The Bank of England has confirmed that the next £5 and £10 banknotes will be printed on polymer, a thin flexible plastic film, rather than on the cotton paper currently used.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
"Reviewers of alternative comedy have failed to do what the rock-music press did 30 years ago: evolve a critical language to talk about a new art form." So claimed Robert Newman in 2006.
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: International laughing stock, Prime Minister? Don’t worry – just blame it all on the rebels
Wednesday 15 May 2013
John Baron can seem like a Mafia operative offering you the sort of protection that it would be unwise to refuse
Dumbing down, Minister? Michael Gove gets his educational facts from marketing surveys for Premier Inn and UKTV Gold
Monday 13 May 2013
Education Secretary’s attack on lack of pupils’ knowledge not based on any academic research
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Despite overwhelming evidence there is still continuing reluctance from politicians to accept just how useless short prison sentences are
Sir Winston Churchill to replace Elizabeth Fry on the five pound note - leaving the Queen as only woman on a British bank note
Friday 26 April 2013
War leader will replace penal reformer Elizabeth Fry, leaving the Queen the only woman on a British bank note
Wednesday 24 April 2013
For him the European Court makes Stalin’s show trials look like models of justice
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Air Chief Marshal joins the Order of the Garter, whose members usually include former PMs
Margaret Thatcher funeral: Political giants pay tribute to former prime minister at St Paul's Cathedral
Wednesday 17 April 2013
A “who's who” of the political world past and present packed into St Paul's Cathedral for the ceremonial funeral of one of Britain's most divisive figures.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Margaret Thatcher's body to be moved to Westminster chapel for private family service ahead of funeral
Tuesday 16 April 2013
George Galloway and Dennis Skinner object to plans to delay start of Commons, which would cause the cancellation of Prime Minister's Questions
Monday 15 April 2013
It’s not exactly WH Auden’s famous “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone/Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone/Silence the pianos and with muffled drum/Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come…” But Speaker John Bercow’s gesture to the memory of Lady Thatcher comes pretty close: silencing Big Ben for the duration of her funeral tomorrow.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
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- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'