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120 years of biscuit making ends
Furniss biscuits
The company has made biscuits for 120 years
A Cornish biscuit maker will cease trading on Thursday.

Furniss went into administration three weeks ago, but no buyer has been found. It is best known for its Cornish fairings biscuits.

Thirteen staff were made redundant at the factory in Pool in June. Another 100 workers are due to lose their jobs when the site closes on Thursday.

Angie Coombes, from Taste of the West, the marketing organisation for Cornish food and drink, said it was very sad.

"They have tried so hard since the rescue a couple of years ago," she said.

"They've extended the product range and won awards for their packaging. It is incredibly sad this has happened."

The firm was bought by a consortium in 2004.

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