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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.

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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.

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

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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

Trelissick House vase sells for £330,000 at auction

The entire contents of one of Cornwall's best known stately homes are being auctioned off today and tomorrow.

The items from Trelissick House near Truro include the biggest private collection of Spode ceramics.

But the big surprise of the day was a rare Chinese vase, which sold for more than £330,000 - more than three times its estimate.

Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy was there:

Trelissick House items to be auctioned

Items from Trelissick House will be auctioned off tomorrow Credit: ITV Westcountry

The contents of a stately home in Cornwall are being auctioned off today and tomorrow.

The sale is at Trelissick House near Truro includes the biggest private collection of an internationally renowned range of ceramics.

There are around 750 lots which are expected to raise up to £1.5million.

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