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Where to get a plastic £5 note in the Midlands

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Britain's first plastic banknote, a five pound note featuring Sir Winston Churchill has started to enter circulation.

The Bank of England said the new notes are cleaner, safer and stronger than paper and will last around five years longer.

But you might have to wait to get your hands on one as initially they'll only be available from a number of places across the UK, including Birmingham.

Birmingham

  • From 9am at Lloyds, 36-38 New Street, B2 4EG
  • From 12pm at Natwest, Unit 24, Grand Central, Ground Floor, Stephenson Place, B2 4BF
  • From 3pm at HSBC, 130 New Street, B2 4JU

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Is it time to change our attitudes to home ownership?

Figures show house prices and sales fell in the West Midlands last month following the UK's vote to leave the EU. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors predicts things will improve over the next 12 months but whilst the struggle to get on to the property ladder continues, some believe it may be time to change our attitudes when it comes to property, as Dani Crawshaw reports:

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More than 13,000 households in the East faced eviction last year

Those in Luton, Thurrock and Peterborough are mostly likely to lose their homes. Credit: ITV Anglia

New figures show more than 13,000 households in the East of England faced eviction last year.

The charity Shelter says it's because of a lack of affordable housing and welfare cuts.

The towns in this region where people are most likely to lose their homes are Luton, Thurrock in Essex and Peterborough.

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