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Video: Ming Cup fetches £3m for Staffordshire University

A rare Ming cup bequeathed to Staffordshire University has fetched more than £3 million at auction.

The Cup dates back to the early 15th century and was sold in Hong Kong. It was part of a collection of oriental ceramics donated to the University by a London chemist in the 1940s to prevent damage during the Second World War.

Money from the sale will fund a purpose built centre for ceramics at the University's Stoke-on-Trent campus which will house the remainder of the 270 piece collection.

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Video: Investigators at scene of light aircraft crash

Investigators are continuing their work at the scene of an aircraft crash which killed two people in Shropshire.

The light aircraft was heading for Shifnal Airfield when it crashed minutes from the runway yesterday, killing the two people inside.

Both the pilot and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses said they heard the engine stall before the plane fell from the sky.

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