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TV Tommy's firm folds

A CONSERVATORY firm fronted by TV handyman Tommy Walsh has gone into administration, sacking its workers the day before they were due to be paid.

Baltic Conservatories in Cornwall laid off more than 100 workers at its sites across the West Country.

Local MPs Julia Goldsworthy and Andrew George are calling on the Department of Trade and Indust ry to exam ine the circumstances behind the company's demise.

The firm is owned by Tony Murtagh, a local millionaire who says the business needs another £4 million of investment to stay af loat.

Administrators Grant Thornton said workers would be paid and deposits returned.