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Government block Clarkson bid to export Jane Austen ring

2 August 2013 Last updated at 19:05 BST

The British government is trying to stop US singer Kelly Clarkson taking a ring, once owned by Jane Austen, out of the country.

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has put a temporary export bar on the turquoise and gold ring and has appealed for UK buyers to come forward.

Clarkson bought the jewellery at auction last year for more than £150,000.

Luisa Baldini reports.

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