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.
- 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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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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