The Beatles considered for new £10 note

Published Monday, 24 December 2012
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The Beatles and Sir Mick Jagger are among 150 famous Brits who are under consideration to become the new face of the UK's £10 note.

The Beatles considered for new £10 note

Bosses at The Bank Of England have released a list of great Britons who have been suggested for the honour by members of the public ahead of the printing of a batch of new bills next year.

The late Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in France in 1997, is nominated, along with the late Queen Mother.

Former England soccer captain David Beckham has made the list alongside fellow sports stars ­including cricket’s Michael Vaughan and rugby’s Jonny Wilkinson.

Political figures including former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst have also been suggested to appear on the new note when it replaces the current bill featuring legendary scientist Charles Darwin.

Overall favourite for the nod is World War II Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing, the computer pioneer who devised techniques for cracking German ciphers.

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get it right in belfast wrote (690 days ago):
ryan in belfast, its their time time not there time.
Ulster Fry in Timbucktoo wrote (722 days ago):
What about our very own Joey Dunlop.
Baz in Belfast wrote (722 days ago):
WOW this so soon after the flag protest, I'm surprised the good loyalists are'nt on complaining that their queens head is not on or out protesting about it! Maybe her head is on it, I went to check my ten quid notes but fortunately I only had bank of IRELAND notes in my wallet. Put the greatest singer performer on it ... Freddie Mercury , should keep a lot of people happy as he was part of Queen :) haha
No please in Belfast wrote (722 days ago):
Really don't want Paul mccartneys bake on a note - landmarks etc would be better.
Ryan in Belfast wrote (725 days ago):
I think Ken Livingstone or Tony Ben MP should be on the ten pound note, they've did great work in there time.
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