You may already own one of the new polymer �5 notes that the Bank of England started circulating on September 13. The new polymer notes are intended to be more robust, and more difficult for forgers to copy.
A ferry has crashed into a harbour wall and run aground at Lochmaddy Marina in North Uist. The MV Hebrides, which had 76 passengers and crew on board, was unable to slow down as it attempted to dock at 11:00.
The number of elephants across Africa has dropped by 111,000 in just 10 years to only 415,000 today, according to a study published on Sunday as global experts met in Johannesburg to discuss whether to lift the ban on the ivory trade.
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Ministers need to do more to convince homeowners that the UK's new �11bn smart meter system is safe from hackers, say MPs, who have been warned the devices could be used to sabotage power grids.