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Seen the new £5 note yet? Today's your chance

The new polymer £5 note Credit: Bank of England
The new polymer £5 note Credit: Bank of England

Shoppers at the Metrocentre can get their hands on the new polymer £5 note on Tuesday.

Chief cashier of the Bank of England Victoria Cleland - the woman who signs the banknotes - will be at the Gateshead shopping centre between 10am and noon. She will then head to the Edwardian Bank at Beamish Museum.

The new note will be issued on September 13 after which paper £5 notes will be gradually withdrawn from circulation.

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