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Just six weeks to go to new pound coin launch

The pound in your pocket - did you know you'll need to spend the old round ones before October the 15th this year?

After that they will no longer be legal tender.

In six weeks time a new one is being introduced - the most secure coin in the world according to the Royal Mintin Llantrisant.

Richard Morgan has been for a sneak preview.


Car bought in North Wales could fetch £50,000

The Hillman Imp model was launched in 1963. Credit: PA/PA Archive/PA Images

One of the most famous Hillman Imp cars ever to race, which took part in the Monte Carlo Rally 50 years ago, is to go under the hammer.

The car could fetch up to £50,000 when it is sold at auction in Wiltshire next month. The Imp, with registration plate JDU46E, was built in 1966 by the Rootes Group, which had bought the Hillman name.

It has an impressive racing pedigree after competing in the 3,400-mile 1967 Monte Carlo Rally, coming second in its class and 46th overall.

I was incredibly lucky to buy the car. I was on holiday in North Wales in 2013 when I saw a classified advert in a local paper selling the car.

As it was in Cheshire not too far away, I went to see it and met the then owner, a retired banker and rally fan.

He wouldn't sell the car to me for about a month - not until he was sure I was going to look after it.

– Mark Tudge, owner

Energy price cap could cut prepay bills by 15%

The price cap could help prepay customers save up to 15% on bills. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

A price cap for energy prepayment customers is to come in to force in April that is likely to save customers up to 15% on their bills.

Regulator Ofgem is bringing in the temporary cap in response to the Competition and Market Authority's (CMA) two-year investigation into the energy market.

It will apply to over 4 million households who use prepay meters for their gas and electricity use and are least able to benefit from competition.

The price cap will vary for electricity and gas, meter type and region but will save a typical customer around £80 a year, Ofgem said.

Read more on this story on ITV News's national site.


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