News in brief - 24/09/14

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Rare coin sold for £18,000

ONE of Preston’s rarest and most valuable coins has sold for £18,000 at auction.

The silver coin – dubbed the Preston Penny – was part of the Cuerdale Hoard, found on the banks of the River Ribble in 1840.

The hoard of more than 8,600 items, including silver coins, ingots and jewellery, was the largest Viking silver hoard found outside Russia.

The coin was sold to an unknown bidder at Spink auction house in London.

Halloween and bonfire party

A HALLOWEEN and bonfire party is to be held at The Green Man, Silk Mill Lane, Inglewhite on November 1.

From 5pm until late, join in the fun which includes a Winter warmer menu, outside bottle bar and live music.

All children in Halloween fancy dress will receive a free goody bag.

Warrant issued to arrest man

A WARRANT for arrest has been issued after a man failed to appear for sentencing at Preston Crown Court.

Abdul Khan, 47, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and has links to Preston, Chorley and Manchester.

Call 0800 555 111

Family fun day

AS part of the Breeze Challenge event on October 12, a family fun day will be held at the event village.

The free event will be held between 10.30am - 5pm at UCLan Sports Arena.

Volunteer call

AGE Concern Central Lancashire need volunteers for short term role for an exhibition at the Museum of Lancashire in the centre of Preston.

For an information pack or to ask about other roles call Sylvia on 01772 552865.

Car damaged

THE front end of a BMW was destroyed by fire following a blaze on the M6 at junction 31 southbound. Fire crews were called at 7.30pm on Monday. It is thought the fire was to an electrical fault.

Shine at new autumn show

A NEW autumn show want stellar bakers, gardeners and craftsmen to register for their event.

The first ever Penwortham Autumn Show will take place on October, 4, at the Penwortham United Reformed Church on Liverpool Road.

There is still time to register for the show which will feature a Great British Bake Off inspired cake-off, flower arranging, craftwork, artwork, photography, fruit and vegetables and preserves.

The event has been organised by the committee behind Penwortham Open Gardens.

And a spokesman for the committee said: “This is the first time we have arranged a Penwortham Autumn Show and we have tried our very best to make sure that there is something for everyone to join in with.

“We have some extremely talented residents in Penwortham and this is a chance to showcase what they have to offer.” For more details see: www.southribble.gov.uk/

Motorcyclist in hospital

AN off-road motorcyclist was taken to hospital with abdominal injuries on Monday night.

Emergency services were called at 6.30pm.

Kev Camplin, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team leader said: “The casualty had fallen off his motorbike in an off road incident.

“Due to the fading light and the casualty being covered in petrol, he was not transported by helicopter to hospital so the team evacuated him the 500 metres to the local land ambulance.”

Lorry in collision with car at bridge

A LORRY driver got into a tight spot when the bridge he tried to pass under turned out to be too small.

The driver of the HGV attempted to go under the bridge on Wigan Road, Leyland yesterday, shortly before 1pm, before realising his vehicle wouldn’t fit.

He then put the lorry into reverse and was in collision with a Renault Megane, with a woman and baby inside.

An eyewitness said: “The driver of the lorry just couldn’t see the car behind that he was shunting.

“I ran alongside his cabin to tell him to stop.”

No-one was injured during the incident.