31/01/2011

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Duration: 29 minutes

Philippa Gregory investigates the church's unholy row over selling priceless paintings and castles - but does the cash in the castles sale destroy the North's cultural heritage? And the heartbreaking story from a climber caught up in Everest's worst disaster as he struggles to come to terms with the knowledge that people died within striking distance of his own tent.

  • If you're selling a castle are the fixtures and fittings part of the deal?

    If you're selling a castle are the fixtures and fittings part of the deal?

    If you're moving out of your home are you the sort of person who takes all the door handles with you?

    Or, are you the type who leaves all the plants in the garden for the next resident to enjoy?

    The case of the Zurbaran paintings at Auckland Castle almost boils down to that.

    BBC Blogs: Chris Jackson
  • No plans for Auckland Castle sale

    No plans for Auckland Castle sale

    Fears that Auckland Castle could be sold have been allayed but controversial plans to sell historic paintings are still being considered.

    Church Commissioners are thinking about selling the paintings to raise £15m for the Church's work in poorer areas.

    BBC News: No plans for Auckland Castle sale

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