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Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May 2015
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Manchester is still a musical hotpot of flavoursome sounds, with brand new names regularly bubbling up to the surface. Explorer has discovered five newcomers well worth a listen
This issue of explorer is all about trying something new. Whether it's kitting yourself out with a new outfit, freshening up you playlist, or learning some new stuff.
Fancy venturing further afield for your Christmas shopping? Why not jump on a plane from Manchester or Liverpool and discover what retail therapy means overseas...
Too cold to stay outdoors? Curl up with a great film in some of the quirkiest cinemas around
Full of festive frustration? Or your favourite time of the year? However you feel, we've found plenty of fantastic events and attractions to banish the risk of a seasonal slump.
Some of Britain's most precious pieces of art can be found across the network. Here are five artists whose work deserves a closer look
Witch trials, butterflies and black pudding are all to be found in Lancaster. Here are six reasons why it's well worth a visit...
Still pining for the musical ghosts of Manchester's past? Here's how to walk your way through chart history
Having left the cobbles of Corrie, Tupele runs an entertainment agency. She takes a break to tell us all about her home town of Preston...
A sporting weekend can be more than just an hour or two of action. Here's how to have fun long after the final whistle has blown...
The Romans built it, the Vikings captured it and its modern-day residents are justly proud of it. Isn't it time you rediscovered York?