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PRIDE And Prejudice author Jane Austen will appear on PS10 notes from 2017, the Bank of England said yesterday following a public outcry over a lack of women on paper money.

Campaigners hailed the move as "a brilliant day for women and a fantastic one for people power" after a 35,000-name petition was presented to the Bank in the wake of the decision to put Sir Winston Churchill on PS5 notes in place of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry - one of only two female selections since historical figures were introduced in 1970.

The Bank also announced that it is reviewing the way characters are chosen to feature on banknotes, given that its choices must "command respect and legitimacy".
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jul 25, 2013
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