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Cat statue worth £10,000 was almost thrown out

This bronze cat could make more than £10,000 at auction today Credit: David Lay Auctions

An ancient Egyptian statue, that was nearly thrown away in a house clearance, goes under the hammer at an auction in Cornwall today.

The bronze bust of a cat, thought to date from the 26th dynasty is expected to reach more than £10,000 when it goes on sale in Penzance this morning.

Cornish hotel cat is stolen

Police want to speak to the person in the hoody about the disappearance of Jerry the cat Credit: Penzance Hotel

A hotel cat from Cornwall - who is so popular he's been written about on Trip Advisor - has been kidnapped.

Jerry, the 13-year-old blue Burman, was taken from Hotel Penzance last week. CCTV shows a man talking to the pet before apparently making off with him.

Thousands spent on repairing storm damage in Penzance

Thousands spent on repairing storm damage in Penzance Credit: ITV News

More than £200,000 is being spent to replace and revamp the railings along Penzance's Promenade.

The waterfront was battered by storms last February, with powerful waves tearing up the paving, wrecking the Jubilee Pool and damaging railings which have stood for over 100 years.

The historic iron vertical poles have stood along the Penzance seafront for more than one hundred years.

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Coming of midsummer celebrated in Penzance

The coming of midsummer is being celebrated in Penzance this weekend at the Golowan Festival. Hundreds of school children have spent weeks crafting these paper and willow sculptures for the Mazey Day processions.

There's also a pop up exhibition on Cornish families that emigrated abroad in the mining boom. David Nebesnuick is the Mayor of Penzance...

Penzance body is identified

Christopher Agar Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

Police have confirmed that the body of a man discovered in a disused building at Penzance Dry Dock last month is that of Christopher Agar who has been missing since April.

Mr Agar, 34, was reported missing from his home in Bath on 4 April and was seen on CCTV getting off a train in Penzance that evening.

An extensive missing person enquiry was undertaken at the time but he was never located.

Police were called around 5.20pm on 23 May 2014 after the discovery of a man’s body in a vacant building at the dry dock in Wharf Road.

Formal identification has now been carried out and Mr Agar’s next of kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and police will produce a report for the coroner.

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