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Unite back Corbyn and not Burnham as Labour Leader

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The country's biggest trade union Unite has backed Jeremy Corbyn for Leader Labour, with Leigh's MP Andy Burnham second preference.

The decision is a big boost for Corbyn, who has been well received at hustings involving trade unions in recent weeks.

He said it was a "great honour" to receive the union's backing.

It's something of a surprise position for Mr Corbyn to find himself in, having been a thorn in the side of successive Labour leaders.

Andy Burham second Unite prefence Credit: Lynne Cameron / PA

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Police appeal after fatal motorbike collision in Salford

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal traffic collision in Salford.

At around 9.30pm on Saturday July 4, a motorcycle was travelling along Leicester Road in Salford when the rider lost control and collided with railings at the junction with Granville Avenue.

The 19-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries as a result of the collision and died at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision, and formal ID is yet to take place.

Firstly, our condolences go out to the family of the young man who sadly died as a result of this collision. We would like to ask anyone who may have seen something at the time to contact police and help us ascertain exactly what happened.

– Constable Neil Pennington, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4745 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Police hunt hit and run driver who left pedestrian seriously injured.

A man was seriously injured in Bolton after he was hit by a car which then drove off.

It happened at around 2.55am on Saturday outside a takeaway on Bradshawgate, opposite Yates’ Wine Lodge.

A 28-year-old man was crossing the road when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall car, which was travelling along Bradshawgate in the direction of Great Moor Street.

The man suffered serious injuries. The Vauxhall stopped for a brief moment but then made off from the scene.

The man was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment for head and spinal injuries, a broken arm and cuts to his body.

Police Sergeant Brian Orr from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

“The victim in this incident is lying seriously injured in a hospital bed and the driver of the car that hit him didn’t even have the decency to stop to make sure he was ok.

“We are making a number of enquiries to locate this driver and are keen to speak to any witnesses, particularly anyone who may have a dash camera fitted to their vehicle that may have captured the incident or the moments prior to or after the collision.

“We are also eager to hear from anyone who may have footage recorded on a mobile phone, or who knows the whereabouts of a Vauxhall car that has damage to the front bumper and windscreen.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.

Officers will speak with any members of the public that have footage they wish to pass to police, and can arrange for this to be collected from the individual.

Fans flock to charity rugby match for hero Tony Barrow

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More than a thousand fans showed their support for a former rugby league player diagnosed with cancer.

Stars of the game joined supporters to raise money for Tony Barrow who played for Oldham and Swinton.

The father of three has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease.

Ou reporter Ralph Blunsom was there:

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