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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.

Video from Lyon & Turnbull

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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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