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The 23-year-old man who died following a collision in Whittle-le-Woods has been named as Connor Whittingham.
Police were called to Preston Road on Sunday afternoon following reports of an accident.
Officers attended and found a 23-year-old man with multiple injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe the man had been riding a red Honda motorcycle northbound on Preston Road when he approached the junction with Factory Lane.
As the motorcyclist neared the junction, a BMW car has attempted to turn right onto Preston Road from Factory Lane.
The two vehicles collided with the man suffering fatal injuries.
A family statement read:
Connor Whittingham a short life that could have been very much more. Connor loved his animals and motorbikes and the love of motorbikes has resulted in cutting short the life of a young man with so much to live for.
We hope that his death will raise awareness in young people of the risks that speed can have. Connor was very much loved by all his family and liked by a huge number of people and will be very much missed by everyone who knew him.
The driver of the BMW, a 40-year-old woman from Bolton, suffered whiplash injuries and was treated for shock.
The road was closed for more than four hours while accident investigators attended.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the collision.
Sgt Rob Gomery, of Lancashire Police, said:
This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the family and friends of this man at this sad time.
We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward to help with our enquiries.
We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the motorcyclist before the collision or may have witnessed the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.
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Tram services have resumed on Manchester Metrolink following overhead line issues.
Severe delays are expected on services this morning.
*Update* Full service has now resumed on all lines , however we are experiencing sever delays. Sorry for the delay this morning
Metrolink services in Manchester have been suspended because of an overhead line issue.
Trams are still running between Bury and Bowkervale and also Manchester Airport and Firswood.
Due to an overhead line issue, the only services that are operating are Bury to Bowkervale and Manchester Airport to Firswood.>
Manchester Metrolink say tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.
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More flooding is expected across the region today following torrential downpours.
Flash floods are affecting the following roads in the North West:
- Parts of the A530 Middlewhich road in Cheshire is closed
- A5102 Bramhall Lane in Greater Manchester is closed
Flood alerts remain in place in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. United Utilities says it is trying to help everyone affected.
You can sign up for flood warnings on the Environment Agency's website and find the latest information on its Twitter account, @EnvAgencyNW. Alternatively, you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.
Replacement buses are running in place of Northern Rail services between Buxton and Hazel Grove in Stockport after a landslip at Middlewood station.
The line is not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning at the earliest.
The firm says it is working with Network Rail to return services to normal as soon as possible.
Mancunian Way is completely closed for two days before it fully reopens following repairs to a sinkhole that opened up last summer.