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Children take over management at Drayton Manor!

One of the Midlands' favourite leisure attractions is under new management, and the folks in charge are all under 10 years of age!

A junior board of directors at Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire has been meeting for the first time.

Seven children, from Birmingham, Lichfield and Tamworth have been chosen to voice their opinions on the running of the park and to pitch their ideas for its future.

Our reporter Andy Bevan sat in on their opening session.

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.

Video from Lyon & Turnbull


Delays on roads across West Midlands

Crashes close roads in West Midlands Credit: PA

There are a number of delays on roads across the West Midlands this morning.

On the M6 Northbound in Staffordshire, one lane is closed between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) due to a crash involving a motorbike.

Meanwhile, the A446 Lichfield Road in Warwickshire is closed in both directions between Wishaw Lane and Holly Lane due to a crash involving two cars.

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