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VIDEO: Churchill, the 'British bulldog' has a new cat.

by Sarah Saunders (@SSaundersITV)

His bulldog spirit saw Britain to victory during World War II. But Sir Winston Churchill had a soft spot when it came to cats.

The wartime leader's love for his feline friends was so strong that he left instructions that a cat must always live at his former home Chartwell, near Sevenoaks in Kent, even long after his death.

Sarah Saunders spoke to Katherine Barnett, Chartwell House and Collections manager, and Jock the cat's new owner.

Chartwell welcomes news of Churchill on new £5 note

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NEWSFLASH: We and @chartwellnt are delighted that Winston Churchill will be the face of the new five pound note!

See our story about Sir Winston Churchill's links to the South, and the story of his former home at Chartwell near Sevenoaks in Kent. The wartime Prime Minister's property and its gardens are open to the public. Sir Winston lived there from 1924 until his death in 1965.

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Sir Winston Churchill to feature on new £5 note

Sir Winston Churchill £5 note
The Sir Winston Churchill £5 note will be issued in 2016 Credit: Bank of England/PA Wire

The wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill is to be the face on the new five pound note. Churchill lived at Chartwell in Kent during his lifetime.

The bank note will be issued in 2016, making Churchill the first politician of the modern era to feature on British currency.

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