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Castle-buyer bids £2 million for Roman remains

Paul Handley

by Paul Handley

Posted: 05 Sep 2014 @ 12:32

JONATHAN RUFFER, the man who bought Auckland Castle, the former home of the Bishops of Durham, from the Church Commissioners, has bid for another plot of theirs, which contains important archaeological remains.

A petition to support Mr Ruffer's bid, which, he says, will protect the remains, attracted almost 1000 signatures in the first 24 hours. The Commissioners have dismissed Mr Ruffer's contention that the remains are under threat from development.

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