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Crumbs of comfort for ex-workers
Furniss biscuits
The company has made biscuits for 120 years
One of Cornwall's best known firms has been saved from closure.

A hundred people lost their jobs when Furniss of Cornwall's biscuit factory in Redruth closed last month.

Now some of those workers might be able to get their jobs back because the site has been sold and the new owners say they urgently need staff.

The Proper Cornish Food Company has acquired Furniss of Cornwall and is hoping to restart production of Cornish Fairing biscuits within a week.

Proper Cornish which is best known for its Cornish pasties, says it is hoping to re-employ as many of the former staff as possible.

Stocks of Cornish Fairings are said to be running out in local supermarkets.

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