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Appeal to save Wedgwood pottery

1 September 2014 Last updated at 14:47 BST

A public appeal has been launched to save the Wedgwood Museum pottery collection which is being sold to pay off the ceramics firm's pension bill.

The museum in Stoke-on-Trent went into administration in 2010 after the firm collapsed and its £134m pension debts was transferred to the museum trust.

The Art Fund said it already had about £13m to buy it, but needed to raise a further £2.7m by 30 November.

Tristram Hunt, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central and shadow education secretary, told BBC News the loss of the collection would be a "hammer blow" to the community.

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