An ancient Egyptian statue that was gifted to the town of Northampton in 1880 was sold last night at auction in London for nearly £16million.
The Borough Council which owns the Sekhemka statue will use its share of the proceeds for a new £14million extension to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery.
The rest will go to Lord Northampton, whose ancestors originally donated the statue.
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Fine and dry with sunny spells. Breezy near the coast.
The family of a missing woman from Milton Keynes has been told a body has been found in a wood in Hertfordshire.
A changeable week for the Anglia region and turning cooler for a time.