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Judge rejects call for a review into Truro development

It looks like the land on the edge of Truro will be developed, despite opposition Credit: ITV News West Country

A High Court judge has thrown out a call for a judicial review into a £400 million housing development on the edge of Truro.

The City Council says the plans for 1,500 homes, a school and a hotel at Threemilestone would create traffic problems. Cornwall Council has approved the scheme.

A sports stadium is also planned on land nearby.

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MP 'reassured' by Cornwall cardiologist investigation

The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. Credit: PA

A Cornish MP says she has been reassured that a thorough investigation is being carried out into the work of a heart specialist whose work has been restricted because of concerns about their clinical practice.

Sarah Newton MP (Con, Truro and Falmouth), has met management of the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro where the specialist worked. The hospital has not named the cardiologist. It is writing to patients individually and urging them to contact their GP if any concern is identified.

Inquest into death of diabetic woman in hospital

Claire Harry.

An inquest has heard how a 36-year-old woman died in a Cornish hospital after slipping into a coma caused by staff failing to check her blood levels regularly enough.

Claire Harry, who lived near Penzance, died in October 2010 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Miss Harry, who had been diabetic for 11 years, had been admitted to the hospital two weeks earlier with a chest infection.

Monday's Inquest was told changes in the care of diabetic patients have been made following the death.

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Duchy gets go ahead to build in east Truro

The land east of Truro earmarked for development. Credit: ITV News West Country

Controversial plans to build on Duchy of Cornwall farmland on the edge of Truro have been given the go-ahead after a high court battle.

Truro City Council had taken the proposals, which include a Waitrose supermarket, park and ride, and nearly 100 homes, to a judicial review.

It said it would mean the loss of prime agricultural land and hit city centre trade. But today the judge rejected its challenge.

The council was unavailable for comment.

Auction required 'careful planning'

Cataloguing was a massive undertaking, accurately logging the result of over 100 years of collecting, creating an authoritative catalogue as well as a reference work for future generations.

At the sale we had to establish our own communication network enabling us to receive live online and telephone bidding from around the world."

– Roger Tappin, Bonhams Regional Director in Cornwall

Result exceeded 'all our expectations'

Interest from three continents drove prices ever upwards.

The sale was broadcast live round the world and bidding was fierce in the room, on the bank of ten telephones and on the internet.

Trelissick House, the repository of so many wonderful art works over the years is synonymous with Cornwall and this sale was a landmark event for 2013.

The on-site auction gave everyone in Cornwall who has visited and loved Trelissick a chance to bid on a piece of Cornish history."

– Roger Tappin, Bonhams Regional Director in Cornwall
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