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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.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4745 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Police are continuing to look for a man nearly three weeks after he went missing from Salford.
61-year-old Kenneth Davies is believed to have travelled to the Aberdare area of South Wales on Friday June 12.
Kenneth called into a shop in Irlam, Salford at around 11am that day. During this time, Kenneth explained that he had to leave 'unexpectedly' but did not say why this was the case nor where he was going to.
It is believed he then travelled to the Aberdarearea in a silver Vauxhall Corsa.
Kenneth is described as being white, of medium build, has short grey hair and is 5ft 8in tall. It is believed he was wearing a red t-shirt and jeans.
At this moment in time, we still do not know where Kenneth is. Detectives in Manchester and South Wales have been reviewing his lifestyle and wider friendship circles given the unusual circumstances of his sudden disappearance but unfortunately we have not been able to find him.
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 5097 / 856 5345.
Stray dogs in Salford are showing a clear preference for relaxing to upbeat pop music when taken from the streets and put in kennels.Read the full story ›
A motorist has captured video of a mobility scooter rider pulling a wheelie, before running a red light and narrowly avoiding a bus.Read the full story ›
A man has admitted stealing the handbag of a grandmother seconds after she fell to her death from a motorway bridge in Salford.
26-year-old Sean Earle snatched the bag after speaking to mother-of-three Linda Clarke, who had cut her wrists and walked out of hospital before sitting on a 60 foot ledge over the M602.
After Mrs Clarke, 55, plunged to the ground he "saw his opportunity" to steal her bag before running off, Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court heard.
Earle, from Eccles, made no attempt to help or call emergency services and admitted theft of the bag and contents, including Mrs Clarke's iPhone which was worth around £350.
Mrs. Clarke's husband Gary said in a victim impact statement his wife's death had "devastated" the family and Earle had "added to our pain" with his "despicable" theft of her bag.
Linda Clarke was a grandmother with two daughters and a son who is autistic and who she cared for full time.
She had been admitted to Salford Royal Hospital after cutting her wrists but walked out of the building at around 4.45am on April 17 this year.
CCTV captured her walking with her handbag, with Earle walking the same way before following and approaching her. She made her way to the bridge nearby over the M602 motorway in Eccles.
Earle will be sentenced at a later date and Hugh Keachie, chair of the bench, warned him "all options are open".
An emergency-call handler who saved the life of a little boy who was choking on a coin has become the family's "guardian angel" according to the boy's mother.
Two-year-old Archie Martin began turning blue and losing consciousness after swallowing a 2 pence piece at home in Salford.
His mum Vicky called 999 in panic but was calmed down and quickly guided through what to do by call-handler Zoe Scott.
Vicky met Zoe today to thank her in person for her help in saving her son.
For parents who want more first aid advice to make sure they're prepared for the worst follow this link to the charity Millie's Trust.
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Salford artist LS Lowry is the front-runner to become the new face of the £20 note.
The Bank of England is seeking nominations for the face that should grace the next £20 note and wants the public to choose a visual artist to celebrate Britain’s talent in this field.
Lowry lived and worked in Salford and now his ‘home’ city is being urged to get behind him to secure his place on the note.
The ‘winner’ will be chosen not by the number of votes they receive but by the strength of the reasons for using them so people are being asked to give a compelling reason as to why LS Lowry should be chosen.
City Mayor Ian Stewart said:
“LS Lowry painted everyday life in Pendlebury and Salford at a time when no-one else was depicting Northern, industrial scenes and people."
“He pioneered a new and unique style, capturing the essence of an industrial world which was disappearing even as he painted it and his work and his style are now loved and recognised around the world."
“Few working class artists have ever achieved the recognition he did and while Lowry never sought fame in his lifetime he wanted his art, his city and his people to be seen and appreciated. He was a very humble man who turned down many honours, including a knighthood, but this would be our way of recognising his genius and saying thank you to him."
“I’d urge everyone in Salford to nominate for Lowry to demonstrate the significance of his work. I think putting him on the £20 note would honour his life’s work and his talent and bring awareness to a whole new audience.”
Nominations for the new face of the £20 note close on July 19 and can be made through the Bank of England website –http://ow.ly/Nvgep