Greater clarity called for on sale of statue by Northamptonshire Borough Council
"Opposition parties on Northamptonshire Borough Council have asked for greater clarity on its plans to sell a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue.
A statue of Sekhemka valued at £2m was gifted to Northampton's museums by the 4th Marquis of Northampton in 1880.
The Conservative-run council plans to sell it and use the money for heritage schemes but this has been challenged by the Liberal Democrat group.
The ruling party said it could not comment during legal talks.
The sale was earlier challenged by Lord Northampton, a descendant of the marquis, who said the council did not have the right to sell Sekhemka."The full article can be read here -