the success of the European Capital of Culture. So can Portsmouth and Southampton put their differences aside and come up with a winning bid?
Andrew Pate has been looking at what makes both cities good contenders and speaks to Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.
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